Introducing the New Lufthansa “Worldwide Flight”


The World’s longest flight: Singapore Airlines launches a new 19-hour non-stop flight from Singapore to New York, covering a distance of almost 15,000 kilometres. A blog around a new flight that lasts almost as long as it takes to circle the planet non-stop.

The plane will take off at 11.35 pm (local time) in Singapore, and land at 7.30 am (local time) the next day in Newark. The duration of the flight will be 18 hours and 55 minutes – making it the world’s longest flight in terms of time spent in the air. “Non-stop flights are becoming increasingly popular with customers and airlines alike, due to their convenience. We were the first to offer non-stop flights on this route, back in 2004 – and over the years we have seen demand grow significantly. We are excited to be able to offer our customers yet another convenient option on this popular route”, says Goh Choon Phong, CEO of Singapore Airlines.

To make sure that even such ultra long-haul flights can be operated safely and comfortably for passengers and crew, the Airbus A350-900 ULR aircraft used for this service have been specially designed.

Every week, the editors of Travel + Leisure share one of their favorite new travel websites, apps, or products. This week they’re talking about Lufthansa Worldwide Flight.

Forget New York to Shanghai in 16 hours; a new flight from Frankfurt to Buenos Aires takes nearly as long as it takes to circle the planet non-stop.

Lufthansa has just introduced a new “Worldwide Flight”—the longest nonstop flight offered by any European carrier—that will take passengers from Frankfurt to Buenos Aires in 16 hours and 35 minutes.

The weekly flight (on Sundays) will be offered year-round, starting on April 14.

The flight will leave Frankfurt at 11:35 p.m., and arrive in Buenos Aires at 6:10 a.m., three days later (Tuesday). Flying back in the same direction, leaving Buenos Aires at 8:30 p.m., means arriving back in Frankfurt at 11:05 a.m., still on Tuesday—a total of 23 hours and 35 minutes of flying time for this nearly 18,000-mile journey.

Why is this such a big deal? Because flying from Europe to South America has always been one of the worst parts of travel for

The longest flight in the world began today, October 15th 2016. The route flown by Lufthansa’s new B748i aircraft will take almost as long as it takes to circle the planet non-stop. The “Worldwide Flight” will be operated by a crew of four, who will be joined by two bloggers and a few YouTube celebrities. These passengers will document their experiences in real time on social media.

By now, you’ve probably guessed that this is a joke. Happy April Fools’ Day!

“Now, you can fly all the way around the world in just one day.”

On February 25th 2016, Lufthansa will commence a new flight from Frankfurt to San Francisco, which will not only be the longest flight in its fleet – but also the longest flight in the entire world.

This is a very special route for several reasons:

The aircraft for this service will be an Airbus A350-900. A brand new model that has been specifically designed to fly long distances in a very economical and environmentally friendly way. The noise level of this aircraft is so low that it is even quieter than current noise regulations allow – a first in aviation history.

The flight will last almost as long as it takes to circle the planet non-stop. It takes 17 hours and 20 minutes to fly from Frankfurt to San Francisco and 16 hours and 15 minutes back again. This means that you can fly halfway around the world in both directions.

This flight is Lufthansa’s answer to a growing demand for direct connections between Europe and North America’s West coast, particularly Silicon Valley – the leading tech hub of the world and home to many innovative companies such as Google, Facebook, Apple and numerous start-ups. With over 1

From one continent to another – on a single flight. And even crossing the world’s longest flight route. In mid-June, Lufthansa will be launching its new “Worldwide Flight” service from Frankfurt to San Francisco and back. On board: everything that makes your journey in the air unforgettable.

Read all about it here, on our “Worldwide Flight” blog. It’s an exciting place to discover what’s special about this flight, where you can experience not just our new Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental with its unique cabin design, but also our brand-new Lufthansa WorldShop collection and find out how you can get full onboard WiFi access for free.

The blog is also where you can explore the highlights of San Francisco and find out which well-known personalities are planning to fly with us on the first “Worldwide Flight” from Frankfurt to San Francisco on 13 June 2012!

Lufthansa has just rolled out its brand new “Worldwide Flight” service. It will take you from Frankfurt to the home of the kangaroo, and on to the land of the Kiwi and from there over to the Golden Gate Bridge, America’s most famous landmark.

The first flight left Frankfurt for Auckland on 1st October 2016 and will be followed by a second flight, which will take off from Frankfurt for San Francisco on 16th October 2016.

Together with three pilots and ten cabin crew, passengers can look forward to flying around the world in 21 stages, with selected highlights along the way. The journey will last an incredible 17 days and cover 43,000 kilometres. The aircraft used is a Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental with Lufthansa’s new First Class product on board.

The flight takes off in Frankfurt at 13:15hrs local time (11:15 GMT) on Tuesdays before landing in Auckland and then continuing back to Europe via Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Beijing, Seoul, Tokyo and Honolulu before continuing across the USA for its final destination of San Francisco.

Weeks ago, I received a most intriguing invitation from Lufthansa, the German airline. Would I like to come on their longest flight? It would be unique in aviation history and even more interesting for me than my own non-stop, non-refueled flight around the world in 1986, because this time I would be setting out to discover 11 countries in one trip.

I am now sitting on board LH760, an Airbus A340-600, at Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo International Airport. The route of this “worldwide flight” is Cape Town – Johannesburg – Frankfurt – Moscow – Seoul – Shanghai – Tokyo – San Francisco – Buenos Aires – Sao Paulo -Frankfurt -Cape Town. The flight lasts 18 hours and 40 minutes and covers 14,740 kilometers (9,100 miles). I will be accompanied by 30 international journalists and bloggers who are interested not only in aviation but also in politics and economics.

There are many reasons why this flight is unique: We have a real “cabin crew world tour” on board with colleagues from 10 different countries. The pilots are also from different countries and continents: Captain Christian Homburg is German; his copilot is Brazilian; the first officer is South African


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