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User currently offlineA360 From Portugal, joined Jun 2005, 434 posts, RR: 8
Posted (9 years 1 month 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 13584 times:

Hi!

As the title says, I want to make a list of the top 10 longest nonstop flights. And only those who are done both ways are elegible!

I'm not absolutely sure, but I think the first 7 are (I'm already counting with Thai's BKK-LAX as it's about to start):

1) SIN-EWR - 15344km / 9534 mi / 8285nm - A340-500

2) SIN-LAX - 14114km / 8770 mi / 7621 nm - A340-500

3) BKK-JFK - 13977km / 8660 mi / 7525 nm - A340-500

4) BKK-LAX - 13297 km / 8262 mi / 7180 nm - A340-500/A340-600??

5) HKG-NYC - 12979 km / 8065 mi / 7008 nm - A340-600 / B777-200ER

6) MEL-LAX - 12748 km / 7921 mi / 6883 nm - B747-400ER

7) HKG-ORD - 12543 km / 7794 mi / 6773 nm - B747-400

8) ....

9) ...

10) ...

Do you guys know what the 8th, 9th and 10th are(if my first 7 are correct)?


Regards
A360

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User currently offlineFeroze From India, joined Dec 2004, 794 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 month 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 13487 times:

If your top 7 are correct, then I think LHR-SIN at 6765nm would be next on the list, or maybe MAN-SIN (don't know if they're non-stop) at 6812nm.

MAN-KUL is 6640nm

Regards,

Feroze

EDIT: Just checked and MAN-SIN are non-stop on certain days, via ZRH on others.

[Edited 2005-06-19 22:37:39]

User currently offlineKL911 From Ireland, joined Jul 2003, 5119 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 month 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 13440 times:

MAD-SCL is 6648 nm operated by Iberia.

JNB-SYD is 6862 nm


KL911



Next trip : DUB-AUH-CGK-DPS-KUL-AUH-CDG-ORK :-)
User currently offlineBigGSFO From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2910 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 month 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 13365 times:

It's not started yet, but CO's EWR-DEL will be 7234 nm...

User currently offlineA360 From Portugal, joined Jun 2005, 434 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 month 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 13322 times:

You are all confusing nm with mi!!

The distances you are stating are in mi (statute miles... those are imperial milles... what british and americans use for ground distances... in roads and such)!

nm are nautical milles, which are the ones used in aviation.

1 mi = 1.609 km
1 nm = 1.852 km


So it goes like this:
LHR - SIN 5878 nm
MAD - SCL 5777 nm
JNB - SYD 5963 nm
EWR - DEL 6364 nm


So... maybe the EWR - DEL has a chance of being in the list... but i doubt it...


User currently offlineGreenguy01 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 235 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 month 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 13323 times:

Top 5 out of JFK:
BKK - 8660 (A340-500)
HKG - 8072 (A340-600)
ICN - 6906 (B747-400)
PEK - 6837 (B747-400)
DXB - 6849 (A340-500)

Top 5 out of EWR:
SIN - 9543 (A430-500)
HKG - 8065 (B777-200)
PEK - 6831 (B777-200)
NRT - 6732 (B777-200)
TLV - 5692 (B777-200/B747-400)-probably too short to make it on the big list.



Never argue with an idiot. They drag you to their level and beat you with experience.
User currently offlineFeroze From India, joined Dec 2004, 794 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 month 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 13307 times:

Sorry,  Sad

(slapped wrist)


User currently offlineA360 From Portugal, joined Jun 2005, 434 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 month 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 13286 times:

^No need to apologize!  Smile

User currently offlineA360 From Portugal, joined Jun 2005, 434 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 month 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 13264 times:

I guess the last 3 are harder to find... I was expecting them to be around 12000km.
Don't remember anyone now, from the top of my head...


User currently offlineFeroze From India, joined Dec 2004, 794 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (9 years 1 month 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 13264 times:

ORD-DEL was planned by UA but never operated:

6503nm (got it right this time)


User currently offlineSQuared From Canada, joined May 2005, 387 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 1 month 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 13259 times:

AC's YYZ-HKG on A345 is 12,569 km, 7810 mi, 6787nm
AC's YYZ-DEL is only 11,662 km, 7246mi, 6297 nm

SQuared

[Edited 2005-06-19 23:11:32]

User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9160 posts, RR: 15
Reply 11, posted (9 years 1 month 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 13240 times:

DXB-JFK?? Is it on the list? How far is it?

User currently offlineA360 From Portugal, joined Jun 2005, 434 posts, RR: 8
Reply 12, posted (9 years 1 month 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 13225 times:

That YYZ-HKG must be on the list! Big grin

I'm going to update it.


