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Just did a 12 hour and 26 min flight from Phoenix, AZ to Fukuoka, Japan in the PMDG 777-200LR. Was an amazing feeling when I finally landed. The landing is on my YouTube page.. coronavic1.

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12 hours, one can make lots of friends on that journey.

Was an amazing feeling when I finally landed.

Like 'I can feel my legs again' or something else? :P

 

That A340-500 trip in full business class actually was on my list of very niche products being sort of interesting. Sad to see it going, in a way.

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My longest FSX flight was JFK to Cairo about 10 hours--love seeing the pyramids on final.  I did that sooo many times, I cannot count them.

 

I have ants in my pants, so I am always getting up every couple hours to walk around and stretch.  When we land in Heathrow there's that mad dash to customs (is it a mile in some cases?), my legs are warmed up and don't get cramps when walking fast. 

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My longest flights Heathrow to Changi 13hrs in a Boeing 747 and Changi to Heathrow  in an Airbus A380 13hrs with Singapore Airlines.

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My longest flight was from Atlanta to Cape Verde.  We stayed on the plane for about 45 minutes while they changed crews.  Took off for Johannesburg.  First leg was 10 1/2 hours and the last leg was 10 hours.  Total 20 1/2 hours.  Airbus 340-600 and it was grueling...but worth it after I had my first game drive for a photo safari!

 

Stan

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Thanks for sharing.  Just finished reading the article and it said 3 meals are served on the flight.  Could this be a typo?  3 means a meal every 6 or so hours.

 

I'm a bodybuilder and depending how hard I've been lifting, I need to eat a big meal every 3 hours.  Sometimes every 2 hours if I'm experiencing a serious case of DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness).

 

If I was ever on that flight, I can guarantee that I would be the grumpiest passenger on board.

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Didn't they have a bar on that particular plane where you could get some extras? Just reacting to your nutrition demands, Maurice. Me says that plane full of business class seats would have been a good travelling option for you. Those densely packed (11 abreast or something?) economy class thingies may therefore be something to avoid.

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Aaah, I didn't think of that.  Thanks.  I bet you can get some nice food at the bar because of the ticket price.  I'm quite sure other people would need to eat more as well.  I only know very few people who can eat once every six hours.  I also know a few who would rather take alcoholic beverages instead of a nice meal.  They're usually the ones who tell you how a certain drink is like a nice meal for them :lol: .

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Mine was YSSY to SAEZ (Sydney to Buenos Aires) in a QF 744ER. It was 13 hours 20 minutes non stop east bound and 14 hours 32 westbound. That return flight went on forever! I watched 4 movies and played just about every game in the entertainment system!

 

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Mine was YSSY to SAEZ (Sydney to Buenos Aires) in a QF 744ER. It was 13 hours 20 minutes non stop east bound and 14 hours 32 westbound. That return flight went on forever! I watched 4 movies and played just about every game in the entertainment system!

 

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Wow, did not know an ER existed (was that to replace the SP?), you must not of seen  land for a looong time.

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