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Was There Ever ORD-TPE

Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:11 pm

Topic says it all, has UA, AA, CI or BR ever tried that run non stop (I know both CI and BR send cargo 747s here almost daily) . It is 7457 miles according to the GC mapper, it is long, but doable. I have several friends that are going back and forth from there on business, so I wonder has it been tried and just not profitable enough. To me it seems like the plane could be filled, more of an issue whether profitably or best use of 2 planes.

Any thoughts
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RE: Was There Ever ORD-TPE

Tue Feb 05, 2013 7:23 pm

I wouldn't put money on it, but I'm pretty sure it hasn't been done yet. I know neither of the Taiwanese carriers has done it; UA would be the only US carrier to do it and I think it has not.

As to feasibility, it certainly is feasible, technically. The 77W (which BR has and CI has just ordered) can certainly reach ORD and back; CX flies 77Ws n/s from HKG and PR will soon fly 77Ws from MNL to YYZ.
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RE: Was There Ever ORD-TPE

Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:44 pm

I have no data, but I live in Taiwan and I have a co-worker who swore she flew direct from ORD-TPE in like june or july of 2011
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RE: Was There Ever ORD-TPE

Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:03 pm

Quoting kaitak (Reply 1):

PR already started non stop eastbound to YYZ in November of last year. 7th longest flight in the world.

us Air Traffic Controllers have a good record, we haven't left one up there yet !!