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What's The Longest Distance For A Flight Number?  
User currently offlineGilligan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3379 times:

I was just wondering what the longest distance for a flight number is to include equipment changes. CO 51 starts in FRA flies to EWR , changes equipment and continues to IAH then flies it's final leg to EZE which is a distance of 10,329 miles. I'm sure there are longer ones aren't there?

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User currently offlineSimpilicity From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3368 times:

probably VS201 SYDLHR (direct but actually via HKG) + all the SYD/LHR with BA & QF flight numbers.

User currently offlineKahala777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3357 times:

What about Air New Zealand on its LHR-LAX-AKL?

KAHALA777


User currently offlineStar_world From Ireland, joined Jun 2001, 1234 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 3354 times:

LHR-HKG-SYD is 10,575 miles.

LHR-LAX-AKL (NZ 001 / 2) is 11,960 miles.


User currently offlineCapt.Fantastic From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 717 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 3342 times:

Pan Am, in its prime, had flights with numerous legs ... I have the old schedules, I'll pull one out and post later  Smile

User currently offlineCXA330300 From South Africa, joined May 2004, 1560 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 3311 times:

JL NRT-JFK-GRU: 11489 miles
VG NRT-LAX-GRU: 11607 miles



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User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21554 posts, RR: 55
Reply 6, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 3250 times:

There was UA1 and UA2, which went around the world.

-Mir



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User currently offlinePITrules From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 3152 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 3241 times:

Polar Air Cargo has several around the world flight numbers


FLYi
User currently offlineSimairlinenet From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 912 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 3187 times:

Quoting Gilligan (Thread starter):
I was just wondering what the longest distance for a flight number is to include equipment changes


User currently offlineZvezda From Lithuania, joined Aug 2004, 10511 posts, RR: 64
Reply 9, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 3136 times:

Quoting Mir (Reply 6):
There was UA1 and UA2, which went around the world.

In terms of actual distances flown (not GC distances), UA1 was almost always longer than UA2. In terms of GC distances, they were identical, of course.


User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12091 posts, RR: 18
Reply 10, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 3050 times:
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Quoting Star_world (Reply 3):
LHR-LAX-AKL (NZ 001 / 2) is 11,960 miles.

NZs B744F service would be longer then this


User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7092 posts, RR: 12
Reply 11, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 3037 times:

I would have thought NZ 1 and NZ 2 are long enough. The NZ 744F, is it technically NZ or Atlas?

User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12091 posts, RR: 18
Reply 12, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 3023 times:
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Quoting ZKSUJ (Reply 11):
The NZ 744F, is it technically NZ or Atlas?

NZ flight number but operated by Atlas B744s


User currently offlineFlySSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7409 posts, RR: 57
Reply 13, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 3000 times:

In the 80s, French airline UTA had a weekly flight UT562 routing : CDG-CMB-SIN-CGK-SYD-PPT, operated with a DC-10.

Total distance : 14764mi/ 12829nm/ 23760km


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