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Posted: 9/29/2014 4:10:22 PM EST
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The largest passenger jet in the world, the Airbus A380, landed Monday at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, completing the longest currently flown nonstop route in the world.

The 8,600-mile flight was the first of what will be six weekly, nonstop flights on Australia's Qantas Airways between Sydney's Kingsford Smith International Airport and DFW. The flights will depart and arrive every day but Tuesday and are expected to take just under 15 hours to DFW and 15 hours and 30 minutes to Australia.

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I get restless on 4-6 hour flights. I don't think I could manage a 15 hour flight without the aid of prescription medication.
Link Posted: 9/29/2014 4:11:52 PM EST
In first or business class it would be tolerable. In steerage it would be pure hell.
Link Posted: 9/29/2014 4:13:24 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Ameshawki:
In first or business class it would be tolerable. In steerage it would be pure hell.
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Meh. Did 14 hours from NYC to Tokyo in steerage. Wasn't so bad.

Although the movie machine thing broke, so the only film they could play was Harry Potter on loop, over and over again, for 14 hours. That part was traumatizing.
Link Posted: 9/29/2014 4:15:27 PM EST
We did 21 hours from DC to Sydney with a brief stopover in San Francisco. Fortunately, we got bus. class upgrades the whole way through both directions, so it wasn't bad at all. I'd have gone mad traveling economy.
Link Posted: 9/29/2014 4:16:07 PM EST
That's a huge bitch!
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Originally Posted By GrahamD:


Meh. Did 14 hours from NYC to Tokyo in steerage. Wasn't so bad.

Although the movie machine thing broke, so the only film they could play was Harry Potter on loop, over and over again, for 14 hours. That part was traumatizing.
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Originally Posted By GrahamD:
Originally Posted By Ameshawki:
In first or business class it would be tolerable. In steerage it would be pure hell.


Meh. Did 14 hours from NYC to Tokyo in steerage. Wasn't so bad.

Although the movie machine thing broke, so the only film they could play was Harry Potter on loop, over and over again, for 14 hours. That part was traumatizing.

Link Posted: 9/29/2014 4:19:14 PM EST
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Originally Posted By AlamTX:
Originally Posted By GrahamD:
Originally Posted By Ameshawki:
In first or business class it would be tolerable. In steerage it would be pure hell.


Meh. Did 14 hours from NYC to Tokyo in steerage. Wasn't so bad.

Although the movie machine thing broke, so the only film they could play was Harry Potter on loop, over and over again, for 14 hours. That part was traumatizing.
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lol
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I shudder to think what a First Class seat costs on that trip.
Link Posted: 9/29/2014 4:24:12 PM EST
Pharmaceuticals would be required. Something mellow like a couple Ambien and a vodka tonic.
Link Posted: 9/29/2014 4:26:51 PM EST
Long flights are not bad once you get used to it. Upgrades are nice but not required. Get up and move a lot. Window seat recommended. Sleep on destination schedule so you transition easier. No worries.
Link Posted: 9/29/2014 4:27:05 PM EST
I want the engineers seat.
He ain't doin' nothin' anyway.
Link Posted: 9/29/2014 4:28:08 PM EST
I've done SATX, to El Paso, to LA, then onto Sydney, then up to Cairns. Only stops were to switch flights. Economy the whole way. I recommend the aisle seat.
Link Posted: 9/29/2014 4:29:47 PM EST
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Originally Posted By FreeBear:


I shudder to think what a First Class seat costs on that trip.
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I just looked it up.

If you book today for an october 14th departure, returning a week later, here are your rates

Link Posted: 9/29/2014 4:29:59 PM EST
I use to fly the previously (it has since been discontinued) longest non-stop flight in the world - Newark to Singapore in about 18 hours. It actually wasn't too bad because you could get some real sleep instead of just 4 or 5 hours.
Link Posted: 9/29/2014 4:30:07 PM EST
Screw that. I won't even get on an eight hour flight to Maui to stay free at my MIL's condo on the beach in Lahaina.

I flew to Oregon from CT for my nephew's christening - three hours to DFW, and three hours to Portland. By the time I arrived, I wanted to crawl out of my skin. After 10 years of 50,000-100,000 miles of flying each year, I'm so done with that crap.

