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The Longest B 747 Classic Route

Thu Oct 14, 2004 4:06 am

TG's B 747-300 service between Rome and Bangkok I suppose?????

If not, then which?
 
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RE: The Longest B 747 Classic Route

Thu Oct 14, 2004 4:07 am

If you are inviting 747SP routes. . .then there is a clear winner.
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RE: The Longest B 747 Classic Route

Thu Oct 14, 2004 4:09 am

Well, if you are talking in history, it was probably LAX-SYD with the 747SP. As far as now, BKK-FCO sounds good to me. I would guess that before they switched to a 744, QF's 743 BNE-AKL-LAX was pretty long.
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RE: The Longest B 747 Classic Route

Thu Oct 14, 2004 4:13 am

I think the now discontinued BA route LHR-SIN-PER-AKL used to be the longest at one time.
 
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RE: The Longest B 747 Classic Route

Thu Oct 14, 2004 4:15 am

Well if you are including stops, it's PA 1 and PA 2 Round the world flights.
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RE: The Longest B 747 Classic Route

Thu Oct 14, 2004 4:15 am

are we talking scheduled or longest of all time? SAA flew Seattle - Cape Town with a 747SP in 1976 (?)
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RE: The Longest B 747 Classic Route

Thu Oct 14, 2004 4:20 am

QF have just started SYD-BOM using one of their 743s. I reckon that'd be longer than a BKK-FCO?
 
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RE: The Longest B 747 Classic Route

Thu Oct 14, 2004 4:53 am

I believe the following can be considered long routes:

IBERIA 747-200 : MAD - EZE - MAD --> Non Stop

Aerolineas Argentinas 747-200 : MAD - EZE - MAD --> Non Stop

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RE: The Longest B 747 Classic Route

Thu Oct 14, 2004 7:03 am

Sorry I am talking about CURRENT routes.  Smile
 
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RE: The Longest B 747 Classic Route

Thu Oct 14, 2004 5:16 pm

NZ's 742s flew routes like FRA-LAX and LAX-AKL as well as HKG-AKL.
 
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RE: The Longest B 747 Classic Route

Thu Oct 14, 2004 7:33 pm

SAA used to operate JNB-MAD/ZRH/FRA/ORY/LHR nonstop round the bulge of Africa with Super-B's - that was around a 7000 mile routing IIRC.
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RE: The Longest B 747 Classic Route

Fri Oct 15, 2004 1:18 am

Phukets 747-206 does LGW-BKK, that resonably long isnt it?

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RE: The Longest B 747 Classic Route

Sat Oct 16, 2004 3:38 pm

Do they still fly this route? How does it take to fly from Phuket to LGW?
 
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RE: The Longest B 747 Classic Route

Mon Oct 18, 2004 2:32 pm

I believe UA used to put their 741s on the LAX-NRT routes, and counting in the 747SPs, TWA operated their 747SPs from LAX-Tel Aviv. Also, TWA and Pan Am used the Boeing 747s on LAX-LHR, STL-CDG, STL-FRA, etc.
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RE: The Longest B 747 Classic Route

Wed Oct 20, 2004 7:59 am

Currently?

AR's EZE-MAD sounds like a good candidate (in a C46Y356 config.). 12 hours.

IB switched from the 742/743 from MAD-EZE to the A346 in September 2003, although the occasional 747 Classic continued to show up in EZE until the end of the year:


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RE: The Longest B 747 Classic Route

Sun Oct 24, 2004 1:54 pm

QF's 743 never flew AKL-LAX regularly, there were a couple of 743's used for some reason back in 2002, no idea why though. QF never flew classics on AKL-LAX as far as i'm aware, I think they started MEL-AKL-LAX in 1994 with a 744.

LAX-AKL is 12:45 which NZ did daily with 742's which is fairly long!
 
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RE: The Longest B 747 Classic Route

Wed Oct 27, 2004 10:46 am

Longest scheduled non-stop was JFK to JNB on SAA 747-400, now I think they are using an A340-600. It was an amazing flight....about 15hrs non-stop!
 
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RE: The Longest B 747 Classic Route

Wed Oct 27, 2004 12:07 pm

NWA used to fly JFK to NRT on 741's and 742's.

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