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Longest MD-80 Route?  
User currently offlineAirtahitinui From French Polynesia, joined Jul 2001, 79 posts, RR: 1
Posted (13 years 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3612 times:

Just curious if anyone knew who was pushing these things to their distance limits.


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User currently offlinePSU_DTW_SCE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3433 times:

Some of the longest MD-80 flights that I know of are
AA ORD-LAX
AA ORD-SAN

TW STL-LAX
TW MCO-SJU

I don't know the exact distances on those flights, sorry.


User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (13 years 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3398 times:

I heard someone said DL can do ATL-LAX non-stop


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User currently offlinePutput28 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 38 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3387 times:

Im pretty sure it is ORD-LAX

User currently offlineJettblasterp From United States of America, joined May 2000, 203 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (13 years 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3364 times:

YX MKE/LAX and MKE/SFO. I think SFO is actually further away than LAX. I'll check on SABRE tomorrow.

User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16280 posts, RR: 56
Reply 5, posted (13 years 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3364 times:

About 10 years ago, a Scandinavian carrier was flying charters to FLL via Gander NF (either Finnair from Helsinki or Transwede from Stockholm) with MD-83's. Not sure which.....I think Transwede.

La Tur (defunct Mexican charter) used to fly Toronto-Cancun with MD-83's. 4 hr flight. About the same as ORD-LAX in distance.






Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6835 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (13 years 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3331 times:

In the early-to-mid-90s AA scheduled one nonstop IAD-LAX.

User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39887 posts, RR: 74
Reply 7, posted (13 years 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3328 times:

Alaska Airlines; San Francisco - Anchorage.


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User currently offlinePSU_DTW_SCE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3311 times:

I've been on some of these long routes on the MD-80 such as ORD-LAX. I really like the MD-80, but not exactly on that long of a routes. If I'm going to be on a 4.5 hour flight, I'm much rather be on a 757 or 738 than an MD-80. However, the More Room in Coach and new seats made vast improvements into what it would've been like before.

User currently offlineAM744 From Mexico, joined Jun 2001, 1779 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (13 years 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3307 times:

It will probably be MEX-SLC to be launched on December by Aeromexico.

User currently offlineBoiler Special From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 135 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (13 years 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3284 times:

TWA has operated STL-SJU (2025 miles) reguarly over the past couple years nonstop. There was also the rare equipment sub of the SFO-JFK red-eye one night from 757 to MD-80 (search previous posts in this forum). That's *really* stretching the legs.

-Kevin


User currently offlineLeafsfan From Canada, joined Mar 2000, 5 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (13 years 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3274 times:

A few years ago Alaska Airlines used to operate LAX-YYZ-LAX nonstop with MD-83s. That is just over 5 hours flying time for that aircraft. That route only lasted about 1 year though. Not sure who has the longest now.

User currently offlineJmacias34 From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 379 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (13 years 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 3254 times:

Spirit does LAX-DTW, I don't think it is the longest currently... And I think I remember DL being able to do LAX-ATL, ATL-LAX needed a fuel stop... I'm still a rookie so I don't know for sure...

User currently offlineLonghaul747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 173 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (13 years 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3216 times:

Hello,

At Seatac a few years ago I saw a red eye flight loading up for Boston on American Airlines. The plane was an MD-83. So I guess you could say American Airlines flew SEA-BOS on a MD-83. Sounds impossible but you can get some strong tailwinds on that route. No way it could make it going the other way.

Chris


User currently offlineFBU 4EVER! From Norway, joined Jan 2001, 998 posts, RR: 7
Reply 14, posted (13 years 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3188 times:

In the late -80's,SAS flew Copenhagen-Jeddah with MD-83's specially bought for that route (+ CPH-TLV).
In my logbook,flight time to JED was 6:30 hours,we used Riyadh as alternate.That's another 1:25 hours.
Average pax numbers were in the region of 30,I think,so full tanks were the norm.



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User currently offlineCorsairf/a From France, joined Oct 2000, 373 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (13 years 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3181 times:

In France AOM used to fly from CDG to DKK(Dakar) which is more than 5 hours of flying time as well from ORY to HGR/LXR (Hurgadha and Luxor in Egypte) within 5hrs with their MD83.

