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User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Posted (14 years 5 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1615 times:

What is the longest scheduled non-stop flight operating today?? With what equipment- Same question for past and known future plans?

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User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6872 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (14 years 5 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1422 times:

If distance (rather than time enroute) is the criterion, ATL-JNB is longest by several hundred miles-- assuming it actually exists. The OAG says it's nonstop, but who knows?

User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (14 years 5 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1417 times:

Besides ATL-JNB, other close followers are LAX-MEL and ORD-HKG. Apparently the United States is the farthest away country from all the others seeing how the top 3 start in the US!  

User currently offlineATRpilot From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (14 years 5 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1414 times:

I may be a moron but since I do all my flying in the midwest USA, where the heck is JNB?

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User currently offlineBig777jet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (14 years 5 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1414 times:

I would think that only longest route is only one-way because of tailwind save fuel from Atlanta to Cape Town, SA is 8,130 miles on South Africa Airways of the 747-400. They can't use westbound only one stop somewhere I can't find where they stop at. The other way, UAL has round trip longest route btwn ORD-HKG on 747-400 with 7,782 miles.

Hope it helps you some information.  


User currently offlineB727-200 From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 1051 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (14 years 5 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1400 times:


On the JNB-ATL service they stop at a place called Sal Island (code SID). I have no idea where this is however.

Rgds,
B727-200.


User currently offlineTrvlr From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4430 posts, RR: 21
Reply 6, posted (14 years 5 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1390 times:

JNB is Johannesburg, South Africa.

User currently offlineBig777jet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (14 years 5 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1389 times:

Sal, Verde Islands is located near Dakar, Senegal off the coast west a few hundred miles away.


User currently offlinePH-BZA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (14 years 5 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1382 times:

Shouldn't DTW to Beijing or Shanghai on NW be longer than ORD-HKG?

User currently offlineTWA902fly From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 3128 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (14 years 5 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1383 times:

ORD-HKG is over 15 hours long, in the 2000 Guiness Book of World records as the longest NON-STOP flight (the aircraft is a 747-400 of United)


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User currently offlineDEN-HNL From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 164 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (14 years 5 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1374 times:

While we're on the ORD-HKG subject, an AA 777 has recently flown the route. It was the first twinjet to fly a trans-polar route. Apparently, the trip is a longer distance this way, but the winds are more favorable, making for a shorter journey time. Sorry, this is all I could remember. I read the article in the current Airliner World, which is in my locker at work, so I can't refer to it.  


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User currently offlineDnalor From Australia, joined Mar 2000, 369 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (14 years 5 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1348 times:

Ohhhh you mean the Longest ROUTE *LOL*
A topic name like this might get the attention of Freqflier757  


User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8143 posts, RR: 54
Reply 12, posted (14 years 5 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1348 times:

BTW, United have certain aircraft for the ultra-long haul services such as NYC - Tokyo and O'Hare - Tokyo, based on the actual combinations of airframe and engines. Apparently the performance of one 747-400 is not identical to any another! In normal operation it makes no difference and of course take-off weight and speed calculations etc are not changed to bring into the account the performance of the actual airframe, but there are minute differences in fuel burn from aircraft to aircraft and only the best performers are the ones assigned to the ultra-long haul flights! Strange but apparently true!

The longest flight I've ever been on was Delta La Guardia to Atlanta. The shortest is Athens to Sydney on Olympic (I swallowed a lump of hash before we took off). Hahaha.



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User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 13, posted (14 years 5 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1322 times:

Distance is what i was looking for


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