It was on a 747 and they didn’t fill all economy seats due to weight limits. What ultra long haul routes do you think we’ll see introduced next? JFK-HKG is 8061 miles. I’m already scared of such a long flight and 10 hours time difference. All 15 of these flights are blocked anywhere between 15hr and 18hr45min. An Atlanta to Mumbai flight would be just over 8,500 miles, so would make the list. Very pleasant flight, I slept most of the way. At least more demand than anyone in economy willing to pay the premium for non stop in. Granted Houston is 50 miles East of DFW, but DFW is 200 miles further North. Binhai Flyover, Tianjin, China The Binhai bridge in the northern Chinese municipality of Tianjin is next on the list of the world’s most amazing flyovers. What about London UK to Auckland NZ 11000 miles or something I think?? The 31.2-km 'Skyway', one of the world's longest flyovers, under construction in Manila. The Arctic tern travels from Greenland in the Arctic north all the way down to the Weddell Sea in Antarctica. On top of that, Air New Zealand will begin flying nonstop between Auckland and Newark and Chicago as of October 2020. That gives it the longest migration of any bird in the world. I fly long routes, but since using redeemed miles for economy seats, the flights sometimes take strange and complicated routes. I assumed you used Great Circle Mapper for distance and both directions show the same. I’m getting mentally prepared. Between SYD and DFW — 8578 miles. New Delhi consists of many flyovers, elevated turn-ways and bridges. Unfortunately at this point there’s not much else in the pipeline with current plane technology. I guess they knew they would get the revenue customers likes United’s Mr Ga-jillion miler. Wouldn’t hesitate to fly again if the price is right! For the same reason that SYD-SFO is shorter that SYD-LAX. In those situations I feel like I’d rather break up the journey than fly nonstop. Why? Even more impressive, the world’s six longest flights, and for that matter eight of the world’s nine longest flights, have been launched since 2016. Hopefully they actually follow through. So weird United didn’t move their longest flights to the new Polaris hard product first?? @Ah The Auckland–Dubai route has first class. Mind-blowing! Doesn’t make it. The Multi-Generation, 2,500 Mile Monarch Butterfly Migration, 'Migrating With the Sandhill Cranes': Follow the Journey, Stunning Images Focus on Birds at Their Finest, Arctic Fox Astounds Scientists by Walking 2,100 Miles in 76 Days, American Robins Migrating 12 Days Earlier Than They Did 25 Years Ago, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. No? JFK-PVG is 7373 miles. On our 25th anniversary we traveled around the world mostly in business class using miles and upgrades (Newark to Singapore, then to Delhi and then Helsinki then Miami and finally Buenos Aires, Argentina). Required fields are marked *. I was hoping Air New Zealand would fly AKL-EWR nonstop. Did you check for a pulse? Cangde Grand Bridge. Same with my planned JFK-FCO-KHI and back next month on LH and TK that I credit to SQ. Thought you left it off the list but that’s what a globe will do apparently lol. I have done a couple of ULHs in economy/premium economy: EWR-SIN and LAX-BKK (Thai used to operate that relatively little known route). It has since recorded another 300,000 cases. The new aircraft technology we’ve seen, especially with the Airbus A350 and Boeing 787; these planes are fuel efficient and relatively low capacity (at least compared to the 747), and as a result are able to operate long flights in a profitable manner, Oil prices are still fairly low (though also volatile), and there’s strong global demand for nonstop flights between business hubs, Auckland to Doha / Qatar / 9,032 miles / Boeing 777-200LR, Perth to London / Qantas / 9,010 miles / Boeing 787-9, Auckland to Dubai / Emirates / 8,824 miles / Airbus A380, Los Angeles to Singapore / Singapore / 8,770 miles / Airbus A350-900ULR, Houston to Sydney / United / 8,596 miles / Boeing 787-9, Dallas to Sydney / Qantas / 8,578 miles / Airbus A380, New York to Manila / Philippine Airlines / 8,520 miles / Airbus A350-900, San Francisco to Singapore / Singapore & United / 8,446 miles / Airbus A350-900 & Boeing 787-9, Johannesburg to Atlanta / Delta / 8,439 miles / Boeing 777-200LR, Abu Dhabi to Los Angeles / Etihad / 8,390 miles / Boeing 777-300ER, Dubai to Los Angeles / Emirates / 8,339 miles / Airbus A380, Jeddah to Los Angeles/ Saudia / 8,332 miles / Boeing 777-300ER, Doha to Los Angeles / Qatar / 8,306 miles / Boeing 777-200LR, Toronto to Manila / Philippine Airlines / 8,221 miles / Airbus A350-900. This species spends the spring in the north, ranging from northern and central Asia to Europe, Greenland, Alaska, and even parts of Canada. It is coming up at a cost of Rs 222.18 crore, excluding expenses involved in shifting service lines or other similar work. Cases and deaths remain persistently high across South America and are now appearing in many previously unaffected regions. Unless they got up only when I got up, the person in the middle seat next to me never got up the whole flight. I wouldn’t fly any of