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novak500
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RE: Longest Flight

Mon May 18, 2015 12:26 am

For me it was MEL - LAX
 
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RE: Longest Flight

Mon May 18, 2015 5:08 pm

Quoting csturdiv (Reply 89):
I couldn't sleep at all, so I was awake for the whole thing and got very familiar with the IFE

Must have been nice. I was on a UA 744. In Y. In 2008. The interior was a time warp back to 1993 and hadn't been refurbished since then, down to the wall carpeting with the red, orange, and blue motif and the old-style RGB projector projecting onto blank sheets of printer paper because the screen was broken. Alternatively, you could watch the overhead CRT screens, each with their own gauss issues with color. I mean, it made me ashamed to be an American that one of my national carriers was presenting itself in such a fashion.

I had just finished a really good book in Oz, but didn't have a new one to keep me occupied.  
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vatveng
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RE: Longest Flight

Tue May 19, 2015 10:23 pm

Longest flown so far: ATL-LAX on an AirTran 737
Runner up: ORD-SJC on an AA 757

This July I will surpass those with IAD-KEF on Icelandair.
 
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RE: Longest Flight

Wed May 20, 2015 1:04 pm

My longest flights:

By distance: AKL-YVR on NZ 747-475 ZK-SUH - 6,121nm / 7,043mi / 11,335km
By duration: PER-PER via Antarctica on QF 747-438/ER VH-OEH - 13:10

[Edited 2015-05-20 06:05:06]
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StarAC17
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RE: Longest Flight

Sat May 23, 2015 3:40 am

Top 5 for me with the metal.

SFO-SYD on QF
SYD-SFO on UA

both 6445 nm (744)

BNE-LAX on QF, 6223nm (744)

YYZ-PVG on AC, 6176nm (77W)

AKL-YVR on NZ, 6121nm (744)

SFO-AKL on NZ, 5663mn (77E)
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packcheer
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RE: Longest Flight

Sat May 23, 2015 9:42 pm

Min was DFW-NRT and back. Going out was close to 14 hours, coming back was closer to 12.
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jb1087xna
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RE: Longest Flight

Sat May 23, 2015 10:34 pm

Top 5:
AMS-DTW on a NW 744. June 2002.
PIT-CDG on a US 762. June 2002. (Last row in the bird  )
ATL-SEA on a DL 752. Sept 2014.
ATL-SAN on a DL 763. May 2015.
SAN-CVG on a DL 752. Mar 1997.
 
AR385
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RE: Longest Flight

Sun May 24, 2015 12:08 am

Mine was FRA-EZE, but it actually was the second part of a MEX-FRA-EZE trip with LH. The flight was late 4hrs out of MEX so I literally left the MEX flight at the gate in FRA to go to the gate for the FRA-EZE flight that was boarding.

On the way back on the last hr on the EZE-FRA flight the purser came to me with an amused smile and said: "So you are the passenger coonecting in FRA for MEX? you know you are going on this same airplane"

And sure. that day D-ABVP, took me from EZE to FRA and two hours later from FRA to MEX.
 
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RE: Longest Flight

Sun May 24, 2015 2:29 am

SYD-DFW back when QF7 was a refurbished 747-400ER. Very comfy flight, despite being in Y.
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RE: Longest Flight

Mon May 25, 2015 2:37 pm

My longest distance is AUH-MEL on an Etihad B777-300ER; 7,248 miles in 12hrs 54mins (wheels up to wheels down)

My longest duration is SIN-LHR on a British Airways B747-400; 6,769 miles in 13hrs 32mins (wheels up to wheels down)

I have to say it is much easier when you're travelling TO somewhere rather than headed home... on the way back you just want your own bed!
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