According to the Boeing range charts a 772LR can just make Sydney with extra fuel tanks and a 773ER can reach Perth with fuel restrictions. I don't know if anyone flies between these cities but I did read on another posting that few if any carriers had ordered the 772LR with extra fuel tanks.
UAL747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 6, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 12587 times:
The reason I ask is because I wondered if BA will ever need something of the 777LR's or A345's range. But I think that LHR is so well positioned that any airline who operated out of LHR would never need an ULH aircraft for LHR flights. The only route I can think of is LHR-SYD, but we know that no aircraft, even the 777LR is capable of such route throughout the year with unrestricted payload.
Viscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 21481 posts, RR: 24 Reply 9, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 12335 times:
Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 3): believe SIN is the longest nonstop from LHR, 5879 nm. Should LHR-EZE nonstop service ever be reinstated (I think BA operated nonstop at one time??) it's 20 nm further than LHR-SIN, 5999 nm.
Just correcting an error in my reply above. LHR-EZE is 120 nm (not 20) further than LHR-SIN.
Aussiestu From Australia, joined Mar 2001, 778 posts, RR: 1 Reply 10, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 12023 times:
Currently I would say that the LHR-SIN route is the longest (and seems it when you fly it) operated by both BA and SQ.
I did read somewhere that VS plan to operate PER and HNL non stop with the new 787 they have ordered? Is this capable and correct? I would say that if VS did operate to PER nonstop then BA would quickly be trying to do the same. PER was not a lose making route for BA they just needed the aircraft to operate to a better money making destination and now code share with QF from SIN. Please correct if appropraite.
Theginge From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2006, 1110 posts, RR: 0 Reply 13, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 10831 times:
As per above I think Singapore is the longest from flight from LHR at the moment. It used to be Hong Kong years ago before China opened up new airways. Before that I think the aircraft had to take a southerly routing across Thailand.
LTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 51 Reply 14, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 9375 times:
Quoting Caryjack (Reply 2): According to the Boeing range charts a 772LR can just make Sydney with extra fuel tanks
LHR-SYD nonstop has been extensively discussed here, and while it may be possible for a 77L to make the route nonstop eastbound with heavy payload restrictions, at this stage, flying the westbound sector, SYD-LHR, is nearly impossible to make nonstop mostly because of headwinds.
Aviateur From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1345 posts, RR: 12 Reply 23, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 4311 times:
It's fun to try and think up incredibly long -- if not quite market-ready -- routings that are not currently flown. What is the longest conceivable nonstop between two major cities? How about Buenos Aires-Seoul? Actually, I wrote an article on this topic, which you can read here...
If at any point you are unsure about city pair mileage, there is no better source for confirmation than Karl Swart's Great Circle Mapper: http://gc.kls2.com
The fact I could spend long hours at this page feeding in random city pairs, mesmerized by the connectorial magic of countless red lines, offers discomfiting insight into the minds of those infatuated both with flight and geography.
Patrick Smith is an airline pilot, air travel columnist and author