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Old Dec 4, 10, 4:35 am   #46
  
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I think you're confusing YVR with YYZ. From GCM, YVR-MIA is longer than MIA-SEA.
Of course I did. Good grief, I know better than that.
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Old May 1, 13, 10:22 am   #47
  
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I hate to revive such an old thread but just wanted to thank everyone in here for some of the great info. I used some of your suggestions when compiling a recent post about the Top 7 longest domestic US flights: http://www.weekendblitz.com/top-7-lo...ic-us-flights/

Hopefully some might find it interesting!
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Old May 1, 13, 10:28 am   #48
  
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One flight I find pretty interesting is SVO-UUS on Aeroflot... There are some insanely low prices too and service is basically international standard based on what I've read too.
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Old May 1, 13, 1:59 pm   #49
  
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One flight I find pretty interesting is SVO-UUS on Aeroflot... There are some insanely low prices too and service is basically international standard based on what I've read too.
Moscow to Magadan and Anadyr, also daily appear further on the map, and are further east than Yuzhno UUS, but are a slightly shorter flight as aircraft head north from Moscow and out over the Arctic Ocean. In fact under some wind conditions, especially westbound, they will go overhead the North Pole. This is on a domestic flight !
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Old May 1, 13, 10:43 pm   #50
  
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Among all countries around the world, the longest one I can think off is CO's EWR-HNL at 4,962 miles. Any other domestic flights elsewhere going nonstop that is longer or close to that one which are still in operation?
Just reviving to comment on the OP from 2010 that HA's Flight 50 and 51 between HNL and JFK are slightly longer at 4980 miles in each direction.
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Just reviving to comment on the OP from 2010 that HA's Flight 50 and 51 between HNL and JFK are slightly longer at 4980 miles in each direction.
gcmap shows 4,983 miles....but, why split hairs?

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Old May 2, 13, 4:34 am   #52
  
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DUB-HNL would be quite long too! Only applicable (if it existed non-stop and) if you consider having passed immigration and customs before flying as flying domestic. 7014mi. Tenuous me thinks.
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Old Aug 12, 13, 7:19 am   #53
  
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I originally started a fresh thread for this post but wanted to update the original one for the sake of good order:

Ok, ok, I realize this topic (and thread) comes up time and time again but with routes being added and removed all the time it's useful to revisit every now and again and it's always interesting to look at. Plus, I'm more of a visual learner so I wanted to map them all. I've done some research through, old threads, airline timetables, wikipedia etc... and have come up with this list of the Top 10. What do you guys think? Are there any I'm missing?

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Weekend Blitz - TOP 10: LONGEST DOMESTIC FLIGHTS IN THE WORLD

You'd think that this was a cut and dry topic, but it's far from it. What flights should count? Non-stop only? Contiguous countries? Territories and dependencies (they do often have the same currency and government as their mother country). As a result we've had to categorize the list a bit. We'll start with a little background: the IATA (International Air Transport Association) defines "domestic" as two places with the same ISO country code. Contrary to the IATA definition, however, the regular passenger considers domestic flights as those where they do not need to pass immigration on departure and arrival.

LONGEST NON-STOP DOMESTIC FLIGHT

The winner: St. Denis, Reunion-RUN to Paris-CDG operated by Air Austral covering 5,809 miles in 11h 10mins on a B777. This is same ISO code to same ISO code, so quite technically it's the longest non-stop domestic flight in the world.


In addition to the CDG-RUN route, Air France, Air Caraibes and Corsair International operate flights from Paris-ORY to Reunion-RUN, which is just 7 miles shorter than the CDG-RUN route for a total of 5,802 miles.

Runner up: USA coming in for a strong second with New York-JFK to Honolulu-HNL at 4,983 miles in 10 hours and 50 minutes. Operated by Hawaiian Airlines on an Airbus A330.


UPDATE 8/10: Added AMS-BON route, thanks Scottbee/Boffin.
Worth noting: A 3rd place medal goes to the Amsterdam-AMS – Bonaire-BON route flown by Arkefly’s 767-300 for 4,844 miles, scheduled flight time is 11h 0 mins.


Worth noting: Either France had a much larger Empire that I realized or they've just maintained control of the territories longer than say Portugal or Great Britain and can therefore be qualified as domestic. Either way, with these two flights below, France's total has jumped to 3 of the longest domestic flights in the world.
- Paris-ORY - Cayenne, French Guinea-CAY (ISO Country: FRANCE) - 9h 15m flight - 4,401 miles. Flown by Air Caraibes & Air France from ORY.
- Paris-ORY - Fort-de-France, Martinique-FDF (ISO Country: FRANCE) - 8h 50m flight - 4,259 miles. Flown by Air France, Corsair International and Air Caraibes from ORY.


