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Longest And Shortest Flights Using WB's

Sat Oct 20, 2007 9:15 am

Singapore Airlines (SQ) is presently distinquished as having the longest daily commercial flight utilizing A340-541's between SIN and EWR. (# 22 eastbound 18:35 flight time and # 21 westbound 18:45 as posted). It seems that they also have the shortest flight duration of 55 minutes and distance of 185 stat miles between SIN and Malaysia KUL with 772's. Considering that they have 6 flights daily between these points all with Boeing 777, that is significant.

Would it be safe to assume that SQ may also hold the highest flight cycles on 777's in airline service??

Both JL and NH utilizes some 777's between Tokyo (HND) and Osaka (ITM) however they publish their flight times as 1:10/1:05 for this 250 statute mile segment.

Corrections and updates welcomed.

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RE: Longest And Shortest Flights Using WB's

Sat Oct 20, 2007 9:21 am

Shortest:

Perhaps DOH-BAH with B744 (BA), A332/A333 (QR), A300/A310 (AI), 763 (GF)

Only 146 kilometers (79 nm) (17 minute flight)! There are more than 13 daily flights between the two nations!
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RE: Longest And Shortest Flights Using WB's

Sat Oct 20, 2007 9:32 am

DUB-SNN-DUB on EI's A330's on a daily basis, flight time is around 25-30mins, but the flight block is about 50mins if I rememeber correctly.

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RE: Longest And Shortest Flights Using WB's

Sat Oct 20, 2007 9:37 am

I guess DOH-BAH might be the winner. But there used to be some pretty short flights in West and Central Africa in the past (some of them still operate):

Sabena flew between Cotonou and Lagos on an A310 in the 90s, which was around 15-20 minutes.

KLM flies between Abuja and Kano on an A330, which is around 30 minutes flying.

A number of airlines flew from Malabo (SSG) to Douala (DLA), KLM and Swissair, which was a very short flight 20 minute flights as well. Does Swiss still fly this route?

Weren't there European airlines hopping from Kinshasa to Brazzaville at one point?
 
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RE: Longest And Shortest Flights Using WB's

Sat Oct 20, 2007 9:50 am

Lufthansa starts flying B744s between DXB and AUH again (part of LH627/628) from late October - the distance is only 71.9 miles.


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RE: Longest And Shortest Flights Using WB's

Sat Oct 20, 2007 9:56 am

Quoting KL577 (Reply 3):
A number of airlines flew from Malabo (SSG) to Douala (DLA), KLM and Swissair, which was a very short flight 20 minute flights as well. Does Swiss still fly this route?

they do! two times weekly ZRH-SSG-DLA and an additional flight to SSG on Sundays.



FRA-MUC is always operated with A300 and even sometimes with A330/340
 
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Sat Oct 20, 2007 9:57 am

MBJ-KIN-MBJ 11 mins at 13,000ft operated by JM A340-300.
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RE: Longest And Shortest Flights Using WB's

Sat Oct 20, 2007 11:23 am

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 4):
Lufthansa starts flying B744s between DXB and AUH again (part of LH627/628) from late October - the distance is only 71.9 miles.

Will LH have rights to carry pax from DXB to AUH? And I thought FRA-AUH stops over in BAH or somewhere else--if Im not mistaken.
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RE: Longest And Shortest Flights Using WB's

Sat Oct 20, 2007 1:21 pm

SABENA at one time operated 747-300 Brazzaville-Kinshasa-----this must be the shortest as the flight only crossed the Congo River!! Anybody has a timetable/schedules of this flight? Info appreciated.
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RE: Longest And Shortest Flights Using WB's

Sat Oct 20, 2007 1:32 pm

Quoting QatarA340 (Reply 7):
Will LH have rights to carry pax from DXB to AUH? And I thought FRA-AUH stops over in BAH or somewhere else--if Im not mistaken.

I don't think so, I tried to book it and no flights were found.


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RE: Longest And Shortest Flights Using WB's

Sat Oct 20, 2007 1:38 pm

KLM uses a A330 on the morning AMS-LHR run.

CX used to have 747 AMS-MAN service as well as a tag on to their HKG flight.

RG did have DC10 service on the AMS-CDG sector till a few years ago.

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RE: Longest And Shortest Flights Using WB's

Sat Oct 20, 2007 3:26 pm

Quoting KL911 (Reply 10):
RG did have DC10 service on the AMS-CDG sector till a few years ago.

Wasn't that an MD11? HY operated flights between AMS and CDG as well with an A310.
 
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RE: Longest And Shortest Flights Using WB's

Sat Oct 20, 2007 3:47 pm

Quoting KL577 (Reply 11):
Wasn't that an MD11?

haha, could be.... At least it had 3 engines...  Smile
 
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RE: Longest And Shortest Flights Using WB's

Sun Oct 21, 2007 12:35 am

Quoting KL911 (Reply 12):
Quoting KL577 (Reply 11):
Wasn't that an MD11?

haha, could be.... At least it had 3 engines...

