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Old 28 May 2021, 08:03 AM   #91
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Probably an everyday occurrence to those on this forum but Los Angeles to Paris was a long flight to me. Fortunately, it was a business trip and I was in Business class on an A380.
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Old 28 May 2021, 08:11 AM   #92
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Probably an everyday occurrence to those on this forum but Los Angeles to Paris was a long flight to me. Fortunately, it was a business trip and I was in Business class on an A380.
A380 is just about no longer with most airlines now a days. A380 and B747 are a dying breed...!
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Old 28 May 2021, 02:52 PM   #93
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LAX to Sydney on Quantas about 15 hrs.
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Old 29 May 2021, 07:26 AM   #94
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A380 is just about no longer with most airlines now a days. A380 and B747 are a dying breed...!
It was such a beautiful flight, felt like we lifted off at 20 mph and smooth as can be. It was crabbing during a windy landing in Paris though, that was interesting to watch through the tail-cam.
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Old 29 May 2021, 10:42 AM   #95
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We are doing a 14 hr non stop from LA to Rome on a Boeing 777-200/200er (whatever that is). Booked business class as I hate flying. Hope we are comfy.
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Old 30 May 2021, 11:20 PM   #96
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Have done too many 16-18 hr flights as passenger and 14-15 hr flights as operating crew on a wide variety of routes.

But a good friend of mine has us all beat. During his Air Force days as a B-52 pilot back in the '80s he flew a nonstop, 33-hour mission as part of an exercise where they took off from their base in North Dakota, flew to Egypt (whereupon they dropped some bombs in the western desert), then returned to base in Grand Forks. Not sure how many times they plugged into a tanker there and back.
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Old 31 May 2021, 12:27 AM   #97
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Have done too many 16-18 hr flights as passenger and 14-15 hr flights as operating crew on a wide variety of routes.

But a good friend of mine has us all beat. During his Air Force days as a B-52 pilot back in the '80s he flew a nonstop, 33-hour mission as part of an exercise where they took off from their base in North Dakota, flew to Egypt (whereupon they dropped some bombs in the western desert), then returned to base in Grand Forks. Not sure how many times they plugged into a tanker there and back.
Oooooof! That is brutal
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The late, great George Carlin on nonstop flights:

https://video.search.yahoo.com/searc...6e&action=view
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Old 31 May 2021, 12:07 PM   #99
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Oooooof! That is brutal
Brutal indeed, which would also describe the level of s*** received from squadron-mates for any that did all that only to have missed their targets. They're probably still having to buy everyone else's drinks.
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