JAGflyer
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Your Longest Flight On A "small" Plane.

Sun Mar 12, 2006 6:30 am

I've never done a long flight (2.5+ hours) on a small plane yet but tommorow I'm stuck in an AC A320 for 5 hours and 35 minutes. Geez, I'm not looking forward to that. The fulight is 100% full in Y when I lasted checked.

So, whats you longest flight on a small plane. (A319,A320,A320,B737, etc)
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RE: Your Longest Flight On A "small" Pla

Sun Mar 12, 2006 7:08 am

CDG-ETH, TLV-CDG on LY738, it was awful.We had to wait 30 minutes to go to the toilets
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RE: Your Longest Flight On A "small" Pla

Sun Mar 12, 2006 7:19 am

ORD-DUS and DUS-EWR on the Privatair ACJ.

To be honest, it was a nice experience but I prefer the regular Business Classes on "big" planes.

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RE: Your Longest Flight On A "small" Pla

Sun Mar 12, 2006 7:19 am

Quoting JAGflyer (Thread starter):
I've never done a long flight (2.5+ hours) on a small plane yet but tommorow I'm stuck in an AC A320 for 5 hours and 35 minutes. Geez, I'm not looking forward to that. The fulight is 100% full in Y when I lasted checked.

That really sucks. Especially if you get stuck in a middle seat. AC has really pushed the limits for what pax will tolerate on longer transcon flights. Of course their service has become awful too, so that just makes the whole experience worse.

I have been in similar situations a few times, and will do everything I can to avoid it. Alternate airlines with better fleet choices, different departure times for reduced loads or different aircraft types etc.



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RE: Your Longest Flight On A "small" Pla

Sun Mar 12, 2006 7:39 am

I logged a 4.8 in a Cessna 180, from just west of Houston, TX to Altanta, GA.
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RE: Your Longest Flight On A "small" Pla

Sun Mar 12, 2006 7:52 am

Quoting JAGflyer (Thread starter):
I'm stuck in an AC A320 for 5 hours and 35 minutes. Geez, I'm not looking forward to that.

And driving in your MUCH smaller, slower car for the same amount of time between fill ups would be somehow be better?
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RE: Your Longest Flight On A "small" Pla

Sun Mar 12, 2006 10:56 am

Some of my flights include...
UA/Indy A319 SEA-IAD
AS 73G SEA-DCA
AS 73G SEA-MIA (middle)
C6 735 YUL-PBI
C6 735 YYZ-YVR
CO 73G SEA-EWR (middle)
Coming Soon...AC E190 SEA-YYZ

I honestly don't mind it that much. Big or small, I just love flying on airplanes.
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RE: Your Longest Flight On A "small" Pla

Sun Mar 12, 2006 10:58 am

I did 5.6 hours nonstop in a Comanche 260 from eastern Colorado to Las Vegas; over the Rockies and by the Grand Canyon. This was on a coast to coast flight done over three days.

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RE: Your Longest Flight On A "small" Pla

Sun Mar 12, 2006 11:34 am

Back in the 90s, I did a flight from MCO to BTR in a Seminole with four people on board to get away from a hurricane. It was about six hours at best economy cruise in a light twin that was barely larger than the lav of a 737.
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RE: Your Longest Flight On A "small" Pla

Sun Mar 12, 2006 12:03 pm

S2 B737-800 SIN - DEL - SIN 5 and 1/2 hrs

Ive also flown berjaya air Singapore - Tioman 45mins

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Sun Mar 12, 2006 12:44 pm

5 hours in a 737-700 from Hamburg to Fuerteventura.
It was a LTU flight with a leased plane from Germania, it was just awfull, bad seatpitch and 3 hours delay on the return
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RE: Your Longest Flight On A "small" Pla

Sun Mar 12, 2006 2:06 pm

About 3 hours in a PA28  Wink Hope that counts
 
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RE: Your Longest Flight On A "small" Pla

Mon Mar 13, 2006 1:35 am

JNB-MRU-JNB in a 738, about 4 hours each way.
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RE: Your Longest Flight On A "small" Pla

Mon Mar 13, 2006 1:43 am

Quoting Andz (Reply 12):

Seewoosagur. I always laugh when I look at that name. Big grin
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RE: Your Longest Flight On A "small" Pla

Mon Mar 13, 2006 1:57 am

4 hrs of China Southern's A321 from Xiamen to Singapore. The flight was 1/4 full and it was only the 2nd flight of Shenzhen-Xiamen-Singapore.
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RE: Your Longest Flight On A "small" Pla

Mon Mar 13, 2006 2:10 am

3h40 DAR-JNB on a 737-200 of Air Tanzania. I had a very good flight and enjoyed it a lot.
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RE: Your Longest Flight On A "small" Pla

Mon Mar 13, 2006 2:32 am

I've flown on AA BOS-SNN service. I'm not a huge fan of 757 across the pond!
 
