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BOEING LONG HAUL (24 hr duty day)

V-STALL

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Boeing is about to embark on the longest, non-stop jetliner flight
ever attempted without air refueling. The company plans to take
advantage of the 777-200LR's range to shatter the distance record
it established in 1997 with the 777-200ER. The newer jet will
attempt to fly non-stop for more than 24 hours in early October.
The 777-200LR, which has three auxiliary fuel tanks, will reportedly
take off from a city in Asia and land a day later in London.
The flight path would take the crew over the Pacific, North
America and the Atlantic.
 

AA717driver

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How many bottles of water does the crew get...? ;) :p TC
 

Diesel

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how many crews will that take.

God could you imagine breathing stale air for 24hrs?
 

AMRCostUnit

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Diesel said:
how many crews will that take.

God could you imagine breathing stale air for 24hrs?

With all that polar radiation, you won't be breathing long...

Unit
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I once did a 21+ hr flight from Washington DC to Seoul with one air refueling and a 3-person crew. Wasn't the most fun I've ever had.
 

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Diesel said:
how many crews will that take.

A normal airline = probably 2 full crews and 2 relief officers.

Jetblue = they're giddily applying for a single crew waiver as I type ... just one leg you know. :D

BBB
 

Flying Illini

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Line guy: Do you have a fuel order, sir?
Captain: Uhhh, yeah, top it off...you may need another truck...or two...or three.

I hope they take a deck of cards...and their wives/girlfriends for something to do.
 

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Big Beer Belly said:
A normal airline = probably 2 full crews and 2 relief officers.

Jetblue = they're giddily applying for a single crew waiver as I type ... just one leg you know. :D

BBB

LMAO, Whats the problem depart JFK at 0900 lcl and land JFK 0900 local. It's a lot eaiser then those 4 leg days.
 

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G4G5 said:
LMAO, Whats the problem depart JFK at 0900 lcl and land JFK 0900 local. It's a lot eaiser then those 4 leg days.
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All ya gotta do is sleep thru the autoland!!!
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G4G5 said:
LMAO, Whats the problem depart JFK at 0900 lcl and land JFK 0900 local. It's a lot eaiser then those 4 leg days.
I can hear it now ... "I only work 3 days a month!"

Wonder if they'll still be required to clean the cabin after their flight? :D


BBB
 

Whale Rider

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Boeing: Forever New Frontiers!:D
 

mar

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Got the t-shirt

AMRCostUnit said:
With all that polar radiation, you won't be breathing long...

Unit
Domestic non-glowing slug

I just deadheaded the other "day" (HKG-ICN-ANC-JFK) and it nearly took that long but I'm already bald so no big loss with the radiation....
 

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1649A Constellation

As impressive as that is, TWA used to fly the 1649A Constellation from Paris to San Francisco in something just under 23 hours non-stop. This would have been around 1956,57, early 58. Three pilots, two FE's, two navigators.

I was part of a crew in 1966 that ferried an ex Lufthansa 1649 from Hamburg to Oakland in 21:50. So these really exceptionally long flights are not that new but rather it is the distance that they travel.
 

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With my luck I would still get stuck in front of the screaming brat kicking the back of my seat for 24 hrs.
 

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Big Beer Belly said:
I can hear it now ... "I only work 3 days a month!"

Wonder if they'll still be required to clean the cabin after their flight? :D


BBB

Hey BBB,

Long time, no insults! Just noticed the rating section of your Avatar. Don't they type rate the F/O's over there at big brown?
 
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