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Longest MD-11 Route? And Who Is Flying It?

Mon Apr 14, 2008 2:16 am

I was wondering how long is the longest nonstop MD-11 route, and who is operating it?? Passenger carrier or cargo carrier. On a side note, i think the MD-11 is one of the best looking tri-holers!

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RE: Longest MD-11 Route? And Who Is Flying It?

Mon Apr 14, 2008 2:45 am

Not so many MD-11 operators left, AY will be among them untill the spring 2010.

At the moment Finnair's longest MD-11 route is HEL-BKK 4256 nm, I think their longest ever was HEL-SFO 4706 nm.

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RE: Longest MD-11 Route? And Who Is Flying It?

Mon Apr 14, 2008 2:58 am

My guess is the non-stop from Houston, Texas to Luanda, Angola, flown by World Airways three times weekly for SONAIR, Angola's national airline on a specially configured aircraft - only 113 seats. The trip is well over 7,000 miles.
 
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RE: Longest MD-11 Route? And Who Is Flying It?

Mon Apr 14, 2008 3:36 am

Where does KLM's MD-11 stand in the ranking?

They operate them on the HYD - AMS route which is around 4000nm approximately
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Mon Apr 14, 2008 3:40 am



Quoting FRA2DTW (Reply 2):
My guess is the non-stop from Houston, Texas to Luanda, Angola, flown by World Airways three times weekly for SONAIR, Angola's national airline on a specially configured aircraft - only 113 seats. The trip is well over 7,000 miles.

Is this a scheduled service, or a privately contracted flight?

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RE: Longest MD-11 Route? And Who Is Flying It?

Mon Apr 14, 2008 3:50 am

No longer flying  Sad but SR MD-11s took me from ZRH to KIX (9,486Km) and LAX to ZRH (9,521Km).
 
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RE: Longest MD-11 Route? And Who Is Flying It?

Mon Apr 14, 2008 3:52 am

FX uses MD11 from MEM - NRT HNL ANC BOM CDG STN MAN SYD DXB SYD etc,

Maybe this helps.

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RE: Longest MD-11 Route? And Who Is Flying It?

Mon Apr 14, 2008 3:55 am



Quoting FXramper (Reply 6):
FX uses MD11 from MEM - NRT HNL ANC BOM CDG STN MAN SYD DXB SYD etc,

Maybe this helps.

But not on a nonstop basis from MEM-SYD, MEM-DXB, MEM-NRT and MEM-BOM.

Sorry...
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Mon Apr 14, 2008 4:06 am



Quoting BAW716 (Reply 4):
Is this a scheduled service, or a privately contracted flight?

It is privately contracted but operates on a fixed schedule. Flights are not open to the general public. Something to do with the oil business. Distance is 12,274 km or 6627 nm, if my info is correct.
 
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RE: Longest MD-11 Route? And Who Is Flying It?

Mon Apr 14, 2008 4:19 am

From Flight Aware:

FDX18 Arrived Fri 04:44PM GMT Sat 12:08AM CDT Federal Express Corporation McDonnell Douglas MD-11

RJBB Osaka [Kansai Intl], Honshu, JP to KMEM Memphis [Intl], TN, US = 6833 mi *

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Mon Apr 14, 2008 4:32 am



Quoting CF6PPE (Reply 9):
FDX18 Arrived Fri 04:44PM GMT Sat 12:08AM CDT Federal Express Corporation McDonnell Douglas MD-11

RJBB Osaka [Kansai Intl], Honshu, JP to KMEM Memphis [Intl], TN, US = 6833 mi *

Sorry, my bad...
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RE: Longest MD-11 Route? And Who Is Flying It?

Mon Apr 14, 2008 4:46 am



Quoting Ojas (Reply 3):
Where does KLM's MD-11 stand in the ranking?

They operate them on the HYD - AMS route which is around 4000nm approximately

A bumch of KL's routes have this one beat, including YVR, BON, CUR, AUA... But KL's longest MD11 route is AMS-PTY, I think (5482 mi).
 