It was an MD-11 most of the time, although occasionally it was a B767-300 or B777-200 - I think that may have depended on the cargo levels as that is what kept RG operating into AMS for so long. I was lucky enough to fly them twice in 2005 on the route, such an amazing experience. The ascent was like an utter rocket, with less than 50 people onboard we climbed out straight up to around 30,000ft, then did exactly the reverse coming back down. Dipped the left wing, spoilers up and nose lowered; upon touching down in CDG the airspeed was apparently 198mph, according to the big screen - totally awesome flight on one of the most beautiful aircraft.


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RE: Longest And Shortest Flights Using WB's

Sun Oct 21, 2007 7:01 am

Doesn't LH fly from ICN to PUS with the A340 from MUC???? That flight is 183nm, not the shortest but it is a short hop.
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Sun Oct 21, 2007 12:45 pm

NZ flies CHC-AKL with a mixture over the past few years of 763ER, 772ER, 744. 402nm (not the shortest I know, but pretty damn short!)
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RE: Longest And Shortest Flights Using WB's

Sun Oct 21, 2007 6:56 pm

While it was during the "good old days" of the airlines, two routes come to mind for me:

SAN-LAX: 109mi, AA DC10
DEN-COS: 73mi, UA DC10


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RE: Longest And Shortest Flights Using WB's

Wed Oct 24, 2007 4:52 pm

Worth Mentioning? AA once used a 767 in the place of a 757 on the DFW-AUS route. I dont know if its worth mentioning but A 767 in AUS!!!! Amazing!  Big grin
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RE: Longest And Shortest Flights Using WB's

Wed Oct 24, 2007 7:09 pm

Quoting Transpac787 (Reply 16):
SAN-LAX: 109mi, AA DC10

That is a really really short hop. Amazing.
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RE: Longest And Shortest Flights Using WB's

Thu Oct 25, 2007 2:15 am

Quoting KL577 (Reply 3):
Weren't there European airlines hopping from Kinshasa to Brazzaville at one point?



Quoting AirAmericaC46 (Reply 8):
SABENA at one time operated 747-300 Brazzaville-Kinshasa-----this must be the shortest as the flight only crossed the Congo River!! Anybody has a timetable/schedules of this flight? Info appreciated.

UTA definitely operated DC-10-30s on the 14 nm Kinshasa-Brazzaville sector.

I flew on an Eastern A300 MIA-FLL-JFK sometime in the 1980s. The MIA-FLL sector is 18 nm.
 
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RE: Longest And Shortest Flights Using WB's

Thu Oct 25, 2007 1:35 pm

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 19):
UTA definitely operated DC-10-30s on the 14 nm Kinshasa-Brazzaville sector.

Is it really good for airlines to operate widebodies on such a short route.
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RE: Longest And Shortest Flights Using WB's

Sat Oct 27, 2007 11:44 am

IIRC QF used to do a 767 SYD-OOL-BNE-SYD and OOL-BNE is about 10-15minutes
 
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RE: Longest And Shortest Flights Using WB's

Sun Oct 28, 2007 4:19 pm

id say between SYD and Melbourne on UAL or QANTAS
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RE: Longest And Shortest Flights Using WB's

Mon Oct 29, 2007 10:30 am

What about Swissair? I was on their GVA-ZHR shuttle in 1997 - on an MD-11 (DC-10??) no less.

Flight duration ca. 15 min - don't know the distance.

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RE: Longest And Shortest Flights Using WB's

Tue Oct 30, 2007 9:10 am

Real TWA flew the 747 that became TWA800 in Mar95 LAXLAS as TWA6840. I flew in the upper deck F of that aircraft and my friend (now a NW B747 S/O) flew jumpseat. http://www.myaviation.net/search/pho..._search.php?id=00642546&size=large

Air Wisconsin flew (BAe146, I know not a WB) as a tag-end from GRB-ATW - a total of 6 minutes flight time
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RE: Longest And Shortest Flights Using WB's

Wed Oct 31, 2007 12:48 am

Quoting NG1Fan (Reply 23):
What about Swissair? I was on their GVA-ZRH shuttle in 1997 - on an MD-11 (DC-10??) no less.

Flight duration ca. 15 min - don't know the distance.

15 min. GVA-ZRH would be unlikely as it's 125 nm. I fly that sector quite often and the scheduled time is now about 45 minutes but airborne time is usually around 30 minutes on LX A319/320/321s.

In addition to the MD-11, Swissair also operated A310s, DC-10s and 747s on the GVA-ZRH route.

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