There's a New World's Longest Flight

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Re: There's a New World's Longest Flight

Postby Raybull » Tue Dec 27, 2016 4:57 am

Jamie_Lambo wrote:
Bertros wrote:
Jamie_Lambo wrote:tbh ive had longer bus journeys, at least you have the inflight entertainment, free alcohol, food, decent toilets and can go for a walk about,
some of the long bus journeys have been hell

hope it was worth it. don't think I would ever manage it.
I have trouble riding the bus from PP to snooky!

cheers

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longest trips on busses i had was from my apartment in SHV to my home in Hua Hin, took 20-24hours in total inc changeovers
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used to do it back and forth once a month,
its no wonder i fly everywhere now
only bus i take now is from PP>SHV/SHV>PP can do it in 4 hours if you miss the rush hour traffic either end, otherwise it can take 6 %)
That's nuts! A mate of mine, I think you met him in Kampot, was flying back to NZ after working there for a while but coming back here a month on business, was informed that his work visa had been just cancelled by his previous employer while transiting KUL on a one way ticket (yeah he's not the smartest one when it comes to visas and international travel, amongst other things). Anyway it seems the last minute KUL-PHN flights were quite expensive and his finances were meagre, so he bused it all the way back without a stopover, 40ish hours he told me! :shock: I'm sure if he was a bit more 'aware' he could have worked out something decent. He also had booked a AKL-KUL-PHN on air Asia on his way here initially without knowing it transited in Australia (he had no visa), although to his defense it was kind of a hidden transit when I looked at his ticket afterwards, but needless to say, he was fucked on that trip too. :facepalm:
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Re: There's a New World's Longest Flight

Postby Bertros » Tue Dec 27, 2016 5:21 am

Luigi wrote:
Bertros wrote:
Luigi wrote:Sorry! My memory failed. We stopped in Moscow. The flight time is correct but not non-stop.

How is the Moscow airport BTW?
I've thought about going that route a time or 2 if flying from euro to SEA.
Just wondering if it has some decent eats/drinks or places to stretch out a bit?
other things?

cheers

Bertros :hattip:
Sorry Bertros, I have little memory of DME. Obviously eh!
We were there only to on/off & security check.


cheers Luigi. Not sure I'd ever go to Russia (Moscow) on purpose and just sort if thought about as a way to check it out. still might one day and try to figure a long enough layover (like one of those 20-24 hour deals you see once in a while) to check out the city. What I really didn't want was to go through DME and find out they didn't even have shitters! (Or some other such nonsense--they are Russians after all..... :evil: )

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Re: There's a New World's Longest Flight

Postby Bertros » Tue Dec 27, 2016 5:24 am

Jamie_Lambo wrote:
Bertros wrote:
Jamie_Lambo wrote:tbh ive had longer bus journeys, at least you have the inflight entertainment, free alcohol, food, decent toilets and can go for a walk about,
some of the long bus journeys have been hell

hope it was worth it. don't think I would ever manage it.
I have trouble riding the bus from PP to snooky!

cheers

Bertros :hattip:
longest trips on busses i had was from my apartment in SHV to my home in Hua Hin, took 20-24hours in total inc changeovers
Image
used to do it back and forth once a month,
its no wonder i fly everywhere now
only bus i take now is from PP>SHV/SHV>PP can do it in 4 hours if you miss the rush hour traffic either end, otherwise it can take 6 %)
I could not have done that.... I need to shit at least every 20 to 24 hours and I can't on a bus.
bet you didn't even get frequent flyer miles out of it! :shock:

cheers


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Re: There's a New World's Longest Flight

Postby rozzieoz » Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:22 pm

Qatar have announced a direct flight from Doha to NZ- 17 hours 30 minutes - it will be the longest flight.


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Re: There's a New World's Longest Flight

Postby bolueeleh » Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:21 pm

yeah, more time for orgies in the crew cabin :beer3:
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Re: There's a New World's Longest Flight

Postby CEOCambodiaNews » Mon Feb 06, 2017 3:20 pm

rozzieoz wrote:Qatar have announced a direct flight from Doha to NZ- 17 hours 30 minutes - it will be the longest flight.
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World's longest non-stop commercial flight lands in New Zealand
Qatar Airways flight from Doha to Auckland arrives after 14,535-kilometre trip which took 16 hours 23 minutes.

The world’s longest commercial flight landed in New Zealand on Monday with the arrival of Qatar Airways’s 14,535km (9,032-mile) Doha-Auckland service.
“We’ve officially landed in Auckland,” the airline tweeted as flight QR920 landed at 7.25am (6.25pm GMT on Sunday), five minutes ahead of schedule after a flight lasting 16 hours and 23 minutes.

There were four pilots on board as well as 15 cabin crew who served 1,100 cups of tea and coffee, 2,000 cold drinks and 1,036 meals during the flight.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/ ... aland-doha
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Re: There's a New World's Longest Flight

Postby Duncan » Mon Feb 06, 2017 4:07 pm

CEOCambodiaNews wrote:
rozzieoz wrote:Qatar have announced a direct flight from Doha to NZ- 17 hours 30 minutes - it will be the longest flight.
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World's longest non-stop commercial flight lands in New Zealand
Qatar Airways flight from Doha to Auckland arrives after 14,535-kilometre trip which took 16 hours 23 minutes.

The world’s longest commercial flight landed in New Zealand on Monday with the arrival of Qatar Airways’s 14,535km (9,032-mile) Doha-Auckland service.
“We’ve officially landed in Auckland,” the airline tweeted as flight QR920 landed at 7.25am (6.25pm GMT on Sunday), five minutes ahead of schedule after a flight lasting 16 hours and 23 minutes.

There were four pilots on board as well as 15 cabin crew who served 1,100 cups of tea and coffee, 2,000 cold drinks and 1,036 meals during the flight.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/ ... aland-doha

I can just see the passengers lined up at the Doha airport. Hundreds of Maori's who just cannot wait to get back to NZ to get a feed of puha and kina. Looks like its a once a week financially uneconomic flight just to say '' hey we have the longest flight in the world ''
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Re: There's a New World's Longest Flight

Postby Luigi » Tue Feb 07, 2017 6:23 pm

Duncan wrote:
CEOCambodiaNews wrote:
rozzieoz wrote:Qatar have announced a direct flight from Doha to NZ- 17 hours 30 minutes - it will be the longest flight.
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World's longest non-stop commercial flight lands in New Zealand
Qatar Airways flight from Doha to Auckland arrives after 14,535-kilometre trip which took 16 hours 23 minutes.

The world’s longest commercial flight landed in New Zealand on Monday with the arrival of Qatar Airways’s 14,535km (9,032-mile) Doha-Auckland service.
“We’ve officially landed in Auckland,” the airline tweeted as flight QR920 landed at 7.25am (6.25pm GMT on Sunday), five minutes ahead of schedule after a flight lasting 16 hours and 23 minutes.

There were four pilots on board as well as 15 cabin crew who served 1,100 cups of tea and coffee, 2,000 cold drinks and 1,036 meals during the flight.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/ ... aland-doha

I can just see the passengers lined up at the Doha airport. Hundreds of Maori's who just cannot wait to get back to NZ to get a feed of puha and kina. Looks like its a once a week financially uneconomic flight just to say '' hey we have the longest flight in the world ''
Now that's a mental picture that will be difficult to be rid of. :beer3:

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