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Your longest flight

Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:41 pm

What's your longest flight you've ever flown?

My longest flights:

Delta Air Lines
DL009 London (LHR) to Atlanta (ATL)
Boeing 767-400ER (SkyTeam-livery)
6,800 km (4,225 mi)

British Airways
BA226 Atlanta (ATL) to London (LHR)
Boeing 777-200ER
6,800 km (4,225 mi)
ATL, AYT, FRA, FUE, HEL, JFK, LCA, LHR, MUC | AY, BA, DL, FH, LH, LO | A320, A321, A333, 752, 764, 772, 788
The word "Quawer" means nothing but it looks great.
 
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PatrickZ80
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Re: Your longest flight

Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:46 pm

Norwegian Long Haul
Stockholm Arlanda - Bangkok Suvarnabhumi
Boeing 787-8
8305 km / 5160 miles

Bangkok Suvarnabhumi - Oslo Gardermoen
Boeing 787-8
8680 km / 5394 miles

I don't remember the flight numbers but both started with DY.
 
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Re: Your longest flight

Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:50 pm

My longest flight was from Paris CDG to Atlanta on Delta. The flight was 9 hours long and was flown with a Boeing 767-300ER.
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Re: Your longest flight

Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:51 pm

BA59
LHR-CPT (World Traveller Plus)
747-400
11:25 mins in air

The return trip from JNB is a close second, also on a 744 but flown in Club World. The third spot goes to AC92, flown twice, both on 763s, the first time in November 2005 in a middle seat in Y, the second in April 2013, in J. Flight time around ~10 hours.

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Re: Your longest flight

Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:52 pm

Let's see...

Qantas
QF12 Los Angeles-Sydney
A380-800
7,503 miles

United
UA840 Sydney-Los Angeles
B787-9
7,503 miles
A319 A320 A321 A333 A388 AT72 B717 B733 B734 B734C B735 B73G B738 B739 B744 B752 B764 B772 B789 CRJ2 CRJ7 CRJ9 DH8D E135 E140 E145 E170 E175 E190 MD80 MD90
 
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Re: Your longest flight

Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:02 pm

Qantas
QF 94 LAX_Melbourne 747-400 er
7936 miles
About 15 hours in a middle seat if I remember
 
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Re: Your longest flight

Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:05 pm

Qantas (Flown): SYD-DFW

Emirates (Flown): IAH-DXB-IAH

EVA (Booked): IAH-TPE

United (Booked): SIN-SFO
Whatever
 
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Re: Your longest flight

Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:05 pm

DFW-HKG
AA, 777-300
16ish hours. slept 11 out of those.
 
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Re: Your longest flight

Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:06 pm

United

HKG-EWR UA 178.
 
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Re: Your longest flight

Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:08 pm

UA SFO-SYD 747-400
CX SFO-HKG 747-400

with connection same day, SFO-KIA via Istanbul -TK 773ER and 737-900

SFO-DEL via Taipei CI 773ER and A330
 
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Re: Your longest flight

Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:11 pm

Years ago when DL operated ATL-PVG. The flight is not operated now. GCMapper shows 7,660 miles.
 
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Re: Your longest flight

Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:11 pm

DFW-SYD A388
ORD-AUH R/T A346
 
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Re: Your longest flight

Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:14 pm

2 longests:

LAX-SIN non stop 2004(?) Singapore Premium Economy. 8,770mi, about 16 hours, maybe a bit more. A345. Very easy flight, actually.

JFK-TLV non stop 1969, ElAl, Economy 5,678mi, about 12 hours. It counts because at the time, it was the longest nonstop flight in the world, and my introduction to international flying. Boeing 707-320. Not so easy, I still remember it. No one spoke about jet lag in those days. This was jet lag and a half!
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Re: Your longest flight

Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:14 pm

Aer Lingus
LAX-DUB Airbus A330-200
5,161.93 miles
11 hours approx
 
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Re: Your longest flight

Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:16 pm

DTW-PEK
NRT-JFK
 
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Re: Your longest flight

Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:16 pm

Vancouver - Sydney on Air Canada, aisle seat in last row of coach. A lifetime in duration.
 
