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User currently offlineLAXspotter From India, joined Jan 2007, 3650 posts, RR: 5
Posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 2016 times:

I would curious as to what are the longest flights for the major aicraft such as the B744, 772, 773, 757, A332, A333, A342, A343, A345, A346, as well as B737's, and A320's.


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User currently offlineVikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 9897 posts, RR: 26
Reply 1, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 2012 times:
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Quoting LAXspotter (Thread starter):
A345,

is the only one I can comment somewhat knowledgeably on, as it's currently the longest commercial flight. EWR-SIN, which can get up to 18+ hours (at least in one of the directions...). According to the Great Circle Mapper, it's 8285 in a great circle line, which would take just over 15 hours at 550 kts groundspeed (and goes almost directly over the north pole).

I would hazard a guess that one of the longer B744 flights is United's ORD-HKG, at 6773 nm (great circle).

Also, I think Delta just started flying a B772ER from New York to Bombay, which clocks in at 6777 nm (great circle).

That's all I can think of right now.

~Vik



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User currently offlineLAXspotter From India, joined Jan 2007, 3650 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 1989 times:

Thanks, i do know that the longest scheduled flight for a 757 is probably the eastbound trip of Continental European destinatiions. Must take them over 8 hrs.


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User currently offlineLHRBFSTrident From UK - Northern Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 655 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 1958 times:

Quoting LAXspotter (Reply 2):
longest scheduled flight for a 757 is probably the eastbound trip of Continental European

I think their longest is EWR-TXL - btw it's the same distance westbound  Wink

A340-500 longest n/s sector AFAIK is SQ's EWR-SIN

B772ER AFAIK longest n/s sector is CO's EWR-HKG

and this one's a wild guess A330 LAS-MAN w/ BD..?



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User currently offlineRick767 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2000, 2662 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (7 years 6 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1927 times:

Quoting LHRBFSTrident (Reply 3):
I think their longest is EWR-TXL - btw it's the same distance westbound

Actually the westbound flight is usually longer (in air miles, due to the prevailing westerly wind / jetstream).

Continental 97 of today (TXL-EWR) has a flight plan time of 08:51, wheras the 96 of yesterday (EWR-TXL) took 07:08.

It's not often you see such a big difference, some strong jetstreams this week over the Atlantic!



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User currently offlineLoveASE From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 6 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1901 times:

Ughh, Almost 9 hours in a 757 is giving me an anxiety attack just thinking about it!!


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User currently offlineOli80 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2006, 685 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 6 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1890 times:

Quoting LoveASE (Reply 5):

I flew La Paz, Bolivia to Miami, USA via Santa Cruz, Bolivia (for refuelling) on an AA 757 and I was on the plane for a lot longer than 8 hours. We weren't allowed to get off in Santa Cruz so had to stay seated, factor in a delay as well. It was terrible!!

As soon as we arrived in Miami we transferred onto a 777 to London which took another 10 hours or so. Not a nice journey at all. The only thing that made that second flight a bit more bareable was that we had 2 window seats so it was quite private.


User currently offlineTimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6810 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (7 years 6 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1871 times:

You're asking about scheduled flights, not one-time flights? And just current, or in the past too?

User currently offlineThepilot From Canada, joined Jan 2010, 5 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 6 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1864 times:

Quoting LoveASE (Reply 5):
Ughh, Almost 9 hours in a 757 is giving me an anxiety attack just thinking about it!!

Been there, done that, got the T-Shirt. Some very strong headwinds and the holding patten at EWR left me on OSL-EWR for 9.5 hours. However, this includes an hour on the ground when they got a scare with luggage. Being in cattle class on any airplane for 9.5 hours aint too much fun. Exit row or C or F is a different story...



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User currently offlineOly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6696 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (7 years 6 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1864 times:

Quoting LHRBFSTrident (Reply 3):
and this one's a wild guess A330 LAS-MAN w/ BD..?

TK have done some IST-JFK flights, scheduled time 11.15 hrs and IST-ORD at 11.40hrs whereas MAN-LAS is 10.45hrs

NW SFO-NRT 11.30 hrs



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User currently offlineLHRBFSTrident From UK - Northern Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 655 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 6 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1805 times:

Quoting Oly720man (Reply 9):
Quoting LHRBFSTrident (Reply 3):
and this one's a wild guess A330 LAS-MAN w/ BD..?

TK have done some IST-JFK flights, scheduled time 11.15 hrs and IST-ORD at 11.40hrs whereas MAN-LAS is 10.45hrs

NW SFO-NRT 11.30 hrs

here's the skinny from Great Circle Mapper:

IST-JFK : 5016mi
MAN-LAS : 5087 mi
SFO-NRT : 5124 mi
IST-ORD : 5491 mi (wow)



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User currently offlineLAXspotter From India, joined Jan 2007, 3650 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (7 years 6 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1701 times:

Longest Flight of the 737 any sector is of Air Pacific's from Nadi to Honolulu and then continuing on to Vancouver.


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User currently offlineMozart From Luxembourg, joined Aug 2003, 2168 posts, RR: 13
Reply 12, posted (7 years 6 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 1576 times:

I believe IST-ORD is only done with A340s.

The longest A330 flight AFAIK is Air France #272 from Paris to Tokyo: 5256 nm. 12hours 20 minutes Eastbound, 12 hours 45 minutes Westbound.


User currently offlineAirfinair From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 667 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (7 years 6 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1489 times:

Quoting Mozart (Reply 12):
I believe IST-ORD is only done with A340s.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/T...5/history/20070124/0836Z/LTBA/KORD



ORD,MDW,IND,ARB,AMS,AUS,ANQ,DTW,DEN,PHL,PIT,MIA,GPT,SAN,PHX,LAX,SFO,OAK,SEA,LAS,SLC,SMF,ATL,MEM,BOS,MHT,JFK,EWR,LGA,NASâ
User currently offlineMozart From Luxembourg, joined Aug 2003, 2168 posts, RR: 13
Reply 14, posted (7 years 6 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1449 times:

Quoting Airfinair (Reply 13):
Quoting Mozart (Reply 12):
I believe IST-ORD is only done with A340s.

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/T.../KORD

Sorry, I didn't express myself very well: on that route, I believe that only A340s are scheduled. A330s are used on an exceptional basis for operational reasons.

If that is incorrect, then that must indeed be the longest scheduled A330 route.


User currently offlineAirfinair From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 667 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (7 years 6 months 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1399 times:

Quoting Mozart (Reply 14):
I believe that only A340s are scheduled. A330s are used on an exceptional basis for operational reasons.

I believe you're correct. The A330's were/are substituted while the A340's were being refitted (IIRC.)

Quoting Mozart (Reply 12):
The longest A330 flight AFAIK is Air France #272 from Paris to Tokyo: 5256 nm.



Quoting Mozart (Reply 14):
If that is incorrect, then that must indeed be the longest scheduled A330 route.

You were right the first time. AFR's CDG-NRT is 5256 nm, while THY''s IST-ORD is only 4771 nm. (The mileage quoted prior to your post was not in nm.) In either case, both flights are quite a distance!



ORD,MDW,IND,ARB,AMS,AUS,ANQ,DTW,DEN,PHL,PIT,MIA,GPT,SAN,PHX,LAX,SFO,OAK,SEA,LAS,SLC,SMF,ATL,MEM,BOS,MHT,JFK,EWR,LGA,NASâ
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