Top 12: Longest Non-Stop Delta Flights in the World

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  1. jmgriffin

    jmgriffin Silver Member

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    I know there was some interest in a few of the past top 10 lists I've complied and posted so I thought that you guys might be interested in this one as well. While most of this info can be easily found on the Delta website, I'm really more of a visual learner so I wanted to map them all. What do you guys think? Are there any I'm missing?

    If you're interested in the source content feel free to check it out here: Weekend Blitz - Top 12: Longest Non-Stop Delta Flights in the World ...but there's no need if you're not, I've put the post in it's entirety here below. Hope you guys enjoy!
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    I was browsing Wikipedia the other day looking for a ranking of the top US Domestic airlines based on passengers carried and came across this: chart here

    I had no idea that Delta was the largest airline in the world as of 2012! This got me thinking: what are Delta’s longest non-stop routes? This installment joins the others I’ve complied including:


    Top 12 Longest Non-Stop Delta Flights

    1. Johannesburg-JNB –> Atlanta-ATL comes in to take the lead with an 8,439 mile journey on a Boeing 777-200LR. JNB-ATL is scheduled at 16 hr 55 mins, however, the reverse route is only 15 hr 25 mins. This is currently the 2nd longest non-stop flight in the world!

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    2. Dubai-DXB –> Atlanta-ATL is scheduled at 15 hr 44 mins of flying and covers 7,599 miles on Delta’s Boeing 777-200LR.

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    3. Los Angeles-LAX –> Sydney-SYD is operated on a B777-200LR for a 15 hr 00 min flight. Total miles = 7,488.

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    4. Detroit-DTW –> Shanghai-PVG is on a, you guessed it, Boeing 777-200LR. The 7,137 mile flight is scheduled to take 14 hr 40 mins. Note: Sample dates I found price the flight at around $1,100 if booked through codeshare partners China Eastern and China Southern, but the price is near $1,900 if booked through Delta.
    5. Atlanta-ATL –> Tokyo-NRT is one of Delta’s very few Boeing 747-400 routes covering 6,850 miles over a period of 14 hr 20 mins. Of the 16 B747 planes remaining in Delta’s fleet, 0 were purchased by Delta–all 16 of them were inherited when they merged with Northwest Airlines in 2010.
    6. New York-JFK –> Tokyo-NRT is just marginally shorter than the ATL-NRT route at 6,745 miles. It is also flown on a B747-400 and is scheduled to take 14 hr 05 mins.
    7. Detroit-DTW –> Seoul-ICN takes 13 hr 50 mins to fly the 6,636 mile route on a Boeing 747-400.
    8. Detroit-DTW –> Beijing-PEK comes in at 6,631 miles. The 13 hr 45 min flight is operated by Delta’s Boeing 777. Note: codeshare partners China Southern and China Eastern price this flight at $1,102 but on the same dates Delta prices it at $1,890.
    9. Detroit-DTW –> Nagoya-NGO = 6,552 miles and takes 13 hrs 25 mins on a B747-400.
    10. Seattle-SEA –> Hong Kong-HKG is one of the newer Delta flights and comes in at #10 on the list. An Airbus A330-200 covers the 6,500 mile trip in 14 hr 11 mins. Service beings June 16, 2014 (link to article).
    11. Detroit-DTW –> Tokyo-NRT is coded as flight # DL 275 and is scheduled to take 13 hr 35 mins on a Boeing 777. Total distance covered is 6,397 miles.
    12. Minneapolis-MSP –> Tokyo-NRT switches between an Airbus A330-200 and Boeing 777. The distance of 5,950 miles is covered in 12 hr 50 mins.

    Other Notable Mentions

    • Lagos, Nigeria-LOS –> Atlanta-ATL = 5,843 miles and 13 hr 30 mins on a B767.
    • Seattle-SEA –> Shanghai-PVG = 5,722 miles and 13 hrs 25 mins on a A330.
    • Tel Aviv-TLV –> New York-JFK = 5,677 miles and 12 hr 05 mins on a B747.
    • Los Angeles-LAX –> Tokyo-NRT = 5,451 miles and 11 hr 40 mins on a B747.
    • Seattle-SEA –> Beijing-PEK = 5,407 miles and 12 hr 05 mins on a B767. Cheap prices now = $724.
    • Seattle-SEA –> Seoul-ICN = 5,216 miles and 11 hr 10 mins on a B767. Service begins June 2, 2014.
    • Accra-ACC –> New York-JFK = 5,111 miles and 11 hr 44 mins on a B767.
    • São Paulo-GRU –> Detroit-DTW = 5,094 miles and 11 hr 00 mins on a B767.
    • Paris-CDG –> Salt Lake City-SLC = 5,080 miles and 11 hr 20 mins on a B767.
    • Rome-FCO –> Atlanta-ATL = 5,036 miles and 11 hr 10 mins on a A330.
    • Istanbul-IST –> New York-JFK = 5,016 miles and 11 hr 06 mins on a B767. Seasonal service only.
    Discontinued longest non-stop Delta Flights
    • Mumbai-BOM –> Atlanta-ATL was discontinued in 2009. It used to be the 2nd longest flight in the world and Delta’s longest flight overall at 8,510 miles. It was flown on a Delta B777-200LR. Scheduled flying time: 17 hr 55 mins!

