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Longest Non-stop Flight?  
User currently offlineGlobetrotter From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 174 posts, RR: 0
Posted (14 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 4318 times:

Does anyone know the longest (distance/time) non-stop, regularly-scheduled commercial flight worldwide? Just curious. Thanks so much.

'Trotter

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User currently offlineRWally From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 555 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (14 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 4019 times:

The longest nonstop scheduled flight currently operating is the 7,968-mile trip from New York to Johannesburg on South African Airways. In terms of time taken, the longest is 15 hr. 10 min. for the flight from Osaka to Istanbul on Turkish Airlines

Source: 1997 Edition of The Guinness Book of World Records


User currently offlineBrick From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1589 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (14 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3979 times:

I read on my Fed Ex calendar today that the longest cargo flight is operated by them from MEM to HKG utilizing the MD-11F.

Mark Abbott
Minneapolis, MN



A noble spirit embiggens the smallest man...
User currently offlineBbinchi From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (14 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3972 times:

In terms of time taken, isn't the longest flight UA895 from ORD to HKG? Last time I checked UA's timetable it was listed as 15:55 but that is gate-to-gate; don't know about the actual flight time. Is the 15:10 for the Turkish Airlines run from Osaka to Istanbul the actual flight time?


User currently offlineEllwoodCity From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (14 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3959 times:

I have read that CPA828 (Cathay Pacific) Hong Kong to Toronto non-stop is the longest flight as far as time goes.

User currently offlineRyaneverest From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (14 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3930 times:

CX828 or the future AC10 HKG-YYZ takes only 15h15min.

UA895 ORD-HKG is the longest in terms of time. A Qantas flight JFK-MEL is the longest in terms of distance. I think this topic has been discussed less than two weeks ago here.


User currently offlineBbinchi From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (14 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3921 times:

Can we consider the Qantas flight? It is not nonstop.

User currently offlineTurbulence From Spain, joined Nov 1999, 963 posts, RR: 20
Reply 7, posted (14 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3914 times:

As Bbinchi suggests, if QF flight is nonstop, we cannot consider it.
A friend of mine flown LHR-LAX in 16 hours, scheduled BAW flight, on board B744.
The longest non-scheduled non-stop was CDG-SYD in 23h50 on board A342

Best turbulences


User currently offlineGLA MD11 From France, joined Mar 2000, 277 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (14 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3908 times:

I don't think so...

User currently offlineBbinchi From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (14 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3903 times:

If memory serves, the flight to which "Turbulence" refers was actually from AKL to CDG and was a proving run when Airbus debuted the A340. I think they called it "World Ranger" or something of the sort and it did, indeed, fly the route nonstop to demonstrate the extreme range of the type.

I do not know, however, if they did it with standard fuel capacity or if they had extra tanks on board. I recall reading that the passenger complement was Airbus Industrie execs. and members of the press; no doubt some airline folk were also aboard. I also remember the story stressing that this flight was atypical for the A340 but they wanted to see just how far it could fly nonstop, albeith with a limited load.

Anyone have any more details about this event or corrections to what I've related?

Bill


User currently offlineBbinchi From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (14 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3894 times:

Just found this on the Airbus web site:

"Another record set by the A340 include the world's longest-ever non-stop flight by a civil airliner -- the 19,258-km./10,392-naut. mi. "World Ranger" flight from Auckland to Paris in June 1993. This was the return leg of the first one-stop around-the-world flight, from Paris to Auckland and back, which set a total of six new aviation records."

As in the previous post, it remains unclear if this feat was accomplished with standard fuel capacity, and I suspect the load was extremely limited.


User currently offlineEg777er From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 1837 posts, RR: 14
Reply 11, posted (14 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3898 times:

I think I remember that this A340 flight was with a standard A340, no extra fuel tanks, but it had a couple of tons of testing equipment and a few pax.

Also, as far as I am aware the flight was from the Airbus test site in Tolouse. The a/c was dragged to the runway and the engines were started on the threshold, to prevent fuel being spent on taxiing.


User currently offlineVH-BZF From Australia, joined Oct 1999, 841 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (14 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3884 times:

Year round I believe that LAX-MEL (UA,QF - at 12,762kms) is the longest non-stop service. On a seasonal basis, I believe that JNB-JFK (SA) is the worlds longest but a number of their flights operate via SAL for fuel. Another regular scheduled long flight is ORD-HKG (UA) at a distance of 12,549kms.

Cheers



Ansett Australia - (was) One of the worlds great airlines!
User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6902 posts, RR: 7
Reply 13, posted (14 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3878 times:

SAA's ATL-JNB nonstop is presumably the longest-mileage nonstop, if it actually exists.

User currently offlineGoooooaaal From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 87 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (14 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 3878 times:

I believe the longest non-stop flight is the 8,000 mile plus South African Airways flight three or four times weekly from Atlanta to JoBurg... But it can't make it all the way back as the westbound flight stops in Ft Lauderdale at about 5:00 a.m. EST (SAA currently code shares with Delta, or should I say the new Russian national carrier).

User currently offlineFuture_747_f/o From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (14 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 3870 times:

the longest direct route in the world is LAX -SYD (flown it twice before). It is 14:40 hrs and i think its 7465 miles or something close to that.

User currently offlineBbinchi From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (14 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3852 times:

Check again, "Future_747_f/o",

From UA's timetable alone (other sources could confirm this):

UA 815, LAX-SYD, 7487 miles, 14:25

UA 895, ORD-HKG, 7793 miles, 15:55

UA 847, LAX-MEL, 7920 miles, 15:20

Don't have the stats for SA's flight from JFK to JNB but I believe it falls somewhere in between UA 895 and UA 847 where *distance* is concerned, not sure about total time elapsed.


User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6902 posts, RR: 7
Reply 17, posted (14 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3836 times:

At 8439 statute miles, Atlanta to Johannesburg is the undisputed longest-distance scheduled nonstop, if it actually exists. The OAG says it does, but who knows?

User currently offlineVulindlela744 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 526 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (14 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 3827 times:

You are right. The longest flight is the ATL-JNB flight. The second longest is the ATL-CPT flight. Both operated by SAA with 744. They are both weight restricted flights. Can only take so much cargo.

User currently offlineAmir From Syria, joined Dec 1999, 1254 posts, RR: 11
Reply 19, posted (14 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 3819 times:

according to Amadeus CRS, Bbinchi ir right! timewise, the longest nonstop flight is UA 895 ORD-HKG 15:55

i personally once flew NRT-CDG over the pole (Nov.98) with Af, the flight took
15:45 minutes! (747-400) however they discontinued their polar flights once they received the overflying rights from Russia.



rgds Amir


User currently offlineQANTAS747 From Australia, joined Mar 2000, 223 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (14 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3811 times:

Hi,
I think the longest non-stop flight is SYD-LHR
because it went nearly 20hrs.
See ya,
QANTAS747


User currently offlineBbinchi From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (14 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3805 times:

If you go to SAA's web site you can find the press release which details their nonstop ATL-JNB service and other new service (CPT-FLL, for example).

User currently offlineSpaceman Spiff From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (14 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3809 times:

JFK to JFK jr. by Egypt Air

User currently offlinePlane727 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (14 years 8 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 3808 times:

wuz up airplane homies

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