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11. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 7y

Quoting Buzzcock

London to Auckland, 24 hours there and 26 hours back, with 2 hours on the ground at Hong Kong. The Hong Kong to London stretch was 13 hours.

Hmm... that's a direct flight, not a non-stop.

12. Posted by Buzzcock (Full Member 178 posts) 7y

Quoting Hien

Hmm... that's a direct flight, not a non-stop.

Er, yes I know it is , Hong Kong being the only stop either way, which is why I said that the Hong Kong to London stretch took 13 hours (the Auckland to HK stretch taking 11 hours).

13. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 7y

Quoting Redpaddy

I did Manchester-Johannesburg. It was just over 14 hours.
What about the longest route in one country?? Isn't there a flight with Aeroflot from St. Petersburg, to somewhere close to the bit across from Alaska. You take off, fly east for something like 14 hours - and when you land, you're still in the same country??
Awesome.

Seems that it also depends on the plane type, Amsterdam-Johannesburg is about 12 hours or so.

Anyway, I don't think the longest domestic flight is 14 hours. I guess Moscow to Magadan or Vladiwostok is one of the longest where you actually stay above domestic land, at least to Magadan. To Vladiwostok might include a small stretch of China?

Also, NY to Hawaii is domestic, though you pass stretches of water of course.
What about Paris to Reunion? Technically, Reunion has the same rights as departments in France more or less. That would be close to 14 hours maybe.

14. Posted by Redpaddy (Inactive 1004 posts) 7y

Post #10#.... Looking for a non-stop, not direct. I think (although still waiting for someone to tell me otherwise) it's an Aeroflot flight. There are 1000's of direct routes available. Example, Manchester to Christchurch. It's direct, but not non-stop.
Keep 'em coming.

15. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 7y

Quoting Redpaddy

Post #10#.... Looking for a non-stop, not direct. I think (although still waiting for someone to tell me otherwise) it's an Aeroflot flight. There are 1000's of direct routes available. Example, Manchester to Christchurch. It's direct, but not non-stop.
Keep 'em coming.

Like in my previous post, this might be the longest domestic route: NY to Hawaii (if you leave Paris-Reunion out of it).

16. Posted by Redpaddy (Inactive 1004 posts) 7y

Then the word "Domestic" comes into it, as well as - if you like, "Commonwealth". In that case, Manchester - Vancouver is a non-stop route, taking around 10 hours. Different countries, but same piccy on the coins and notes. Does that count?? Where is this going??

17. Posted by marlis (Travel Guru 1167 posts) 7y

what about the shortest non stop flight?

Bonaire-Curacao 10 minutes

18. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 7y

Quoting marlis

what about the shortest non stop flight?

Bonaire-Curacao 10 minutes

Sorry, not true

19. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5595 posts) 7y

Quoting Redpaddy

Then the word "Domestic" comes into it, as well as - if you like, "Commonwealth". In that case, Manchester - Vancouver is a non-stop route, taking around 10 hours. Different countries, but same piccy on the coins and notes. Does that count?? Where is this going??

I don't know where it is going but I like the thread still very much.
Let's say that in my opinion flights between independent countries (193 in the world, or 194, I lost count) can't win the title

20. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 7y

Europe's smallest airline and shortest domestic flight in Germany:

http://www.inselflieger.de/streckennetz.php

Shortest route they fly is Harle-Wangerooge and it is scheduled to be 5 min, but in reality it is not that much longer than the flight in the Orkney Islands linked to above. In Mai/June their main passengers are seal pups, howlers who lost their mothers and were found by humans along the coast and the islands. In Friedrichskoog near Büsum is a ward for sick seals, there they are taken care of and prepared for life in the wild. So if you fly with this airline to Büsum your seat neighbor might be a seal pup.

Special interest link for bgl: http://www.inselflieger.de/flotte.php

[ Edit: Edited on 18-May-2009, at 18:26 by t_maia ]