jourdan747
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UAL 9853 FRA-HNL?

Sat Jan 14, 2006 2:07 pm

Hi,
I saw United has a flight operating non-stop Frankfurt to Hawaii flight 9853 today.Is this some type of charter? Military? Seems like a super long flight.
 
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RE: UAL 9853 FRA-HNL?

Sat Jan 14, 2006 2:18 pm

UAL9853 is one of a block of flight number reserved for military flying. Most probably rotating a Hawaii based unit from Iraq/Afghanistan.
CO a little while back had a 777 operate from Hawaii to Germany nonstop also.
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RE: UAL 9853 FRA-HNL?

Sat Jan 14, 2006 8:03 pm

I believe it's a military charter that originated in KWI.

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mika
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RE: UAL 9853 FRA-HNL?

Sat Jan 14, 2006 8:06 pm

Now THAT's a long flight. How many hours would that be? 20h+?
 
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RE: UAL 9853 FRA-HNL?

Sun Jan 15, 2006 12:11 am

Quoting Mika (Reply 3):
Now THAT's a long flight. How many hours would that be? 20h+?

Well if it was via EWR it would be 9 + 11 flight time, so I imagine the circle routing would be a little less depending on prevailing winds.
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RE: UAL 9853 FRA-HNL?

Sun Jan 15, 2006 12:52 am

we did it a month ago flying HNL-HHN.................around 14 hours it took us.
 
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RE: UAL 9853 FRA-HNL?

Sun Jan 15, 2006 5:59 am

Quoting CALMSP (Reply 5):
around 14 hours it took us

That's actually not too bad. I'm assuming that going over the top of the Earth rather than around the side (as a routing via EWR would be) cuts off a lot of flight time.
 
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RE: UAL 9853 FRA-HNL?

Sun Jan 15, 2006 6:23 am

straight from HNL-ANC and then over greenland..................
 
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RE: UAL 9853 FRA-HNL?

Sun Jan 15, 2006 6:36 am

If you care, the 747 is N128ua