FORUM GAME: Aviation Trivia!


#406

Correct. You’re turn.


#407

Which plane is known by bbbbbrrrrrrrert? (An easy one)


#408

Just my knowledge, I heard it was Qantas A380 route from DFW to SYD. :relaxed:


#409

According to the Daily Telegraph …

Top 10 | The world’s longest flights
Doha-Auckland, Qatar Airways, 9,028 miles
Dubai-Auckland, Emirates, 8,824 miles
Sydney-Dallas, Qantas, 8,578 miles
San Francisco-Singapore, United Airlines & Singapore Airlines, 8,446 miles
Atlanta-Johannesburg, Delta, 8,439 miles
Abu Dhabi-Los Angeles, Etihad, 8,390 miles
Dubai-Los Angeles, Emirates, 8,339 miles
Jeddah-Los Angeles, Saudia, 8,332 miles
Doha-Los Angeles, Qatar Airways, 8,306 miles
Dubai-Houston, Emirates, 8,168 miles

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/news/longest-flight-in-the-world-qatar-doha-auckland/


#410

From : Krisbow
According to the Daily Telegraph …

Top 10 | The world’s longest flights
Doha-Auckland, Qatar Airways, 9,028 miles
Dubai-Auckland, Emirates, 8,824 miles
Sydney-Dallas, Qantas, 8,578 miles
San Francisco-Singapore, United Airlines & Singapore Airlines, 8,446 miles
Atlanta-Johannesburg, Delta, 8,439 miles
Abu Dhabi-Los Angeles, Etihad, 8,390 miles
Dubai-Los Angeles, Emirates, 8,339 miles
Jeddah-Los Angeles, Saudia, 8,332 miles
Doha-Los Angeles, Qatar Airways, 8,306 miles
Dubai-Houston, Emirates, 8,168 miles

They are right.


#411

But there’s a complicating factor - that’s just the great circle route (i.e. the shortest route between the two points). In practice, headwinds and tailwinds often make it more practical to fly an alternative route. Apparently some routes from Asia to America sometimes fly the long way around if they have good tailwinds and actually cover more ground than the Doha - Auckland flight. One such example is Delhi to San Francisco - apparently the shortest route is over the North Pole, but in practice the quickest and most economical route is to fly East and over the Pacific Ocean if the tailwinds are good.

It was often the same with one of the longest routes ever flown - the now withdrawn non-stop flights from the US to Singapore. In theory the shortest route was polar, in practice it was quicker to fly East in both directions, leading to the plane flying all the way around the planet in just one return trip.

Of course, the great circle route is the most practical way of measuring distance travelled as the other routes vary so widely.


#412

A revive to this topic: What year was Delta Air Lines founded, and what was the original name and purpose?


#413

May 30th 1924 as an aerial crop dusting company


#414

@pderuiter is correct. Does anyone else have a question?


#420

Ok easy one what airline ordered and received the first 787 Dreamliner in North America


#421

United Airlines


#422

Well kind of obvious and especially because of my profile pic also yeah


#423

Well, then you should’ve asked why the plane on your profile pic is so special :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


#424

Another easy one, what is the 2nd busiest airport in the world?


#425

In term of the amount of pax or in and outbound flights?


#426

It’s OMDB (Dubai). THey have the 2nd most passengers and the most passengers for international flight.


#427

Beijing has the 2nd most PAX. :stuck_out_tongue: And it will stay that way until it’s taking over 1st place from Atlanta.


#428

Atlanta has really built up quite a lot.


#429

Beijing is correct, Dubai is third :slight_smile:

Edit: In terms of all handled pax.


#430

Oops! Wow… I’ve been watching some out of date documentaries!:joy: