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Topic: Can DC-10-30 Do Nonstop LAX-NRT?
Username: H. Simpson
Posted 2003-11-24 15:01:09 and read 3785 times.

I'm just curious...can a DC-10 fly from LAX-NRT nonstop? How about SEA-NRT?

Topic: RE: Can DC-10-30 Do Nonstop LAX-NRT?
Username: TR
Posted 2003-11-24 15:20:04 and read 3684 times.

Distance between LAX and NRT is not even 9000 kms so it should be possible for a DC-10 to cover that route. Guess SEA to NRT is quite a bit shorter so that should be possible without any problems.

Topic: RE: Can DC-10-30 Do Nonstop LAX-NRT?
Username: JAL
Posted 2003-11-24 15:27:59 and read 3630 times.

It should be possible, I do know that Canadian Airlines used to operate DC10-30s from Vancouver to Tokyo.

Topic: RE: Can DC-10-30 Do Nonstop LAX-NRT?
Username: Sebwhite
Posted 2003-11-24 16:04:50 and read 3509 times.

NW has operated SEA-NRT on a DC-10.

Topic: RE: Can DC-10-30 Do Nonstop LAX-NRT?
Username: JetMarc
Posted 2003-11-24 16:09:58 and read 3463 times.

In fact, NW currently flies SFO-NRT with a DC10...

Topic: RE: Can DC-10-30 Do Nonstop LAX-NRT?
Username: Gigneil
Posted 2003-11-24 16:31:35 and read 3353 times.

LAX-NRT is perfectly doable with a DC-10-30. The DC-10-30's range of about 5900 nm works fine for that route.

M

Topic: RE: Can DC-10-30 Do Nonstop LAX-NRT?
Username: Mandala499
Posted 2003-11-24 17:14:48 and read 3245 times.

In the 80s I flew HKG-SEA, so NRT-LAX shouldn't be a problem!

Mandala499

Topic: RE: Can DC-10-30 Do Nonstop LAX-NRT?
Username: Gigneil
Posted 2003-11-24 17:18:19 and read 3232 times.

Nonstop HKG-SEA is starting to really push up against the envelope, especially considering DL used their two longest ranged MD-11s for PDX-HKG.

N

Topic: RE: Can DC-10-30 Do Nonstop LAX-NRT?
Username: Dutchjet
Posted 2003-11-24 18:01:43 and read 3122 times.

NW did use the DC-10-30 for the SEA-HKG nonstop run in the mid 1990s without any real issues, but I am not sure if that flight carried much cargo in addition to pax.

To my knowledge, DL did not fly PDX-HKG nonstop ever, with any aircraft type.......DL did operate LAX-HKG, first with the L1011-500 with a fuel stop in ANC, and then nonstop with the MD11.

Topic: RE: Can DC-10-30 Do Nonstop LAX-NRT?
Username: Bobs89irocz
Posted 2003-11-24 18:08:15 and read 3082 times.

Didnt even know Delta flew to HKG.....wow.

Did Delta's MD-11's have the 2 ox tanks in the forward cargo area for extended range? If so you dont see many of those around, i know swiss doesnt us them and use the MD-11 from zurich-O'hare.

Topic: RE: Can DC-10-30 Do Nonstop LAX-NRT?
Username: Rb211
Posted 2003-11-24 18:14:19 and read 3033 times.

Yes, for a brief moment, Delta did fly to HKG. In the beginning they flew the L-1011-500's and then switched to the MD-11.

Topic: RE: Can DC-10-30 Do Nonstop LAX-NRT?
Username: Kempa
Posted 2003-11-24 18:16:05 and read 3020 times.

Didn't Varig use DC-10-30s to fly between LAX and NRT?

Topic: RE: Can DC-10-30 Do Nonstop LAX-NRT?
Username: Cdgdtw
Posted 2003-11-24 18:28:48 and read 2923 times.

NW does NOT operate SEA-NRT with a Dc10. SFO-NRT is the only TPAC route with DC10 aircraft. SEA is still and will continue to fly a 747-200 until the arrival of 330-200. DL used MD11 aircraft for PDX-Asia destinations.

Topic: RE: Can DC-10-30 Do Nonstop LAX-NRT?
Username: Cpharris5514
Posted 2003-11-24 18:37:32 and read 2870 times.

NW also flies a DC-10 nonstop daily SEA-AMS, which, as the crow flies looking at the globe, is a similar distance. NW also used to fly one SEA-KIX.

Topic: RE: Can DC-10-30 Do Nonstop LAX-NRT?
Username: H. Simpson
Posted 2003-11-24 19:06:10 and read 2768 times.

DL used MD-11 on routes from LAX-HKG, in fact they send a MD-88 once to HKG...anyone know why?

Topic: RE: Can DC-10-30 Do Nonstop LAX-NRT?
Username: B747-4U3
Posted 2003-11-24 19:13:37 and read 2746 times.

Varig used DC10s to London, I guess that is similar in distance to LAX.

Topic: RE: Can DC-10-30 Do Nonstop LAX-NRT?
Username: ConcordeBoy
Posted 2003-11-24 20:38:06 and read 2627 times.

especially considering DL used their two longest ranged MD-11s for PDX-HKG.

Delta never flew that route.

L15s flew LAX-ANC-HKG
M11s flew LAX-HKG nonstop



Didnt even know Delta flew to HKG.....

Just to add... it was Kai Tak they flew to. DL has never offered service to Chek Lap Kok.

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