RWally From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 555 posts, RR: 4 Reply 1, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 3001 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
Bbinchi From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 3, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2954 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?
Turbulence From Spain, joined Nov 1999, 963 posts, RR: 22 Reply 7, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2896 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
Bbinchi From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 9, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2885 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?
Bbinchi From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 10, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2876 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.
VH-BZF From Australia, joined Oct 1999, 796 posts, RR: 0 Reply 12, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2866 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.
Ansett Australia - (was) One of the worlds great airlines!
Goooooaaal From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 87 posts, RR: 0 Reply 14, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2860 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).
Amir From Syria, joined Dec 1999, 1254 posts, RR: 12 Reply 19, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 2801 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.