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Longest Flights Of Every Aircraft

Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:42 pm

This is something I've been thinking about doing for a while, but I can't seem to gather all the accurate information. I'd like to put together a list of the longest flights for each invidiual aircraft type. The list can be copied and pasted and amended as necessary. I'll start..

    Aircraft type Airline Route Length

    330-200 Air Europa MAD-EZE 5433nm
    330-300 Korean AMS-ICN 4630nm
    340-300 LAN SCL-MAD 5777nm
    340-500 Singapore SIN-EWR 8285nm
    340-600 China Eastern PVG-JFK 6424nm
    757-200 Finnair HEL-YYZ 3574nm
    747-400 Qantas SYD-DFW 7454nm
    777-300 Emirates DXB-LAX 7246nm
    787-800 JAL NRT-BOS 5823nm
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RE: Longest Flights Of Every Aircraft

Tue Oct 09, 2012 12:44 am

Not sure if this is the longest, but ATL-JNB is quite a flight. 7333nm on a 77L
 
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RE: Longest Flights Of Every Aircraft

Tue Oct 09, 2012 2:30 am

The all-time longest flight for the 767-400ER was ATL-SVO at 4675 nm, which DL flew on the route in the summer of 2008.
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RE: Longest Flights Of Every Aircraft

Tue Oct 09, 2012 4:45 am

Quoting jkrugman22 (Reply 1):
Not sure if this is the longest, but ATL-JNB is quite a flight. 7333nm on a 77L

That is the longest 77L flight
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RE: Longest Flights Of Every Aircraft

Tue Oct 09, 2012 5:00 am

Quoting something (Thread starter):
747-400 Qantas SYD-DFW 7454nm

I don't wish to be pedantic, but this is flown by a 744ER. The longest regular 744 flight is probably ORD-HKG (6772nm) these days.

Quoting something (Thread starter):
777-300 Emirates DXB-LAX 7246nm

This flight is now operated by 77L's, which would make the longest 77W flight DXB-IAH (7097nm)

Longest A388 flight is MEL-LAX (6883nm).
 
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RE: Longest Flights Of Every Aircraft

Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:21 am

Quoting qf002 (Reply 4):
This flight is now operated by 77L's

I think it's just reverted back to a 77W, right?




I'd suggest that EWR-HKG at 7008nm is the longest for the 772ER.
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RE: Longest Flights Of Every Aircraft

Tue Oct 09, 2012 3:26 pm

In this topic Longest N/S Route Per Aircraft Type (A Vs B) (by 330lover Jul 26 2010 in Aviation Polls)#menu52 we tried to list the shortest/longest flights by aircraft type. List is not complete, and probably not accurate anymore given the dates of posts, but it gives an idea.

AIRBUS

318: JFK-LCY (BA) 3017nm
319: DOH-BCN (QR) 2627nm
319LR: CDG-PHC (AF) 2632nm
320: DOH-TXL (QR) 2379nm
321: DOH-CMB (QR) 1951nm
332: LAX-AKL (QF) 5652nm
333: DOH-MNL (QR) 3490nm
342: AMM-ORD (KU) 5419nm
343: JFK-JNB (SA) 6925nm
345: SIN-EWR (SQ) 8285nm
346: SYD-AUH (EY) 6510nm
388: LAX-MEL (QF) 6883nm

BOEING

737-300
737-400
737-500
737-600
737-700: AMS-IAH (KL) 4356nm
737-800: PTY-EZE (CM) 2879nm
737-900
747-400: LAX-MEL (QF) 6883nm
757-200: ATL-BSB (DL) 3623nm
757-300
767-200: NRT-MEX (AM) 6086nm
767-300: NRT-MEX (AM) 6086nm
767-400: JFK-IST (DL) 4359nm
777-200ER: EWR-HKG (CO) 7009nm
777-200LR: JNB-ATL (DL) 7334nm
777-300ER: DXB-SFO (EK) 7041nm
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RE: Longest Flights Of Every Aircraft

Tue Oct 09, 2012 3:40 pm

Quoting something (Thread starter):
340-600 China Eastern PVG-JFK 6424nm
Quoting 330lover (Reply 6):
346: SYD-AUH (EY) 6510nm

EY still fly the 346 into SYD so that's a mistake in the OP's list
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RE: Longest Flights Of Every Aircraft

Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:48 pm

Maybe you would like to have a look at this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-sto...ircraft_types_for_non-stop_flights

It shows the longest flights of almost every aircraft and airline.
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RE: Longest Flights Of Every Aircraft

Wed Oct 10, 2012 1:41 am

Quoting lppr95 (Reply 8):

Wow, somehow 4 hours on an ATR72 or E145 doesn't strike me as fun!
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RE: Longest Flights Of Every Aircraft

Wed Oct 10, 2012 8:36 am

The Wikipedia page is fascinating. Lots of exotic flights out there.

