• Honolulu-Boston non-stop

    From Ward Dossche@2:292/854 to All on Mon Sep 17 00:08:55 2018
    Hawaiian Airlines will start direct flights between Honolulu and Boston this summer season. With an average flight time of 11 hours, this will be the longest domestic service in the United States, and also one of the longest in the world.

    The Hawaii-based airline uses an Airbus A330-200 on the route five times a week, with room for 18 passengers in First Class and 260 in Economy. The Airbus takes more than ten hours on the flight in an easterly direction and almost twelve hours in a westerly direction.

    The route Honolulu - Boston is 8200 kilometers long and is therefore almost 200 kilometers longer than Honolulu - New York JFK, which is currently the longest domestic route in the United States. It is also operated by Hawaiian.

    Worldwide, Paris CDG - Réunion (9400 km) remains the longest inland shipping service.

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  • From Deon George@3:633/509.1 to Ward Dossche on Mon Sep 17 00:20:02 2018
    On 09/17/18, Ward Dossche said the following...
    this summer season. With an average flight time of 11 hours, this will
    be the longest domestic service in the United States, and also one of
    the longest in the world.

    I love the aviation info - keep it coming :)

    BTW: longest in the world? There are many flights longer than 11hrs. Is this one of the longest DOMESTIC(?) flights in the world?

    Out of curiosity I confirmed it: http://weekendblitz.com/top-10-longest-domestic-flights-in-the-world/

    ...deon

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  • From Ward Dossche@2:292/854 to Deon George on Mon Sep 17 10:30:29 2018
    I love the aviation info - keep it coming :)

    Will try.

    This echo was marvelous in the very early 1990-ies. There were several WW2 pilots active telling about their combat missions both in Europe as in the Pacific theatre.

    I lost that message base in an early disc crash and have looked for years if there isn't an archive around anymore.

    BTW: longest in the world? There are many flights longer than 11hrs. Is this one of the longest DOMESTIC(?) flights in the world?

    Domestic, yes ... but what is domestic ...

    From Amsterdam to Bonaire theoretically is domestic as well. But is that really?

    Same for Paris to La Reunion ...

    I know that Hawaiian has been toying with the idea of a Honolulu to London Heathrow non-stop. I mapped the circular route on the globe and it is very well possible with today's generation of 787 and A350.

    \%/@rd

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