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Re: Your longest flight

Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:19 pm

SFO-HKG on a UA 744 a year ago.
The plural of Airbus is Airbuses. Airbii is not a word.
There is no 787-800, nor 787-900 or 747-800. It's 787-8, 787-9, and 747-8.
A321neoLR is also unnecessary. It's simply A321LR.
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Re: Your longest flight

Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:22 pm

5 - Route: HKG-LHR / Airline: CX / Flight Time: 13 Hrs 05 Mins / Distance: 5,995 Miles
4 - Route: MEL-DXB / Airline: EK / Flight Time: 14 Hrs 05 Mins / Distance: 7,231 Miles
3 - Route: SYD-DXB / Airline: EK / Flight Time: 14 Hrs 10 Mins / Distance: 7,481 Miles
2 - Route: DOH-DFW / Airline: QR / Flight Time: 15 Hrs 05 Mins / Distance: 7,932 Miles
1 - Route: DOH-LAX / Airline: QR /, Flight Time: 16 Hrs 20 Mins / Distance: 8,306 Miles
Let's fly! Unless it's on a CRJ 200, then I'll stay down here.
 
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Re: Your longest flight

Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:27 pm

SIN-LHR 6765 miles.

BA and SQ

In January 2009 one flight I had lasted 14h 45mins. Normally it's just over 13hrs
 
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Re: Your longest flight

Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:28 pm

American Airlines, LAX-Auckland, 9 across Y, 13 hours, never again!
223 319 320 321 333 346 359 388 733 73G 738 744 752 753 763 764 772 77E 773 77W 788 789 MD83 E145 E175 E195 RJ85 F70 DH8C DH8D AT75

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Re: Your longest flight

Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:37 pm

EK448 - 8 hours of sleep, 8 hours of relaxing going to AKL from DXB
AS350, B733/4/7/8, B744/8, B762/3, B77E/L/W, B789, A319, A320, A321, A332, A346, A380, AT73/5/6, Q300, Q400, CR2/7, E190, S340, B1900C/D, E110 (E for epic)
NZ, EK, QF, SQ, UA, US, CO, FZ, FR, U2, BA, VA, VS, MH, EI, EY, LH, EN, NM, TG, GZ
 
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Re: Your longest flight

Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:38 pm

FRA - SIN DLH A343 5552 NM Great Circle Mapper
SIA B744

FRA - GIG DLH B742 5155 NM Great Circle Mapper

VIE - KUL LDA B772 5088 NM Great Circle Mapper

All flights took place a Long time ago as you can see from the aircraft types used by the airlines. Lauda Air doesn`t exist anymore.
FRA - LAX and FRA - CPT are above 5000 NM as well and I did them more recently.
 
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Re: Your longest flight

Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:38 pm

HM16/17 CDG-SEZ. 10h flight, A330. Both ways a window bulkhead seat, both night flights so I slept really well.

Upcoming is AeroMexico AMS-MEX, westbound 12:35h, B789. I'm not really looking forward to that one :').
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Re: Your longest flight

Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:42 pm

AMS-SIN 6,535 mi

Singapore Airlines with a B747-400, long time ago ;)

Shortest: GRQ-AMS 95 mi (last commercial domestic flight in The Netherlands, VLM / Fokker F50)
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Re: Your longest flight

Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:44 pm

Not all one flight, but in 1979 Gimpo to Haneda to Anchorage to O'Hare to Atlanta on Northwest and on to CAE on Delta. 7,838 statute miles, with layovers about 20 hours. Couldn't do that again if my life depended on it. Followed it a few days later with CAE to CLT to DCA (via ground transfer) to IAD to LHR to FRA. Eastern to DCA and Delta/Pan Am from IAD to FRA. That was brutal. Today it would Incheon to Atlanta or Atlanta to Frankfurt. Much easier. Maybe not as "elegant", but much easier on the body.
DC6 to 777 and most things in between
 
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Re: Your longest flight

Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:44 pm

My general rule for flights is to avoid flights between 4 and 10 hours, and on either side is good, getting better further away from that window. If only everywhere was an EK448 length away, or a 1 hour flight away
AS350, B733/4/7/8, B744/8, B762/3, B77E/L/W, B789, A319, A320, A321, A332, A346, A380, AT73/5/6, Q300, Q400, CR2/7, E190, S340, B1900C/D, E110 (E for epic)
NZ, EK, QF, SQ, UA, US, CO, FZ, FR, U2, BA, VA, VS, MH, EI, EY, LH, EN, NM, TG, GZ
 
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Re: Your longest flight

Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:45 pm

LAX - SYD and back on Delta. A long day because I started in ATL.
 
