levent
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Long Haul Flights In Narrow Body Aircraft

Sat Sep 11, 2004 5:15 am

I was wondering whom of you has flown long haul (say minimum 8 hours) on narrow-body airplanes, and what you think about it. Would you prefer wide-bodies instead?
 
ZKSUJ
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RE: Long Haul Flights In Narrow Body Aircraft

Sat Sep 11, 2004 7:00 pm

Define Narrow body.
I know NZ serves places like TPE, SIN, KIX, HKG... non stop with 763's, but that is not exactly narrow.
 
LH526
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RE: Long Haul Flights In Narrow Body Aircraft

Sat Sep 11, 2004 7:24 pm

I think Levent refers to narrowbody as single-aisle aircrafts
My 2 cents: Wide bodies all the way!

Mario
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levent
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RE: Long Haul Flights In Narrow Body Aircraft

Sun Sep 12, 2004 12:31 am

Yep, I mean single-aisle planes like 737, 757, A320... and these include the luxury PrivatAir 737 flights from Germany to the US.
All my long-haul flights were on the 747-200, 747-400 and A340-300, but it seems more and more flights are operated by single-aisle a/c.
 
RCS763AV
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RE: Long Haul Flights In Narrow Body Aircraft

Sun Sep 12, 2004 7:22 am

CO flies EWR-Many small points in the British Isles. Also SNN, LIS and DUB.
 
dcrusafon
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RE: Long Haul Flights In Narrow Body Aircraft

Tue Sep 14, 2004 11:04 pm

Last year from Madrid (MAD) to Male (MLE) in a A330 from Air Luxor (Leased from Novelair I think...he had a SE-*** registration)

After that flight I reconfirm to never fly again on a charter company.:D

DARIO
 
MerC
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RE: Long Haul Flights In Narrow Body Aircraft

Wed Sep 15, 2004 12:53 am

Also SNN, LIS and DUB.

OSL as well.

(Leased from Novelair I think...he had a SE-*** registration)

I think you mean Novair.  Smile
It's Scandinavian
 
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RE: Long Haul Flights In Narrow Body Aircraft

Wed Sep 15, 2004 4:21 am

Not really sure if this counts as a long haul because they were two separate flights, however I travelled a few times MIA-PTY-EZE on Copa 737's. Overall, I enjoyed it, however I prefer wide bodies...no particular reason, I just get impressed with huge aircrafts rather than smaller ones. I have to add that Copa offers a great service, with very friendly crew, to the point that once arrived at EZE, the crew and myself arranged to go out for a few drinks.  Big thumbs up
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citationjet
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RE: Long Haul Flights In Narrow Body Aircraft

Wed Sep 15, 2004 7:54 am

In the late 1970s I flew a Japan Airlines DC-8 from JFK to Tokyo, with a one hour fuel stop in ANC. Each flight leg was 7 hours, with a one hour stop in ANC. That's 15 hours total.
There wasn't a wide body on the route, so there weren't any options.
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RE: Long Haul Flights In Narrow Body Aircraft

Wed Sep 15, 2004 8:17 am

Hi everyone, this is my first input on this site so here goes : In 1999 I flew Air Transat MAN - YYZ on a 757, which I believe took 7hrs 45mins.

Cheers
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Delta767300ER
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RE: Long Haul Flights In Narrow Body Aircraft

Wed Sep 15, 2004 7:10 pm

My longest was LAS-MCO on an America West Airlines Boeing 757 for 5 hours. Never again will I fly a narrowbody jet on a flight 4 hours or more!

-Delta767300ER
 
levent
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RE: Long Haul Flights In Narrow Body Aircraft

Wed Sep 15, 2004 8:07 pm

Hey Skysurfer, welcome on A.net!

I could be flying on an Iberia 757 from Madrid to Lagos, Nigeria around Christmas, to visit my parents. I believe it´s a 4.5 hour flight. That is if IB didn´t already phase out the 757s by then! Maybe I should use my IB FF-miles for an upgrade, huh?
 
La Carlota
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RE: Long Haul Flights In Narrow Body Aircraft

Wed Sep 15, 2004 9:48 pm

Before the widebody era:
Apr. 13, 1967 MAD-CCS, Iberia DC-8, around 8 hours.

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In the 70's:
Aug. 20, 1979 JFK-BCN, TWA B-707, around 7 hours.

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Lately:
Dec. 28, 1996, TOJ-SDQ, Fuerza Aérea Española B-707, 8h37'
Dec. 30, 1996, SDQ-TOJ Fuerza Aérea Española B-707, 7H39'

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Apr. 16, 2004, BWI-KEF, Icelandair B-757, 5h12'

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RE: Long Haul Flights In Narrow Body Aircraft

Wed Sep 15, 2004 10:20 pm

My longest narrow body flight:

Eastern Airlines
ATL-SFO
SFO-ATL


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