ordjoe From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 796 posts, RR: 0 Posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1781 times:
Topic says it all, has UA, AA, CI or BR ever tried that run non stop (I know both CI and BR send cargo 747s here almost daily) . It is 7457 miles according to the GC mapper, it is long, but doable. I have several friends that are going back and forth from there on business, so I wonder has it been tried and just not profitable enough. To me it seems like the plane could be filled, more of an issue whether profitably or best use of 2 planes.
kaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12932 posts, RR: 34
Reply 1, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1747 times:
I wouldn't put money on it, but I'm pretty sure it hasn't been done yet. I know neither of the Taiwanese carriers has done it; UA would be the only US carrier to do it and I think it has not.
As to feasibility, it certainly is feasible, technically. The 77W (which BR has and CI has just ordered) can certainly reach ORD and back; CX flies 77Ws n/s from HKG and PR will soon fly 77Ws from MNL to YYZ.