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What's The Longest Distance For A Flight Number?

Sun Dec 18, 2005 10:59 am

I was just wondering what the longest distance for a flight number is to include equipment changes. CO 51 starts in FRA flies to EWR , changes equipment and continues to IAH then flies it's final leg to EZE which is a distance of 10,329 miles. I'm sure there are longer ones aren't there?
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RE: What's The Longest Distance For A Flight Number?

Sun Dec 18, 2005 11:04 am

probably VS201 SYDLHR (direct but actually via HKG) + all the SYD/LHR with BA & QF flight numbers.
 
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RE: What's The Longest Distance For A Flight Number?

Sun Dec 18, 2005 11:07 am

What about Air New Zealand on its LHR-LAX-AKL?

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RE: What's The Longest Distance For A Flight Numbe

Sun Dec 18, 2005 11:08 am

LHR-HKG-SYD is 10,575 miles.

LHR-LAX-AKL (NZ 001 / 2) is 11,960 miles.
 
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RE: What's The Longest Distance For A Flight Number?

Sun Dec 18, 2005 11:11 am

Pan Am, in its prime, had flights with numerous legs ... I have the old schedules, I'll pull one out and post later  Smile
 
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RE: What's The Longest Distance For A Flight Number?

Sun Dec 18, 2005 11:42 am

JL NRT-JFK-GRU: 11489 miles
VG NRT-LAX-GRU: 11607 miles
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RE: What's The Longest Distance For A Flight Number?

Sun Dec 18, 2005 12:46 pm

There was UA1 and UA2, which went around the world.

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RE: What's The Longest Distance For A Flight Number?

Sun Dec 18, 2005 12:52 pm

Polar Air Cargo has several around the world flight numbers
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RE: What's The Longest Distance For A Flight Number?

Sun Dec 18, 2005 1:48 pm

Quoting Gilligan (Thread starter):
I was just wondering what the longest distance for a flight number is to include equipment changes
 
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RE: What's The Longest Distance For A Flight Numbe

Sun Dec 18, 2005 3:08 pm

Quoting Mir (Reply 6):
There was UA1 and UA2, which went around the world.

In terms of actual distances flown (not GC distances), UA1 was almost always longer than UA2. In terms of GC distances, they were identical, of course.
 
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RE: What's The Longest Distance For A Flight Number?

Sun Dec 18, 2005 6:25 pm

Quoting Star_world (Reply 3):
LHR-LAX-AKL (NZ 001 / 2) is 11,960 miles.

NZs B744F service would be longer then this
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RE: What's The Longest Distance For A Flight Number?

Sun Dec 18, 2005 6:31 pm

I would have thought NZ 1 and NZ 2 are long enough. The NZ 744F, is it technically NZ or Atlas?
 
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RE: What's The Longest Distance For A Flight Number?

Sun Dec 18, 2005 6:41 pm

Quoting ZKSUJ (Reply 11):
The NZ 744F, is it technically NZ or Atlas?

NZ flight number but operated by Atlas B744s
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RE: What's The Longest Distance For A Flight Number?

Sun Dec 18, 2005 7:07 pm

In the 80s, French airline UTA had a weekly flight UT562 routing : CDG-CMB-SIN-CGK-SYD-PPT, operated with a DC-10.

Total distance : 14764mi/ 12829nm/ 23760km

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