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Current Longest Flight Of DC10, MD11 And B742  
User currently offlineN178UA From United Arab Emirates, joined Jan 2001, 1680 posts, RR: 65
Posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2476 times:
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Hi All

My name is Sam Chui. I am relatively new here, this is in fact only my 2nd topic headline post. I hope my topic have not been brought to the death before.

I am wondering, out of the current schedule of any airlines in the world, which one have the longest non-stop scheduled service (longest distances or flying time) using aircraft such as DC10, MD11, B747classic (all models incl combi)

I know Varig used MD11 flying between GRU-NRT/NGO, but there's a stop in LAX, so cannot counted as they stated 13000+miles (because of one stop enroute). Also, please aware I am asking current schedule or last season, not 10 years or 20 years ago when B747/DC10 classic is the main working horse for long haul!

I am curious to know this, so next time may be can use this info to fly on a tri-jet or jumbo classic a little longer inside!

thanks, appreciate all comments.

Sam Chui

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User currently offlineCaptain.MD-11 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 704 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2422 times:

Zurich-Lax on a SR MD-11, I imagine is pretty long! Jal have been know to fly MD-11's into LHR from Osaka (I think?) any help?  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


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User currently offlineEyesspee From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2404 times:

I've flown CGK-HNL on the Garuda MD11, which is approximately 10800km, further than ZRH-LAX which comes out at 9530km

User currently offlineAnother777Fan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2390 times:

Hi everyone,

On the MD-11 topic, I was wondering whether the direct SIN-ZRH service flown by Swissair's MD11 consitutes as one of the longest MD-11 flights.

I would sure love to find out which is the longest DC-10 and B742 flight currently, and perhaps of all time?

Thanks again


User currently offlineN178UA From United Arab Emirates, joined Jan 2001, 1680 posts, RR: 65
Reply 4, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2384 times:
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Hi everyone again,

I know Northwest still flies many B742 classics, out of US to Narita, like MSP-NRT (sometimes is a B744) thats almost 6000miles!

I think Northwest also use DC10fly transatlantic ones, out of DTW mainly...like 8 hrs flight...Air Liberte use DC10 to Cuba, Dominca...

Still thought Varig GRU-LHR, or GRU-LAX is quite long, about 5600miles something..

Yes, JAL have long haul NGO-LHR 5924MILES

here is a good site, tell you the mileage of any city pairs

http://gc.kls2.com/


Sam Chui

keep thinking!




User currently offlineVAMBRIDGE From South Africa, joined Apr 2001, 80 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2361 times:

SAA flies to Hong Kong three times a week non-stop.
They use the 747-200 for the trip.
Flying time is 13:00 to CLK and 12:55 to JHB
They operate the service year round.


User currently offline777-500ER From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 479 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2327 times:

AZ MD11 MXP-EZE
AZ 747-200 MXP-NRT


User currently offlineMason From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 748 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2298 times:

Hey. NW flies SEA-AMS non-stop with DC-10s, and used to fly SEA-HKG non-stop with 742s. That flight was about 13-14 hours, west-bound. United also flew DC-10s on this route, that had to be one of the longest routes for that aircraft. Does Garuda still fly 742s from Indonesia to Europe? That would be pretty long.

User currently offlineTOMASKEMPNER From Mexico, joined May 2001, 389 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2271 times:

DC-10
EWR-HNL by CO
SEA-KIX by NW

B747-200
IB used it for MAD-EZE
SA JNB-HKG
NW DTW-JAPAN/CHINA MSP-JAPAN
MD-11
MXP-EZE by AZ


User currently offlineDonc From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2260 times:

CO no longer has DC-10s. I wouldn't discount DL ATL-NRT in MD-11. I believe FedEx flies eastbound only in MD-11 from KIX to MEM. I know you don't want to hear old routes, but I think longest MD-11 route ever was DL's ill-fated LAX-HKG (headwinds usually forced tech stop in ANC or HNL). Currently, NW19 from MSP to NRT might be longest -200 route.

User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32736 posts, RR: 72
Reply 10, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2228 times:

Northwest does not fly Seattle-Osaka anymore. Ended last month.



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User currently offlineSin777er From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2209 times:

I think SR flew their MD-11s Zurich-Bangkok-Singapore?

User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7485 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 1 day ago) and read 2200 times:

My mom flew on NW DTW-AMS on a DC-10-30 in June and back on a 742.That's pretty far on two 'older' birds,huh?


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User currently offlineJessman From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1506 posts, RR: 7
Reply 13, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 2188 times:

Although not quite as long as MXPEZE (6947 mi)
DL does ATL to NRT (6850 mi)


User currently offlineNWA ARJ From United States of America, joined May 2001, 547 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 2173 times:

On Northwest I flew MSP-NRT on a 742 that was a little over 6 hours long. I also flew MSP-AMS on a DC-10 that was about 5 hrs and 30 mins long



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User currently offlineKaiTakFan From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1588 posts, RR: 6
Reply 15, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 2163 times:

That Alitalia MD-11 from Rome to Hong Kong has got to be rather long flight! Anyone know the exacts on here!
Nice to see you participate in the forums Sam... You have some amazing photographs from around the world that I have seen! very impressive! How often are you in Sydney anyways? Maybe I have seen you out at Kingsford smith before during my visits!

Cheers!
Brian


User currently offlineN178UA From United Arab Emirates, joined Jan 2001, 1680 posts, RR: 65
Reply 16, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 2164 times:
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Hi NWA ARJ,

I believe you, 6 hrs from MSP-NRT (they scheduled about 12.5h) or MSP-AMS, but you must be super lucky everytime you on Board NWA, they must having a tail wind of 600KM/h, or 350miles/h pushing the plane go just about as fast as a concorde! and saving lots of fuels for NWA!

I believe right now Alitalia MXP-EZE is longest MD11 nonstop leg. But yes, before Delta illfated MD11 from LAX-HKG no doubt was the longest, another reason they didnt do well is because of lack of tour agent selling their seats.(and quite poor connection in LAX, at least DL is not as big as UA/AA/WN in LAX)

742 longest: AR/IB MAD-EZE??

DC10? Any clue? Or I may think NW again!


User currently offlineN178UA From United Arab Emirates, joined Jan 2001, 1680 posts, RR: 65
Reply 17, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 2158 times:
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ZRH--BKK is 5645 miles

MXP--HKG is just over 5800miles. not as long as the EZE-MXP one AZ serve. Didnt I read somewhere AZ is stopping flights to HKG?

Hey Brian...

email me dates, 50% of the chance I am not travelling..will like to show you our Kingsford Smith Airport. Security is ok for spotting still!

Sam Chui


User currently offlineKaiTakFan From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1588 posts, RR: 6
Reply 18, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 2152 times:

Wow didnt realize MXP-HKG was so short! I also thought I heard that route might be cut... cant recall much though. I shall E-mail you more about SYD photographing.

Cheers!
Brian


User currently offline9V-SPK From Hong Kong, joined Aug 2001, 1646 posts, RR: 6
Reply 19, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 21 hours ago) and read 2137 times:

KaiTakFan,
Alitalia has pulled out of HKG effective 28th October.
Wondering how's my friends mum...he works at Alitalia here in Hong Kong.


User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 377 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 14 hours ago) and read 2120 times:

Biman Bangladesh Airlines Dhaka-New York two stops enroute Smile

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User currently offlineAnother777Fan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 2103 times:

Sin777er

SR flies SIN-ZUR direct on certain days of the weeks.


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