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Flight % Over Water

Wed Oct 25, 2006 6:24 pm

OK here's a question! I know its probably prone to problems of definition but its just for fun.....

Which flights spend the greatest % of their flight time over water?! NOTE this does not mean the longest TIME over water, but the longest time as a proportion of the total flight...


My guesses are going in for SYD-LAX (almost 100%).....possibly AKL-SCL (although the last few hours are flown offshore but in sight of the Chilean coast..) - maybe some of the East Coast - UK/Ireland flights eg Boston-LHR; Boston-Shannon on EI.

SYD-LAX is probably a winner here...but I'm sure we can think of some more unusual ones too! My wildcard flights are Ryanair's Liverpool to Dublin.....and BA's Kirkwall to Sumburgh up in the Islands of Scotland!!
 
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RE: Flight % Over Water

Wed Oct 25, 2006 7:07 pm

Quoting Ratypus (Thread starter):

I guess any flight from East coast Australia to West Coast US and HNL
PER-JNB is another route that comes to mind where majority of the flight is over water
 
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RE: Flight % Over Water

Wed Oct 25, 2006 7:25 pm

I know when I flew SYD-JNB there was a lot of water in sight for a very long time!
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RE: Flight % Over Water

Wed Oct 25, 2006 9:03 pm

Shannon to BOS, depending on the actual routing must be in there also.

It depends on which bits of Canadian territory are under the ice below you much of the year.
 
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RE: Flight % Over Water

Wed Oct 25, 2006 9:08 pm

I would think most island hopping flights in e.g. the Med, or the Pacific or anywhere in fact would be 100%. Short, but almost 100% over water.

OK so it depends whether the airport is inland or not, but certainly in the Pacific islands most airstrips are on the coast as the interiors are mountainous.
 
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RE: Flight % Over Water

Wed Oct 25, 2006 9:21 pm

AKL - SFO must be up there - both airports being right on the coast!
 
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RE: Flight % Over Water

Wed Oct 25, 2006 9:32 pm

How abt TRV-MCT or BOM-MCT (West Coast of India to East Coast of the Arabian Peninsula over the Arabian sea) or maybe even MAA-IXZ domestic flight (East Coast of India to Andaman islands over the bay of Bengal)
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RE: Flight % Over Water

Wed Oct 25, 2006 9:43 pm

LAX-PPT is one that I can think of that is entirely over water. The ocean is less than a mile from the end of the runway in LAX and the threshold at PPT is right near the edge of the water. Of course the rest of the flight is over water getting between the two places. I think that flight would spend only about 1 minute flying over land and about 8 hours over water.
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RE: Flight % Over Water

Wed Oct 25, 2006 10:28 pm

SJU-JFK should be around the top with 99% to 100% above water. Have flown it many times and we always took off towards the sea at SJU (where the runway stretches out into the atlantic), and on many occasions we landed on the shoreside runways of JFK. When flying back it's different because at SJU most planes land towards the ocean (because of the sea winds). But on SJU-JFK it must be 100% water.
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RE: Flight % Over Water

Wed Oct 25, 2006 10:50 pm

Completely forgot the flight to MLE, which literally sits in the middle of the Indian Ocean. I think the TRV-MLE flights are 99.99% over water.  Smile
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RE: Flight % Over Water

Thu Oct 26, 2006 12:07 am

OK so we're doing well - got all the obvious ones out, plus some less obvious ones! And love the attention to detail...right down to runways right next to the water!!

Now to reverse the thread - how about the flights that have most % over land - except to make this trickier....they must be intercontinental flights!!!

I'm thinking CDG-HKG maybe?.......or CDG-JNB (just a short hop over the Med) - or maybe LAX-EZE, which probably heads over mexican land on the way?

what do we think?!
 
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Thu Oct 26, 2006 12:18 am

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Dunno about percentage but it's the longest spent over water in total. Must be a dull view really for all 18 hours of it.
 
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RE: Flight % Over Water

Thu Oct 26, 2006 1:37 am

Please ignore... filler filler filler filler

[Edited 2006-10-25 18:41:46]
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RE: Flight % Over Water

Thu Oct 26, 2006 4:24 am

HNL-SFO/LAX 100% over water
 
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RE: Flight % Over Water

Thu Oct 26, 2006 4:33 am

Many seaplane flights are 100% over water!  Big grin
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RE: Flight % Over Water

Thu Oct 26, 2006 4:46 am

HNL-West Coast (ANC, SEA, PDX, SFO, LAX, SAN, OAK, etc.)
LIS-EWR
SNN-EWR
SNN-BOS

HNL-Japan

HNL-AKL
HNL-SYD
HNL-CNS
HNL-GUM
HNL-BNE

PPT-LAX

The list grows...
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RE: Flight % Over Water

Thu Oct 26, 2006 8:36 am

SYD/BNE-LAX depending on which departure and approach you get your flight could proberly only see flight over land for about 2 minutes after takeoff then another 2 minutes on approach

i suppose SYD/BNE-AKL/WLG could also be up there too
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RE: Flight % Over Water

Fri Oct 27, 2006 5:32 am

For me it's been CPH-KEF, I'd say 90% over the water.

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RE: Flight % Over Water

Wed Nov 01, 2006 7:09 am

From the channel islands to BOH or SOU?
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