User currently offlineSQuared From Canada, joined May 2005, 387 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (9 years 1 month 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 13221 times:

DXB-JFK?? Is it on the list? How far is it?

EK's A345 from DXB-JFK is 5951nm

SQuared

[Edited 2005-06-19 23:16:53]

User currently offlineWorldXplorer From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 381 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (9 years 1 month 6 days ago) and read 13214 times:

Quoting United Airline (Reply 11):
DXB-JFK?? Is it on the list? How far is it?

Not going to make it on the list. Only 5951nm / 6849mi / 11022km

WorldXplorer


User currently offlineA360 From Portugal, joined Jun 2005, 434 posts, RR: 8
Reply 15, posted (9 years 1 month 6 days ago) and read 13212 times:

DXB-JFK is "just" 11022 km. Not as far as many people think it is.
Now if/when EK starts operating to east coast US nonstop, that will be long!


User currently offlineFeroze From India, joined Dec 2004, 794 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (9 years 1 month 6 days ago) and read 13198 times:


Now if/when EK starts operating to east coast US nonstop, that will be long!



....West Coast


User currently offlineSQuared From Canada, joined May 2005, 387 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (9 years 1 month 6 days ago) and read 13192 times:

Don't forget EK's DXB-SYD is 6501nm!

SQuared


User currently offlineA360 From Portugal, joined Jun 2005, 434 posts, RR: 8
Reply 18, posted (9 years 1 month 6 days ago) and read 13186 times:

^Well remembered!

Isn't the thread start editable?!
I can't find any [edit message] link on it, unlike on the regular posts.

[Edited 2005-06-19 23:22:39]

User currently offlineFeroze From India, joined Dec 2004, 794 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (9 years 1 month 6 days ago) and read 13168 times:

IIRC Posts are editable for 30 mins from posting

User currently offlineA360 From Portugal, joined Jun 2005, 434 posts, RR: 8
Reply 20, posted (9 years 1 month 6 days ago) and read 13145 times:

^I see!
Ok... updated list:


1) SIN-EWR - 15344km / 9534 mi / 8285nm - A340-500 - 18+ hours

2) SIN-LAX - 14114km / 8770 mi / 7621 nm - A340-500 - 17+ hours

3) BKK-JFK - 13977km / 8660 mi / 7525 nm - A340-500 - 17+ hours

4) BKK-LAX - 13297 km / 8262 mi / 7180 nm - A340-500/A340-600?? - ~17 hours

5) HKG-NYC - 12979 km / 8065 mi / 7008 nm - A340-600 / B777-200ER - ~16 hours

6) MEL-LAX - 12748 km / 7921 mi / 6883 nm - B747-400ER - 15+ hours

7) YYZ - HKG - 12569 km / 7810 mi / 6787 nm - A340-500 - 15+ hours

8) HKG-ORD - 12543 km / 7794 mi / 6773 nm - B747-400 - 15+ hours

9) SYD-LAX[b] - 12051 km / 7488 mi / 6507 nm - [b]747-400 - 14+ hours

10) DXB - SYD ?? - 12039 km / 7481 mi / 6501 nm - A340-500 - 14+ hours


[Edited 2005-06-20 00:01:22]

[Edited 2005-06-20 00:02:12]

[Edited 2005-06-20 00:05:31]

User currently offlineA360 From Portugal, joined Jun 2005, 434 posts, RR: 8
Reply 21, posted (9 years 1 month 6 days ago) and read 13126 times:

Quoting Feroze (Reply 16):
....West Coast

Of course!  Wink


User currently offlineVelasco From Portugal, joined Jan 2005, 101 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (9 years 1 month 6 days ago) and read 13090 times:

A360, can you give an approximate idea of maximal flight's duration?

Cheers - V.



Lisboa-Rio on the A340... São Pedro e São Paulo down below...
User currently offlineA360 From Portugal, joined Jun 2005, 434 posts, RR: 8
Reply 23, posted (9 years 1 month 6 days ago) and read 13073 times:

^I could do that using amadeus.
I'il do it... using max flying time. The time for the way it takes longer.


