Traveling can be a pain if you have to spend long hours on the plane. But what if you have no choice? The longest international flight in the world is actually a flight with a duration of around 18 hours or more. You might think that it is not worth it, but these routes are usually the most popular ones and you will see why.
Top 10 Destinations for Longest International Flight:
1. Sydney, Australia – Dallas-Fort Worth, United States (17 hours 20 minutes)
2. Hong Kong, China – Dallas-Fort Worth, United States (17 hours 15 minutes)
3. Johannesburg, South Africa – Atlanta, United States (16 hours 35 minutes)
4. Melbourne, Australia – Dallas-Fort Worth, United States (16 hours 25 minutes)
5. Dubai, UAE – Houston, US (16 hours 15 minutes)
6. Doha, Qatar – Houston, US (16 hours 10 minutes)
7. Auckland, New Zealand – Dallas-Fort Worth, United States (15 hours 55 minutes)
8. Dubai, UAE – San Francisco, US (15 hours 45 minutes)
9. Abu Dhabi, UAE – Los Angeles (15 hours 40 minutes)
10. Abu Dhabi, UAE
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The first 10 destinations of the longest international flight in the world are:
4.Auckland, New Zealand
8.Seoul, South Korea
9.Los Angeles, USA
10.New York City, USA
When you are planning a trip, especially an international one, it can be overwhelming to decide where to go. While you may want to visit many locations, it is often not feasible for a single trip. But if you have the time and money for a long flight, why not make the most of it? Here are ten of the longest international flights from around the world that you may want to take as part of your next vacation.
1. New York to Hong Kong: The longest flight from New York is a 15 hour 35 minute ride on Cathay Pacific Airways to Hong Kong. From there, you can continue onward to other cities in Asia for even longer flights.
2. London to Sydney: British Airways has nonstop flights from London’s Heathrow Airport (LHR) to Sydney that last about 17 hours 30 minutes.
3. Dallas/Fort Worth to Sydney: Qantas Airway’s flight 1394 covers 9,200 miles and lasts 18 hours 20 minutes from Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) to Sydney Airport (SYD).
4. Los Angeles to Singapore: Singapore Airlines flies nonstop between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Singapore Changi Airport (SIN) with a flight time of 18 hours 25 minutes
10. Manila to New York: 16 hours, 35 minutes
9. Johannesburg to Atlanta: 16 hours, 40 minutes
8. Johannesburg to Washington D.C.: 16 hours, 55 minutes
7. Los Angeles to Singapore: 17 hours, 55 minutes
6. San Francisco to Singapore: 18 hours
5. Dallas/Fort Worth to Sydney: 18 hours, 15 minutes
4. Houston to Sydney: 18 hours, 20 minutes
3. Auckland to Dubai: 18 hours, 25 minutes
2. Auckland to Doha: 18 hours, 30 minutes
1. Dubai to Panama City: 17 hours, 35 minutes
1. Auckland to Doha, Qatar Airways
Distance: 9,032 miles
Flight time: 17 hours 40 minutes
The world’s longest nonstop flight is from Auckland, New Zealand to Doha, Qatar. The airline with the most nonstop flights between these destinations is Qatar Airways (QR). This flight stops at Canberra International Airport for refuelling. This is the only flight that stops en route.
2. Auckland to Dubai, Emirates
Distance: 8,823 miles
Flight time: 17 hours 20 minutes
Auckland International Airport (AKL) in New Zealand and Dubai International Airport (DXB) in the United Arab Emirates are connected with a non-stop flight operated by Emirates (EK). This flight also stops en route at Darwin International Airport in Australia for refuelling.
Forget about the non-stop flights from Los Angeles to Sydney, Australia which takes 17 hours and 50 minutes. A new contender is on it’s way. Singapore Airlines will be launching a 19 hour flight between Singapore and New York City on October 11th, 2018. The round-trip flight will be the longest commercial flight in the world so far.
Singapore Airlines’ new route will connect the Changi Airport in Singapore with Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey. The route will be serviced by an Airbus A350-900 aircraft.
The new route will offer a total of 161 seats – 67 in Business Class and 94 in Premium Economy and Economy class cabins. The Business Class seats are fully flatbed seats with direct aisle access for every passenger. In Premium Economy, there are 24 seats arranged in a 2-4-2 configuration, while Economy includes 94 seats that are also arranged in a 2-4-2 configuration.
Singapore Airlines’ new flight is just 1 hour longer than Qatar Airways’ flight from Doha, Qatar to Auckland, New Zealand (18 hours 40 minutes). It will take over from Qantas’s Perth to London route as the longest non-stop commercial flight (17 hours 20 minutes).
The world’s longest non-stop flight has landed in Australia after a 16,200km (10,100 mile) journey from New York.
Qantas flight QF7879 took 19 hours and 16 minutes to reach Sydney, carrying 50 passengers and crew.
The airline is considering regular non-stop services between major cities.
“This has been a truly historic flight that opens up a new era of travel,” said Qantas CEO Alan Joyce.
The flight was the first passenger service from New York or London to Sydney without refuelling stops.
It used a specially configured Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner that can fly 4,600 nautical miles (8,520km; 5,280 miles) with 236 passengers on board.