naritaflyer
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Longest City-pair

Mon Apr 24, 2006 10:47 pm

The longest city-pair that I could find is KIX-GRU at 11,666 miles or NRT-GRU at 11,486 miles. Are there any others that are farher apart? Only major cities please.
 
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RE: Longest City-pair

Mon Apr 24, 2006 10:55 pm

Auckland to London is right up there as well, at 11,404 mi (although of course because it has to stop in LA, the actual mileage flown each day is 11,960 mi; or 11,683 mi via Hong Kong).
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RE: Longest City-pair

Mon Apr 24, 2006 11:25 pm

Longest I could find would be

ICN -EZE a total of 12,106 Miles

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RE: Longest City-pair

Tue Apr 25, 2006 12:23 am

AGP-AKL 12393 great circle
 
wrighbrothers
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RE: Longest City-pair

Tue Apr 25, 2006 12:54 am

If you mean non-stop, then SIN-EWR and visa-versa are the longest,
It's 9535 mi.

with a stop over (other than the ones already mentioned)
LHR-SYD 10,672 mi (via SIN)
YYZ-SYD 9,715 mi (via HNL)

Quoting Ti717 (Reply 2):
ICN -EZE a total of 12,106 Miles

Who flys that route, and is it non-stop ?

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Jean Leloup
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RE: Longest City-pair

Tue Apr 25, 2006 1:06 am

Quoting Wrighbrothers (Reply 4):
Who flys that route, and is it non-stop ?

He wasn't asking about city-pairs that are actually flown, just hypothetical city pairs. Most of the ones mentioned above are not, in fact, flown, and none of them are non-stop. I guess AKL-LHR is the longest one that is actually flown, although not, of course, non-stop. Keep in mind the longest possible (great circle) route would be something like 12,500 mi or a little bit more, so 11, 404 is pretty close.

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RE: Longest City-pair

Tue Apr 25, 2006 4:16 am

All the city pairs which pretty much link antipodal (opposite) points would be the longest, however air services do not currently operate such sectors. E.g. WLG-MAD (12,335mi), EZE-PVG (12,176mi), etc
 
naritaflyer
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RE: Longest City-pair

Tue Apr 25, 2006 5:24 am

Well, I was talking about major city-pair distances not necessarily flown. JAL flies NRT-JFK-GRU 5 times a week I believe. I find it interesting that some routes that appear far on a flat map are actually not that far via the great circle route.

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