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World's Longest Nonstops  
User currently offlineAviateur From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1351 posts, RR: 12
Posted (8 years 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 6788 times:

This is a follow-up to an earlier topic. What are the longest flights in the world?

Here they were as of November 2005:

1. New York-Singapore: 8,288 (Singapore Airlines)
2. Los Angeles-Singapore: 7,621 (Singapore Airlines)
3. New York-Bangkok: 7,525 (Thai Airways)
4. New York-Hong Kong: 7,014 (Cathay Pacific, Continental)
5. Los Angeles-Melbourne: 6,883 (Qantas)
6. Toronto-Hong Kong: 6,787 (Air Canada)
7. Chicago-Hong Kong: 6,773 (United Airlines)
8. Vancouver-Sydney: 6,741 (Air Canada)
9. Los Angeles-Sydney: 6,507 (United, Qantas)
10. Chicago-Delhi: 6,503 (American)

The values are nautical miles.

On the drawing board is London-Sydney. There's also the chance for a New York-Sydney route (8,646), though passenger volumes may be too low to support such a service. That two cities are technologically connectable means little to an airline unless there is an exploitable market to justify connecting them. London-Sydney is not the longest possible flight, but it may be the longest possible flight guaranteed to provide a steady supply of passengers.

More formidable pairings are at least conceivable, marketplace depending. The most intriguing of these are São Paulo-Tokyo (9,984), Auckland-London (9,884) and Buenos Aires-Tokyo (9,910). Shattering the 10,000-nautical-mile frontier -- Buenos Aires-Seoul, anyone? -- remains, let's just say, a long shot.


All of this was covered in an article I wrote for Salon.com, which you can read in full here:

long haul madness. The world's longest flights:
http://www.salon.com/tech/col/smith/2005/11/18/askthepilot162



PS
Boston


Patrick Smith is an airline pilot, air travel columnist and author
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User currently offlineEWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5523 posts, RR: 56
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 6761 times:

Isn't this being discussed already?

10 Longest Routes (by Aerohottie Jul 27 2006 in Civil Aviation)

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 10):
Longest City-pair (by Naritaflyer Apr 24 2006 in Civil Aviation)
Longest Schedule Flight (by Bullpitt Apr 13 2006 in Civil Aviation)
Longest Scheduled Commercial Flight (by Hagic Jan 10 2006 in Civil Aviation)
Longest Non-stop Commercial Flight (by Thepilot Oct 6 2005 in Civil Aviation)

Just a sample of the numerous similar topics in the Civ-Av archive, some are even specific by aircraft type.

You can do a search using *Longest* in the Search Topic field of the search page (include the asterisks to indicate wild cards) to come up with a lot more. I believe Polls/Prefs might even have some.

Enjoy.



You can't cure stupid
User currently offlineMoparman From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 411 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 6648 times:

How about....

Wasn't there a nonstop JNB-JFK or JNB-ATL via South African?



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User currently offlineAviateur From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1351 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 6569 times:

There used to be a JFK-JNB, but no longer. South African flew it for years (I took it myself once, in 2000), but today it's a one-stop.

SAA's ATL-JNB is also is a one-stop. When Delta launches service next winter on this same route, it also will stop... at Dakar.

- PS



Patrick Smith is an airline pilot, air travel columnist and author
User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 850 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 6544 times:

Try AKL-OSL!

17.179 km...

JNB-JFK 12.825 km / JNB-ATL 13.582 km

Micke  Smile



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User currently offlineVC10 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 1407 posts, RR: 16
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 6503 times:

This might not be the longest in distance but perhaps in time !!!!!
No movies or any in flight entertainment, except cards and a good book or TWO

The L-1649A still holds the record for the longest-duration non-stop passenger flight — during TWA's inaugural London to San Francisco flight on
1-2 October, 1957, the aircraft stayed aloft for 23 hours and 19 minutes!

littlevc10


User currently offlineGilesdavies From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 3003 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 6503 times:

Quoting Solnabo (Reply 4):
Try AKL-OSL!

17.179 km...

Please elaborate and tell me about this airline that operates this route and exactly what quite kind of wonderful aircraft do they use to operate this flight NON-STOP?

Never knew there was such a demand for a service between Oslo and Auckland!  Wink


User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1856 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 6438 times:
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The furthest flight from OSL is to EWR that's according to the OAG. There is not service outside of Europe and New Jersey listed.


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User currently onlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32612 posts, RR: 72
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 6432 times:

Quoting Aviateur (Reply 3):
SAA's ATL-JNB is also is a one-stop. When Delta launches service next winter on this same route, it also will stop... at Dakar.

