What is the longest flight in the US?


#1

I know the longest Flight in the US is operated by Continental (EWR-HNL). But, what is the longest flight, other than JFK-LAX, in the 48 states of America, on Delta Airlines?
Thanks! :smiley:


#2

Assuming Part 121 ops, JBU405 is longer than any JFK-LAX run. JFK-LAX is 2474sm (2571sm flown), according to AAL21.

JBU405 from BOS-SAN, is 2585sm (2750sm flown). Beats the JFK-LAX run by 115sm as the crow flies, and 179sm with headwinds.

But since you mention exclusively on Delta, their longest run is the JFK-SFO run, at 2582sm (2678sm flown), according to DAL1465.

BL.


#3

Interesting question! not a Delta flight, but ASA17 Miami to Seattle looks like a long one at 2724sm direct and 2876 flown

flightaware.com/live/flight/ASA1 … /KMIA/KSEA


#4

Umm…the winds don’t change the distance between two points. Unless you are talking about re routing to avoid the worst winds.


#5

If you expand the parameters more to any Part 121 operation in the 48 states then there are several semi-regular charter operations that operated between BGR and the west coast that are slightly longer. As an example, NAO111 from SMF to BGR is 2760 nm.


#6

CAL 11

JFK - ANC

Direct: 3,380 sm


#7

MIA-ANC is longer (and operated) but this thread is about the 48 states.


#8

The longest flight on Delta Air Lines would be JFK-SFO at 2,583.

Longest out of hubs
ATL-SEA (2,170)
CVG-SFO (2,033)
DTW-SFO (2,076)
JFK-SFO (2,583)
MEM-SEA (1,869)
MSP-SFO (1,587)
SLC-BOS (2,102)

“Focus Cities” (Top 10 Non-Hubs in December)
BOS-SLC (2,102)
DCA-SLC (1,848)
FLL-LAX (2,341)
IND-LAX (1,813)
LAS-JFK (2,245)
LAX-JFK (2,472)
LGA-MSY (1,184)
MCO-LAX (2,215)
ORD-SLC (1,247)
RDU-LAX (2,236)

On a side note, HNL is closer to SFO than JFK. Just fun facts.


#9

Thanks for your replies. I Thought that the BGR (Bangor) to LAX (Los Angeles) Flight was the longest, but no major airline runs that flight. Plus, the flight would have to fly over Canada to reduce flight time! Also, what about the JFK-PHX route? That is a long flight as well… D:


#10

Why consider that one, when it is still another hour and a half to San Diego? And even with that, Boston is further east than JFK. So a BOS-SAN run would easily eclipse a JFK-PHX run…

BL.


#11

Assuming Part 121 ops, JBU405 is longer than any JFK-LAX run. JFK-LAX is 2474sm (2571sm flown), according to AAL21.

JBU405 from BOS-SAN, is 2585sm (2750sm flown). Beats the JFK-LAX run by 115sm as the crow flies, and 179sm with headwinds.

But since you mention exclusively on Delta, their longest run is the JFK-SFO run, at 2582sm (2678sm flown), according to DAL1465.
Thanks! Delta Airlines Rules! In fact, on 20 Dec 2010, i am going on a flight from SAN to DTW on Delta (Northwest Airlines, used to be). A side-question: do the A320’s have AVODS? They make the plane go by much faster :bulb: .


#12

Assuming Part 121 ops, JBU405 is longer than any JFK-LAX run. JFK-LAX is 2474sm (2571sm flown), according to AAL21.

JBU405 from BOS-SAN, is 2585sm (2750sm flown). Beats the JFK-LAX run by 115sm as the crow flies, and 179sm with headwinds.

But since you mention exclusively on Delta, their longest run is the JFK-SFO run, at 2582sm (2678sm flown), according to DAL1465.
Thanks! Delta Airlines Rules! In fact, on 20 Dec 2010, i am going on a flight from SAN to DTW on Delta (Northwest Airlines, used to be). A side-question: do the A320’s have AVODS? They make the plane go by much faster :bulb: .


#13

delta.com/


#14

None of the PMNW narrowbodies have In-Flight Entertainment except GoGo WiFi.


#15

Trust me…the length of the flight has nothing to do with the map distance between the origin and hoped-for destination. On the newly named Delta - “The Apology Airline” - I have had the recent pleasure of several interminable flights that, given their time-duration, could have actually gone somewhere fun. “We sincerely apologize for the fill-in-the-blank-problem and appreciate your business…” Time to spare? Go by Air!


#16

“More time yet, fly by jet!”


#17

Alaska has a flight from KSEA to KMIA


#18

Not True. The 757’s and 737 have Delta On Demand (AVOD) and pretty soon, all the A319, A320, and some of the MD-90’s will have them too.

P.S. (Delta just retired the last of its DC-9’s, which were in Northwest livery, on Dec 31. 2010).


#19

Not True. The 757’s and 737 have Delta On Demand (AVOD) and pretty soon, all the A319, A320, and some of the MD-90’s will have them too.

P.S. (Delta just retired the last of its DC-9’s, which were in Northwest livery, on Dec 31. 2010).


#20

Actually, not true.

I personally saw this one yesterday and it was in NWA livery. flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL1 … /KBIL/KMSP

And in flight right now as I type this are 19.

flightaware.com/live/aircrafttype/DC95

Maybe they got a stay of execution. :slight_smile: