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Longest Route On A340-600  
User currently offlineMozart From Luxembourg, joined Aug 2003, 2167 posts, RR: 13
Posted (6 years 8 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 11999 times:

Is JFK-HKG the longest existing commercial scheduled route for a A340-600? Time and mileage? I believe it is.

Any info?

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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11616 posts, RR: 60
Reply 1, posted (6 years 8 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 11987 times:

The longest route would surely be LHR-HKG-SYD by Virgin Atlantic.


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User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 2, posted (6 years 8 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 11969 times:

Quoting Mozart (Thread starter):
Is JFK-HKG the longest existing commercial scheduled route for a A340-600? Time and mileage?

Actually it's more like the longest nonstop flight for the A346. As far as direct flights are concerned, I agree that LHR-HKG-SYD is the longest.


User currently offlineQatarA340 From Qatar, joined May 2006, 1808 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (6 years 8 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 11971 times:

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 1):
The longest route would surely be LHR-HKG-SYD by Virgin Atlantic.

I am sure he meant nonstop flight...

But, CX operates one of the longest routes--as well as EY (AUH-Toronto) and QR (DOH-IAD)



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User currently offlineLAXspotter From India, joined Jan 2007, 3650 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (6 years 8 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 11912 times:

Quoting Mozart (Thread starter):
Is JFK-HKG

Yes, the longest nostop, on a similar note CO operates EWR-HKG which takes has a scheduled flight time of 15 minutes less than CX's flight, I guess B wins again Big grin

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 1):
LHR-HKG-SYD

yep, the longest total distance

Quoting QatarA340 (Reply 3):
EY (AUH-Toronto) and QR (DOH-IAD)

I believe those are A345's



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User currently offlineQatarA340 From Qatar, joined May 2006, 1808 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (6 years 8 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 11837 times:

Quoting LAXspotter (Reply 4):

I believe those are A345's

Those are definetly A346's  Smile



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User currently offlineRavel From Finland, joined Feb 2006, 137 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 8 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 11730 times:

Is JFK-HKG operated all year around, any restrictions or exceptions?

Has the A340-600 become a stable workhorse?


User currently offlineSwiftski From Australia, joined Dec 2006, 2701 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (6 years 8 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 11631 times:

AFAIK HKG-NYC is operated by CX on a 777 atm.

User currently offlineAussieindc From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 437 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 8 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 11454 times:

My vote - IAD to JNB on SA's A346. Non stop outbound.

Quoting Swiftski (Reply 7):
AFAIK HKG-NYC is operated by CX on a 777 atm.

They also have their A346 operating at present.


User currently offlineFuturecaptain From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (6 years 8 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 11426 times:

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 1):
LHR-HKG-SYD

LHR-HKG 5994 mi
HKG-SYD 4581 mi.

Quoting QatarA340 (Reply 3):
AUH-Toronto

6924 mi.

Quoting QatarA340 (Reply 3):
DOH-IAD

6926 mi.

Quoting Ravel (Reply 6):
JFK-HKG

8072 mi.


IAD-JNB on South African beats all of these at 8134 mi.


User currently offlineAlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 13
Reply 10, posted (6 years 8 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 11345 times:

Another long route for the A340-600 is MAD-SCL which is about 6637mi.


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User currently offlineCalvin99 From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2001, 224 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 10286 times:

Quoting Aussieindc (Reply 8):
They also have their A346 operating at present.

All 3 A340-600s will be returned to ILFC next year... CX is launching the second daily nonstop flight to NYC using B777-300ER... with the current daily flight will switch to B777-300ER when enough aircrafts arrived..!!


User currently offlineTomFoolery From Austria, joined Jan 2004, 528 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 9705 times:

Are there any weight restrictions with the A346 on the longer legs? I understand that this was a bit of a problem on the A345s. Do the T7s have similiar limitations too?


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User currently offlineAlexPorter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 8437 times:

Quoting Futurecaptain (Reply 9):
IAD-JNB on South African beats all of these at 8134 mi.

So this is probably the longest distance, but doesn't seem to be the longest time scheduled. Is this because of JFK taxi delays, stronger headwinds on the more northerly route, or both? Also, does JNB-IAD operate non-stop or does that way stop in Accra or some place like that?


User currently offlineSwallow From Uganda, joined Jul 2007, 554 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 8123 times:

Quoting AlexPorter (Reply 13):
Also, does JNB-IAD operate non-stop or does that way stop in Accra or some place like that?

JNB-IAD has a refuelling stop in DKR. The hot and high conditions in JNB do not allow a northbound non-stop with meaningful payload.

