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What's the longest flight into Britain?

Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:50 pm

By mileage, not necessarily by airtime...
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Re: What's the longest flight into Britain?

Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:55 pm

I'd say Perth - London Heathrow on Qantas. Australia to the UK non-stop, 14.524 kilometers or 9.025 miles, quite a distance.
 
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Re: What's the longest flight into Britain?

Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:57 pm

Appears to be SCL-LHR. Thought SIN-LHR might be up there, but it is 500 miles shorter.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longest_flights
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Re: What's the longest flight into Britain?

Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:08 pm

PatrickZ80 wrote:
I'd say Perth - London Heathrow on Qantas. Australia to the UK non-stop, 14.524 kilometers or 9.025 miles, quite a distance.


when it starts it will be
 
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Re: What's the longest flight into Britain?

Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:11 pm

DaufuskieGuy wrote:
PatrickZ80 wrote:
I'd say Perth - London Heathrow on Qantas. Australia to the UK non-stop, 14.524 kilometers or 9.025 miles, quite a distance.


when it starts it will be


9.025 miles is quite a distance... to walk.
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Re: What's the longest flight into Britain?

Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:15 pm

Air NZ Aukland-London via LAX is 19,248 km or 10,393 nm. Not nonstop though.
 
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Re: What's the longest flight into Britain?

Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:17 pm

DIRECTFLT wrote:
DaufuskieGuy wrote:
PatrickZ80 wrote:
I'd say Perth - London Heathrow on Qantas. Australia to the UK non-stop, 14.524 kilometers or 9.025 miles, quite a distance.


when it starts it will be


9.025 miles is quite a distance... to walk.


In many languages (e.g. many European languages), the '.' and ',' symbols are swapped in numerals, so a number like 12,345.67 in English would look like 12.345,67 in other languages.
 
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Re: What's the longest flight into Britain?

Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:22 pm

How about Garuda
 
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Re: What's the longest flight into Britain?

Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:37 pm

33lspotter wrote:
Appears to be SCL-LHR. Thought SIN-LHR might be up there, but it is 500 miles shorter.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longest_flights


I think SCL is about 14 hours westbound.

It Will certainly be PER-LHR shortly and then probably in a few years, it will be SYD-LHR.
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Re: What's the longest flight into Britain?

Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:41 pm

rutankrd wrote:
How about Garuda


Probably.
 
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Re: What's the longest flight into Britain?

Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:47 pm

33lspotter wrote:
Appears to be SCL-LHR. Thought SIN-LHR might be up there, but it is 500 miles shorter.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longest_flights

Yes, based on that Wiki entry, the BA flight from Chile, using the 787-9 appears to be the longest non-stop currently into Britain.


Bostrom wrote:
Air NZ Auckland-London via LAX is 19,248 km or 10,393 nm. Not nonstop though.

Or, An international route departing from Auckland airport, New Zealand (AKL) and arriving at Heathrow, London airport, United Kingdom (LHR).
The flight distance is 11403 miles, or 18351 km.

http://info.flightmapper.net/route/Air_ ... NZ_AKL_LHR
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Re: What's the longest flight into Britain?

Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:57 pm

DIRECTFLT wrote:
Or, An international route departing from Auckland airport, New Zealand (AKL) and arriving at Heathrow, London airport, United Kingdom (LHR).
The flight distance is 11403 miles, or 18351 km.

http://info.flightmapper.net/route/Air_ ... NZ_AKL_LHR


But as said, this flight isn't non-stop. It stops in Los Angeles on the way which is only 8.770 kilometers / 5.994 miles from Heathrow. That makes your Flightmapper link irrelevant because that's not the route the aircraft actually flies.
 
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Re: What's the longest flight into Britain?

Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:34 pm

PatrickZ80 wrote:
DIRECTFLT wrote:
Or, An international route departing from Auckland airport, New Zealand (AKL) and arriving at Heathrow, London airport, United Kingdom (LHR).
The flight distance is 11403 miles, or 18351 km.

http://info.flightmapper.net/route/Air_ ... NZ_AKL_LHR


But as said, this flight isn't non-stop. It stops in Los Angeles on the way which is only 8.770 kilometers / 5.994 miles from Heathrow. That makes your Flightmapper link irrelevant because that's not the route the aircraft actually flies.