The First suite looks pretty cool, but the fare is $10k each way. No thanks.
Link Posted: 9/29/2014 4:31:19 PM EST
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Originally Posted By FreeBear:


I shudder to think what a First Class seat costs on that trip.
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$11,000 round trip.


I did the Atlanta- Johannesburg non-stop. About 15 hours going and 16 coming back in a 777.
Even at 6-2 & 265, it wasn't too bad. Econ seats are larger than on domestic flights, of course.

First class was quite nice on that plane - some rap guy everyone recognized but me had seats in 1st for him and the two children he was travelling with. The kids were like 9 & 12.
Link Posted: 9/29/2014 4:32:37 PM EST
Flew from DFW to St Paul to Japan to Singapore. Though did have lay overs in St.Paul and Japan. Still a lot of time in the air, 12 hrs to Japan and 7 hrs to Singapore. Worst was coming back my last trip there, from Singapore to japan to St. paul to Dallas to Abilene...Wow, my back side was in a bad way as I was sitting
economy the whole way. Couldn't upgrade as I had last minute flight changes.
Link Posted: 9/29/2014 4:33:33 PM EST
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That puppy is big.....real big.....
Link Posted: 9/29/2014 4:35:36 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Ameshawki:
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Back of the bus with the chickens and the goats
Link Posted: 9/29/2014 4:36:11 PM EST
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Originally Posted By FreeBear:


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6 to 7 k. It's a suite, not a seat.
Link Posted: 9/29/2014 4:36:59 PM EST
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Originally Posted By JimmyT:
I use to fly the previously (it has since been discontinued) longest non-stop flight in the world - Newark to Singapore in about 18 hours. It actually wasn't too bad because you could get some real sleep instead of just 4 or 5 hours.
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I have done Doha to Atl, 17.5 hours. Nothing like sleeping for 8 hours and still having 8 hours left on your flight
Link Posted: 9/29/2014 4:37:25 PM EST
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I wanted to see this, but couldn't get out to D/FW in time after getting the kids from school.

I've witnessed other historic events at that airport, including the simultaneous landing of two Concordes back in the 70s. One had come from London, the other Paris.
Link Posted: 9/29/2014 4:37:58 PM EST
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Originally Posted By hondaciv:


I just looked it up.

If you book today for an october 14th departure, returning a week later, here are your rates

http://www.bloodshotgamer.com/guns/quantas.JPG
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Originally Posted By hondaciv:
Originally Posted By FreeBear:


I shudder to think what a First Class seat costs on that trip.


I just looked it up.

If you book today for an october 14th departure, returning a week later, here are your rates

http://www.bloodshotgamer.com/guns/quantas.JPG

I was looking at December.
Link Posted: 9/29/2014 4:38:27 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Harvster:
That's a huge bitch!
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Link Posted: 9/29/2014 4:39:48 PM EST
didn't really grease that one in it looks like.

Link Posted: 9/29/2014 4:40:05 PM EST
I think 12 hours is my limit before I go insane
8 hours I am ok not in coach

in coach? 4 hours
I am not a small man
Link Posted: 9/29/2014 4:40:10 PM EST
Man, I'd be fidgety as fuck. I'd have to be cryogenically frozen or something.
Link Posted: 9/29/2014 4:40:14 PM EST
I used to live 1 exit away from DFW airport. So glad I'm no longer in a flight path!
Link Posted: 9/29/2014 4:40:40 PM EST
The longest flight I've been on was Bangor to Qatar. Luckily it was only a 7-11pm. Moved all my shit to my trailer and went to bed at 1 am, got up at 6. I don't get jet lag, so long flights aren't really an issue.

Now the flight back, packed in like sardines was not fun, but we did stop at Shannon to refuel. Fish and chips plus 2 pints of Guinness did make the leg to Baltimore bearable.
Link Posted: 9/29/2014 4:43:45 PM EST
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Originally Posted By hondaciv:


I just looked it up.

If you book today for an october 14th departure, returning a week later, here are your rates

http://www.bloodshotgamer.com/guns/quantas.JPG
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Originally Posted By hondaciv:
Originally Posted By FreeBear:


I shudder to think what a First Class seat costs on that trip.