User currently offlineSQuared From Canada, joined May 2005, 387 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (9 years 1 month 6 days ago) and read 13036 times:

SYD-LAX beats DXB-SYD:
SYD-LAX is 6507nm v. DXB-SYD at 6501nm

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25 Raivavae : Interesting, non of them is to or from Europe,which is producing the airliner which flies the top 5 longest routes
26 A360 : Well, we have 10! Hope those are the right 10, and there's no error. The editing time has elapsed and the last version didn't come out to well...
27 Post contains images Velasco : Thanks A360! Some of these flights are completely insane!!!
28 Post contains images EZEIZA : And LAN
29 Pilotdude09 : isnt SYD-LHR 23 hours? thats what i heard on Holiday Airport Sydney one of those tv shows cheers
30 Post contains images A360 : ^But it's not nonstop.
31 TR763 : What about AR flight EZE-Auckland?? Shouldn´t be in the list??
32 Tundra767 : How about the new Air Tahiti Nui flight from JFK-PPT? not sure on distance though.
33 Post contains links A360 : ^ EZE-AKL - 10334 km PPT-JFK - 10122 km http://gc.kls2.com/
34 Stirling : Time for Trivia....First person with the correct answer wins a prize. Who holds the Record for LONGEST COMMERCIAL FLIGHT EVER? In Time., not miles. An
35 A360 : ^Scheduled flight? I know that an A340-200 flew from Paris (not sure of the airport... maybe LBG) to new zealand (probably auckland). I'm not sure if
36 Feroze : LHR-SYD with a QF744?
37 A360 : Anyway... not comercial, so, it's not the answear to your question...
38 A360 : I supose that GRU-JFK-NRT would be longer than LHR-SIN/BKK-SYD...
39 A360 : Could it be Air New Zealand LHR-LAX-AKL?
40 QANTAS077 : Sydney-San Francisco is only 70 odd miles shorter than Sydney-La but both flights only take 14 plus hours on the return sector, as for world record fl
41 QANTAS077 : that was a delivery flight with crew onboard only.
42 Post contains images Stirling : Think WAY back..... Clue. 3) The answer can be found in the Nov/Dec 2004 issue of Airliners Magazine! You'll be amazed when you find out!
43 Post contains images Jacobin777 : the #5 or #6 will be taken from IAH-LHE/ISB when PK start their 777-200LR service from next year.... IAH-LHE=7080 nm IAH-ISB=6944 nm if it was going t
44 Ikramerica : Concorde round the world millennium flight was the longest scheduled service, IIRC. You didn't say non-stop, right?
45 Jacobin777 : I think the assumption was made for nonstop direct flights, especially given the lists above...
46 Ikramerica : Shoot, longest commercial flight in time, so it didn't go anywhere? Was it scheduled to go that long, or was it diverted and everyone had to stay on?
47 Stirling : TWA. London to San Francisco. Inaugral flight. October 2, 1957 Lockheed 1649A Jetstream. N7307C 23 hours 19 minutes. Average airspeed: 200 knots per h
48 QANTAS077 : Air Canada operates Sydney-Vancouver nonstop with the A340 during the year also, that would be one of the longest flights going also!
49 Feroze : QANTAS077 From Australia, joined Jan 2004, 1637 posts, RR: 23 Reply 48, posted Mon Jun 20 2005 06:06:28 UTC+2 and read 311 times: Air Canada operates
50 QANTAS077 : actually its closer to 7750 miles.
51 JoyA380B747 : Wait until end-2006 and you'll see atleast one Jet Airways DEL-EWR and maybe an AI BOM-JFK or more likely, if AI gets their new Jets by then, BOM-SFO.
52 Feroze : actually its closer to 7750 miles. As I was told off (gently) at the beginning of this thread, I was quoting nautical miles, not statute miles. The di
53 A360 : This flight had a technical stop in Hawaii in one of the ways, right? Otherwise, it would be the 9th on the list.
54 EKcrew : What about DXB - MEL , don't know the distance but i believe melbourne takes a bit longer than sydney to reach from dxb. About 14.5 hrs.
55 KEno : I made this list a while ago so please correct them if you find any mistake :- Top 20 LONGEST NON-STOP SERVICES 1. SQ: 8285 nm SIN-EWR, A345 2. SQ: 76
56 KEno : Correction 19. QF: 7982 nm PER-SIN-LHR, B744 20. BG: 7882 nm DAC-DXB-BRU-JFK, D1C
57 Boo25 : Looks like Airbus has the edge on ultra - longhaul then! Not sure if i would want to be on a plane for 18 hours though, must be a nightmare over crewi
58 FXMD11 : Gentlemen, what about EK's DXB to JFK? Tks,
59 Cyclonic : I'd take that flight if AC weren't so damned expensive... *grumble, grumble, grumble*
60 Post contains images Gmidy : LHR-MRU (Mauritius) is 12hrs on the A343, i've no idea of the mileage involved though.