I did not know that !

http://info.flightmapper.net/flight/Air ... aland_NZ_2
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Re: What's the longest flight into Britain?

Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:25 am

DIRECTFLT wrote:
PatrickZ80 wrote:
DIRECTFLT wrote:
Or, An international route departing from Auckland airport, New Zealand (AKL) and arriving at Heathrow, London airport, United Kingdom (LHR).
The flight distance is 11403 miles, or 18351 km.

http://info.flightmapper.net/route/Air_ ... NZ_AKL_LHR


But as said, this flight isn't non-stop. It stops in Los Angeles on the way which is only 8.770 kilometers / 5.994 miles from Heathrow. That makes your Flightmapper link irrelevant because that's not the route the aircraft actually flies.


I did not know that !

http://info.flightmapper.net/flight/Air ... aland_NZ_2


Air New Zealand commenced operations to London from Auckland in May 1981 with an intermediate stop in LAX nothing has changed since that time except for the London airport changing from LGW to LHR in 1993.

I can't honestly believe that you wasn't aware of the long standing stop at LAX and assumed that it was non stop from AKL!

Current longest non stop flight from London is LHR to SCL by British Airways followed by LHR to Jakarta with Garuda Indonesia but once Qantas start PER to LHR next month that route will be the longest non stop route.
 
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Re: What's the longest flight into Britain?

Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:18 am

Cunard wrote:
Current longest non stop flight from London is LHR to SCL by British Airways followed by LHR to Jakarta with Garuda Indonesia but once Qantas start PER to LHR next month that route will be the longest non stop route.

LHR-CGK is slightly longer than LHR-SCL.
 
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Thu Feb 08, 2018 2:13 pm

If you look at actual flight distances flown on Fightaware (not sure how accurate that is ) as opposed to GC or planned. The GA flight to CGK fly 7600-7700m, the BA to SCL 7600-7800.
CI LGW-TPE must be up there to, @7400m eastbound (they cant overfly western China so go south of the Himalayas), CI 69 7200 west (even going north to Korea and Russian Far East first!) .
 
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Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:21 pm

Exactly when British Airways first announced LHR to SCL it was stated at the time that it would be the longest non stop long haul route flown from London.
 
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Re: What's the longest flight into Britain?

Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:28 pm

trex8 wrote:
If you look at actual flight distances flown on Fightaware (not sure how accurate that is ) as opposed to GC or planned. The GA flight to CGK fly 7600-7700m, the BA to SCL 7600-7800.
CI LGW-TPE must be up there to, @7400m eastbound (they cant overfly western China so go south of the Himalayas), CI 69 7200 west (even going north to Korea and Russian Far East first!) .


Why cant it overfly western China.
 
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Re: What's the longest flight into Britain?

Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:28 pm

briguychau wrote:
DIRECTFLT wrote:
DaufuskieGuy wrote:

when it starts it will be


9.025 miles is quite a distance... to walk.


In many languages (e.g. many European languages), the '.' and ',' symbols are swapped in numerals, so a number like 12,345.67 in English would look like 12.345,67 in other languages.
Which is why ATCs in many countries say "decimal" instead of "point" or "comma". :stirthepot:

I would have also expected that LHR-SIN would be the longest nonstop flight to the UK (pending the start of PER-LHR). I didn't mention LHR-CGK because I don't know if that was nonstop (in the past, that flight was via AMS and to LGW).
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Re: What's the longest flight into Britain?

Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:55 am

LTU932 wrote:
I didn't mention LHR-CGK because I don't know if that was nonstop (in the past, that flight was via AMS and to LGW).

After skipping AMS, the route was CGK-SIN-LHR-CGK. Now it is CGK-LHR-CGK.
 
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BritTraveller wrote:
trex8 wrote:
If you look at actual flight distances flown on Fightaware (not sure how accurate that is ) as opposed to GC or planned. The GA flight to CGK fly 7600-7700m, the BA to SCL 7600-7800.
CI LGW-TPE must be up there to, @7400m eastbound (they cant overfly western China so go south of the Himalayas), CI 69 7200 west (even going north to Korea and Russian Far East first!) .


