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Longest Transcontinental Flights?

Sun Jul 29, 2012 9:27 am

One of North America’s longest Transcontinental flights has to be United1659. A 737-800 from LAX to YYT (St. John’s, Newfoundland).

The flight number goes through but does the aircraft?……there’s stops in LAS and EWR.

(And from St. John’s you can catch one of the shortest Transatlantic flights: Air Canada’s A319 to Heathrow)
 
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Longest Transcontinental Flights?

Sun Jul 29, 2012 10:46 am

if your not talking strictly North America, then in Australia, BNE-PER is often done on a 737-800 and A320 and in the middle of winter, with headwinds, it has taken sometimes 6hrs 25mins.
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Longest Transcontinental Flights?

Sun Jul 29, 2012 11:07 am

How long is MIA-SEA? Really fancy that! What's the longest flight time you experienced on JFK-LAX, the gold standard of transcon? Mine is 5h13m.
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Longest Transcontinental Flights?

Sun Jul 29, 2012 11:10 am

Are there any long transcontinent flights such as Caracas to somewhere in the south of Argentina/Chile?
 
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Sun Jul 29, 2012 11:26 am

CAI-JNB in Africa is the longest for that continent that I can think of. I'm sure SA and MS both operate the route.
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Longest Transcontinental Flights?

Sun Jul 29, 2012 11:37 am

Quoting beeweel15 (Reply 2):
Quoting ghYHZ (Reply 4):

Actually KEF is located on the American plate while the rest of the country is on the European one.

What about TLV to HKG? It is quite long because El Al has to fly around all the Arab countries. Another one is IST to CGK, though I am not sure if it qualifies as the flight stops in SIN.
 
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RE: Longest Transcontinental Flights?

Mon Jul 30, 2012 12:46 am

I believe the longest current nonstop domestic flight in Canada is Westjet flight WS169, a 737-700 from YYT (St. John's, Newfoundland) to YYC (2695 mi/2342 nm, elapsed time 6:09).

The longest direct flights (same flight with one or more intermediate stops) are probably 2 daily AC A320s (AC1175 and AC109) that operate YHZ-YYZ-YVR (2887 mi/2509 nm, elapsed time 8 hrs.)

WS also has a 1 stop YHZ-YEG-YVR 737-700 which is a little shorter than via YYZ (2798 nm/2432 nm) and elapsed time all the way of 7:30.

WS has a sllightly longer 1-stop, also 73G, WS229 YHZ-YYC-YQQ (Comox, British Columbia, a small community and air force base on Vancouver Island about 85 miles north of YVR). That's 2823 mi/2453 nm) and elapsed time of 7:45.
 
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RE: Longest Transcontinental Flights?

Tue Jul 31, 2012 3:29 am

Quoting ghYHZ (Thread starter):
One of North America’s longest Transcontinental flights

Do you define longest as distance or scheduled time?
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RE: Longest Transcontinental Flights?

Thu Aug 02, 2012 4:33 pm

If the definition of Asia includes "Russia east of the Urals" and all of Indonesia, then SVX-DPS on Nordwind (a seasonal charter that is evidently nonstop) may be the longest transcontinental flight in the world at 8784km/5458sm/4743nm:

http://www.nordwindairlines.ru/?page=routemap&lang_id=1
 
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RE: Longest Transcontinental Flights?

Thu Aug 02, 2012 5:47 pm

Quoting richardw (Reply 3):
Are there any long transcontinent flights such as Caracas to somewhere in the south of Argentina/Chile?

None that I know of. Only BOG or CCS to EZE or SCL.

If we adhere to the geographical definition, then America is one continent (from Ushuaia, south, to Alaska, north). Then EZE-JFK or SCL-YYZ would be at least "podium". SCL-YYZ is 4.634nm (per gcmap)

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