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New York-Dubai

Moscow, Russia
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New York-Dubai


As a matter of interest is new york to Dubai the longest longhaul nonstop flight you can do?

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Liverpool, UK
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1. Re: New York-Dubai

This might be of interest.


Moscow, Russia
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2. Re: New York-Dubai

I didn't think any plane could hold enough fuel to do this? How does a delivery flight differ from people on the plane?

Will it ever be possible to fly between these 2 cities non-stop? Are there any plans?

"In modern day aviation, on August 1989, a Qantas Boeing 747-400 set a record for flying non-stop between Sydney and London at a distance of 18,001 km (11,185 mi). However, this is only a delivery flight."

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3. Re: New York-Dubai

Delivery flights are those that fly a new plane to an airline from the factory. New York to Dubai is nowhere near the longest flight. New York - Hong Kong, New York- Mumbai, and New York - Johannesburg are all longer.

Edited: 9:25 am, October 14, 2013
Moscow, Russia
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4. Re: New York-Dubai

Thanks for that. I think it's now New York to Singapore from looking it up.

But how did the plane make it from Sydney to London without refueling?

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5. Re: New York-Dubai

But how did the plane make it from Sydney to London without refueling?


Minimal onboard weight, favourable weather and wind, etc.

Moscow, Russia
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6. Re: New York-Dubai

Ok just one last question :-) It's all very interesting!

It wouldn't be possible to complete this trip non-stop if passengers where on the plane? or It is possible but airlines aren't making a profit by doing it?

BTW, Would the president of the United States fly direct to Sydney? I've heard on Airforceone they can refuel during flight.

Moscow, Russia
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7. Re: New York-Dubai

Any ideas on the questions above guys?

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