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Longest Non-stop Flight

Thu Mar 08, 2007 12:08 pm

What is the longest non-stop flight originating from the United States ?

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RE: Longest Non-stop Flight

Thu Mar 08, 2007 12:09 pm

SQ's EWR-SIN witn an A340-500 is my guess.

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RE: Longest Non-stop Flight

Thu Mar 08, 2007 12:11 pm

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RE: Longest Non-stop Flight

Thu Mar 08, 2007 12:22 pm

Quoting Jhiller (Thread starter):
What is the longest non-stop flight originating from the United States ?

The trip to the moon and back ?

Apart from that, the answer is with the military, they been ding it since the early 50's.
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RE: Longest Non-stop Flight

Thu Mar 08, 2007 12:29 pm

Quoting Jhiller (Thread starter):
What is the longest non-stop flight originating from the United States ?

The longest nonstop commercial aviation flight originating in the United States is Singapore Airlines EWR-SIN flight with the A340-500 which is ruffly 18 hours.


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RE: Longest Non-stop Flight

Thu Mar 08, 2007 12:53 pm

I was always curious, do the 747s that fly West Coast US to Austraillia have more than enough range to do that, or do they take a lot of wieght restrictions, this is probabaly dependant on winds and time of year I assume. What about that EWR-SIN flight?
 
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RE: Longest Non-stop Flight

Thu Mar 08, 2007 2:23 pm

Quoting Flyboy80 (Reply 5):
do the 747s that fly West Coast US to Austraillia have more than enough range to do that, or do they take a lot of wieght restrictions

They're limited in the amount of cargo they carry on the longest runs... but QF's 744ERs have gone a long way towards mitigating that

Quoting Flyboy80 (Reply 5):
What about that EWR-SIN flight?

SQ flies this route with a 181 seat configuration on a plane that's advertised to carry 300+ people.... so you tell me  Wink
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RE: Longest Non-stop Flight

Thu Mar 08, 2007 3:35 pm

How about EK new flight IAH-DXB operated by 77L ?

[Edited 2007-03-08 07:36:45]
 
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RE: Longest Non-stop Flight

Thu Mar 08, 2007 3:47 pm

Quoting RUHFlyer (Reply 7):
How about EK new flight IAH-DXB operated by 77L ?

Though longer than EWR-HKG, it's still shorter than both SQ's flights and TG's soon-to-be-former nonstops as well.
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RE: Longest Non-stop Flight

Thu Mar 08, 2007 3:57 pm

Quoting RUHFlyer (Reply 7):
How about EK new flight IAH-DXB operated by 77L ?

The EK site says the B777-200LR is scheduled to take 17 hours westward and "just over" 15 hrs eastward.
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RE: Longest Non-stop Flight

Thu Mar 08, 2007 4:32 pm

I would rather fly from SING to LAX and have a stop but then continue to EWR, rather than be stuck in a plane for 18 HOURS!

[Edited 2007-03-08 08:34:12]
 
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RE: Longest Non-stop Flight

Thu Mar 08, 2007 8:07 pm

Quoting InbarD (Reply 10):
I would rather fly from SING to LAX and have a stop but then continue to EWR, rather than be stuck in a plane for 18 HOURS!

If travelling Economy then the seats are rather good as I have heard. MUCH more leg space, and a more private feel as cabin is 2 - 3 - 2 and they advertise it as Executive Economy

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