bongo
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Longest Commercial Flight

Sat Oct 04, 2003 6:34 am

Which is the longest commercial flight, which airline service that, equipment, and how long it is
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ConcordeBoy
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RE: Longest Commercial Flight

Sat Oct 04, 2003 7:03 am

This is about the ten thousandth and 1 time that this question has been asked... please do a search for further detail.


The answer:

Longest nonstop segment:
Atlanta to Johannesburg, South African Airways, 744 (about to switch to A346), 8439mi

Longest roundtrip nonstop:
New York/Liberty to Hong Kong, Continental, 772ER, 8065mi
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AvObserver
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RE: Longest Commercial Flight

Sat Oct 04, 2003 9:05 am

"Longest roundtrip nonstop:
New York/Liberty to Hong Kong, Continental, 772ER, 8065mi"

Bongo, this is a flight I may take next year, partly because I've read it travels over the northern polar regions. I imagine it might be a bit wearing in economy class (15 hours, 45 minutes!) which is a bargain at under $1000. USD but I won't spend nearly $6700. for 1st class. I also want to experience the 777, which I've not yet flown.




 
ConcordeBoy
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RE: Longest Commercial Flight

Sat Oct 04, 2003 9:19 am

but I won't spend nearly $6700. for 1st class

Well, you could always consider playing HoKeY! Big grin Big grin
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RE: Longest Commercial Flight

Sat Oct 04, 2003 10:44 am

Yes, I'm sure it'll be wearing, even if I bring along plenty to do. There's just so much gazing out the window, snapping photos and whatnot you can do on such a long flight-none of which you can do at night. I'm sure it'll be a test of boredom at times but I think it'd be a nice experience overall. It'll likely be a few months before I try this, if I do, anyway. I hope there's decent IFE in Economy on that flight!
 
cx251
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RE: Longest Commercial Flight

Sat Oct 04, 2003 1:53 pm

Longest roundtrip nonstop:
New York/Liberty to Hong Kong, Continental, 772ER, 8065mi


Just to point out that it should be New York/Newark instead of Liberty.
 
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RE: Longest Commercial Flight

Sat Oct 04, 2003 2:02 pm

Liberty is the name of Newark Intl Airport (KEWR/EWR).

More appropriate would be New York/Newark, NJ/Liberty  Big thumbs up

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RE: Longest Commercial Flight

Sat Oct 04, 2003 2:05 pm

Didn't Newark get renamed Liberty? i had heard this being kicked around and heard it a few other places... just wondering
 
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RE: Longest Commercial Flight

Sat Oct 04, 2003 3:18 pm

Just for the kick of it flew DRS - FRA - BKK - NRT - LAX.

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RE: Longest Commercial Flight

Sat Oct 04, 2003 6:13 pm

I flew Houston to Narita on a Continental 777-200 two years ago. I flew in Coach class, the seating was 3-3-3, and the plane wasn't so full. You get your own TV screen, just like Singapore, except it's a little limited in video service (two years ago, but maybe it has changed). The seats recline pretty good, the food service, I give an 8 out of 10 for coach service, 10 being Singapore airlines. A menu is included in the seat pocket for the meal on the flight. Plus, beverages are free (as I can recall, but I was not 21 at the time). It's a good plane, and I recommend it to anyone who wants to try it.
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RE: Longest Commercial Flight

Sat Oct 04, 2003 6:33 pm

MAD-SCL, Operated by Iberia and Lan Chile both with A340s.Nice on-board service in IBE and LAN. (Oneworld)
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