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What Is The Longest Non-stop Flight From LHR?  
User currently offlineUAL747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 15029 times:

Just wondering what the longest non-stop flight is from LHR?

Is it South America? Or Singapore?

UAL

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User currently offlineHaan From South Africa, joined Aug 2004, 289 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (7 years 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 15009 times:

Perhaps London to Cape Town 5994nm?????

User currently offlineCaryjack From United States of America, joined May 2007, 336 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 14984 times:

http://www.boeing.com/commercial/777family/pf/777_range_london.pdf

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.
Cary


User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25638 posts, RR: 22
Reply 3, posted (7 years 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 14971 times:

Quoting Haan (Reply 1):
Perhaps London to Cape Town 5994nm?????

LHR-CPT is 5209 nm. Your figure is statute miles.

I 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.


User currently offlineZkpilot From New Zealand, joined Mar 2006, 4840 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (7 years 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 14958 times:

QF once flew a 744 LHR-SYD non-stop but that was a special delivery flight... a world record at the time... 9188 nm
LHR-SCL is 6280nm if anyone flies there? LAN perhaps?



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User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (7 years 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 14950 times:

According to the Great Circle Mapper at http://gc.kls2.com:

LHR-CPT = 5209 nm
LHR-GIG = 4983 nm
LHR-NRT = 5191 nm
LHR-SIN = 5879 nm

Big version: Width: 481 Height: 241 File size: 6kb


This is the line of 5879 nautical miles from London Heathrow. Other than possibly Santiago, Chile, I don't know of any more distant airports that have a non-stop.



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User currently offlineUAL747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 14937 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.

UAL


User currently offlineHaan From South Africa, joined Aug 2004, 289 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (7 years 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 14923 times:

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 3):

Thanx u are right. Did not change to NM
Its indeed 5209NM


User currently offlineSunriseValley From Canada, joined Jul 2004, 5054 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (7 years 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 14806 times:

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 3):
I believe SIN is the longest nonstop from LHR, 5879 nm.

No doubt close enough on a still air basis. A table I have shows about 6000nm by airways routes. However the equiv. still air distance westbound is about 6400nm , quite a significant increase.


User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25638 posts, RR: 22
Reply 9, posted (7 years 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 14685 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.


User currently offlineAussiestu From Australia, joined Mar 2001, 780 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (7 years 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 14373 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.


User currently offlineBBJII From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 850 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (7 years 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 14244 times:

What about KUL with MH

LHR (51°28'39"N 00°27'41"W) KUL (02°44'44"N 101°42'36"E) 78° (E) 6593 mi (according to the GCM)

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User currently offlineSwiftski From Australia, joined Dec 2006, 2701 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (7 years 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 13300 times:

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 3):
LHR-CPT is 5209 nm.

Which co-incidently is exactly the same distance to HKG, to the nm. (5209)

Quoting BBJII (Reply 11):
What about KUL with MH

Wrong type of mi - use nm. LHR-KUL is 5729 nm, vs LHR-SIN, 5879 nm


User currently offlineTheginge From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2006, 1132 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (7 years 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 13181 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.

User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 14, posted (7 years 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 11725 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.


User currently offlineBCA2005 From India, joined Sep 2005, 247 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (7 years 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 11587 times:

With BI receiving their 777s there was discussion of them eliminating the DXB stop to BWN. LHR-BWN is 6096 nm, which is longer than LHR-SIN.

User currently offlineFlyTUITravel From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 723 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (7 years 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 11413 times:

Quoting BCA2005 (Reply 15):
With BI receiving their 777s there was discussion of them eliminating the DXB stop to BWN. LHR-BWN is 6096 nm, which is longer than LHR-SIN.

You beat me to it! It will definitely be one of the longest routes out of LHR, if not the longest.

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User currently offlineZkpilot From New Zealand, joined Mar 2006, 4840 posts, RR: 9
Reply 17, posted (7 years 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 10906 times:

Quoting Aussiestu (Reply 10):
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.

+ QF



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User currently offlineRJ111 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (7 years 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 10272 times:

BA have flown to SCL in the past but it may have been via EZE, which is currently the most distant nonstop destination.

User currently offlineBoysteve From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 944 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (7 years 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 7658 times:

Quoting Aussiestu (Reply 10):
Currently I would say that the LHR-SIN route is the longest (and seems it when you fly it)

Try it from MAN, according to great circle it's an extra 45 miles, which must make it the longest non-stop route from the UK as a whole.


User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25638 posts, RR: 22
Reply 20, posted (7 years 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 7495 times:

Quoting RJ111 (Reply 18):
BA have flown to SCL in the past but it may have been via EZE, which is currently the most distant nonstop destination.

Who operates nonstop LHR-EZE? Nobody as far as I know. BA operates LHR-GRU-EZE. I think that makes SIN the longest current nonstop from/to LHR.


User currently offlineRJ111 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (7 years 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 7319 times:

Thought it was BA but come to think of it it wasn't clear on the timetable whether it was non-stop or not.

So it is SIN, how dull.


User currently offlineAussiestu From Australia, joined Mar 2001, 780 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (7 years 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 7252 times:

Quoting RJ111 (Reply 21):
So it is SIN, how dull

SIN is never dull........................


User currently offlineAviateur From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 1357 posts, RR: 11
Reply 23, posted (7 years 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 6661 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...

http://www.salon.com/tech/col/smith/2005/11/18/askthepilot162/


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.


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User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6871 posts, RR: 7
Reply 24, posted (7 years 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 6539 times:

If you limit it to major cities, hard to beat Buenos Aires to Shanghai.

25 Post contains images Zkpilot : AKL-LHR (9910nm) or even further is AKL-BCN (10,382nm), AKL-MAD (10,580nm). Vs 10,520nm for EZE-ICN. Thats the great circle, via airways would be eve
26 Fly2CHC : It is now confirmed in Amadeus with eff 3rd December. Nonstop 14hrs 45mins, TPM 7,042 miles
27 Post contains images FlyTUITravel : Great news. And as predicted, its 3x weekly non-stop 772, 4x weekly 1-stop 763. For anyone whos interested, heres the times: Bandar Seri Begawan BWN
28 VV701 : The longest commercial airline flight was a BA 772 charter flight that carried Prime Minister Blair and only 60 other passengers from an EU meeting i
29 Theginge : Think that flight took in the region of 18 hours. They have long legs when they are carrying a light load!
30 Viscount724 : It wasn't a commercial flight, but one of QF's first 747-400s flew nonstop LHR-SYD on a delivery/public relations flight in 1989. It took 20 hrs. and
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