Bofredrik
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Longest Flight In Dark You Have Been On?

Wed Jun 09, 2004 10:57 pm

My own example is with SAS, Bangkok-Copenhagen, when it was dark from takeoff to landing, 11 h 30 m.
 
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RE: Longest Flight In Dark You Have Been On?

Wed Jun 09, 2004 11:00 pm

Johannesburg, South Africa to JFK with a stop in Dakar, Senegal. Left at about 9pm, arrived at 7:30. This was in winter, with sunlight during the final hour. Total time: about 19 hours including the stop.
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RE: Longest Flight In Dark You Have Been On?

Wed Jun 09, 2004 11:23 pm

My longest were two flights with NZ. LAX-AKL and LAX-SYD. Both are leaving at around 10 PM and arrive in the early morning. As I did both flights during the southern hemisphere winter, it was dark all flight.
 
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RE: Longest Flight In Dark You Have Been On?

Wed Jun 09, 2004 11:36 pm

SQ, nonstop LAX-SIN in 2/04, 16 1/2 hour flight time...left LAX 8pm Tue. and arrived SIN 6:15am Thur. just after dawn.
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RE: Longest Flight In Dark You Have Been On?

Wed Jun 09, 2004 11:44 pm

acc jfk 10 hours think.....
acc-lhr 7 hous
acc-mxp acc-ams acc-fco acc-fra all just under 7 hours
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RE: Longest Flight In Dark You Have Been On?

Wed Jun 09, 2004 11:46 pm

EZE-JFK on PA, we left late at night, and arrived before sun up.
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RE: Longest Flight In Dark You Have Been On?

Wed Jun 09, 2004 11:48 pm

Kuala Lumpur - London Heathrow
dep 23:55
arr 05:50

13 hours
 
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RE: Longest Flight In Dark You Have Been On?

Wed Jun 09, 2004 11:57 pm

Honolulu - Atlanta
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This was last New Year's Eve. The flight departed at 7pm, and arrived in ATL a little after 8am. 7:30 of the 8:00 flight was in the dark.
 
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RE: Longest Flight In Dark You Have Been On?

Thu Jun 10, 2004 12:00 am

Interesting, tks so far! I do not like to fly in the dark att all. It is OK if it is clear and you fly over lighted cities but over the ocean or clouds, UGH!!!
 
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RE: Longest Flight In Dark You Have Been On?

Thu Jun 10, 2004 12:47 am

TWA MD-83

LAS-STL

red-eye flight

no inflight entertainment
cabin lighting system off
no reading lights on
gallery area lights off

I could see "Exit" and "No smoking" lights on but that was it. It was a really dark flight.


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RE: Longest Flight In Dark You Have Been On?

Thu Jun 10, 2004 2:23 am

It would probably end up as a tie between flying:

LAX-LHR during Northern Hempisphere winter, or
LAX-SYD during a Southern Hempishpere spring

I would think the actual amount of time spent flying in the dark would be about the same on both flights.

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RE: Longest Flight In Dark You Have Been On?

Thu Jun 10, 2004 3:31 am

HKG-AB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA would be the longest for me - 12 hours, 15 minutes scheduled... but the flights between CDG, AB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA and GRU (11 hours 50 minutes) aren't bad either...

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RE: Longest Flight In Dark You Have Been On?

Thu Jun 10, 2004 4:18 am

Mine was about 3 years ago PMV-LGW, about 12 hours.
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RE: Longest Flight In Dark You Have Been On?

Thu Jun 10, 2004 6:20 am

I think my longest all dark flight has been SCL-MIA, in february. Departed near 10 PM from SCL and arrived before dawn to MIA.
 
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RE: Longest Flight In Dark You Have Been On?

Thu Jun 10, 2004 8:26 am

BNE to LHR

Got dark just after leaving, and was just startin to get light when we landed at LHR, we followed the night for a day
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RE: Longest Flight In Dark You Have Been On?

Thu Jun 10, 2004 1:18 pm

CO76 HNL-LAX
NW946 HNL-SEA
NW926 HNL-SEA
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RE: Longest Flight In Dark You Have Been On?

Thu Jun 10, 2004 2:39 pm

MAD-SCL about 11 of the 14 hours of darkness
SCL-MIA 9 hours of darkness
SCL-HAV-CUN-MIA: 11 hours

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RE: Longest Flight In Dark You Have Been On?

Thu Jun 10, 2004 10:55 pm

There is a difference to fly in the dark over oceans or to fly in the dark over lands, with down cities, small and large ones, sparkling in the night.

Cheers. Kilavoud.
 
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RE: Longest Flight In Dark You Have Been On?

Fri Jun 11, 2004 1:24 am

PHX-LHR left at night, arrived just at dawn. 12 hours
 
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RE: Longest Flight In Dark You Have Been On?

Fri Jun 11, 2004 5:39 am

Hell! I've made every decision affecting my career in the dark.

That is over 39 years!
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RE: Longest Flight In Dark You Have Been On?

Fri Jun 11, 2004 10:33 pm

JFK to LHR with BA.
Near 7 hours.
Arrival in the morning...
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Viasa

Sat Jun 12, 2004 12:53 am

took a Viasa DC10 from IAH to Caracas....

Left IAH at 11:30 and arrived at Caracas at 7:00 a.m local....All night...
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RE: Longest Flight In Dark You Have Been On?

Sat Jun 12, 2004 4:33 am

AA DC-10-30 HNL-ORD, dark shortly after takeoff. Around 6.5 hours I'd estimate.




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RE: Longest Flight In Dark You Have Been On?

Sat Jun 12, 2004 11:08 pm

LAX-AKL this past May. The whole entire flight (about 13 or so hours) was in complete darkness.

Second place would go to SYD-LAX last Thursday. About 8 hours (out of 13) in darkness.

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