Hoons90 From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 2806 posts, RR: 53 Posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2259 times:
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I have a question....
If You were on a Transatlantic route numerously, SAME DESTINATIONS, different aircraft, have you noticed the differences between the flight time? Or if you don't have any, what was the longest flight that you ever had?
The biggest mistake made by most human beings: Listening to only half, understanding just a quarter and telling double.
KaiTakFan From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1587 posts, RR: 7 Reply 2, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2127 times:
I have done LAX-HKG three times, SFO-SYD two times. and Tokyo Narita-Los Angeles two times as well.
LAX-HKG all 747-400's Flying times were 14 hours 26 minutes, 14 hours and 43 minutes and 14 hours and 50 minutes
SFO-SYD first time was 14 hours and 33 minutes. this past june the flight was supposed to be 14 hours and 20. however we took a 50 minute diversion to Brisbane Australia thus making my longest flight ever of 15 hours and 10 minutes
NRT-LAX 9 hours and 10 minutes, 9 hours and 18 minutes. those were both pretty close in timings for sure!
D-AQUI From Germany, joined Sep 2001, 199 posts, RR: 9 Reply 9, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2038 times:
My longest flight was 13hrs 29 min (from take-off to touch-down) from FRA to EZE on a Lufthansa Boeing 747-430 (SCD), Reg. D-ABTE. In EZE we had 12,2 t remainig fuel 12,2 t and a landing weight of 232 t.
I noted this as I was invited to the flight-deck for landing (happy times).
Standby87 From Switzerland, joined Jul 2001, 536 posts, RR: 3 Reply 11, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2035 times:
LHR-OSA Airbourne time 14hrs 30mins, I don't keep block times.
This was when BA didn't have enough slots from the Russians to fly across Siberia, it used to route the Osaka flights up over Alaska:
LHR ITM BA0017 British Airways G-BNLX Boeing 747-436 06-Apr-93 * 14.30 1137-0207Z
D-AQUI From Germany, joined Sep 2001, 199 posts, RR: 9 Reply 19, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1997 times:
Were you also flying Lufthansa to EZE, or was it another airline?
I must admit that Lufthansa had a very air-minded and air-enthusiast-friendly attitude when it came to inviting passengers into the cockpit. I have been several times in the cockpit of LH's 747 during landing, but the Buenos Aires approach was very particular as it was during the early morning hours in darkness.
Sadly enough those things will be over for a very long time after the deliberate crashing of the airliners in the U.S.
F+ Rouge From France, joined May 2000, 210 posts, RR: 1 Reply 20, posted (12 years 2 months 1 week 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1981 times:
My longest flight was from STR via CDG and LAX to PPT (24h15 block time) and back (23H10). Yes, the B747-400 of Air France was significantly faster than AOM-Air Liberté's A340-300 that left LAX just before us.