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Re: Longest Q400 Flight (as of 2017)

Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:35 pm

Question for those that have taken the longer Q400 / ATR flights over open water, what is the turbulence like if there is any? I did a B1900 from Auckland to Blenheim in New Zealand, it was just about two hours, and the cruise was smooth, but the descent and landing were horrifyingly bumpy.
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Re: Longest Q400 Flight (as of 2017)

Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:56 pm

Metjetceo wrote:
Doesnt Porter use them to Orlando?


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Re: Longest Q400 Flight (as of 2017)

Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:42 pm

matteonair wrote:
I don't know if it's the longest but this summer I flew from Hoedspruit (HDS) to Cape Town with a South African express Q400: it was about a 1000 miles flight.


What is the type of service provided on this flight? Also how was this in terms of turbulence seat comfort etc?
 
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Re: Longest Q400 Flight (as of 2017)

Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:04 pm

We didn't experience any turbulences on this flight. During the flight they served us a snack+beverages and a full lunch service (it tasted quite bad). The seat was ok and the seat pitch was good too. I have some videos of this flight and I hope to make a flight report soon ;)
 
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Re: Longest Q400 Flight (as of 2017)

Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:50 pm

Are they any current operators who have some form of IFE equipped on the Q? I know some ATR's have video screens installed.
 
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Re: Longest Q400 Flight (as of 2017)

Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:50 pm

matteonair wrote:
We didn't experience any turbulences on this flight. During the flight they served us a snack+beverages and a full lunch service (it tasted quite bad). The seat was ok and the seat pitch was good too. I have some videos of this flight and I hope to make a flight report soon ;)

Will you be posting it in the Trip report section?
 
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Re: Longest Q400 Flight (as of 2017)

Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:50 pm

As compared to the Q100, where a flight of any length seems like the "longest".
 
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Re: Longest Q400 Flight (as of 2017)

Tue May 08, 2018 1:20 pm

baje427 wrote:
matteonair wrote:
We didn't experience any turbulences on this flight. During the flight they served us a snack+beverages and a full lunch service (it tasted quite bad). The seat was ok and the seat pitch was good too. I have some videos of this flight and I hope to make a flight report soon ;)

Will you be posting it in the Trip report section?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0doVa74Vl4
 
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Re: Longest Q400 Flight (as of 2017)

Wed May 09, 2018 2:03 pm

matteonair wrote:
baje427 wrote:
matteonair wrote:
We didn't experience any turbulences on this flight. During the flight they served us a snack+beverages and a full lunch service (it tasted quite bad). The seat was ok and the seat pitch was good too. I have some videos of this flight and I hope to make a flight report soon ;)

Will you be posting it in the Trip report section?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0doVa74Vl4


Based on the video it did not look like a bad ride at all.
 
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Re: Longest Q400 Flight (as of 2017)

Mon May 14, 2018 8:14 am

As others have mentioned, Eurowingsh ave started to use their "inherited" Q400s on some fairly long routes from Dusseldorf, e.g. Dusseldorf - Mostar.

On a larger scale, I assume that airbaltic indeed is the most relevant airline in that context. They have quite a few fairly long Q400 routes like RIX-DUS, BRU. There are also pictures in the database of Q400 at CDG and FCO, although these appear to not be scheduled on those routes. Both 1000+ miles.

To be honest, comared to the Q400, I find the "longest ATR routes" even more interesting, given the much slower speed of the ATR. I remember a ride on an ATR42-300 from DUS to VNO a decade or so ago, 800+ miles. The late Cimber Air operated seasonal flights from Denmark to the south of France for many years on their ATRs which were 900+ miles.

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