eugdog
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What Is The Longest Non Stop Flight?

Tue Apr 23, 2002 11:26 pm

With the new generation of aircraft flying 18 hours at a time - what is the longest non-stop commercial service?

What about LAX to Bombay, New York-HKG?

I must say - I think the thought of an 18 hour flight in economy sounds like torture!
 
Boeing Nut
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RE: What Is The Longest Non Stop Flight?

Tue Apr 23, 2002 11:31 pm

Right now, I think it's ERW-HKG served by Continental. Utilizing a 777.
I'm not a real aeronautical engineer, I just play one on Airliners.net.
 
airfrancejfk
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RE: What Is The Longest Non Stop Flight?

Tue Apr 23, 2002 11:33 pm

I think this topic has been discussed numerous times already. It is Continental EWR-HKG with B777 eqipment, operates non-stop both directions all seasons. Other routes such as JHB-JFK dont count because they involve a technical stop in one direction.
 
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Continental's EWR-HKG

Tue Apr 23, 2002 11:33 pm

Hello,

This should be Continental's EWR-HKG route with 11,805km (7,337miles).


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vulindlela744
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RE: What Is The Longest Non Stop Flight?

Tue Apr 23, 2002 11:42 pm

You are all wrong. It is South African Airways service from Atlanta to Jo'burg. True, it is operated only non-stop on the eastbound leg but it is still the longest nonstop. About 8400 statute miles. EWR-HKG I believe is longer in time though but not miles due to prevailing winds. Hope that clears things up.
 
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There's A Search Button

Tue Apr 23, 2002 11:55 pm

Ok, before this starts out again with a

longest in terms of flying time
longest in terms of distance
longest nonstop
longest multistop ...

please do use the SEARCH BUTTON and you'll find tons of this exact topic. And they are pretty recent so nothing much has changed.
 
swissgabe
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RE: What Is The Longest Non Stop Flight?

Wed Apr 24, 2002 12:38 am

There are always a few who want to be updated  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
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traveler
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RE: There's A Search Button

Wed Apr 24, 2002 6:47 am

I guess the longest flight in time is EWR-HKG approximately 15 hours and 30 minutes

I think ATL-JNB is approximately 14 hours and 45 minutes

In miles: EWR-HKG= 8,065 miles
ATL-JNB = 8,431 miles

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Lan_Fanatic
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RE: What Is The Longest Non Stop Flight?

Wed Apr 24, 2002 7:06 am

What about SCL-MAD? LanChile and Iberia operate it with A-340-300s
 
hawkeye2
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RE: What Is The Longest Non Stop Flight?

Wed Apr 24, 2002 7:09 am

Longest future route that has been officially announceed will be the LAX-SIN flight by SQ, with A340-500, at 8700 sm.
 
AM744
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RE: What Is The Longest Non Stop Flight?

Thu Apr 25, 2002 12:07 am

SCL-MAD is not nonstop AFAIK
 
haveric
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RE: What Is The Longest Non Stop Flight?

Thu Apr 25, 2002 12:12 am

Actually, the longest future route would be US Airways codeshare to outerspace. Although, since you end up where you took off, maybe it's the shortest route....

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transswede
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RE: What Is The Longest Non Stop Flight?

Thu Apr 25, 2002 1:06 am

>I think this topic has been discussed numerous times already.

Geeezzzz!!! I'm getting so sick annd tired of reading this in every other thread. Can the self-appointed thread police please just give it a rest? Who cares if it was discussed six months ago? There would be precious little discussion here if there was no reurgitation of topics, but so what... This is a discussion forum, is it not?
 
BBADXB
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RE: What Is The Longest Non Stop Flight?

Thu Apr 25, 2002 5:25 am


IBERIA MAD-SCL and SCL-MAD are nonstop A340-300 flights.

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