Quoting RyanairGuru (Reply 9):
4 hours on an ATR72

Yes but it's better than a day or two on a boat in the Pacific that runs infrequently!

Quoting RyanairGuru (Reply 9):
4 hours on an...E145

I've flown YYZ-IAH twice on the Continental Express Embraer and it's just fine, the A seat, which is an aisle and a window, is fantastic, and the pairs (B and C, or C and D, depending on how the airline letter their seats) are fine, no different to any other economy seat. Never understood the idea that small planes are "cramped" - with some exceptions (6 abreast BAe 146s), an economy seat is an economy seat, whether it's bolted to the floor of a CRJ or an A380. At least with a small plane it's easy and quick to board and there's no bottleneck at customs or baggage claim.

The most impressive sector on the Wiki page is the Embraer 190, which Air Canada fly from YYZ to PDX - 5h17m. Had no idea they had that kind of endurance. Must book that flight some day!
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RE: Longest Flights Of Every Aircraft

Wed Oct 10, 2012 1:53 pm

Quoting cedarjet (Reply 10):
The most impressive sector on the Wiki page is the Embraer 190, which Air Canada fly from YYZ to PDX - 5h17m.

B6 flew the E190 (on a ferry flight after Sarah Palin gave the plane back after the 2008 election was done) from ANC to BUF!!! We also used to have Saturday-only service on the E190 from LGB - IAD back in the day:

http://www.gcmap.com/map?P=anc-buf;+yyz-pdx;+lgb-iad&MS=wls&MR=540&MX=720x360&PM=*

Per GCM:
ANC-BUF: 3100mi
LGB-IAD: 2277mi
YYZ-PDX: 2097mi
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RE: Longest Flights Of Every Aircraft

Wed Oct 10, 2012 7:19 pm

Quoting qf002 (Reply 4):
I don't wish to be pedantic, but this is flown by a 744ER. The longest regular 744 flight is probably ORD-HKG (6772nm) these days.

They are the same thing. The so called 744ER is a 747-400 with a MTOW of 910K. That's like saying that the different MTOW versions of the 767-300ER are all different models.
 
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RE: Longest Flights Of Every Aircraft

Thu Oct 11, 2012 1:49 am

Quoting cedarjet (Reply 10):
The most impressive sector on the Wiki page is the Embraer 190, which Air Canada fly from YYZ to PDX - 5h17m. Had no idea they had that kind of endurance. Must book that flight some day!

I think AC's 3 longest E190 nonstops are:

YYZ-PDX 1822 nm
YYZ-SEA 1791 nm
EWR-YYC 1757 nm
 
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RE: Longest Flights Of Every Aircraft

Thu Oct 11, 2012 4:49 am

Quoting B6JFKH81 (Reply 11):
ANC-BUF: 3100mi

I flew an E190 even longer!

A delivery flight, empty, just me and the F/O SJK-SJU-YUL.

The SJK-SJU leg was 2755 nm, or 3171 sm.

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RE: Longest Flights Of Every Aircraft

Thu Oct 11, 2012 12:17 pm

Quoting longhauler (Reply 14):

On these sort of flights do you have any special procedures? - for example, lower speed or higher altitude to extend endurance?

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RE: Longest Flights Of Every Aircraft

Thu Oct 11, 2012 2:47 pm

Quoting BeakerLTN (Reply 15):
On these sort of flights do you have any special procedures?