SAA no longer flies to Atlanta.



a.
User currently offlineTargowski From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 127 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 6320 times:

just wanted to say that i really enjoy your salon column. good to see that you are on a.net

jt


User currently offlineComorin From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4896 posts, RR: 16
Reply 10, posted (8 years 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 6295 times:

WOW! Didn't realize you are on A.net!! I LOVE your writing - such an evocative but compact style.

All we need now is Capt. Lim and we will have two aviation giants on this forum. cloudnine 

This calls for an immediate RR - welcome, and stay long.


User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 850 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (8 years 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 6136 times:

@ Gilesdavies:

Just playing with the keyboard on GreatCircleMapper....

Micke/SWE  blush 



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User currently offlineTLVFred From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 156 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 5001 times:

This week started TLV-LAX which is 6581m

User currently offlineAces727 From Colombia, joined Oct 2005, 173 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (8 years 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4830 times:

How about Korean Air ATL-ICN

User currently offlineComet4b From Canada, joined Jun 2006, 61 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4711 times:

what happened to lax to bkk???

User currently offlineZudnic From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 65 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (8 years 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4163 times:

Quoting Solnabo (Reply 4):
AKL-OSL!

If you're making up routes why not SZS (Stuart Island) - SNN? That's the longest route I can think of out of NZ. A little over 12k miles.


User currently offlineAirEMS From United States of America, joined May 2004, 684 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (8 years 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3835 times:

Doesn't BA fly from DEN to LHR? or am I off my rocker?


-Carl



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User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 17, posted (8 years 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3777 times:

Quoting AirEMS (Reply 16):
Doesn't BA fly from DEN to LHR? or am I off my rocker?

You're off you rocker just a little bit...they don't fly it anymore but have in the past. And even if they did it surely wouldn't come even remotely close to being the longest nonstop flight.



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User currently offlineAviateur From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1351 posts, RR: 12
Reply 18, posted (8 years 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3737 times:

The poster from Sweden is correct: SAA ceased flying to ATL on June 30th. As for ICN-ATL, at 6,215 it wouldn't make the list.

Open issue:

Does Thai fly BKK-LAX? If so, it'll place fourth!

By the way, who doesn't love Karl Swartz's Great Circle Mapper? I did a brief interview with Swartz and quoted him here:

http://www.salon.com/tech/col/smith/...05/03/04/askthepilot126/index.html

PS
Boston



Patrick Smith is an airline pilot, air travel columnist and author
User currently offlineDia77 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 704 posts, RR: 6
Reply 19, posted (8 years 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3650 times:

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 17):
Quoting AirEMS (Reply 16):
Doesn't BA fly from DEN to LHR? or am I off my rocker?



Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 17):
You're off you rocker just a little bit...they don't fly it anymore but have in the past.

They most definitely fly it. It's always been a daily flight since 1998 (although it switched from LGW to LHR a few years ago). However, it's nowhere near being one of the longest flights in the world.


User currently offlineSpark From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 431 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (8 years 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3532 times:

BKK LAX 7180 nm (TG 794/795) 3 days a week.
That is number 4
Isn't Vietnam Airlines going to fly SGN-SFO (6811 nm) that would be on the list.
BTW, all these flights are excessively long. I recently flew SFO-HKG (no longer on the list, but long none the less) and that was long enough for me.


User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 21, posted (8 years 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3532 times:

Quoting Dia77 (Reply 19):
They most definitely fly it. It's always been a daily flight since 1998 (although it switched from LGW to LHR a few years ago).

Dammit! That's the last time I listen to anyone on here! I thought they dropped that route a while back but now that I think of it I know I saw BA signage when I was in DEN a few weeks back.



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User currently offlineDeltaamtrak058 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 93 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (8 years 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3472 times:

Don't forget....Delta's ATL-NRT
ATL (33°38'12"N 84°25'41"W) - NRT (35°45'53"N 140°23'11"E) 6850 mi

-Deltaamtrak058
FLY DELTA JETS



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User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6794 posts, RR: 7
Reply 23, posted (8 years 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3395 times:

6850 statute miles, he means.

User currently offlineAirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (8 years 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3213 times:

LAX-TPE at 6773 miles flown by numerous carriers should be somewhere on the list.

25 StarGoldLHR : Yes and once a BA 777 caught fire in DEN. Longest flights how about I dont know if these routes exist but: SFO-FCO (Alitalia ?) SFO-SYD (Qantas ?) Iv
26 AKLDELNonstop : This route is neither operated nor will it be economically viable but i think AKL-MAD will be the longest route if it ever comes into operation, I thi
27 VHVXB : Yes this does exist served by QF and UA
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