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Re: Your longest flight

Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:45 pm

American DFW-HKG @ 16h 13m 53s... longest route in the AA system.

2nd longest was QR LAX-DOH @ 14h 41m 45s.
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Re: Your longest flight

Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:46 pm

CX845/CX831/CX846
All from JFK-HKG or back on the Cathay Pacific 777-300ER
almost 16 hours each way, although some were quicker at just under 15 hours
 
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Re: Your longest flight

Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:46 pm

JFK-JNB on SA -7969 miles. Also flew from Paris to Shanghai - 5,118 miles.
 
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Re: Your longest flight

Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:47 pm

EVA Air
San Francisco (SFO) to Taipei (TPE)
Boeing 777-300ER (77W)
6464 mi (10400 km)
Edward Zen/Precure 787
 
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Re: Your longest flight

Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:47 pm

Turkish Airlines
TK1975/6 Dublin (DUB) to Istanbul (IST) and other way around :oops:
Airbus A321/Boeing 737-800/Boeing 737-900ER (I fly on the route regularly)
Gonna be even more specific and specify the aircraft regs, TC-JRZ (A321), TC-JVB (738 and lots of others before I became an enthusiast), TC-JYE and TC-JYM (73J)
2953.15 km / 1835 miles :oops: Don't worry, I'm gonna be flying for much longer distances in the future! :shy:
 
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Re: Your longest flight

Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:48 pm

Air New Zealand
NZ 15 Los Angeles-Sydney
747
7,503 miles

(My shortest: Gulf Air, Dhahran-Bahrain, 737-200. Total flight time of under 10 min)
 
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Re: Your longest flight

Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:51 pm

EVA Air - Houston-Taipei 15:44
Delta - Johannesburg-Atlanta 16:06
 
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Re: Your longest flight

Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:51 pm

Planet Earth -- 584 million miles. Slightly more than 365 days. :)
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Re: Your longest flight

Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:52 pm

Most recent:
DXB-MCO - Emirates 219 in Y (wasn't horrible, had 2 seats next to me open, except guy at other aisle seat decided to use all 3 to sleep, with his disgusting feet against my thigh for a while): 77W 15 hours 18 minutes; 7,867 miles

LHR - LAX - Air New Zealand 1 in J: 77W 12 hours; 5,550 miles

SEA-DXB - Emirates 230 in F: 77W 13 hours, 30 minutes; 7,584 miles
SFO-DXB - Emirates in J; 77W 14 hours, 10 minutes, 8,229 miles
DXB-JFK - Emirates 201 in J; A388 13 hours, 45 minutes 6,867 miles

MIA-EZE roundtrips round out my recent "long" flights - on both AA, AR and under 5,000 miles
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Re: Your longest flight

Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:54 pm

most painful "long haul" flight was:

Copa 737-800 in Y (non-exit row): EZE-PTY 7 hours 2 minutes 3,329 miles
xx
 
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Re: Your longest flight

Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:55 pm

Aeromexico
Shanghai Pudong to Mexico City
8,023 Miles -- my log shows 12:10 in duration by I don't think that is correct. This was a terrible travel day -- 12 hour delay in Shanghai, delay to off load freight, overflew Tijuana (my destination) to Mexico City, luggage mis-directed to connecting flights instead of customs, long delay, late enough sent to hotels until next morning, no food available at hotel, plumbing failure in the morning, shuttle bus turned out to be a VW Polo with four of us plus driver and luggage, Theme from Titanic on the plane on boarding, engine one fails to start, shift to second equipment. All in the same underwear and clothes I put on in Shanghai like 50 hours earlier. Not pretty.
 
