H. Simpson
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Can DC-10-30 Do Nonstop LAX-NRT?

Mon Nov 24, 2003 11:01 pm

I'm just curious...can a DC-10 fly from LAX-NRT nonstop? How about SEA-NRT?
 
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RE: Can DC-10-30 Do Nonstop LAX-NRT?

Mon Nov 24, 2003 11:20 pm

Distance between LAX and NRT is not even 9000 kms so it should be possible for a DC-10 to cover that route. Guess SEA to NRT is quite a bit shorter so that should be possible without any problems.
 
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RE: Can DC-10-30 Do Nonstop LAX-NRT?

Mon Nov 24, 2003 11:27 pm

It should be possible, I do know that Canadian Airlines used to operate DC10-30s from Vancouver to Tokyo.
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RE: Can DC-10-30 Do Nonstop LAX-NRT?

Tue Nov 25, 2003 12:04 am

NW has operated SEA-NRT on a DC-10.
 
Jetmarc
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RE: Can DC-10-30 Do Nonstop LAX-NRT?

Tue Nov 25, 2003 12:09 am

In fact, NW currently flies SFO-NRT with a DC10...
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RE: Can DC-10-30 Do Nonstop LAX-NRT?

Tue Nov 25, 2003 12:31 am

LAX-NRT is perfectly doable with a DC-10-30. The DC-10-30's range of about 5900 nm works fine for that route.

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RE: Can DC-10-30 Do Nonstop LAX-NRT?

Tue Nov 25, 2003 1:14 am

In the 80s I flew HKG-SEA, so NRT-LAX shouldn't be a problem!

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RE: Can DC-10-30 Do Nonstop LAX-NRT?

Tue Nov 25, 2003 1:18 am

Nonstop HKG-SEA is starting to really push up against the envelope, especially considering DL used their two longest ranged MD-11s for PDX-HKG.

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RE: Can DC-10-30 Do Nonstop LAX-NRT?

Tue Nov 25, 2003 2:01 am

NW did use the DC-10-30 for the SEA-HKG nonstop run in the mid 1990s without any real issues, but I am not sure if that flight carried much cargo in addition to pax.

To my knowledge, DL did not fly PDX-HKG nonstop ever, with any aircraft type.......DL did operate LAX-HKG, first with the L1011-500 with a fuel stop in ANC, and then nonstop with the MD11.
 
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RE: Can DC-10-30 Do Nonstop LAX-NRT?

Tue Nov 25, 2003 2:08 am

Didnt even know Delta flew to HKG.....wow.

Did Delta's MD-11's have the 2 ox tanks in the forward cargo area for extended range? If so you dont see many of those around, i know swiss doesnt us them and use the MD-11 from zurich-O'hare.
 
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RE: Can DC-10-30 Do Nonstop LAX-NRT?

Tue Nov 25, 2003 2:14 am

Yes, for a brief moment, Delta did fly to HKG. In the beginning they flew the L-1011-500's and then switched to the MD-11.
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RE: Can DC-10-30 Do Nonstop LAX-NRT?

Tue Nov 25, 2003 2:16 am

Didn't Varig use DC-10-30s to fly between LAX and NRT?
 
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RE: Can DC-10-30 Do Nonstop LAX-NRT?

Tue Nov 25, 2003 2:28 am

NW does NOT operate SEA-NRT with a Dc10. SFO-NRT is the only TPAC route with DC10 aircraft. SEA is still and will continue to fly a 747-200 until the arrival of 330-200. DL used MD11 aircraft for PDX-Asia destinations.
 
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RE: Can DC-10-30 Do Nonstop LAX-NRT?

Tue Nov 25, 2003 2:37 am

NW also flies a DC-10 nonstop daily SEA-AMS, which, as the crow flies looking at the globe, is a similar distance. NW also used to fly one SEA-KIX.
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H. Simpson
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RE: Can DC-10-30 Do Nonstop LAX-NRT?

Tue Nov 25, 2003 3:06 am

DL used MD-11 on routes from LAX-HKG, in fact they send a MD-88 once to HKG...anyone know why?
 
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RE: Can DC-10-30 Do Nonstop LAX-NRT?

Tue Nov 25, 2003 3:13 am

Varig used DC10s to London, I guess that is similar in distance to LAX.
 
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RE: Can DC-10-30 Do Nonstop LAX-NRT?

Tue Nov 25, 2003 4:38 am

especially considering DL used their two longest ranged MD-11s for PDX-HKG.

Delta never flew that route.

L15s flew LAX-ANC-HKG
M11s flew LAX-HKG nonstop



Didnt even know Delta flew to HKG.....

Just to add... it was Kai Tak they flew to. DL has never offered service to Chek Lap Kok.

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