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RE: Longest MD-11 Route? And Who Is Flying It?

Mon Apr 14, 2008 4:52 am

Well, if we were including past routes, too, Delta was probably right up there with ATL-NRT coming in at 6,843 statute miles or 5946 nautical miles!
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RE: Longest MD-11 Route? And Who Is Flying It?

Mon Apr 14, 2008 5:21 am

And LH Cargo is flying LEJ-HKG which is 4789NM or planned time 11hrs20mins! Pretty long as well!

And some older Captains told me they used to fly FRA-MNL with the MD11F which is 5568NM..

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RE: Longest MD-11 Route? And Who Is Flying It?

Mon Apr 14, 2008 5:41 am

I think the longest is surely the WO IAH-LAD route, mentioned above. As for past scheduled service, LY's short lived TLV-LAX service, operated by a leased WO MD-11ER, comes to mind. It is 6,581 nm.
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RE: Longest MD-11 Route? And Who Is Flying It?

Mon Apr 14, 2008 7:53 am

How bout KLs route from AMS to Antigua barbados adams? How long is that flight? Or to SMX?

I think when many people who talk about the MD-11s tend to forget that AY is the second biggest airline operator (me thinks) and i think its because of the lack of people knowing such a small company like AY exist. But i dont blame them, if i wasn't from finland i prolly wouldnt know AY either.

Quoting EA772LR (Thread starter):

Airlines been on: AY, LX, SR, OS, SK, KF, EZY, FR, BA, LH, AF, TG, DC, FC, TK, KL, BT, CX, QR
 
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RE: Longest MD-11 Route? And Who Is Flying It?

Mon Apr 14, 2008 8:03 am



Quoting JohnClipper (Reply 7):

Chalk up KIX and IND. MEM, FRA, and DEL. I never stated the above where n/s; just that the 11 served them.

Get a clue?

I'm in EWR now, waiting for my flight to Paris. Post card anyone?

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RE: Longest MD-11 Route? And Who Is Flying It?

Mon Apr 14, 2008 8:05 am



Quoting FXramper (Reply 16):

Can you send me a postcard to finland?
Airlines been on: AY, LX, SR, OS, SK, KF, EZY, FR, BA, LH, AF, TG, DC, FC, TK, KL, BT, CX, QR
 
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RE: Longest MD-11 Route? And Who Is Flying It?

Mon Apr 14, 2008 8:12 am



Quoting FXramper (Reply 16):
I'm in EWR now, waiting for my flight to Paris. Post card anyone?

Yes please Big grin Or just hop on a plane to TSE, then we'll meet there for a Vodka Big grin

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RE: Longest MD-11 Route? And Who Is Flying It?

Mon Apr 14, 2008 6:03 pm



Quoting Floridaflyboy (Reply 12):
if we were including past routes, too, Delta was probably right up there with ATL-NRT

As I recall their HKG-LAX MD11 was a longer trip-- maybe the longest ever.
 
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RE: Longest MD-11 Route? And Who Is Flying It?

Mon Apr 14, 2008 9:27 pm

KLM still sends their MD-11s here to San Francisco.
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RE: Longest MD-11 Route? And Who Is Flying It?

Mon Apr 14, 2008 11:04 pm



Quoting Sailas (Reply 15):
How bout KLs route from AMS to Antigua, Barbados

KL doesn't serve ANU or BGI. Their current Caribbean destinations are Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, St. Maarten.
 
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RE: Longest MD-11 Route? And Who Is Flying It?

Tue Apr 15, 2008 10:37 am



Quoting WILCO737 (Reply 13):
And some older Captains told me they used to fly FRA-MNL with the MD11F which is 5568NM..

... was about to mention this. It was first leg of the "Around the World" route (FRA-MNL-MEL-AKL-HNL-LAX-ORD-FRA) - if I remember correctly...  scratchchin 

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RE: Longest MD-11 Route? And Who Is Flying It?

Wed Apr 30, 2008 10:08 am

DL use to fly LAX-HKG and it is the longest in term of flight time due to head wind. close to 15 hours!
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