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longest flight ever taken ?

Postby Jason Bourne » Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:29 am

so i just booked a flight to singapore, 18 hrs 45 min nonstop.

the flight path is just crazy, but considering the shape of the earth it make sense.I have flown to singapore alot usually over pakistan via germany but this new flight will be interesting

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/SIA22
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Re: longest flight ever taken ?

Postby Teitan » Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:30 am

Vegas. 3 hours and change.
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Re: longest flight ever taken ?

Postby Jason Bourne » Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:31 am

Teitan wrote:Vegas. 3 hours and change.



sweet
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Re: longest flight ever taken ?

Postby DreadNaught » Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:33 am

NYC to Manila. Close to 20 hrs.
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Re: longest flight ever taken ?

Postby Jason Bourne » Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:36 am

DreadNaught wrote:NYC to Manila. Close to 20 hrs.


thats a brutal flight, over the atlantic ?
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Re: longest flight ever taken ?

Postby Kress » Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:38 am

I don't know, man. When you get up top there, you come pretty close to flying off the edge. As a matter of fact, it seems silly for them to just go up there and flirt with it like that for no apparent reason. I would prefer to stay more toward the middle.
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Re: longest flight ever taken ?

Postby Crocaneers » Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:40 am

Just under 15 from LA to Melbourne AUS

Two other planes are involved starting from Orlando to Houston to LA, making for a total of a 32 hour flight plan [door to door].

I am sure you know the drill on long flights, making sure you get up walk, stretch, etc .. as well as attempt to adjust to the targeted time zone.
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Re: longest flight ever taken ?

Postby Zarniwoop » Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:41 am

about 10 hours


or whatever Chicago to Athens is
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Re: longest flight ever taken ?

Postby Buc2 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:44 am

Marseille, France to Philadelphia via Rota, Spain and London (Heathrow), UK.
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Re: longest flight ever taken ?

Postby Jason Bourne » Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:50 am

Crocaneers wrote:Just under 15 from LA to Melbourne AUS

Two other planes are involved starting from Orlando to Houston to LA, making for a total of a 32 hour flight plan [door to door].

I am sure you know the drill on long flights, making sure you get up walk, stretch, etc .. as well as attempt to adjust to the targeted time zone.


yep exactly, and I drink no coffee on them so i can sleep whenever possible
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Re: longest flight ever taken ?

Postby Jason Bourne » Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:53 am

Kress wrote:I don't know, man. When you get up top there, you come pretty close to flying off the edge. As a matter of fact, it seems silly for them to just go up there and flirt with it like that for no apparent reason. I would prefer to stay more toward the middle.



I have seen the windchill at -100 degrees during flight before, I cant imagine what it will be over the polar area on this flight...kinda scary to think about stuff freezing up .
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Re: longest flight ever taken ?

Postby Rocker » Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:56 am

Santiago, Chile to Norfolk, VA. About 15 hours.
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Re: longest flight ever taken ?

Postby Crocaneers » Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:00 pm

Jason Bourne wrote:
Crocaneers wrote:Just under 15 from LA to Melbourne AUS

Two other planes are involved starting from Orlando to Houston to LA, making for a total of a 32 hour flight plan [door to door].

I am sure you know the drill on long flights, making sure you get up walk, stretch, etc .. as well as attempt to adjust to the targeted time zone.


yep exactly, and I drink no coffee on them so i can sleep whenever possible


I like ZzzQuil tablets .. it tends to take a little edge about 3 hours into the flight .. cat naps on and off .. I have a pretty good sleep pattern on planes .. no caffeine is critically important until you land .. for the AUS trips, you land around 7AM so staying up is as important.
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Re: longest flight ever taken ?

Postby The Outsider » Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:14 pm

If we're only counting nonstop then NYC to Manchester probably wins that was near 8 hours.. If we can count connecting flights I went from Tampa to Kauai. Consisted of ~3 hours from Tampa to Houston, 3.5 from Houston to LA-Ontario, then almost 7 from LA to Kauai. Mix in the layovers and that was a long trip.
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Re: longest flight ever taken ?

Postby Mountaineer Buc » Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:18 pm

Bagram AB, Afghanistan to Lawton, OK

Stayed in Manas AB Kyrgyzstan for 3 days after leaving Afghanistan. 14hrs to NYC with stops in Azerbaijan and a 2hr layover in Frankfurt and then another 2 hrs at JFK. Made it to Oklahoma under 3 hrs

Probably took a little under 24 hours total travel time to get from A to B and I'll never fly coach across an ocean ever again.
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Re: longest flight ever taken ?

Postby Crocaneers » Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:38 pm

Mountaineer Buc wrote:.......... I'll never fly coach across an ocean ever again.


I remember saying that once .. until it was you can go on the project or not .. but you will go coach

and sadly now ... It's that bad
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Re: longest flight ever taken ?

Postby Mountaineer Buc » Thu Oct 11, 2018 12:45 pm

Crocaneers wrote:
Mountaineer Buc wrote:.......... I'll never fly coach across an ocean ever again.


I remember saying that once .. until it was you can go on the project or not .. but you will go coach

and sadly now ... It's that bad

With as much time as you spend hurdling through the stratosphere at 400mph, I figure you'd know better than anyone.
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Re: longest flight ever taken ?

