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21. Posted by bgl (Full Member 167 posts) 7y

t_maia - Thanks for thinking of me!:) And the BN-2 Islander that they operate is an interesting, rugged, little plane that's very popular in remote places. It doesn't have an aisle - each seat has its own door! Have flown in BN-2s a few times in places like Fiji and Samoa.

About the longest domestic flight. For a long time it was probably Aeroflot's Moscow-Khabarovsk flight. I don't know if they still operate that service. But whether that's the case or not, Continental Air Lines' nonstop service from Newark to Honolulu is a bit longer. And Delta Air Lines' Atlanta-Honolulu service is also slightly longer.

The definition of "domestic" makes me wonder about flights from Paris to places like Noumea in New Caledonia and Papeete in French Polynesia - are they operated as "domestic" flights?

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

Quoting bgl

t_maia - Thanks for thinking of me!:)
About the longest domestic flight. For a long time it was probably Aeroflot's Moscow-Khabarovsk flight. I don't know if they still operate that service. But whether that's the case or not, Continental Air Lines' nonstop service from Newark to Honolulu is a bit longer. And Delta Air Lines' Atlanta-Honolulu service is also slightly longer.

The definition of "domestic" makes me wonder about flights from Paris to places like Noumea in New Caledonia and Papeete in French Polynesia - are they operated as "domestic" flights?

There is still a Moscow-Petropavlovsk flight, might be the longest in Russia. But indeed, the US ones are longer

They are probably not really considered domestic flights, the more so because you need to switch planes (or at least make a brief stop) in for example LA (for Papeete).

[ Edit: Edited on 19-May-2009, at 01:22 by Utrecht ]

23. Posted by bgl (Full Member 167 posts) 7y

Some of the French airlines operate these flights as throughgoing flights, but, like you said, they do make a stop obviously. Paris-LA-Papeete for instance, and knowing how picky the U.S. is with transit passengers, it'd be interesting to know how those flights & passengers are handled on the brief stop at LA. But Air Austral in Reunion is in the process of taking delivery of two new Boeing 777-300ERs (one has been delivered already), and those will be used on flights from France, via Reunion to Noumea. Would be interesting to know if those passengers are required to carry passports!

24. Posted by Q' (Travel Guru 1987 posts) 7y

I've done the Chicago to Hong Kong 15hr+ route twice.

My parents did the Toronto to Hong Kong route which is about ~30min longer I think. I suspect there's a couple thousand Chinese living in Toronto whom fly this route on a regular basis.

By the way, the whole journey from Toronto to Hong Kong with the 1 or 2 stops is usually 22-24hrs. I've done it 9 times in total.

[ Edit: Edited on 19-May-2009, at 09:43 by Q' ]

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