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Longest 747 Flight  
User currently offlineLeon From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 47 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1618 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?

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User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1514 times:

For flights that are flown yearround, both directions, these are the longest:

1. JFK-HKG* (7014nm)
2. LAX-MEL (6891nm)
3. ORD-HKG (6772nm)


*This flight has not yet begun


User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6708 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (13 years 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1451 times:

And without those restrictions, it's ATL-JNB.

User currently offlineEarly Air From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 611 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (13 years 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1419 times:

El Al flight 106 from LAX-TLV on a 747-400. It is 7,617 miles and the flight is about 15 hours, I have dont it. I think it is the longest non-stop flight any commecial airline offers at the moment.

Rgds,
Early Air


User currently offlineAmerica West From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (13 years 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1411 times:

My longest flight was fron LHR to JFK on a British Airways 747-400.

User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1401 times:

LAX-TLV is 6575nm, quite a long flight! Yet, not the longest.

User currently offlineSK A340 From Sweden, joined Mar 2000, 845 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (13 years 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1368 times:


Isn't the ELAL flight via JFK?


User currently offlinePHLFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 851 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 3 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1361 times:

LY 105 TLV-JFK-LAX
LY 106 TLV-LAX

Only non-stop in one direction.


User currently offlineRrwx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1348 times:

Continental flys EWR-HKG with the 777 which is almost the same flight as UA plans to fly the 747-400 this summer.

User currently offlineArgento From Argentina, joined Feb 2000, 230 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (13 years 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1342 times:

FRA-EZE-FRA daily flight with 747-400,7139 miles,13 hours flight.

User currently offlineJiml1126 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (13 years 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1337 times:

China Airlines' TPE-JFK flight is also one of the longest 744 flight. It flies non-stop in eastbound direction during winter.

User currently offlineCHRISBA777ER From UK - England, joined Mar 2001, 5964 posts, RR: 62
Reply 11, posted (13 years 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1305 times:

Hiya
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???
User currently offlineVulindlela744 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 518 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (13 years 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1295 times:

Well, the absolute longest is Atlanta to Johanessburg on South African Airways. It can only go non-stop eastbound.

User currently offlineILoVeA340 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 2100 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (13 years 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 1293 times:

south african 744 from altlkanta to johannesbourg

User currently offlineUA865 From El Salvador, joined May 2000, 115 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (13 years 3 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1287 times:

UA LAX-HKG 7261
UA ORD-HKG 7793


User currently offlineSailorOrion From Germany, joined Feb 2001, 2058 posts, RR: 6
Reply 15, posted (13 years 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1276 times:

Hey there,
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....


User currently offlineLUFC From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2000, 80 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (13 years 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1267 times:

ANZ London to Auckland stops in LA.
I'd be interested to know how long the Singapore London flight is if anybody has the info. I'm sure its well over 7k miles.

Regards.


User currently offlineBDRules From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2000, 1501 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (13 years 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1256 times:

i flew QF 747-400 SIN - LHR took 14 1/2 hours. thats about 7000 nm isnt it.

regards BDRules


User currently offlineSwake From Belgium, joined Jan 2001, 231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (13 years 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1242 times:

LHR-SIN is 5870nm or 6755mi. Long but not ultra!

User currently offlineLUFC From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2000, 80 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (13 years 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1236 times:

Are these flight path or great-circle distances.

Many Thanks in advance.


User currently offlineOverseasBHX From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 123 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (13 years 3 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1234 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!!



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