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RE: Your Longest Flight On A "small" Pla

Mon Mar 13, 2006 4:40 am

7.0 in a C172S.... DAB-SAV-FLO-DAB... only stopping for fuel, yikes!
 
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Mon Mar 13, 2006 1:44 pm

2 hours in a BEX Saab 340 BOS-YHZ-BOS
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RE: Your Longest Flight On A "small" Pla

Mon Mar 13, 2006 8:26 pm

5 hrs 20 HRG-FRA on HF B737-800
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RE: Your Longest Flight On A "small" Pla

Mon Mar 13, 2006 11:25 pm

OAK-JFK and back on a Jetblue A320. It was my first time on Jetblue so it was rather nice.
 
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RE: Your Longest Flight On A "small" Pla

Tue Mar 14, 2006 12:37 am

JFK-SJC-JFK on a jetBlue A320-- 6h 15m outbound and 5h 10m inbound.
EWR-OMA-EWR on a Continental Express ERJ-- over 3 hours each way.
MSP-FAI on a Northwest 757-- 5h 30m

Wouldn't care to repeat the NW 757 experience-- great flight, but I just can't stand NW's seat on the 757 for that long. The CO/B6 flights were great. I prefer the smaller planes on longer routes.. more intimate that way. I enjoyed my EWR-LGW flight on a CO 762 far more than the return on a 772.

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RE: Your Longest Flight On A "small" Pla

Tue Mar 14, 2006 2:27 am

8hours in an BA A319 LHR-GVA not all flight because we got diverted to LYS as GVA shut down due to snowfall.

We had to stay in the plane, on the tarmac, with nothing else but a couple of glasses of water in 8 hours.

A bad bad day...
 
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RE: Your Longest Flight On A "small" Pla

Tue Mar 14, 2006 3:49 am

Damn, I haven't had any really long flights on narrowbodies. I suppose that MMX-KGS onboard a Transwede F100 in 1993 was the longest, around 3 hrs I believe.

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RE: Your Longest Flight On A "small" Pla

Tue Mar 14, 2006 4:13 am

PHL-BNA on a USx CRJ

EWR-SEA on a CO 738

PHL-SLC on a DL 738
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RE: Your Longest Flight On A "small" Pla

Tue Mar 14, 2006 9:58 am

2hrs45 on a COex ERJ from IAH-ZIH and back.
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RE: Your Longest Flight On A "small" Pla

Tue Mar 14, 2006 10:39 am

longest flights in the smallest planes...

CRJ-200: LAX-COS
BAE 146-300: DEN-SBA
738: HNL-SFO
A320: LAX-IAD
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RE: Your Longest Flight On A "small" Pla

Tue Mar 14, 2006 10:44 am

ATL-BUF-ATL with Comair or ASA CR2, about 2 hours?

GRU-REC with JJ A320, ~3 hours

BSB-MAO-BSB with JJ A320, also ~3 hours

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RE: Your Longest Flight On A "small" Pla

Wed Mar 15, 2006 7:54 am

I made it down to SFO sucessfully in the A320. I even got a cockpit visit before the flight. It was not as cramped as I would have expected from a flight that was 100% full. No IFE in my row but my iPod/laptop made up for that. Right now I am posting from the "lavatory" of my hotel courtesy of the free-wifi. My SFO-YYZ flight is on Friday with an A319. It's only 4 hours and 10 minutes though.

That AirTrain thing at SFO is really cool. You can get between the terminals in a matter of seconds!
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RE: Your Longest Flight On A "small" Pla

Wed Mar 15, 2006 11:59 am

i logged 2.6 in a Cessna 172 on my solo cross country.
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RE: Your Longest Flight On A "small" Pla

Wed Mar 15, 2006 12:03 pm

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RE: Your Longest Flight On A "small" Pla

Wed Mar 15, 2006 9:04 pm

Is a Cessna 152 small enough ?

