Capt078 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 421 posts, RR: 1 Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 4651 times:
the longest scheduled flight in the world is atlanta to johannesburg on a south african airways 747-400 at 8440 miles. in the summer, they can only fly nonstop going east, and have to stop at SID (santa maria) going west
United777 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1657 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 4475 times:
Ssides - just like DIA pointed out the 772LR is still in productions in Seattle.
When it does come into service it will be the longest range aircraft taking over the A340-500. Right now the longest range aircraft is the 777-200ER than it wil be the A340-500 when that comes out than the 777-200LR.
The 777-200LR for sure can fly ATL-JNB, infact it will be able to fly non-stop from Kuala Lumpur or Singapore to New York non-stop or Mumbai, Delhi Los Angeles non-stop.
Airplanetire From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1809 posts, RR: 2 Reply 12, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 4398 times:
At the moment, ATL-JNB/CPT stops at Cape Verde both ways. It has not always been this way; in fact in the last year, it has been flown nonstop going east, but right now it isn't. About being able to do that nonstop in the summer, is that the northern hemisphere or southern hemisphere summer considering the flight is almost half and half in each hemisphere?
Eroica From Israel, joined Dec 2001, 9 posts, RR: 0 Reply 13, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 4360 times:
I think it was LAX-TLV by El-Al, which used to be operated by a 744. On the westbound leg the aircraft had to make a refuelling stop, usually in Toronto. The flight time was 14 hours. Today the route is operated by a 777, which stops in Toronto on both legs.
Flyer732 From Namibia, joined Nov 1999, 1347 posts, RR: 23 Reply 17, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 4215 times:
The ATL-JNB is the longest, it is stopping in SID right now because the loads are higher out of ATL, and I think there was one other reason that I've forgotten right now. The nonstop will be back this fall.
Ant72LBA From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 413 posts, RR: 1 Reply 20, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 4153 times:
My first post so apologies if I'm stating the obvious at any point!
Airbus website suggests A340-500 series can fly 15,800 kms non-stop, not sure if any route fully utilizes this yet; Paris-Perth? This seems to beat the 747 or 777 in any ER version.
A search of Google seems to suggest that the United JFK-HKG was longest scheduled service, taking 15 hrs 40 minutes, covering 13,580 kms and using 216,000 litres of fuel. Anyone know when this service stopped as I can't seem (not tried too hard) to find it anymore?
Flyer732 From Namibia, joined Nov 1999, 1347 posts, RR: 23 Reply 21, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 4082 times:
In terms of flight time, yes LAX-SYD and JFK-HKG are longer than ATL-JNB. But in terms of miles flown, ATL-JNB is the longest. I don't know the exact off hand, but I remember that ATL-CPT was 8134 miles...I know that flight all too well...