Leon From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 47 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 1445 times:
What is the longest 747 flight? We plan to fly UA 895 form ORD to HKG. Is that one of the longest? Looks like it from the map. The great circle display show it to be 7793 miles. Also, does anybody know the waypoints, or know a site where I can get them?
CHRISBA777ER From UK - England, joined Mar 2001, 5964 posts, RR: 63 Reply 11, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 1132 times:
Correct me if im Wrong, but i think you will find that the Air New Zealand and Qantas flights from LHR/FRA/CDG direct to Australasia are the longest. I know ANZ fly direct to Auckland from London, with their 747-400, and thats got to be longest surely?
What do you mean you dont have any bourbon? Do you know how far it is to Houston? What kind of airline is this???
SailorOrion From Germany, joined Feb 2001, 2058 posts, RR: 6 Reply 15, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1103 times:
No currently available commercial airliner flies Auckland-London nonstop. On a test filght, an A342 once flew CDR-AKL nonstop, but with about 10 pax, no cargo....
We won't see a LHR-AKL for quite some time, since neither the 772LR nor the 345 has the range....
OverseasBHX From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 123 posts, RR: 0 Reply 20, posted (12 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1061 times:
I've just come across the fact that QF is beginning a nonstop service between Sydney and Johannesburg, five times a week (leaving Perth-Johennesburg to SA). It must be one of the longest routes.
Another route that is not the longest by any means, but I find quite fascinating is the QF/AR joint venture from Buenos Aires to Sydney via Auckland. It used to stop at Rio Gallegos(Argentina) on the way out, but I've noticed that stop has been withdrawn altogether.
It may be just part of the legend, but it was said that at the start of AR's service (mid 80's?) a surveillance plane used to take off a little afterwards to follow the AR's 747 to spot where it went down just in case it didn't make it to New Zealand!! Oops, I'm drifting away from topic, sorry!!