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Old 19th Jan 2012, 11:53
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Emirates did some cargo charter last year in a 777 SYD-JFK

For the regular RPT flights its SIN-EWR; SIN-LAX; SYD-DFW in the top 3 for NM.

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Old 11th Oct 2014, 09:03
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The ten longest

Here you go, guys:
Extra long-haul: The 10 furthest airline routes - 10/10/2014 - Flight Global
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Old 11th Oct 2014, 13:32
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Extra long $$$$

It would be interesting to see what economics of the 380 vs the 777 would be on those routes. Revenue load, passengers and freight, versus fuel burn.
Anyone have an idea at the numbers?
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Old 11th Oct 2014, 14:56
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Boeing flew the 777-200LR variant 21,601km in 22h 42mins without refuelling from Hong Kong to London,
Was that going the long way round? Or the return distance going the usual way?
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Old 11th Oct 2014, 15:48
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Was that going the long way round? Or the return distance going the usual way?
Eastbound, one way.
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That aircraft is now flying for Pakistan International as AP-BGZ.
I took a photo at Manchester last year and was puzzled by the bit of paper with some scribble on it, stuck on the body, adjacent to one of the doors.
Zoomed it in, tweaked it a bit and found it was a notice with the details of the flight.
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Old 11th Oct 2014, 18:42
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Eastbound, one way.
Why, I wonder? Politics? Clearances? Contrarian navigator? Out to prove a point?
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Old 11th Oct 2014, 19:08
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Boeing flew the 777-200LR variant 21,601km in 22h 42mins without refuelling from Hong Kong to London,

Was that going the long way round? Or the return distance going the usual way?
Eastbound, one way.
So what route did they fly to get 21,601 km? The shortest GC distance HKG - LHR is 9647 km.
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Old 11th Oct 2014, 19:21
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Yes, well, as DaveReid said, they went Eastbound, which is about twice the distance on the GC route, let alone the actual.
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Old 11th Oct 2014, 19:29
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The route was roughly:
Hong Kong
Tokyo
Midway Island
Los Angeles
New York
London

Remember, this was for a non-stop flight record so the route was constructed of a number of segments.

There were two sunrises during the flight, reminiscent of the QANTAS Catalina service during WW2.
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Old 14th Aug 2015, 15:27
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New longest flight:
Emirates to Grab Longest-Flight Title With Panama Route - Bloomberg Business
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Old 8th Oct 2018, 19:29
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Singapore - New York

No way I would go on a flight that long.

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Old 9th Oct 2018, 06:19
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Oh well, the longest travelling i did was something like 6 hours to AUH and then another 14 to MEL. And around 2 hours on the ground in between. It was nice to walk around some, buti could have done actually the same during the flight as of course it was in business and there was enough space, not to mention that nice bar between business and first on the upper deck. In Economy that would have been living hell. And as i understand that singapore airlines flight will be all business, no economy on board. Probably a small first class if there is enough demand for it. Which provides more space and easy sleeping on full flat bed seats. And of course there is choice, one can always choose another option.
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Old 11th Oct 2018, 16:52
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Originally Posted by Flightmech View Post
FDX HKG-MEM (777F) is planned at 14:10 flight/14:36 block. Puddle-jumping compared to some of the pax sectors
Didn't the '747SP of the late '70s do this sort of block time?
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Old 11th Oct 2018, 19:47
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I've flown numerous flights in the 744 over 14 hours. Longest was 18.2 hours HSV-HKG.
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Old 11th Oct 2018, 20:02
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Augmented RAF Herc crew did 28 hrs in the early eighties. I managed 20 hrs with a basic crew.......different times !
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