Postby Jason Bourne » Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:48 pm

Crocaneers wrote:
Mountaineer Buc wrote:.......... I'll never fly coach across an ocean ever again.


I remember saying that once .. until it was you can go on the project or not .. but you will go coach

and sadly now ... It's that bad


There are some ways around coach sort of like exit row, bulkhead seats and now they have “premium economy “
But it’s still tough flying across the pond
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Re: longest flight ever taken ?

Postby Kress » Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:53 pm

Buc2 wrote:Marseille, France to Philadelphia via Rota, Spain and London (Heathrow), UK.




Dafuq?
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Re: longest flight ever taken ?

Postby Crocaneers » Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:59 pm

Jason Bourne wrote:
Crocaneers wrote:
I remember saying that once .. until it was you can go on the project or not .. but you will go coach

and sadly now ... It's that bad


There are some ways around coach sort of like exit row, bulkhead seats and now they have “premium economy “
But it’s still tough flying across the pond


Believe me .. I would and will take the beds when I can. We flew to London 4 years ago as a fam and did that. That was mistake as now Mrs and lil Croc will have nothing less for the "across the pond" trips. I just have to admit for 3x the points, I would suck it up to have more free flights later.

For business, it's protocol, and only the Directors and Practice Managers can. If I was 1K (United) I could have a shot at upgrades, but I don't fly enough in a year

I do have two more trips this year {end of Oct and Late Nov / Dec}. They shut down for the holidays.
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Re: longest flight ever taken ?

Postby Zarniwoop » Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:53 pm

coach used to be OK when American and BA had the extra leg room, but that's been gone for like 10 years.

now i'd rather stab myself in the eye than go coach overseas
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Re: longest flight ever taken ?

Postby Mountaineer Buc » Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:46 pm

Zarniwoop wrote:coach used to be OK when American and BA had the extra leg room, but that's been gone for like 10 years.

now i'd rather stab myself in the eye than go coach overseas

I'd rather be stuck in an elevator with Corey Feldman.
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Re: longest flight ever taken ?

Postby Selmon Rules » Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:48 pm

Longest for me was probably Stutgart, Germany to Lawton, OK.... Don't remember how long in the air but we ran out of liquor a couple hours after we left Brussels for the long leg.... Swapped airports in NYC, then on to spend the night in airport in Dallas before getting on a puddle jumper to Ft Sill....
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Re: longest flight ever taken ?

Postby deltbucs » Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:12 am

ATL to Johannesburg South Africa. I want to say it was 16 hours one direction and 20 the other. Learned my lesson to never fly coach on long flights. I'm 6'4" and don't fit into those seats well. Makes it really tough to sleep or even get comfortable. I seriously almost completely melted down. It was brutal. Premium economy is the way to go. Enough legroom to get comfortable, without the prices being insane.

On that note, I recently saw that there are talks about passing a law to regulate seat size....
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/09/27/airplan ... a-law.html
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Re: longest flight ever taken ?

Postby Crocaneers » Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:02 am

After delt's post, I will qualify .. I ALWAYS get Premium Economy (thank you Delta/ United), so maybe it's not complete steerage.
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Re: longest flight ever taken ?

Postby Pirate Life » Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:30 am

Honolulu to Paris, had a stop in DC to switch planes/airlines. Total time in the air of 21 hours. Longest single flight in the air was DC to Seoul, 18 hours.
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Re: longest flight ever taken ?

Postby Betsy » Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:34 am

3 days....

It was good stuff.
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Re: longest flight ever taken ?

Postby Kress » Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:38 am

deltbucs wrote:On that note, I recently saw that there are talks about passing a law to regulate seat size....
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/09/27/airplan ... a-law.html




The proposed law is designed to ensure that what have become increasingly cramped planes can be evacuated quickly in an emergency. Current FAA rules require airlines to evacuate in 90 seconds or less.




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Re: longest flight ever taken ?

Postby Buc2 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:52 am

Kress wrote:
Buc2 wrote:Marseille, France to Philadelphia via Rota, Spain and London (Heathrow), UK.




Dafuq?

I was transiting back the the states to process out of the navy. My ship was ported in Marseille at the time I had to leave. First, I had to hop on a US Navy C130 at the Marseille airport which flew from there to Rota where I spent 2 days waiting for a flight home. The flight home was on a chartered DC8 that flew to Philly with a stop at Heathrow first.
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Re: longest flight ever taken ?

Postby Crocaneers » Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:27 am



Exerpt from article above
JetBlue is retrofitting some of its Airbus A320s, taking them from 150 seats to 162. American Airlines, the world's largest carrier, is bumping jets that had 181 or 187 seats up to 190, and jets with 160 seats up to 172.


Which came out after a couple of seat manufacturers started retooling under direction (not documented) from two different airliner

The “pitch” of the Skyrider seats — the distance between the back of one and the back of the one in front of it — is just 23 inches, reports CNET. The pitch on most commercial economy flights is currently between 28 to 31 inches.


https://www.foxnews.com/travel/new-upri ... turer-says

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