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What's The Longest Distance For A Flight Number?  
User currently offlineGilligan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3966 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 (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3955 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 (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3944 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 (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3941 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, 781 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 3929 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, 1591 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 3898 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, 22419 posts, RR: 55
Reply 6, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3837 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, 3433 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3828 times:

Polar Air Cargo has several around the world flight numbers


FLYi
User currently offlineSimairlinenet From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 988 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 3774 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, 10512 posts, RR: 63
Reply 9, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3723 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, 12771 posts, RR: 17
Reply 10, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3637 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, 7165 posts, RR: 11
Reply 11, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3624 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, 12771 posts, RR: 17
Reply 12, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3610 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, 7477 posts, RR: 56
Reply 13, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 3587 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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