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What is the longest non-stop flight you have ever taken?

Postby aviationwiz on Tue Sep 30, 2003 5:14 pm

What is the longest non-stop flight that you have ever taken?

I saw this on airliners.net but couldn't reply because they charge to use the message boards. Anyways, I'll start.

Longest non-stop flight I have ever been on (and currently the longest non-stop flight possible to be on) is South African Airways Flight #202. (SA202) It flys direct from JFK to JNB. The flight was around 16 hours once you total in sitting on the ground and flying time. Flight time was about 14.5 hours.
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Postby Justin42 on Tue Sep 30, 2003 5:29 pm

Hrrm, I forget the exact flying time, but Los Angeles->Sydney has to rank pretty high up there. Felt like about 284 hours once it was over. ;) I think it was about 14 hours or so. I don't normally mind flying but I got going pretty stir crazy on that one.

The good side is that Sydney is one of the few places on earth worth being cramped up in a metal tube for 14 hours to get to! I'd do it again in a heartbeat! It was 2 years ago this week and I really, really want to go back to see more of Australia...
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Postby aviationwiz on Tue Sep 30, 2003 7:38 pm

According to orbitz, LAX-SYD is 14 hours and 40 min. and JFK-JNB is 14 hours and 45min.

Distance is 7,487 miles from LAX to SYD and 7,960 miles from JFK-JNB.
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Postby VEFF on Tue Sep 30, 2003 8:33 pm

13 hours is the longest for me...
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Postby PadG on Tue Sep 30, 2003 9:56 pm

Let's see.....longest flight for me is also around 16 - 17 hours. That's either NYC to Shanghai or NYC to Tokyo.
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Postby Turkeyscore.com on Wed Oct 01, 2003 9:18 pm

i dunno, but they started doing touch and goes.... :-?
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Postby JamieW on Thu Oct 02, 2003 11:25 am

OH MY DEAR SWEET GENTLE JESUS!

I AM A PROPHET.
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Postby aviationwiz on Thu Oct 02, 2003 4:12 pm

OK, and how was this a stupid thread?
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Postby JamieW on Thu Oct 02, 2003 4:50 pm

It was only useless before. However, due to your last post, it has now become stupid.
A man has been charged after allegedly punching a 73-year-old woman in the face, breaking her nose and stabbing her in the arm with a corkscrew before hitting a second woman with a bottle at a wedding reception in the Whitsunday Islands.
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Postby Spazmogen on Sat Oct 04, 2003 9:19 pm

Toronto-Rome= about 9 hours.
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Postby TheWizard on Sat Oct 04, 2003 11:06 pm

Spazmogen wrote:I go mad for Alberta beef!!!


I think there is a bit of Mad Cow Disease left over in Alberta. :P
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Postby UALOneKPlus on Sun Oct 05, 2003 4:11 am

I've been on so many long flights I've lost track. My mileage account reflects all the activity...
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Postby integspec on Mon Oct 06, 2003 12:10 am

11 Hours on learjet sized (not literally) Lufthansa partner airways.
It got pretty messy nearing the destination, running out of supplies, not enough stretch out etc...

Whew, really messy.
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Postby Stelios on Mon Oct 06, 2003 5:09 am

Joburg-Sydney 18.5 Hours back in 1980. by the time the plane touched down I was drunk!!! I remember we had the most beautiful airhostess and she was keep coming for more drinks (1st class) Couldn't resist that....

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Postby Kennyshin on Tue Oct 07, 2003 8:54 am

Less than one hour for me. South Korea is too small for flying and there is no international airport at my hometown Gwangju.
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Postby VEFF on Tue Oct 07, 2003 9:59 am

Wow Kenny, I notice that your DVD burner collection has really grown!
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Postby aviationwiz on Tue Oct 07, 2003 4:13 pm

Whoa, that is a very nice collection of DVD Burners, what do you do with all of them?
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Postby Kennyshin on Sun Oct 12, 2003 11:52 pm

aviationwiz wrote:Whoa, that is a very nice collection of DVD Burners, what do you do with all of them?


Build DVD writer tower. :D
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Postby VEFF on Mon Oct 13, 2003 1:32 am

That sounds like a tall tower. ;)
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