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RE: Longest 757 Route

Tue Oct 14, 2003 9:41 pm

In reading these posts, I think that CO's Gatwick - Cleveland has to be the longest

Actually, you're incorrect. AlexG is correct, with the CUN-EZE being the longest I've ever seen listed. It was 9 hours each way.

But that's nothing: how about LH flying a 48-seat, Business-Only config, 737NG between MUC-EWR. Someone told me they also fly it MUC-ORD.  Smile
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RE: As Time Goes By: Many 767s Bound For Scrapping

Tue Oct 14, 2003 11:53 pm

I've done BCN-JFK in the 757 a bunch but it's not 9 hours. Probably 8:20-8:40...

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RE: Longest 757 Route

Wed Oct 15, 2003 4:09 am

HV-Amsterdam to Kathmandu...non stop!
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RE: Longest 757 Route

Wed Oct 15, 2003 4:31 am

I understand Mexicana is reviving CUN-EZE this year or early next year, again on a 757 I suppose. It was indeed the longest scheduled non-stop 757 flight in the world. I will look for the article and post a link here.
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RE: Longest 757 Route

Wed Oct 15, 2003 11:57 pm

I agree that the middle seat is not the best seat on a long flight, but if you are flying with a companion it doesn't make any difference. The main thing is getting to your destination safely.
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RE: Longest 757 Route

Thu Oct 16, 2003 1:56 am

I am sure Monarch used to fly thier B757-200's to GOA from MAN and LGW in the UK. Thats around 10hrs.
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RE: Longest 757 Route

Thu Oct 16, 2003 2:22 am

yes LH is doing a business jet from MUC-ORD. I saw it last month parked at E12 next to NW. It was a A319.
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RE: Longest 757 Route

Thu Oct 16, 2003 3:20 am

I think the industry has a long way to go in convincing the public, including me that 2 engines across the Atlantic is just fine.
Comparing the 757 with the 707 based on aisles isn't the whole picture. It has more to do with 2 additional engines.
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When I first encountered CO using 737 and 757 from EWR to LAX I was not a happy camper. I still find the aircrafts cramped and seemingly always full(bully for CO!)
As far as from the Eastcoast to Europe, and I fly that route frequently, I will not book an airline if It's not a wide body.
A 757 will not do for me.
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RE: Longest 757 Route

Thu Oct 16, 2003 10:23 am

What about Azerbaijan Airlines? They fly 757s from Baku to LGW, but not sure what other routes.
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RE: Longest 757 Route

Thu Oct 16, 2003 1:19 pm

If the "general public" had such trouble with 2 engine planes crossing the Atlantic, they probably would have been dropped because the flights would be empty.
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RE: Longest 757 Route

Thu Oct 23, 2003 4:33 pm


That sounds like TACV.

Actually, the flights are operated by Icelandair. Icelandair has been basing one of their 757s (one of the ones with the "Icelandair Holidays" logo) in Boston to do these flights on behalf of some airline or travel organizer.

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RE: Longest 757 Route

Thu Oct 23, 2003 10:07 pm

Not sure if it's the longest, but Royal Nepal flies the 757 from Kathmandu to London Gatwick, albeit via Dubai and Frankfurt. I flew it once, not very impressed with the state of the interior.....
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RE: Longest 757 Route

Fri Oct 24, 2003 1:49 am

Complete nonsense to say the public have a perception of twins being unsafe over water. The 767 has crossed the pond more than any other airliner, indeed I heard more than all other types combined. If you walked up the aisle/s of a trans-Atlantic flight and asked each passenger how many engines on their plane, less than 20% would know or answer correctly.
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RE: Longest 757 Route

Fri Oct 24, 2003 2:29 am

Whoa..... I think I've got everyone beat. Our longest leg in the 757-200 was Honolulu to Jakarta. Roughly 13 hours (approx 14 hours to dry tanks). Of course we had belly tanks, that helps a lot! Done in the early 90s with a corporate 757. We also flew a leg nonstop from Seoul Korea to Honolulu in a 727, yes with belly tanks, in 8 hours.
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RE: Longest 757 Route

Fri Oct 24, 2003 1:49 pm

I am sure about the TWA.

The routing was as follows

STL-LAX(Technical Stop)-HNL

Then the good part


It was directional nonstop due to the winds. And if things were not good it would divert. During one snowstorm I remember sitting in an MD80 arriving in to MCI from STL and watching the TW002 arrive from HNL as a diversion.

