Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Your Longest Nonstop Without Entertainment  
User currently offlineMSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6533 posts, RR: 51
Posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 1343 times:

My longest nonstop flight without audio/video entertainment was back in 1993, when I flew Continental Airlines from New York/LGA to Houston/IAH. Flying time was four hours. Aircraft= MD80. Next month, I will be on an AA MD80 on the Dallas/Ft.Worth to Boston route, roughly 3.5 hours. That should be interesting.

Stephen in MSY(PVD for another 2 weeks)

34 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineAA 737-800 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 199 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 1253 times:

My longest would either have to be IAD-IAH or ABQ-SEA. Both of them a bit more than 3 hours.


Civil engineering isn't about making things perfect...just better.
User currently offlineEraxandaf From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 154 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 1232 times:

I still think about this sometimes when I fly. Mine was aboard an eight-hour UTA French Airlines flight from LAX to Papeete, Tahiti in 1982 after graduating High school. It was a DC10-30, the inflight mag mentioned movies and audio controls on the seat, there was a screen, but we had absolutely nothing. No movie, no audio. It was a night flight though, maybe that was it, but otherwise I could not understand why, nor did I ask since I was non revving on an interline pass. This was a very good airline, and there definately was service with 2 meals, but the only entertainment was watching the light on the wing light up the cloudy night sky.

User currently offlineTrvlr From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 4430 posts, RR: 21
Reply 3, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 1220 times:

A SAN-ORD flight before AA had IFE in their Md80s.

Aaron G.


User currently offlineBcl From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 1208 times:

Longest was on a Swissair flight from Zurich to New York travelling in business class on an MD 11. This was only in March 2000 and took approx 8 hours

User currently offlineIlyushin96M From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2609 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 1210 times:

Depends on how you define entertainment.   I flew on one of Aeroflot's 767-300ERs last summer on ORD-SVO-ORD, and good ole EI-CKD's IFE was completely down. That's 10.5 hours one way, 11.5 hours the other way, all with no headphones or movies. However, I had some awesome conversations which made the flight go more quickly than most dumb movies they could show.

User currently offlineWoody From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 174 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 1199 times:

My longest flight was a Delta MD-88 from CVG-TUS.

User currently offlineAdam84 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 1400 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 1192 times:

LAX-MEM on a NW A320. It was about 4.5 hours.

User currently offlineTrintocan From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2000, 3229 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 1195 times:

The longest for me was AC from YYZ to POS in 1979 but then most airliners did not offer IFE. Of recent time the longest, though not nonstop, was BWIA MD83 in 1989 from POS to MIA via GND, UVF and ANU (Trinidad to Miami via Grenada, St. Lucia and Antigua), all told taking 6 hours.

Trintocan.



Hop to it, fly for life!
User currently offlineRojo From Spain, joined Sep 2000, 2443 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 1175 times:

For me, it would be a EWR - MEX on a A320. 5 1/2 hours without any kind on entertainment. But a very good flight though.

Rojo


User currently offlineB737-700 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 1171 times:


My longest was FRA-LIS on an LH A321-100.
No TV, no radio !

B737-700


User currently offlineSIA fan From Indonesia, joined Aug 2000, 728 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 1170 times:

LAX-ORD on AA 757.
Didn't want to pay for the headsets! Good thing UA now offers free headsets on domestic flights!



SQ*G BD*S
User currently offlineAmbasaid From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 1167 times:

Regularly do 14 hour flights with no inflight entertainment, I much prefer to sleep or read a good book.

User currently offlineFrozensun From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 1160 times:

just flew a redeye from SFO to ORD last month but couldnt't get to sleep so i was stuck in the aa md80 for 4hrs sans IFE. and that was all the more annoying after flying in to SFO on sq with krisworld.

User currently offlineImkeww From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 1150 times:

Trvlr: AA never had, never will, have IFE on all their 280 somewhat MD-80s. Poor souls who get stuck on a little more than 1/3 of AA's fleet =( The MD-80s, however, do have AA's new ultra stylish and pretty comfortable seats.

User currently offlineMonte From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 72 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 1150 times:

My longest flight without entertainment:
TSR (Timisoara, Romania)-AMS-ORD 11+ hr
on Tarom Romanian B707 in 1992.

I guess this one beats the most...

It was also my first transatlantic flight, actually my first flight over 1hr in length.


User currently offlineDirkpitt From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 8 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 1124 times:

Delta SFO-CVG on a Boeing 727s that flight really sucked.

User currently offlineN312RC From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 2682 posts, RR: 16
Reply 17, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 1114 times:

NW DTW-RSW-DTW, A320, 2h10m
NW DTW-TPA-DTW 757 A320, 2h
NW DTW-SRQ-DTW D9S, 2h5m

Pretty much any NW narrow body domestic long haul



Fly Delta's Big Jets!
User currently offlineNwa747-400 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1337 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (13 years 9 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 1108 times:

Northwest shows entertainment on aircraft that have IFE systems when the flight is 3+ hours.

