Philippine Airlines longest non-stop route on the B77W

So recently in the past week Philippine Airlines has made a huge accomplishment! Probably the longest non-stop route that a Philippine carrier has ever done! PR 5112 registered as RP-C7772 has pushed the boundaries by flying 14,966 km from Manila to Miami Florida considering the maximum range of the B77W is 15,844 km!
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We, Filipinos are very proud of this accomplishment made by PAL and we hope that PAL continues its repatriation flights to save more Filipino immigrants and as well as Filipino workers!

Let me know your opinions in the comments ;)!

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wow… just wow…

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Wow! Absolutely insane. I thought their route from Manila to LAX was crazy but this is a lot of flight time for sure. Not sure why they didn’t use the A350 as it limits jet lag and is better for passengers.

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I know right ;)

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Even with COVID-19 causing downfalls on aviation, you can’t deny some cool things are happening, such as this flight among other repatriation flights. It’s showing us how airlines are being pushed to their limits to adapt to the new market.

I think PAL also had another unique repatriation flight into Barbados?

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Their A350 doesn’t have enough seats for 347 people

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This route actually wasn’t their longest in terms of flight time in the 77W. It only took 16:11 whereas JFK to Manila takes over 17 hours according to FR24. By ground distance it’s still very impressive though.

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Well done PAL!! Love their 777 and the airline in general, I flew in it in 2018 from Manila to London. It was the new cabin, super nice IFE, clean cabin and nice seats. I know a lot of repatriation flights have occured, some a lot longer including nonstop flights from Europe to Sydney/Auckland, but it’s good to see this.

Yep, they flew an A350 with the routing MNL-BGI-LAX-MNL.


Also, about the return sector which was Miami to Manila via Los Angeles, why did it divert to Guam? Based off of the flight time, the 77W should easily be able to make it (and it does this route even not for repatriation), and looking at the flight route, it turned towards Guam rather than having a flight plan leading up there the entire time (if that makes sense?)

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Hold a sec did pocketrishi liked my post?!?!? 😳

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Wow, amazing job and hope everyone keeps their sanity on that flight:)

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That is cool! How long is the flight as I may try this in Infinite Flight

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The flight is around 16 hours!

@Luke_King-kong according to google the flight time is

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Wow, very nice :)

Ayy Boeing just acknowledged this flight

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I can’t believe this topic is still open after 3 months after being dormant… 😂 Can I request this to be closed already? Thanks!

It hasn’t been 90 days yet, which is when topics will automatically close after the last reply. It would’ve automatically closed on August 27, nine days from now.

If you want it to be closed you can flag it

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I did. About 3 months ago I flagged this for moderation. Still hasn’t been closed

I just don’t get why it needed revived to point that out. It would have closed in a little over a week but now that date is pushed back till the end of November short of a moderator closing it right now. Since you wanted it closed earlier letting it fall into the past seems better than highlighting it in my opinion.

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