Why cant it overfly western China.

1. Beijing is just being a PITA to Taiwan carriers
2. There are security issues when cross straits flights first started between mainland China and Taiwan, like maybe Beijing didnt want the Taiwanese to do a kamikazi run on their nuclear testing facilities in Xinjiang. Even today flights across the Taiwan straits take very specific corridors (so the Taiwanese have you running smack through only certain parts of their worlds 2nd heaviest SAM defense belts )which adds significant flight times.
3. 2. can't be the case now that that Beijing allows Taiwan carriers to fly scheduled flights to Urumchi, so back to 1.


SIN-LHR is 7000-7100m by Flightaware SQ flights.
 
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Re: What's the longest flight into Britain?

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Cunard wrote:
DIRECTFLT wrote:
PatrickZ80 wrote:

But as said, this flight isn't non-stop. It stops in Los Angeles on the way which is only 8.770 kilometers / 5.994 miles from Heathrow. That makes your Flightmapper link irrelevant because that's not the route the aircraft actually flies.


I did not know that !

http://info.flightmapper.net/flight/Air ... aland_NZ_2


Air New Zealand commenced operations to London from Auckland in May 1981 with an intermediate stop in LAX nothing has changed since that time except for the London airport changing from LGW to LHR in 1993.

I can't honestly believe that you wasn't aware of the long standing stop at LAX and assumed that it was non stop from AKL!

Current longest non stop flight from London is LHR to SCL by British Airways followed by LHR to Jakarta with Garuda Indonesia but once Qantas start PER to LHR next month that route will be the longest non stop route.

What I didn't know was the mileage figures... But I knew there's never been a (scheduled) non-stop from NZ or AUST to Britain... Sorry for the confusion... :frown:
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Re: What's the longest flight into Britain?

Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:40 am

BritTraveller wrote:
trex8 wrote:
If you look at actual flight distances flown on Fightaware (not sure how accurate that is ) as opposed to GC or planned. The GA flight to CGK fly 7600-7700m, the BA to SCL 7600-7800.
CI LGW-TPE must be up there to, @7400m eastbound (they cant overfly western China so go south of the Himalayas), CI 69 7200 west (even going north to Korea and Russian Far East first!) .


Why cant it overfly western China.


Is it just too remote to have to mount a recovery in case of a crash there??
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Re: What's the longest flight into Britain?

Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:05 am

DIRECTFLT wrote:
BritTraveller wrote:
trex8 wrote:
If you look at actual flight distances flown on Fightaware (not sure how accurate that is ) as opposed to GC or planned. The GA flight to CGK fly 7600-7700m, the BA to SCL 7600-7800.
CI LGW-TPE must be up there to, @7400m eastbound (they cant overfly western China so go south of the Himalayas), CI 69 7200 west (even going north to Korea and Russian Far East first!) .


Why cant it overfly western China.


Is it just too remote to have to mount a recovery in case of a crash there??

All mainland Chinese and nonTaiwan carriers get to fly over Xinjiang. Its political.
 
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Re: What's the longest flight into Britain?

Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:14 am

PatrickZ80 wrote:
DIRECTFLT wrote:
Or, An international route departing from Auckland airport, New Zealand (AKL) and arriving at Heathrow, London airport, United Kingdom (LHR).
The flight distance is 11403 miles, or 18351 km.

http://info.flightmapper.net/route/Air_ ... NZ_AKL_LHR


But as said, this flight isn't non-stop. It stops in Los Angeles on the way which is only 8.770 kilometers / 5.994 miles from Heathrow. That makes your Flightmapper link irrelevant because that's not the route the aircraft actually flies.

The OP DID NOT ask for the longest "NON STOP" flight into Britain, he asked for the longest "FLIGHT". The flights from Australia & New Zealand are therefore the longest and are flown 4 or more times daily. These flights are NOT connections, they are direct flights therefore the aircraft does fly the route.

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