The 757s and DC10s all have IFE

Some A320s do (mostly the older ones) and they will use it if they have it.

The A319s do not have IFE (but they are mostly used for short hops)

The DC9s don't, but is there any surprise there?


User currently offlineCVG777 From United States of America, joined May 2000, 1251 posts, RR: 6
Reply 19, posted (13 years 9 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 1088 times:

NW A320 MIA-MSP 4.5 hours
NW B757 MSP-MIA 4.0 hours

The NW 757 did have TV monitors but those were only used for the safety announcments and for some 3 minute long ad about 5 minutes after takeoff. Otherwise we looked at a blank TV screen for the rest of the flight. When asked about why there was no entertainment, a NW flight attendent said 'people steal the headphones so Northwest deciced not to give them out anymore.' (This is for domestic, Canada, Mexico, and Caribbean flights only I think.)


User currently offlineFanofjets From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1964 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (13 years 9 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1077 times:

My longest single flight without IFE was aboard a Rich International charter flight from LGW to JFK (8+ hours). Service on that flight was, likewise, nonexistent.

The longest time spent on a single airplane without IFE was on an Air India 707-437 from Bombay to New York, with stops in Beirut, Prague, and Paris, back in 1967. Beautiful plane though.



The aeroplane has unveiled for us the true face of the earth. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery
User currently offlineFaisZ From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 106 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (13 years 9 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1049 times:

Gulf-Air
Bahrain to New York

14hrs without any entertainment!


User currently offlineAIRFORCE1 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 23 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (13 years 9 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1028 times:

SFO TO BOS, RED EYE, FIRST CLASS ON UNITED....NO FOOD AND NO FLICS.

J


User currently offline777kicksass From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2000, 668 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (13 years 9 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1032 times:

from barbados to gatwick on virgin atlantic. the entertainment systems broke.

User currently offlineTr1492 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 109 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (13 years 9 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1018 times:

AA- ORD-SJC earlier this year - 4.5 hours of sheer, unadulterated misery on a packed MD-82 w/no IFE. To boot, the plane had not been "reconfigured" w/the new seating arrangements yet :-( Definitely one of my worst aviation experiences, as I could barely read my book because my "neighbor"'s stomach overlapped well into my seat.....ugggghhhh.

Regards,
TR


25 WiLdmanVzla : It was in a flight with IBERIA between Madrid and Caracas... DC10-30... any inflight entretaiment!!!! (for 8.5 hours). Inside the USA it was in a AA f
26 LH423 : BA215, LHR-BOS, although there was a movie, I didn't feel like watching it! Delta Express BOS-RSW, just over three hours, no entertainment whatsoever!
27 Post contains images Corey777 : UA 777 from IAD to DEN (approx. 4 hrs) last summer. PTVs decided to go permanently blank about 15 min into the flight. Channel 9 audio was great thoug
28 DeltaRNOmd-80 : RNO-STL on a TWA MD-8X(not sure what series, I was 12, it was painted in old colors though) ORD-ANC on UA in '91, too young to remember much.
29 L-188 : MSP-ANC on a NW 757 that was about 5 hours. ANC-HNL on a Hawaiian DC-8. That went about 6-6.5 hours.
30 Debn : Are Northwest and Sothwest the only two major US carriers, who have decided not to install inflight audio/video systems in their NEW narrowbody planes
31 Ron_flyer : I flew Guadeloupe-Paris in 1992 in 747-200; the plane was packed with 510 people(!). The airline was CorsAir, flight time 10 hours; no entertainment.
32 Nwa747-400 : MSP-ANC does have IFE
33 AF_Guy : I deployed from Offutt AFB, Omaha, Nebraska direct to Diego Garcia Island in the Indian Ocean on a C-5. We had 3 aerial refuelings enroute and our fly
34 Adam84 : Actually, my longest flight without a movie was EWR-SFO on a CO 757-200, the flip down monitors were "malfunctioning" (actually they were freaking out
Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Your Longest 737-200 Nonstop Flight posted Sat Mar 17 2001 04:33:06 by MSYtristar
Delta's Longest Nonstop: JFK-Mumbai? posted Thu Nov 2 2006 18:35:13 by Shortsquat
Singapore Airlines' Longest Nonstop Flight? posted Mon Oct 23 2006 12:39:18 by Anirudhvs
Top 10 Longest (nonstop & Both Ways) Flights List posted Sun Jun 19 2005 21:17:48 by A360
Your Longest International Flight Ever posted Fri May 7 2004 09:24:16 by Alitalia7e7
Your Longest Delayed Flight? posted Tue Apr 20 2004 11:46:49 by GREATANSETT
Your Longest Delay posted Sun Mar 28 2004 22:58:43 by Espion007
Your Longest Flight Ever posted Wed Mar 24 2004 06:42:00 by N777UA
What's Your Longest GA X-country? posted Fri Feb 6 2004 20:20:50 by BMAbound
What Was Your Longest Wait? posted Sat Nov 29 2003 11:40:35 by Lehpron