From: firstname.lastname@example.org (David Moore) Organization: Rational Date: 03 Dec 92 00:40:08 PST References: 1 2 3 4 Followups: 1
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kls@ohare.Chicago.COM (Karl Swartz) writes: >Oh yes, it was a South African 747SP delivery that held a record for >longest flight (time or distance or both) for a jetliner or some such. >That may still stand but I wouldn't be too surprised if a 747-400 had >subsequently established a new record. QANTAS was crowing about their non-stop 747-400 delivery flight from London to Sydney when I flew with them a couple of years back. I think they were claiming records, but I do not remember for sure. Certainly, it is a long flight. To do it, they had to get a specially formulated (higher energy/kilo) fuel and the crew's luggage flew separately. Naturally, the flight magazine was silent on the question, but I imagine the crew also flew in their under-wear to further reduce weight. I have no idea why they were delivering via London.