61 Post contains links Keno : Transatlantic nonstops aren't exactly that far compared to transpacific and transpolar. Check out http://gc.kls2.com for the distance calculation.[Ed
62 Ge90110b1 : With regards to the HKG route, would anybody fly out of EWR and not JFK just to use the 772 or vice versa for the A346? And why?
63 Nickofatlanta : Looks like NW's soon to be launched SEA-AMS-BLR route will make the list at 8413 nm.
64 Post contains images A360 : ^Yes! Everybody would chose JFK and the 346 for not having double excuse me seats in eco. (damn, I can't use the no middle sit on this, because of CO
65 A360 : Now really: 1)Because people come from/want to go to certain areas of NYC which are closer to JFK or EWR. So that may be taken in consideration while
66 QANTAS077 : it fly's nonstop at certain times of the year with the A340-300, otherwise its usually the 767-300 via HNL. as you can see the us Australians travel
67 Goomba : Too bad SAA stopped doing the non-stop ATL to JNB route. Didn't that used to make up one of the longest non-stop routes? That flight now stops in the
68 CHI787ORD : Isnt the flight DEL-FRA-LAX on B777?
69 Newkai : Didn't SAA or AA also fly JFK-JNB or Cape Town several years ago? I seem to remember seeing that in a Guinness Book. If I remember correctly, it said
70 A360 : ^That must had a stop. Only a 345 or 777LR would make a flight that long(18.5h). ATL-JNB only operated nonstop one way, if i'm not mistaken. I guess t
71 Goomba : Only a 345 or 777LR would make a flight that long(18.5h). Actually the ATL to JNB then JNB to ATL flights were originally on a 744 then then started b
72 KEno : It's actually Sal, one of the Cape Verde Islands, not the Azores. Cape Verde Islands is an independent nation just off the coast of Senegal, while th
73 Harry : wow, 18 hours of flight i don't know if i can handle it it's kind of wierd sitting in an aircraft for 18 hours lol
74 Goomba : Thanks for the correction - Azores vs. Cape Verde Islands Yet no one has yet to confirm/deny that the ATL to JNB non-stop was in fact one of the/if no
75 KEno : At 7334nm, ATL-JNB was in fact the longest nonstop at some point in the past. Only SIN-EWR, SIN-LAX and BKK-EWR are longer, all of which are quite rec
76 A360 : ^Yes it was, but as it was only one-way, it was not eligible for the list, even if it was still flying today. Goomba, what I said was that only a 772L
77 Ikramerica : Makes sense because they have the longest range planes right now in the 342/345/346, although the 777ERs are close to the 342/346. If you lived in Ne
78 Astuteman : This top 10 prompts a question for me. Just out of curiosity, given the advent of the 787/A350 with 8500 mile+ ranges, and A346/773ER/A380 (747ADV?) e
79 Aseem : they have been switching B747/777 lately. rgds VT-ASJ
80 KDTWFlyer : Top 10 from DTW: DTW-KIX 6620 mi. B744 DTW-NGO 6552 mi. B744 DTW-NRT 6397 mi. B744 DTW-AMM 6055 mi. A342 DTW-FCO 4627 mi. DC10 DTW-HNL 4475 mi. DC10 s
81 OzGlobal : I do No. 4. QF/BA: 9274 nm SYD-SIN-LHR, B744 or to MEL, around three times a year. According to Einstien's theory of Special Relativity, that should m
82 OzGlobal : Well, numbers 2 and 3 are not majority 'through' passengers flights. NZ and Oz Europe are. When you travel on one of those flights you tend to form a
83 Kempa : I don't know exactly how many of the passengers in those flights are "through" passengers, but from what I have seen in GRU, I would bet that it's qu
84 Amirs : EL AL OPERATED LAX - TLV WHICH IS 6581 NM WITH 772 AND 744.
85 EZEIZA : What about EZE-FCO? it's 13 hours approx. And correct me if I'm wrong but when KLM used to do EZE-AMS it was 14+ hours. Don't know if it'll make the t
86 Post contains images MD11junkie : Yes! I've been on that flight. It was awesome. It was AMS-GIG-EZE-SCL-EZE-AMS. 14.5hs, amazing flight Cheers! Gastón - The MD-11 Junkie
87 Post contains images Schipholjfk : How is it interesting... it is simply a matter of geography. Nature! Look out for 777LR soon
88 KEno : At the moment there's no transatlantic flights that qualify to be on the Top 20 (except for those that pass the polar regions like YYZ-DEL and soon, K
89 Post contains images Theredbaron : In Mexico we say that any flight over 8 hours gives you Aspirin ass (that is completelly flat with a line in the center..just like aspirin) My limit i
90 BestWestern : Long single service flight CDG LAX PPT AF 744 TN 343
91 Post contains images EZEIZA : Hola Gaston, That's the one! I did it in '98 EZE-AMS-EZE on KLM Business Class (I remember they had no first) on the upper deck. The best 28 hours of
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