Longest non-stop domestic flight within contiguous country

Update 8/10: PlymSpotter points out that:
  • The longest domestic flight in Russia is actually AER-KHV at 4,287 miles
  • Moscow-VKO – PKC is actually a few miles longer than the DME-PKC route.
  • DME-UUS is 10 miles longer than SVO-UUS.
  • Updates have been made below.
Winner: Khabarovsk, Russia-KHV to Adler, Russia-ADL clocking in at 4,287 miles is flown on a Transaero B767-200 in 9h 30 mins. Interestingly, the Transaero website says that they fly the route in 4,271 miles making them either guilty of a typo or they're fricken magicians.


Runner(s) up: Just about all Moscow airports (VKO, DME and SVO) fly direct to Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky Airport-PKC (I mean is that really necessary, Russia?), super impressive that these flights don’t pass over borders or water:
  • Moscow-VKO – PKC = 4,228 miles on a Transaero 767-300.
  • Moscow-DME - PKC = 4,224 miles. The flight takes 8h 40mins on Transaero’s B777-300.
  • Moscow-SVO - PKC = 4,203 miles. This flight takes just 8h 05mins on Aeroflot’s B777-300ER (Rossiya Airlines sells tickets as well).


Runner-up: The second longest domestic flight is from Sakhalin, Russia-UUS to Moscow-SVO for a distance of 4,140 miles. Aeroflot’s Airbus A330 makes the trip in 8h 50 mins.


For comparison: The longest non-stop flight in the contiguous 48-states is Miami-MIA to Seattle-SEA on American Airlines at 2,724 miles in 6 hours 40 minutes. So, yes, if there’s one thing Russia is still better than us at, it’s being fricken enormous–really giving Texas a run for its money.


LONGEST DOMESTIC FLIGHT WITH STOP

The winner: Paris-CDG to Papeete-PPT with a stop in Los Angeles-LAX. The cool thing? LAX couldn’t be anymore perfectly in route: the total distance with a stop at LAX of 9,765 miles – exactly matching the total distance if it could be flown directly. The flight is operated by both Air France (on a B777) and Air Tahiti Nui (Airbus A340) and takes a total of 22h 30mins: 12 hours from CDG-LAX, a 2 hour stop and a final 8h 30 mins on the LAX-PPT leg.


Now should this officially count? Ehh, French Polynesia is just a territory but…Francois Hollande is the president. They do use their own currency, though. Either way, it’s on this list and pretty cool that you can fly CDG-LAX-PPT all on the same Flight #, without ever having to deplane (I think), although I’m sure you would at least want to!

Runner-up: Houston-IAH to Guam-GUM with a connection in Honolulu-HNL. Flight #201 is operated by United Airlines and is technically 7,705 miles, though you could argue that only the direct distance of 7,446 miles should be counted. The total westbound trip takes 17h 1min: IAH-HNL in 8h 12mins, a 1hr 4 min stop and a 7hr 45 min flight from HNL-GUM.


Same debate applies with Guam as did Papeete, should it be included? Well Obama is the President, they have a governor and they use the US $ as their only currency. Sounds like ‘Merica to me.

FRICKEN COOLEST DOMESTIC FLIGHT?

Winner: RAF Brize Norton, UK-BZZ to RAF Mount Pleasant Airport-MPN (Stanley, Falklands) would come in at 7,840 miles if flown direct but since they have to stop for refueling in Ascension Island-ASI the total is 8,096 miles.


But what’s so cool about this flight? The British Ministry of Defence (sic–as with most words in the Queen’s version of English) arranges the flights and sells only between 10-30 seats per flight to civilians. It used to be flown entirely on Royal Air Force (RAF) equipment, but now is contracted out to different charter companies. They fly a few times a week and sell seats that aren’t needed for British Military personnel. Don’t expect any deals, though: the flights will run you about £2,222 roundtrip ($3,450!). More info available here.

Weekend Blitz - TOP 10: LONGEST DOMESTIC FLIGHTS IN THE WORLD
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Old Aug 12, 13, 10:17 am   #54
  
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IWinner: RAF Brize Norton, UK-BZZ to RAF Mount Pleasant Airport-MPN (Stanley, Falklands) would come in at 7,840 miles if flown direct but since they have to stop for refueling in Ascension Island-ASI the total is 8,096 miles.

But what’s so cool about this flight? The British Ministry of Defence (sic–as with most words in the Queen’s version of English) arranges the flights and sells only between 10-30 seats per flight to civilians. It used to be flown entirely on Royal Air Force (RAF) equipment, but now is contracted out to different charter companies. They fly a few times a week and sell seats that aren’t needed for British Military personnel. Don’t expect any deals, though: the flights will run you about £2,222 roundtrip ($3,450!).
Although the seats "theoretically" available to civilians are 10-30, in practice more are typically sold, and in fact the flight often goes out half-empty for seating - but outwards freight is considerable. The intermediate stop at Ascension is also significant, for the flight services both that point, and also onwards from there by ship to St Helena, and the really isolated Tristan da Cunha. There are a couple of trip reports around from those who have done it.

The base fare is as stated, but there are a series of substantial reductions for those resident in the Falklands, St Helena, etc, and also for some other groups. But if you are going for one of the oil exploration contractors, you'll pay the full amount.
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