From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Merlin Dorfman) Organization: NETCOM On-line Communication Services (408 261-4700 guest) Date: 25 Sep 96 13:40:11 References: 1 2 Followups: 1 2
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Karl Swartz (kls@ohare.Chicago.COM) wrote: : That qualifier is necessary because SAA flies, or flew, : a non-stop JFK-JNB (Johannesburg, South Africa; 7968 miles) flight : using a 747-400. However, due to headwinds and reduced performance : due to altitude and heat at JNB, the westbound flight requires a fuel : stop. My wife and my sister-in-law have both flown this JFK-JNB segment in both directions (not together) and I believe it stopped in the Azores to refuel every time. Sample size is at least six flights, three in each direction, various times of the year.