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airlinenavigato
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13 hour flight from a 1.500m runway?

Thu Jul 15, 2021 3:32 pm

kiwi.com displays a flight from the Hilton Head Island airport to China.

13 hour flight time from a 5.000 feet runway.

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https://www.kiwi.com/us/search/results/ ... rtBy=price

Is it a bug? Or is a stop-over in between not displayed?
 
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BWIAirport
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Re: 13 hour flight from a 1.500m runway?

Thu Jul 15, 2021 3:37 pm

Sure looks like a glitch to me. Aside from the obvious that MU is at least a year away from starting HHH-XNN service, the flight number it gives is MU 2296, which flies HXD-XNN. So maybe that's where the system got it wrong, mis-coding HXD as HHH.
 
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Re: 13 hour flight from a 1.500m runway?

Thu Jul 15, 2021 3:40 pm

It is a glitch in airport code display. HXD is also seemingly Delingha Airport in Tibet
 
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Re: 13 hour flight from a 1.500m runway?

Thu Jul 15, 2021 3:40 pm

BWIAirport wrote:
Sure looks like a glitch to me. Aside from the obvious that MU is at least a year away from starting HHH-XNN service, the flight number it gives is MU 2296, which flies HXD-XNN. So maybe that's where the system got it wrong, mis-coding HXD as HHH.


Pretty much this. Hilton Head is one of those where the IATA (HHH) and FAA (HXD) identifiers don't match, and Delingha in China has the HXD identifier with IATA. Seems the website is pulling the wrong code.
 
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Re: 13 hour flight from a 1.500m runway?

Sat Jul 17, 2021 5:07 pm

thank you!
 
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Re: 13 hour flight from a 1.500m runway?

Sat Jul 17, 2021 11:14 pm

airlinenavigato wrote:
kiwi.com displays a flight from the Hilton Head Island airport to China.

13 hour flight time from a 5.000 feet runway.

Image

https://www.kiwi.com/us/search/results/ ... rtBy=price

Is it a bug? Or is a stop-over in between not displayed?



Yikes! A 5 ft runway would be awfully short!
 
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Re: 13 hour flight from a 1.500m runway?

Sun Jul 18, 2021 2:34 am

And a runway of 1.5 meters is long enough? :silly:
 
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Re: 13 hour flight from a 1.500m runway?

Sun Jul 18, 2021 5:00 pm

1.5 m runway??? Can we even get both wheels of a bicycle on a 1.5m runway?
 
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Re: 13 hour flight from a 1.500m runway?

Sun Jul 18, 2021 10:04 pm

I was being facetious. The OP meant 5,000 ft runway as 5.000 ft is equivalent to 5 ft. With all that said, the short answer is 'No'. It would not be able to operate such a flight from a runway less than a mile long.
 
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Re: 13 hour flight from a 1.500m runway?

Thu Jul 29, 2021 3:38 pm

I reported this bug to kiwi.com and now it's fixed.

When searching from the US to airports in Eastern and Southeastern Asia, the results are correct:

https://www.kiwi.com/us/search/results/ ... rtBy=price
 
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Re: 13 hour flight from a 1.500m runway?

Thu Jul 29, 2021 7:34 pm

A G7500 could just do 13 hours of 5,000’, sea level, dry, 10C, no obstacles.
 
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Re: 13 hour flight from a 1.500m runway?

Thu Jul 29, 2021 8:25 pm

ah alright

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