Nonstop distance was 4190 sm or 3581 nm.

The 757-200 was used on Sat and Tues flights off season when the 767 fleet was being transitioned to the 767-300s from the 767-200s. TW has made a deal with Airborne Express and the result was a shortage of 767's hence the 757-200 was pulled into service on HNL.

It also ran daily for a brief time in 1999.

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RE: Longest 757 Route

Fri Oct 24, 2003 1:54 pm

Incidently... The NM distance on ANC to EWR is 2918 so I believe the above distances were in SM making the TW HNL-STL run nonstop the longest regularily scheduled 757 route.

I believe the flight was approx 9hrs 50 mins

It had special premium cabin seats (aka CO does to Europe with it's 757s) and flew with a group of 2-3 aircraft. At one time the rotation was HNL-STL-JFK-LIS-JFK-STL-LAX-HNL with 3 aircraft all B757-200 with ETOPS and PW2037 engines.

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RE: Longest 757 Route

Fri Oct 24, 2003 11:11 pm

BRITANNIA From MCO to CWL back in 94 that was nonstop!!
nearly 9hrs(ER)
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RE: Longest 757 Route

Fri Oct 24, 2003 11:24 pm

I still find the aircrafts cramped and seemingly always full(bully for CO!)

How dare they fill their aircraft!
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RE: Longest 757 Route

Fri Oct 24, 2003 11:35 pm

I know it's not the longest routes but LAX-OGG is probably one of the longest over-water routes flown by the 757. Earlier this year I vacationed on Maui and flew a an AA 757 ack too LAX. It's was one of their newer ones so it still had that new airplane smell.
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RE: Longest 757 Route

Sat Oct 25, 2003 2:33 am

Though not as long as most of the 757 flights mentioned I just had to get Canada in here  Smile. I've flown YYZ-LGW (both ways) with Canada 3000, and BHX-YYZ with Air Transat. That last one was actually a 3-cornered route - YYZ-EXT-BHX-YYZ, refueling at BHX.

As for the single/twin aisle discussion; single aisle planes don't bother me. I usually only leave my seat once, for a toilet trip, on a trans Atlantic flight. As they normally seem to use only one exit door, it takes less time to get the passengers off a single-aisle plane.
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RE: Longest 757 Route

Wed Nov 05, 2003 3:17 am

Don't forget Continental's daily EWR-LIM at 3,642 miles, sufficiently 100 miles longer (according to Sabre) than YYZ-LGW.
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RE: Longest 757 Route

Wed Nov 05, 2003 3:42 am

I think that maybe the fear is about the 757 being a twin-engine narrowbody. I don't think it would be such an issue if it were a four-holer.
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757 Flights...

Thu Nov 06, 2003 4:34 am

I just flew the United non-stop SFO to LIH (Kaua'i) and back on a 757-200 last week. It did feel like I was on a stretched 737. I had booked an A & B seat location. The seats are so close that I think an aisle seat would have been a better choice (easier to get to the lav). I like to look out the windows and noticed that with the smallish seats, the window-view was pretty much accessible from either the B or C seat location.

A previous message mentioned that a 757 body diameter is about the same as a 707. Wouldn't the difference between the comfort of flying a 707 compared with a 757 be the fact that the old 707's had 2 seats on each side of the aisle, and fewer per row, whereas the 757 has 3 on each side? Just enough room (almost) in the aisle for the food carts to traverse on the latter.

Flight length was just short of 5 hours each way.
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RE: Longest 757 Route

Thu Nov 06, 2003 4:57 am

I believe Royal Nepal used to fly Kathmandu to LHR via Dubai with a B757.
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RE: Longest 757 Route

Thu Nov 06, 2003 5:24 am

Back in 1997 LTU was flying SXF to some place in Thailand (not BKK, I forgot which). I remember with the plane coming to SXF from some European short haul trip we had to remove the first seat row on the left side and replace it with an additional galley for extra food storage, and when the plane came back next day we had to change it back. We had about 20 minutes to change it. The seat pitch was incredible: If you were sitting in the C seat at door 2L you had a F/A sitting right opposite you with your legs between hers....

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RE: Longest 757 Route

Thu Nov 06, 2003 5:42 am

Icelandair operate KEF to MCO thats nearly 8hrs each way.

Dont know milage tho

RE: Longest 757 Route

Thu Nov 06, 2003 8:33 am

According to the flight calculator over at, KEF-MCO is 3527 statute miles. That is quite a haul without a refuel.

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