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    • Detroit-DTW –> Hong Kong-HKG was cancelled in August 2012. This was Delta’s 2nd longest flight for a while taking 15 hr 45 mins on a B777-200LR. The journey covered 7,857 miles, which means it would have ranked near the 11th or 12th longest flights in the world today.
    • Mumbai-BOM –> New York-JFK ended in October 2008, right around the time the Mumbai-Atlanta flight was announced. At 7,790 miles it also would have ranked around the 11th or 12th longest in the world taking 16 hr 00 mins on a B777-200LR.
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    Again, the full post can be found here for those that are interested! http://weekendblitz.com/top-12-longest-non-stop-delta-flights-world/
     
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  2. WilliamQ

    WilliamQ Gold Member

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    Very interesting indeed. Thanks.
     
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    awesome graphics and interesting story. thanks for sharing.
     
  4. ffitalia

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    Interesting, but what is the longest non-stop flight in the world!
     
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  5. WilliamQ

    WilliamQ Gold Member

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-stop_flight

    Apparently top 2 longest flights used to be SIA but was discontinued in 2013
    1. Newark-Singapore
      • Singapore Airlines (SQ 21)
      • 15,345 (9,535)
      • 18 hr 50 min
    2. Los Angeles-Singapore
      • Singapore Airlines (SQ 37)
      • 14,114 (8,770)
      • 18 hr 05 min
    Now
    1. Sydney-Dallas
      • Qantas (QF 7)
      • 13,804 (8,578)
      • 15 hr 25 min
    2. Johannesburg-Atlanta
      • Delta Air Lines (DL 201)
      • 13,582 (8,439)
      • 16 hr 55 min
    3. Dubai-Los Angeles
      • Emirates (EK 215)
      • 13,420 (8,339)
      • 16 hr 35 min
     
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  6. jmgriffin

    jmgriffin Silver Member

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    I did this one back in Nov 2013 but it looks like it's still accurate: Top 10: World’s longest non-stop flights

     
  7. ballardFlyer

    ballardFlyer Gold Member

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    I've done current #1 on QF this year and #2 from JNB a couple of times. Never did SQ flights but they are gone now.

    DL from JNB to ATL was much longer in flight hrs then QF to DFW. It was ~ 3 more hrs for me the days I flew it.
     
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    I've flown the ATL-JNB flight twice now in BusinessElite thankfully and I will be flying ATL-NRT and ATL-DXB at some point this year.
     
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  9. bigeyejim

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    So how far can these airplanes fly without fuel? I have never really thought about that!
     
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  10. WilliamQ

    WilliamQ Gold Member

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    Without fuel? Simple. 0 miles. Probably can't even take off ;)

    Without refuelling? That depends a lot on make and model and load and wind flight path / altitude and external temperatures (I think) and flight skills, maybe even fuel quality etc etc.

    I am sure each craft does have a marketed theoretical mileage on a full thank though :cool:
     
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    Probably only reliable standard info would be tank capacity. Everything else is a variable. Weight, wind etc.
     
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    The longest flight is any flight on an RJ... I don't care about the miles!!
     
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    How does something like this work? If I knew this info can I go and book through China Eastern to save myself $800? As a Delta PM could I then still have all of my PM benefits (whatever that may be)? I don't plan on going to PVG anytime soon or anything just curious.
     
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    You can book the china eastern codeshare and still get PM benefits which will basically be the general ST Elite Plus benefits.

    Their codeshare may or may not earn full MQMs because it isn't a Delta flight number. Check Deltas earning table for china eastern marketed flights for the fare class.

    You also wouldn't earn any MQD booking with china eastern vs delta.com. But saving $800 is nothing to sneeze at. And there are MQD waivers for CC spend etc.
     

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