|Quoting solnabo (Reply 1):|
Helluva tailwind if a DC-7C can fly for 20 h non-stop LAX-CPH
Didn´t SAS have tech stop in Greenland back then?
|Quoting AZA330 (Reply 3):|
I think Dubai-Houston, about 16hrs and 40 minutes operated by Emirates with a 777LR is among the longest, too...
That is about 1000 less miles than SIN-EWR
|Quoting gemuser (Reply 7):|
The worlds longest ever regularly scheduled airline flight, in time taken, was QFs PER-CMB service in 1943-44. Flight time was up to 32 hours in stripped down PBY flying boats, carrying up to 5 pax and a ton of mail. QF called it their "Double Sunrise" service.
|Quoting AZA330 (Reply 6):|
Wow... I did not even know about JNB-ATL... Now the real question is... how does it feel to be on a plane for that long?
|Quoting ARN (Reply 11):|
I had the impression that SAS during those days made a stop at Winnipeg on route to LAX. If headwinds were strong they decended already in Sondre Stromfjord (todays Kangerlussuac). This was according to a book I read somewhere. Sorry, no source. Just to emphasize that I am not speculating.
|Quoting MSYPI7185 (Reply 13):|
IIRC I had read somewhere that KLM? would use dry ice to super cool the wings of a Connie? to enable them to get more fuel into the wings in order to make the flight nonstop from west coast US to AMS. I need to dig up info on this, just going off the top of my head. Maybe someone here has read something similar and can correct my errors.
The above flight I am think about IIRC flew SFO-AMS and it was a revenue flight.
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