The flight plan was built by Fight Dispatch in YYZ. As time was not a factor, a Cost Index of 0 was used, and as the aircraft was very light, we went right up to FL410. I don't recall, but CI of 0 at FL410 would be around M0.76

The flight planning computers, when dictated, will build to minimum fuel, so if better winds were detected lower, then we would have been there. I am guessing they did not. The SJU-YUL leg the next day was planned "over land" so HF radios and life rafts were not required.
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RE: Longest Flights Of Every Aircraft

Thu Oct 11, 2012 8:33 pm

Quoting longhauler (Reply 16):
As time was not a factor, a Cost Index of 0 was used

That's interesting, I had no idea that expected times were factors that were considered in flight planning. I just thought the flight took as long as it took. I suppose going lower costs more but is faster?
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RE: Longest Flights Of Every Aircraft

Thu Oct 11, 2012 9:20 pm

Quoting longhauler (Reply 16):
The SJU-YUL leg the next day was planned "over land" so HF radios and life rafts were not required.

Thank you for the interesting read! Would that sort of route look a little bit like SJU-MIA-SAV-YUL?
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RE: Longest Flights Of Every Aircraft

Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:17 pm

Quoting BeakerLTN (Reply 17):
That's interesting, I had no idea that expected times were factors that were considered in flight planning. I just thought the flight took as long as it took. I suppose going lower costs more but is faster?

If a flight has a lot of connections, it is labeled a "Time Mission Management" flight, and the Cost Index is adjusted depending on take-off time. Or, if the flight is very early, and there are no gates free on arrival, Flight Dispatch can (but not always) suggest a "Tactical Slowdown" and a Cost Index of 0 is entered ... and ATC advised.

Generally lower is faster, yes, with a greater fuel burn per mile.

Quoting aloges (Reply 18):
Would that sort of route look a little bit like SJU-MIA-SAV-YUL?

Not quite that close to land. All of AC's aircraft can go up to 400 nms from shore, as they are all life-jacket equipped. So the routing would take you north west of SJU to about 180 nms north of NAS, to ILM then pretty well direct to YUL.
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Sun Oct 14, 2012 8:07 am

The B737- that flight from NRT on NH to some place in India....anyone have more information on that one?
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RE: Longest Flights Of Every Aircraft

Sat Oct 20, 2012 10:49 pm

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 20):

The B737- that flight from NRT on NH to some place in India....anyone have more information on that one?

I don't have much more information on this one, as I have never flown it, but it goes from NRT to BOM daily, departing at 12:10 and arriving at 19:45 (both local times). The aircraft that are used have either 38 Club ANA seats or 24 Club ANA and 24 Economy seats in a 4-abreast configuration. They also have an extra fuel tank (I assume that is part of the reason why they have so few seats).
 
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RE: Longest Flights Of Every Aircraft

Sun Oct 21, 2012 8:09 am

Quoting 330lover (Reply 6):
321: DOH-CMB (QR) 1951nm

Hold on a second here....I'm pretty sure the PHX-LGA US Airways flight was longer...is that still in operation on a 321?

Also what about the DCA-PHX flight? What aircraft is that?

Quoting jporterfi (Reply 21):

I just saw this list below

Quoting 330lover (Reply 6):
737-700: AMS-IAH (KL) 4356nm
737-800: PTY-EZE (CM) 2879nm

How is the AMS-IAH KL flight accurite? Last I saw that flight is on a 777...?

And what's the distance between NRT and BOM?
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RE: Longest Flights Of Every Aircraft

Sun Oct 21, 2012 9:21 am

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 22):
Quoting 330lover (Reply 6):
321: DOH-CMB (QR) 1951nm

Hold on a second here....I'm pretty sure the PHX-LGA US Airways flight was longer...is that still in operation on a 321?

No, PHX-LGA is shorter. 1867nm


But there's indeed a longer 321 flight. Aigle Azur's ZI521 (and return) Paris Orly-Bamako (Mali) at 2227nm.
 
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RE: Longest Flights Of Every Aircraft

Sun Oct 21, 2012 11:03 am

Quoting 330lover (Reply 6):
343: JFK-JNB (SA) 6925nm
Quoting 330lover (Reply 6):
346: SYD-AUH (EY) 6510nm
Quoting something (Thread starter):
340-600 China Eastern PVG-JFK 6424nm

The longest A346 sector is flown by SA between JFK-JNB @ 6925nm.


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RE: Longest Flights Of Every Aircraft

Mon Oct 22, 2012 12:06 am

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 22):
Quoting 330lover (Reply 6):
737-700: AMS-IAH (KL) 4356nm
737-800: PTY-EZE (CM) 2879nm

How is the AMS-IAH KL flight accurite? Last I saw that flight is on a 777...?

