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Trivia Question

Thu Dec 11, 2003 5:23 pm

Here's one to make you think. See if you can name the longest non stop currently scheduled flight in which both origin and destination are both in the United States.

hmmmmm.... I think i know this one...... i wont give it away just yet!  Innocent


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RE: Trivia Question

Thu Dec 11, 2003 5:28 pm

continental USA, 50 main states or do you want them beautiful south pacific islands included as well ???
 
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RE: Trivia Question

Thu Dec 11, 2003 5:32 pm

What about CO 015 EWR HNL-11 hours

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RE: Trivia Question

Thu Dec 11, 2003 5:35 pm

Awwwww man!

I guess I gotta try harder to stump an aviation enthusiast!  Big grin  Big grin

well....yeah, I believe that is it. I have not been able to think of a longer one myself. I dont think anyone flies direct to the U.S. Territories in the south pacific, do they? CO flies one but they stop in HNL first and change planes.

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RE: Trivia Question

Thu Dec 11, 2003 5:38 pm

Well......you're a Travel Agent! No wonder it was so easy for you  Smile


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RE: Trivia Question

Thu Dec 11, 2003 5:51 pm

Hi Bruce!
Yep -we get all sorts of questions like this from our clients

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RE: Trivia Question

Thu Dec 11, 2003 5:56 pm

What is it in the lower 48?...I would guess SAN-BOS or SEA-MIA....But then again I'm not and expert on the great circle routes and all...I remember someone once posting that SLC-BWI was longer than SFO-BWI, seemed pretty odd to me, can anyone explain?
 
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RE: Trivia Question

Thu Dec 11, 2003 6:00 pm

Which of these is furthest EAST? SEA, RNO or LAX?
 
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RE: Trivia Question

Thu Dec 11, 2003 6:15 pm

would LAX be a fair guess ?
 
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RE: Trivia Question

Thu Dec 11, 2003 6:23 pm

give the contestant a prize!
Most would guess RNO because it's in an inland state.
 
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RE: Trivia Question

Thu Dec 11, 2003 10:56 pm

I'm fairly sure that BOS-SAN on an AA737 has to be right up there as the longest flight in the domestic 48. I think we block it for right around 6.5 hours.

That's a darn long time in a single aisle....
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RE: Trivia Question

Thu Dec 11, 2003 11:00 pm

Hey there AAnalyst --

Sent you an e-mail re: AA51, thanks for your help.

Just checked, and BOS-SAN is 2588 mi, while MIA-SEA is 2724 mi. Both flown by AA!

Does CO still fly HNL-GUM? That route is 3801 mi.
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RE: Trivia Question

Thu Dec 11, 2003 11:05 pm

AA BOS-SAN - 6h17m now on a B757 (it alternates between a 737 and 757 depending on the season)

AA MIA-SEA - no longer flying the route unfortunately.

So I guess BOS-SAN wins...
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RE: Trivia Question

Thu Dec 11, 2003 11:21 pm

I didn't know AA had discontinued MIA-SEA -- that's pretty recent, isn't it? I remember checking on it not too long ago.
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RE: Trivia Question

Thu Dec 11, 2003 11:31 pm

AA MIA-SEA - no longer flying the route unfortunately.

So I guess BOS-SAN wins...


AS fly SEA-MIA daily using 737s according to their website:

Departs 8:45 am Arrives 4:59 pm, with the time difference I work out it to be either 4h 14min or 5h 14min (can't remember whether it's a 3 or 4 hour time difference!)

So either way AA BOS-SAN wins!

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RE: Trivia Question

Fri Dec 12, 2003 2:56 am

Alaska flies the MIA-SEA route now. On a 73G. That is probably the longest "lower 48" flight non stop...

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RE: Trivia Question

Fri Dec 12, 2003 3:04 am

5hr 14 min, but I bet MIA-SEA is longer in time , due obviously , to the prevailing winds.
I am assuming we're not talking about the 45 min flight in between two parents and their lap children who have ear infections and haven't slept for 24 hours.  Big grin
 
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RE: Trivia Question

Fri Dec 12, 2003 3:24 am

yup, Bruce is right.. but for a long time AS was operating the flight with 739's. Now they just operate the 739 to MCO.