I just looked it up.

If you book today for an october 14th departure, returning a week later, here are your rates

http://www.bloodshotgamer.com/guns/quantas.JPG


If its my money I can withstand 30 hours of discomfort for $5k. Especially when I am flying with my pal the Ambien Walrus.

Now if its the client's dime, well I have needs.
Link Posted: 9/29/2014 4:45:39 PM EST
FedEx had a bunch on order to fly cargo, Airbus couldnt build them fast enough so they purchased the 777, I couldnt imagine loading one of those with cargo.....


lots of AR15 and ammo would fit on it.....



Link Posted: 9/29/2014 4:47:30 PM EST
What a beast!
Link Posted: 9/29/2014 4:49:35 PM EST
Flew one back from china last fall, take off was long & slow.. I didn't think that sucker would get off the ground. Smooth flight though.
Link Posted: 9/29/2014 4:51:55 PM EST
the basement dweller in me says "nice big fat juicy soft target of targets..no thanks"
Link Posted: 9/29/2014 4:58:04 PM EST
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Originally Posted By kpel308:
I flew on an A380 last week. It's remarkable that the largest aircraft I have ever been in has the narrowest seat width. I flew from Jeddah to Dubai. Between the body odor and being uncomfortable, the 2.5 hour leg was worse than the 8.5 hour leg to Manila.
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Non-fatties only.
Link Posted: 9/29/2014 4:59:20 PM EST
Damn that's a big bitch...







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I fly on that route every month- it sucks. Currently it's a long reach 747 from DFW to Brisbane with a layover for fuel and a quick cleaning then on to Sydney but the return is Sydney to DFW. I get off in Brisbane though and head to Perth.
Link Posted: 9/29/2014 5:14:56 PM EST
Quantas and Emirates have had regular flights into DFW for a while now. They recently added an extra jet bridge for Emirates, but I didn't know that Quantas was going to start flying A380s in there as well.
Link Posted: 9/29/2014 5:17:10 PM EST
Boy, they drove that thing all the way to the tarmac on that landing. I kept waiting for them to flare and they almost didn't - just flew it right to the ground. Man.
Link Posted: 9/29/2014 5:19:28 PM EST
That is a big fricking jet
Link Posted: 9/29/2014 5:20:12 PM EST
{James Earl Jones] Big bastard. [/James Earl Jones]
Link Posted: 9/29/2014 5:20:32 PM EST
No thanks, after being on that bird for that long, only to have three jetways to deplane? Flying out of Longbeach CA, Jet Blue deplane out of the front and back of the A320s. You get out fast.
Link Posted: 9/29/2014 5:23:13 PM EST
I did 14hrs from Fairbanks AK to South Korea in cargo seats on a C141. I could manage 15 in coach.
Link Posted: 9/29/2014 5:24:00 PM EST
Im sure they let the passengers know they were going to get the water cannon salute, but I imagine some poor sap waking up just in time to see the plane getting doused and panicking thinking the plane was on fire.
Link Posted: 9/29/2014 5:24:12 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Harvster:
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And only a big pussy would use two Fox 1's....

Oh. Wrong thread.




I'm actually impressed it stopped in such a seemingly short run, and that only the inboard engines reversed....
Link Posted: 9/29/2014 5:26:23 PM EST


Doesn't really look that big at first...


... and then you notice the second row of windows.




Link Posted: 9/29/2014 5:26:34 PM EST
Originally Posted By hondaciv:


I get restless on 4-6 hour flights. I don't think I could manage a 15 hour flight without the aid of prescription medication.
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DFW-tokyo in a middle seat was no fun.

especially since i'm claustrophobic and a smoker.
Link Posted: 9/29/2014 5:27:46 PM EST
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Originally Posted By MikefromTX:
Boy, they drove that thing all the way to the tarmac on that landing. I kept waiting for them to flare and they almost didn't - just flew it right to the ground. Man.
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I was thinking the same thing.

Waiting for the flare, waiting for the flare, waiting for the flare.

No flair. Hits the bumpers.
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