The AMS-IAH service operated for KL by a Privatair BBJ with several extra fuel tanks in the cargo compartment (not a standard 737-700) ended almost a year ago.
 
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RE: Longest Flights Of Every Aircraft

Mon Oct 22, 2012 11:57 am

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 22):
Hold on a second here....I'm pretty sure the PHX-LGA US Airways flight was longer...is that still in operation on a 321?
Quoting PHX787 (Reply 22):

How is the AMS-IAH KL flight accurite? Last I saw that flight is on a 777...?

As I said in my post:

Quoting 330lover (Reply 6):
List is not complete, and probably not accurate anymore given the dates of posts, but it gives an idea.

As the list is 2 years old, some things have certainly changed, and I did not have the time to review it before posting.
And yes, KL does operate wide bodies now to IAH, 747 actually.
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RE: Longest Flights Of Every Aircraft

Mon Oct 22, 2012 2:22 pm

Airlineroute.net is reporting that new airline Gambia Bird is planning a weekly BJL-LGW service with an A319 which will be 2770nm/4460km - which will be longer than

Quoting 330lover (Reply 6):
319: DOH-BCN (QR) 2627nm
319LR: CDG-PHC (AF) 2632nm

referred to in post 6.

Also Gambia Bird is apparently also proposing a BJL - FNA- LGW service which strikes me as an odd routing but if it comes about means the FNA-LGW leg will be 3030nm/4880Km.
 
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RE: Longest Flights Of Every Aircraft

Tue Oct 23, 2012 3:10 pm

Quoting 330lover (Reply 6):
319LR: CDG-PHC (AF) 2632nm

AF also used its A319LR on the longer CDG-PNR : 3257 nm

Quoting 330lover (Reply 6):
AIRBUS

SS Concorde : CCS-CDG* (AF) 4123 nm


* Normally scheduled with a refueling stop in SMA (Santa Maria/ Azores), the distance was sometimes flown nonstop in favourable conditions. The record was established on May 29 1976 by the Concorde F-BTSC, flight AF 200 CCS-CDG, 7780 km/4836mi in 4h19 including 3h37 at a supersonic speed.
 
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RE: Longest Flights Of Every Aircraft

Tue Oct 23, 2012 3:44 pm

Quoting FlySSC (Reply 28):
* Normally scheduled with a refueling stop in SMA (Santa Maria/ Azores), the distance was sometimes flown nonstop in favourable conditions. The record was established on May 29 1976 by the Concorde F-BTSC, flight AF 200 CCS-CDG, 7780 km/4836mi in 4h19 including 3h37 at a supersonic speed.

Interesting, never knew SSC flew to CCS. Was there really a market for this.
Or mayby in back then, the existing markets were not as important as were status...

Where else did they fly scheduled?
JFK from CDG and LHR
IAD, SIN and BGI from LHR

Maybe good for a new topic, if I had the time...
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RE: Longest Flights Of Every Aircraft

Tue Oct 23, 2012 3:52 pm

Quoting 330lover (Reply 29):
Where else did they fly scheduled?

For AF (Scheduled destinations) :

CDG-DKR-GIG
CDG-IAD
CDG-(SMA)-CCS
CDG-JFK
CDG-IAD-MEX
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RE: Longest Flights Of Every Aircraft

Tue Oct 23, 2012 6:17 pm

Quoting 330lover (Reply 6):
320: DOH-TXL (QR) 2379nm

and the wikpedia entry of Ulan Bator to Moscow at 2,889 taking 6hrs 40 mins.

Can a A320 do such routes with a full load or does an airline have to limit the load? I always think of the A320 doing 90min to 3hr.30 flights. Over 6hrs seems a bit extreme.
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RE: Longest Flights Of Every Aircraft

Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:59 pm

Quoting babybus (Reply 31):
I always think of the A320 doing 90min to 3hr.30 flights. Over 6hrs seems a bit extreme.

JetBlue and Virgin America both operate the A320 on BOS-SFO and BOS-LAX (also JetBlue BOS-SEA) with westbound block times between about 6 hrs and 6 hrs. 40 minutes.

BOS-SEA 2169 nm
BOS-LAX 2269 nm
BOS-SFO 2350 nm

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