Longest Flights in the World
Recently I flew from Hong Kong to New York on a 16 hour Cathay Pacific flight (and somehow survived). Since then, I’ve been wondering what are the longest flights in the world.
Below, you’ll find the longest flights in the world based on distance. By clicking on a column header, you are able to sort the table based on that column.
|no||Flight Origin||Flight Destination||Flight Number||Scheduled Duration||Distance|
|1||Jeddah||Los Angeles||SV 41||16h 55m||8,332 miles|
|2||Dallas/Fort Worth||Sydney||QF 8||16h 55m||8,578 miles|
|3||Johannesburg||Atlanta||DL 201||16h 40m||8,439 miles|
|4||Dubai||Los Angeles||EK 215||16h 35m||8,339 miles|
|5||Abu Dhabi||Los Angeles||EY 171||16h 25m||8,390 miles|
|6||Dubai||Houston||EK 211||16h 20m||8,168 miles|
|7||Dallas/Fort Worth||Hong Kong||AA 137||16h 20m||8,123 miles|
|8||Abu Dhabi||Dallas/Fort Worth||EY 161||16h 20m||8,072 miles|
|9||Doha||Houston||QR 713||16 h 20m||8,047 miles|
|10||Dubai||Dallas/Fort Worth||EK 221||16h 20m||8,040 miles|
|11||Doha||Dallas/Fort Worth||QR 733||16 h 20m||7,931 miles|
|12||Abu Dhabi||San Francisco||EY 183||16h 15m||8,158 miles|
|13||New York||Guangzhou||CZ 300||16h 5m||8,002 miles|
|14||Johannesburg||New York||SA 203||16 h 5m||7,969 miles|
|15||Mumbai||Newark||UA 49||16h 5m||7,807 miles|
Table data courtesy of Wikipedia.com
According to the table above, the longest flight in the world for distance and duration goes to Qantas’ Dallas (DFW) to Sydney, Australia (SYD). Clocking in at nearly 17 consecutive hours in the air. I believe that my flight from Hong Kong to JFK was somewhere in the neighborhood of 15 hours and 50 minutes. Unfortunately, I was flying this entire leg of the trip in Economy class in a window seat. I’m not too sure if I would ever want to subject my truest enemy to that torture. However, it is neat knowing that I was on one of the longest flights in the world.
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