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Re: Your longest flight

Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:55 pm

TAM Airlines back in 2007
GRU-FRA
9,777 km
12 hours and 15 mins
A340

Shortest

Winair
SXM-SAB
like 15 minutes flight?
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Re: Your longest flight

Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:56 pm

My longest flights.

Westbound: LHR - LAX. 747SP (UA)

Eastbound: YVR - LHR. 77W (AC)
Airbus: A319-AC, UA, U2. A320-BA, VS, U2. A321-AC. A330-AC, VS. Boeing: 738-UA. 739ER-UA. 742- BA, VS. 747SP-UA. 744-VS. 763ER-UA. 764ER-UA. 772ER-UA. 77L-AC. 77W-AC. 788-UA. 789-AC. Bombardier/DHC: CRJ200-ZX. Dash 8-300-QK. Q400-BE.
 
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Re: Your longest flight

Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:58 pm

On an airliner, SQ EWR-SIN. JFK-DXB any number of times--13-ish. LAX to AKL with an dnriute diversion to Nadi was a long time in coach. Longest biz jet was KPIE to TLV, 12+28 at M.82. That was a funny one. When I first started planning it, I had a +70 knit tailwind and about 11+20 at M.83; every subsequent day the tailwind lessened and eventually was very close to nil on departure day.

GF
 
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Re: Your longest flight

Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:01 pm

I kind of remember that our member Mariner wrote once, if memory serves, that he flew the Double Sunrise, as an infant…
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Re: Your longest flight

Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:03 pm

DFW-SYD-PER. Obviously with a connection, but that is quite tiring.
 
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Re: Your longest flight

Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:11 pm

Longest by distance: LAX-SYD, 7488 miles, took 14 hours and 10 minutes, in AA 777-300ER business

Longest by flying time: SFO-SYD, 7418 miles, took 14 hours and 40 minutes, in UA 787-9 business
 
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Re: Your longest flight

Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:11 pm

Air Canada B77W - 12,562 km, 15:23 h, Toronto (Lester B Pearson Intl.) - Hong Kong (International)
I don't consider flights below 12 hours to be long anymore.
 
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Re: Your longest flight

Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:16 pm

1. SYD-AUH - 7503 mi - Etihad - A380-800 - 14:40hrs
2. FRA-SIN - 6394 mi - Singapore - A380-800/B777-300ER - 12:45hrs
3. DUS-LAX - 5682 mi - Air Berlin - A330-200 - 11:45hrs
4. AUH-PER - 5621 mi - Etihad - B787-9 - 10:50hrs
5. FRA-BKK - 5598 mi - Thai - A380-800/B747-400 - 11:45hrs
2018: ADD CPH DAR DEN DME DUB FRA HAH HAM IST JIB KEF LYR MEL OSL PEK PKC PVG RAK STN SVO SYD YVR
 
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Re: Your longest flight

Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:19 pm

AMS-GRU 6060 miles 77W
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Re: Your longest flight

Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:19 pm

Mod, can you please move this to the correct forum.

AUH-SFO Etihad 777-200LR 8,391 mi (15:42)
A318/19/20/21/21N A332/3 A343/5 A388 B712 B722 B732/3/4/7/8/9/9ER B744/4M B752/3 B762ER/3/3ER/4ER B77E/L/W B788 CRJ2/7/9 Q400 EMB-120 ERJ-135/140/145/145XR/175 DC-10-10 MD-82/83/88/90

Long Live the Tulip, Cactus, and Redwood
 
ptcflyer
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Re: Your longest flight

Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:20 pm

JNB to ATL. Delta
Other Long notables:

ATL - PVG
ATL - NRT
DXB - ATL
DXB - JFK
EWR - HKG
DOH - ATL
LAX - SYD
LAX - AKL
JNB - CDG

Longest Flights With Stops (Continuing Service)
EWR - HNL - SYD - MEL. 26 Hours . (Same Plane) . DC10 . Back in 1988.
ATL - DKR - JNB
 
ryanwinson
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Re: Your longest flight

Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:21 pm

Longest flight for me is CI YVR-TPE 5972 miles with B744 in 2011 about 11:00Hrs

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