Flew once, myself, from Titusville/Fl to Americus/Ga, which took about 4 hours...
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RE: Your Longest Flight On A "small" Pla

Thu Mar 16, 2006 4:05 am

Mine was on a Westjet 737-700 from YYZ-YYC ,about 4 to 5 hours.
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RE: Your Longest Flight On A "small" Pla

Thu Mar 16, 2006 7:04 am

Quoting MH017 (Reply 31):
s a Cessna 152 small enough ?

Flew once, myself, from Titusville/Fl to Americus/Ga, which took about 4 hours...

ahhhh, yes. i remember those days well. my C-152 cross country was BKL-JHW-LBE-BKL. off the top of my head, i dont remember how many hours i logged. i DO remember i had to learn how to walk again when we finally landed!

as for airliners, i've done CLE-LAX-CLE on a 738. thats 4+ hours ea. direction.


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RE: Your Longest Flight On A "small" Pla

Thu Mar 16, 2006 12:24 pm

Well, BOG-MEX on an MX A319 but it was fine for the 4.5hrs.
 
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RE: Your Longest Flight On A "small" Pla

Thu Mar 16, 2006 1:43 pm

I've done

OSL-FNC 734 (about 5 hrs if I remember ) I've done this flight many
times.

OSL-CAI A320

HYW-CHO C172 3 hrs.

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RE: Your Longest Flight On A "small" Pla

Fri Mar 17, 2006 9:48 am

146-200 - US Air - MFR-EUG-LAX
733 - UA -SFO-PHX-IAD
319 - HP - PHX-IAD, or PHX-FLL
320 - HP - PHX-BOS
757 - UA - SFO-BOS
CR900 - HP - PHX-MSP (Now that really cramped)

Aside from the RJ everything else was fine.
 
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RE: Your Longest Flight On A "small" Pla

Sat Mar 18, 2006 12:24 am

I can offer Berlin (Germany)-SOFIA(Bulgaria)-Abu Dhabi(UAE)-COLOMBO(SRI LANKA) on a TU 154 with BALKAN BULGARIAN, and the same return... Without any IFE!!  bigthumbsup 
 
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RE: Your Longest Flight On A "small" Pla

Sat Mar 18, 2006 4:04 am

STN-TSF on a FR Boeing 737
 
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RE: Your Longest Flight On A "small" Pla

Sat Mar 18, 2006 5:42 am

SVO-SCL onboard Aeroflot IL-62
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RE: Your Longest Flight On A "small" Pla

Sat Mar 18, 2006 6:10 am

Quoting Goldenshield (Reply 5):
And driving in your MUCH smaller, slower car for the same amount of time between fill ups would be somehow be better?

HAHAHA!!!

I would have to say around 3 hrs in a CRJ. Not bad at all, tolerable. I wouldn't consider the 737/A320 series "small airplanes."
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RE: Your Longest Flight On A "small" Pla

Sat Mar 18, 2006 6:52 am

Quoting Andz (Reply 12):
JNB-MRU-JNB in a 738, about 4 hours each way.

The same for me.
 
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RE: Your Longest Flight On A "small" Pla

Sat Mar 18, 2006 7:11 am

UX/Mesa DEN-RDU in a CR7 - 4 1/2 hours
 
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RE: Your Longest Flight On A "small" Pla

Sat Mar 18, 2006 7:49 pm

Quoting 767-332ER (Reply 40):
I wouldn't consider the 737/A320 series "small airplanes."

smallest aircraft I've ever been on is a 737, so I guess it would be relative for me?
 
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RE: Your Longest Flight On A "small" Pla

Mon Mar 20, 2006 1:47 pm

5.1 hours from ODG to OMA in a Cessna 182RG. The restroom at the local FBO was the first stop after landing.
 
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RE: Your Longest Flight On A "small" Pla

Mon Mar 20, 2006 2:25 pm

I've done transcon's in 737's

IAD-IAH in an ERJ

and I;ve flown a PA-30 (Twin Comanche) VNY-FMN-SLN-IXD and the even longer (due to headwinds) IXD-GCK-FMN-IFP-VNY return.

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RE: Your Longest Flight On A "small" Pla

Mon Mar 20, 2006 5:46 pm

Longest RJ flight:
- YV (as HPX) PHX-MSP on a CRJ-900 in a window seat. This flight returned to the gate after a long PHX taxi queue, and we had a plane swap after an hour, further adding to my negative memories of this flight.

Longest narrowbody flight:
- MG MSP-PVR on an 727-200. Technically the return trip had a shorter duration, but some fat guy managed to break *both* lavs. That made it seem much longer!
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