Quoting TomFoolery (Reply 12):
Are there any weight restrictions with the A346 on the longer legs?

SA 208 IAD-JNB is weight restricted.



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User currently offlineJBLUA320 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3179 posts, RR: 19
Reply 15, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 7784 times:
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China Eastern's JFK-PVG is also up there at 7392mi. Took that roundtrip in May... long flight, but great plane!

JBLU


User currently offlineDALCE From Netherlands, joined Feb 2007, 1677 posts, RR: 7
Reply 16, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 7553 times:

Not the longest but a nice one : MUC-GRU 6110mi / 5309nm
This at least is the longest non-stop route LH operates the 346 on.
FRA-MNL is longer, but makes a stop in CAN.



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User currently offlineAvi8tir From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 410 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 7405 times:
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TG subs in the A346 quite often on the LAX-BKK route. Although it is weight restricted, its still a non-stop!! 8270nm!!


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User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17056 posts, RR: 10
Reply 18, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 7358 times:

Quoting Avi8tir (Reply 17):
TG subs in the A346 quite often on the LAX-BKK route.

Thought that TG operated with the A346 to LAX. What a/c type do they use???



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User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6796 posts, RR: 7
Reply 19, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 7217 times:

Quoting Avi8tir (Reply 17):
LAX-BKK route. Although it is weight restricted, its still a non-stop!! 8270nm!

7186 nm says http://gc.kls2.com .


User currently offlineAmax1977 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 207 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 7044 times:

Quoting Timz (Reply 19):
Quoting Avi8tir (Reply 17):
LAX-BKK route. Although it is weight restricted, its still a non-stop!! 8270nm!

7186 nm says http://gc.kls2.com .

He meant 8270 miles. Not nm.


User currently offlineYOWJflyer From Canada, joined Nov 2007, 2 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 6911 times:

How about JFK/DXB/ Only about 13 hrs outbound on a 340(nto sure whivh series it was) but return on 777, 14.5hrs. Last few trips that way in and out were on the 777.Long time in an aluminun cigar tube. Did one LAX/SYD 17 hrs/ 747.

User currently offlineFuturecaptain From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 6456 times:

Quoting YOWJflyer (Reply 21):
How about JFK/DXB/ Only about 13 hrs outbound on a 340(nto sure whivh series it was) but return on 777, 14.5hrs. Last few trips that way in and out were on the 777.Long time in an aluminun cigar tube. Did one LAX/SYD 17 hrs/ 747.

Umm, you do realize this thread is about the A346 right? Not the T7 or 747.

Quoting Mozart (Thread starter):
Longest Route On A340-600


User currently offlineVikingA346 From Sweden, joined Oct 2006, 515 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 6244 times:

I'm planning on doing IAD-JNB on SA's 346 in the coming months - I am very excited to see how much it is weight restricted, being the longest 346 flight in operation. I'll try to do a trip report when I go  Smile


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User currently offlineLostmoon744 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 172 posts, RR: 3
Reply 24, posted (6 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 4644 times:

Quoting LAXspotter (Reply 4):
Yes, the longest nostop, on a similar note CO operates EWR-HKG which takes has a scheduled flight time of 15 minutes less than CX's flight, I guess B wins again Big grin

Eeeks.  airplane  I've been on both CO and CX to HKG... and believe you me, and in my opinion, CX's 346 is much more comfortable than CO's T7. I am a B man, but passenger comfort wise, A wins.  cloudnine 


25 Swallow : I flew this sector in August and the Captain said our take off weight was 300t. The flight was not full so I cannot say for sure how much this flight
26 Mortenbaek : I did the GRU-MUC leg in July with LH and that was a 343 - unfortunately - I'd love to have flown a 346. Are you sure they use their 346's for this r
27 Awthompson : Some airlines seem to be very happy with the A346. Whilst many airlines only have fleets of A346 in the single figures, Lufthansa have one of the lar
28 Speedbird128 : For what it's worth, this flight is also operated some days by the A340-300E (ZS-SX*)...
29 Seabosdca : Because it's not a bad aircraft. It has longer range, better efficiency, and vastly more cargo capacity than the 747-400s it was intended to replace.
30 OldAeroGuy : The 380t MTOW is for the A346IGW. I believe the A346's SA has are limited to 368t MTOW. A TOW of 300t would still be below MTOW though.
31 Gigneil : It couldn't have really been weight restricted in any way then, unless runway conditions at IAD were poor and they needed to leave 68t short of MTOW.
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