What are the world's longest routes
|No.||Airlines||From||To||Distance (miles)||Flight Time||Aircraft|
|1.||Singapore||Singapore (SIN)||Newark (EWR)||9,534||18 h 30 m||A359ULR|
|2.||Qatar||Doha (DOH)||Auckland (AKL)||9,032||18 h 20 m||B772LR|
|3.||Qantas||Perth (PER)||London (LHR)||9,009||17 h 25 m||B789|
|4.||Emirates||Dubai (DXB)||Auckland (AKL)||8,824||17 h 10 m||A380|
|5.||Singapore||Singapore (SIN)||Los Angeles (LAX)||8,770||17 h 55 m||A359ULR|
|6.||United||Houston (HOU)||Sydney (SYD)||8,596||17 h 30 m||B789|
|7.||Qantas||Sydney (SYD)||Dallas (DFW)||8,578||17 h 10 m||A380|
|8.||Philippine||Manila (MNL)||New York (JFK)||8,520||16 h 35 m||A350|
|9.||Singapore||San Francisco (SFO)||Singapore (SIN)||8,447||17 h 20 m||A359 / A359ULR|
|9.||United||San Francisco (SFO)||Singapore (SIN)||8,447||17 h 20 m||B789|
|10.||Delta||Johannesburg (JNB)||Atlanta (ATL)||8,439||16 h 50 m||A359|
|11.||Emirates||Dubai (DXB)||Los Angeles (LAX)||8,339||16 h 15 m||A380|
|12.||Saudia||Jeddah (JED)||Los Angeles (LAX)||8,332||16 h 40 m||B773ER|
|13.||Qatar||Doha (DOH)||Los Angeles (LAX)||8,306||16 h 20 m||B772LR|
- Qantas' Project Sunrise create the world's longest routes, connecting Sydney and New York/London, however it is now on hold after COVID-19
- Originally Delta uses 772LR to fly between ATL and JNB, but all Delta's 777s will be retired after COVID-19, and with the raise of A359's MTOW, it can fly the route in the future.
What are the busiest airports?
Why 757 is "heavy"
- Super: A380 (MTOW of 575 t) and An-225 (MTOW of 640 t)
- Heavy: MTOW >= 136 t (almost all wide-body aircraft + 757)
- Large (FAA): MTOW between 19 t and 140 t
- Medium: MTOW between 7 t and 136 t
- Light: MTOW less than 7t
The MTOW of 757-200 is 116 t, but it became "heavy" after accidents where smaller aircraft following closely behind a 757 crashed.
Why regional aircraft has 50 or 70 or 76 seats?
AA, Delta, United have contracts with pilot unions to limit the number of regional planes they can operate:
This is why most of US regional flights are 50 or 70 or 76 seats; this is also the reason of CRJ 550, which is a re-certificated CRJ 700 with only 50 seats, because United had reached its limit of 76-seat airplanes.
Which airline fly to the highest number of countries?
Turkish Airlines, 120+ countries.
Istanbul sits at the intersection of Europe, Asia and Africa
Which is the world's highest-revenue routes?
New York to London
How many flight attendants on a flight?
At least one per 50 passengers
What are the largest aircraft orders
- 2017: 430x A320neo Indigo Partners ~$50 billion at list prices
- 2011: American Airlines ordered 460 new planes in a single deal, but that was spread between both Boeing and Airbus.
- 2015: Indian low-cost airline IndiGo (which isn't connected to Indigo Partners) bought 250 Airbus jets
- 2013: The biggest order by value came from Emirates airline of Dubai in 2013. It agreed to buy 150 Boeing 777X planes and 50 A380s, which were worth a total of $99 billion at list prices.
Do miles expire?
|Alaska||Never, if there's activity in 24 months|
|American||Never, if there's activity in 18 months|
|Hawaiian||Never, if there's activity in 18 months|
|Frontier||Never, if there's activity in 6 months|
|Asiana||10 years or 12 years|
|Cathay Pacific||Never, if there's activity in 18 months|
Frontier and Spirit only count accrual activity not redemptions.