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Longest Route Including Stopovers  
User currently offlinePzurita1 From Greenland, joined Sep 2002, 1393 posts, RR: 14
Posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2376 times:

The Equator is 40,120km long... So, the longest route must be no more than 20,060km (you could reach either two points linked by moving no more than this distance).

Given this, I guess AKL-LAX-LHR (NZ) is the longest pax service route with 19.268km. Then, it would be NRT-LAX-GRU (JL, RG) with 18.715km

Can you guys think in longer routes regardless they have stops... I am interested in knowing which airline has the longest route.

Thanks



Just for your info:
The Equator is 40,120km long... So, the longest route must be no more than 20,060km (you could reach either two points linked by moving no more than this distance).


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User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2282 times:

another long one is KUL-DXB-EWR at 10,281mi (operated by MH using a Trent892-powered 772ER)

User currently offlineETA Unknown From Comoros, joined Jun 2001, 2088 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2234 times:

JL re-routed its GRU service to NRT-JFK-GRU some time ago.

My guess would be MH: KUL-JNB-CPT-BUE

However, the first flights that came to mind were UTA's CDG-MCT-SIN-CGK-SYD-NOU service with 747's (no MCT stop with the 744's) and Aeroflot's 4 or 5 stopper from SVO to SCL with an IL-62... memories!


User currently offlineFlairport From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 2148 times:

UA used to have 2:

UA flight 1 and 2
i don't remember which went which way but one was
JFK-LHR-New Delhi-HKG-LAX-JFK and the other wad the other way... there were easily 2 flight 1's and 2 flight 2's in the air at 1 time


User currently offlineZebfly2 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 417 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2121 times:

Although this may not be the longest, it's up there: SQ's SIN-AMS-JFK 10,174mi.


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User currently offlineBoeing 747-311 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 795 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2088 times:

SQ also operates SIN AMS ORD, so i thought that is longer then the JFK route


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User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 6, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2085 times:

Didn't TWA or Pan Am I forget which one, that did a round the world thing like UA 1 used to be?


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User currently offlineAM From Mexico, joined Oct 1999, 590 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2080 times:

These are not the longest routes, but they are the longest current nonstop flights, thought I could contribute with this:

South African 212

Atlanta / Johannesburg
747-400
7326nm/8431mi/13568km
Scheduled time: 15 hours, 10 minutes

Continental 99 | Continental 98

Newark / Hong Kong
Hong Kong / Newark
777-200ER
7008nm/8065mi/12980km
Scheduled time: 15 hours, 45 minutes



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User currently offlineAJ From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 2396 posts, RR: 24
Reply 8, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2041 times:

Qantas QFA9
MEL-SIN-LHR
9109nm/10483mi/16871km
(at the moment even longer to fly around Iraq!)
Qantas QFA93 (postponed)
MEL-LAX-ORD
8407nm/9674mi/15570km


User currently offlineQANTAS747 From Australia, joined Mar 2000, 222 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1977 times:

Would QF107 SYD-LAX-JFK be longer than MEL-ORD? Surely it would be. But that would probably be round about 16500kms, probably heaps alot longer.

User currently offlineAJ From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 2396 posts, RR: 24
Reply 10, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1973 times:

You're right!
Qantas QFA107
SYD-LAX-JFK
8649nm/9953mi/16019km


User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 33
Reply 11, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1947 times:

LHR-LAX-AKL with Air New Zealand: a TOTAL of 11973 mi or 19268 km !

From To Distance
2 segment path: 11973 mi
LHR (51°29'N 00°28'W) LAX (33°56'33"N 118°24'29"W) 5455 mi
LAX (33°56'33"N 118°24'29"W) AKL (37°00'S 174°28'E) 6517 mi

not as long:

LHR-BKK-SYD is 10603 mi or 17064 km

From To Distance
2 segment path: 10603 mi
LHR (51°29'N 00°28'W) BKK (13°32'N 100°22'E) 5949 mi
BKK (13°32'N 100°22'E) SYD (33°34'S 151°06'E) 4653 mi


KUL-JNB-CPT-EZE, it's a total of 10'344 mi or 16647 km

From To Distance
3 segment path: 10344 mi
KUL (03°04'N 101°20'E) JNB (26°04'S 28°08'E) 5277 mi
JNB (26°04'S 28°08'E) CPT (33°34'S 18°22'E) 781 mi
CPT (33°34'S 18°22'E) EZE (34°29'S 58°19'W) 4284 mi



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User currently offlineDanialanwar From Switzerland, joined Mar 2001, 421 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1824 times:

Of the current flights, I could imagine
9999nm NRT-JFK-GRU
10404nm AKL-LAX-LHR
8988nm KUL-JNB-CPT-EZE

Gone forever:
10488nm CDG-MCT-SIN-CGK-SYD-NOU (UTA, mentioned above)
11340nm LHR-AUH-KUL-PER-CHC-AKL (BA, just before the B744)





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User currently offlineStarFlyer From Germany, joined Sep 2002, 987 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1804 times:

This one sure goes to Air NZ. And they were flying an even longer flight: FRA-LAX-AKL!
According to Great Circle Mapper:
From To Distance
2 segment path: 10703 nm
FRA (50°01'N 08°20'E) LAX (33°56'33"N 118°24'29"W) 5040 nm
LAX (33°56'33"N 118°24'29"W) AKL (37°00'S 174°28'E) 5663 nm
2 segment path: 10404 nm
LHR (51°29'N 00°28'W) LAX (33°56'33"N 118°24'29"W) 4741 nm
LAX (33°56'33"N 118°24'29"W) AKL (37°00'S 174°28'E) 5663 nm

So another 300nm on top of the LHR flight. Loved that one. Sorry to see NZ18/19 gone!  Sad

Regards
StarFlyer



Yours truly - StarFlyer
User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 33
Reply 14, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1794 times:

StarFlyer
As far as I know Air New Zealand doesn't fly to FRA anymore ...



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User currently offlineArgento From Argentina, joined Feb 2000, 230 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1777 times:

I remember a long route back in the 90s was RG:

GRU-JNB-BKK-HKG.Opereted with 744 and MD11.


User currently offlineLPL From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 1055 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1705 times:

Mine would be either LHR-LAX or HNL-LAX-DEN-ORD.

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