User currently offlineChepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6220 posts, RR: 11
Reply 16, posted (13 years 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3138 times:

Actually the SJU-STL route is now being flown by the 757. In the past it used to be operated with the MD-80. Someone mentioned SJU-MCO as stretching the limit- well not really thats just a 2 hour 15 monute flight. TWA used to operate SJU-BOS with a MD-80 thats a bit long in my opinion.
Chepos



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User currently offlinePaulc From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1490 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (13 years 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 3130 times:

Continental did / do have a flight LGA - DEN which seemed pretty long for MD80


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User currently offlineEIPremier From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1549 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (13 years 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3098 times:

Alaska now flies 737-700s on that route, as well as LAX-ANC. But, both were former MD-83 routes.

User currently offlineSR3496 From Switzerland, joined May 2000, 792 posts, RR: 20
Reply 19, posted (13 years 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3090 times:

Swissair has a nonstop flight from ZRH to Baku (Azerbaijan) which is operated with a MD-83.
Flight distance is 2093 nautrical miles...quite a long flight.

btw: This flight # is my username.  Smile


User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (13 years 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3076 times:

I remember that YP (Aero Lloyd) has flown in the 90`s with the MD 80 from Germany to Egypt and Jordan (5 hours flight duration).

Patrick


User currently offlineOH-LZA From Finland, joined Jun 2001, 1000 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (13 years 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3064 times:

Finnair has flown Helsinki-Funchal (6hrs) charters on MD83's, the flight is flown with B757-200's now.

Zulu Alpha


User currently offlineLN-MOW From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1908 posts, RR: 13
Reply 22, posted (13 years 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3059 times:

''About 10 years ago, a Scandinavian carrier was flying charters to FLL via Gander NF (either Finnair from Helsinki or Transwede from Stockholm) with MD-83's. Not sure which.....I think Transwede.''

It was Transwede. They also flew to Colombo with a fuelstop or two ..
MD80's have also been used by Scanair, Transwede, SAS and Spanair on charters from Scandinavia to Las Palmas. That is a 5 1/2 hour trip.




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User currently offlineSpyderz From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 651 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (13 years 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3059 times:

I read somewhere here that Alaska used to fly Seattle to Vladivostok with a stopover in Anchorage with their MD-80's. Apparently one still has a washroom sign in Russian!



User currently offlineFBU 4EVER! From Norway, joined Jan 2001, 998 posts, RR: 7
Reply 24, posted (13 years 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3030 times:

It's correct that we flew SAS MD-82's to Las Palmas from Gardermoen,but always with a fuel stop in Bordeaux.
24 hours at destination,then deadhead back home on Scanair DC-8.Almost (but just almost) paid vacation!



"Luck and superstition wins all the time"!
25 USAFHummer : That Alaska Airlines MD-80 that went down was flying from Puerto Vallarta to SFO, that looks pretty far... Greg
26 Woodsboy : Alaska Airlines never flew to YYZ, not sure where that one came from..... The former Russian Far East Routes that Alaska flew from Anchorage (not from
27 Tango-Bravo : In June, 2000, I flew ANC-LAX non-stop on a MD-83 of Alaska Airlines: 2,346 miles Since then, AS has switched to 73G as the regular equipment on this
28 RJ_Delta : Hi: I think that the longer MD-80 route are: AR EZE-SCZ-CCS AR EZE-LIM AA ORD-LAX AV BOG-MIA RJ_Delta.
29 747buff : The Northwest MD-80 that crashed in '87 was supposed to fly DTW-PHX.
30 Post contains links Timz : ...several (?) sites give approximate "great circle"distances between "any" two airports-- http://www.landings.com and don't recall what others. But i
31 Timz : ANC-LAX is 2038 nm; that beats IAD-LAX and YYZ-LAX (which Alaska at least proposed flying, a few years back).
32 Yyz717 : Alaska definitely flew LAX-YYZ, about 6-7 years ago. Only AS service into YYZ. 2x daily MD-80. Service lasted about 18 months.
33 EIPremier : The Alaska a/c that were flown to Russia and between LAX-ANC had extended fuel tanks. AS still has all three of these a/c, although they don't seem to
34 Jettblasterp : After a little research.... ORD/LAX 1746 air miles, but AA doesn't use the MD80 on that anymore. MKE/LAX 1750 air miles. YX still uses MD81/82/88s MKE
35 IAHERJ : CAL used to do CLE-LAX with the -80. They still do IAH SFO with the 80 a time or two a day.
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