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Latest Long-Haul Top Ten?

Fri Jan 20, 2012 3:13 am

I'm finishing up the manuscript for the new edition of my book. It will contain a segment on the world's longest nonstop flights, and I'd like to include a list of the top ten.

I'm hoping you can help me update the following 1-10, which was accurate as of a year or so ago. It likely needs a few additions/subtractions.

Criteria: Nonstop in one or both directions; regularly scheduled passenger flight. Nautical miles, great circle distance. If you're using the Great Circle Mapper or some similar took, please remember to select nautical miles, not statute.


 
1. Newark-Singapore:  8,288  (Singapore Airlines)

2. Los Angeles-Singapore:  7,621  (Singapore Airlines)

3. Atlanta-Johannesburg:  7,334  (Delta)

4. JFK-Hong Kong:  7,014   (Cathay Pacific, Continental)

5. JFK-Johannesburg:  6925  (South African Airways)

6. Los Angeles-Melbourne:  6,883 (Qantas)

7. Toronto-Hong Kong:  6,787  (Air Canada)

8. JFK-Mumbai:  6,777  (Air-India)

9. Vancouver-Sydney:  6,741 (Air Canada)

10. Los Angeles-Sydney:  6,507  (United, Qantas, Delta, V Australia)


Thanks for any input,

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RE: Latest Long-Haul Top Ten?

Fri Jan 20, 2012 5:25 am

Quoting aviateur (Thread starter):
I'm hoping you can help me update the following 1-10, which was accurate as of a year or so ago. It likely needs a few additions/subtractions.

Everything you could possibly want to know about this topic:

http://wwww.airliners.net/aviation-f...=230338&s=longest+flights#ID230338

Top 10:
17 January 2012 Schedules:
8285nm SINº-EWRº Singaporeˇ 345x7
7621nm SIN-LAXº Singapore 345x5
7454nm SYDº-DFW º † Qantas ˇ 74Ex6
7334nm ATLº-JNBº Deltaˇ 77Lx7
7246nm DXBº-LAX Emirates ˇ 77Wx7 77Lx7
7215nm DFW-BNEº †† Qantas 74Ex6
7186nm BKKº-LAX Thai ˇ 345x7
7097nm DXB-IAHº Emirates 77Lx14
7041nm DXB-SFOº Emirates 77Wx7
10th Longest:
7014nm HKGº-JFKº Cathay Pacific ˇ 77Wx21

Footnotes are in part 3

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RE: Latest Long-Haul Top Ten?

Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:26 am

Quoting aviateur (Thread starter):
4. JFK-Hong Kong: 7,014 (Cathay Pacific, Continental)

CO (which you can probably show as UA now) is EWR-HKG (7,009 nm), not JFK-HKG.
 
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RE: Latest Long-Haul Top Ten?

Sat Jan 21, 2012 2:47 am

Quoting gemuser (Reply 1):
Everything you could possibly want to know about this topic:

Thank you.

And JFK-HKG, that was a typo, sorry.


I might expand my list to 20, I'm not sure.


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