these flights in economy. Because you seem to have the ideal prerequisites: you come off as very blinkered, narrow-minded, and you certainly don’t make sense to the ‘average’ person. Flying in economy in a full full flight over 15 hours is just miserable. Your email address will not be published. That said. Kolkata also host third longest cantilever bridge Howrah … In fact, it's been shocking to see the huge diversity of species that pass through. These flights would be brutal in Y, especially if full. It’s especially encouraging how many of the longest flights have been added in the past few years. Because posters love to throw around claims of being…..wait for it…..PhD holders, pilots, lawyers, medical doctors and billionaires. What makes ultra long haul flying more sustainable than in the past? And it’s not physically possible given current technologies in commercial airlines. There are 50 flyovers in Karachi as on 8th July 2020. Pectoral Sandpiper (18,000 miles) For some of us it's hard to imagine driving our car 18,000 miles … While these marathon flights are great for those traveling in a premium cabin, I can’t imagine doing a nonstop flight like this in economy. A380 and 777. Photo Credit: Jakob Montrasio. At 105.9 kilometers, Cangde Grand Bridge is officially the world’s fourth … It then travels all the way to Sub-Saharan Africa for the winter. Image Credit: Screegrab / Dmitri Valencia. Hats off and respect to those who have the endurance that can, for whatever reason they are flying those routes in economy. We booked this during one of the fare wars, so it was dirt cheap. So glad I did, both have immeasurably better products on the 300-ER (wonderful bed) and 787-9 (awesome hard and soft product) than the antiquated United 787. Totally devoid of any joy too. longest flights have more advantages. @ Mehul Shah — This is based on the direct air distance between origin and destination (since no flight ever takes exactly the same path twice). The longest nonstop flight for a bird ever recorded was taken by a Bar-tailed Godwit, a migrating wader bird. ATL-HKG is 8389, and would go into slot #12. Even in business class, that is long enough for any one flight. VN recently secured a license to fly nonstop to the US. He travels about 400,000 miles a year, primarily using miles and points to enhance his first class experiences. @Will – it’ll be nice to see NRT-JNB happening, but there hardly is any demand. Also on the horizon is American’s to-be-launched SEA-BLR, although it would be a few flights short of making this list since it’d be 8078 miles. Talk about endurance! We’re looking forward to getting 8 hours of sleep and 8 hours of food and bar time in business class later this year! Qantas has selected the A350-1000 for these routes, and plans on launching the routes by early 2023. Though I must say I slept very well the next night in Brussels as the jet lag hit! Breeze Airways Wants To Pay Pilots How Much?! Sooty Shearwaters travel an incredible distance each year, logging as much as 40,000 miles as they travel their circular route from their breeding colonies in the Falkland Islands in the spring to Arctic waters to feed throughout the summer, and back down to the breeding grounds in the fall. that’s wow. Majority of these seem very unlikely but the SFO-BKK and NRT-JNB and Houston/Washington to JNB do actually look intriguing…. @ green — Not quite, but at 8,072 miles it’s just over 100 miles behind the top 15. {shrug}. The flyover connects Mehdipatnam to Aramghar junction on NH-7 leading to Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at Shamshabad and is 11.6 Km long. Please view our advertising policy page for additional details about our partners. In geography, Sandspit is a landform made by the deposition of sand by the movement of tides. Because of the restrictions Qatar Airways has, the flight is ~8300 miles even though direct would only be ~7350 miles. IAD-HKG: 8153 miles (is this run now?) Apparently they think we are plotting terrorism when we’re actually trying to prevent dvt and minimise back pain. Qantas will begin flying nonstop between Brisbane and Chicago as of April 2020. The owner of this site is not an investment advisor, financial planner, nor legal or tax professional and articles here are of an opinion and general nature and should not be relied upon for individual circumstances. HKG-MIA is 8982, and would go into slot #4. Argentina, which has endured the longest lockdown in the world, became the smallest country to record over a million cases of the coronavirus on October 20. is this indicative of a lack of ambition of european aviation … or a result of a focus on profitable routes rather than prestige routes ?! So, doesn’t qualify. So, what are the world’s longest flights? Will soon also experience same in case my travel case appear shorter. Please view our advertising policy page for additional details about our partners. Note: Please see my Advertiser Disclosure. @Lucky — is there a way to follow threads such as this one *without* leaving an actual “reply”? The San Francisco to Delhi flight has a direct air distance of 7,706 miles, so doesn’t quite make the list. If you'd like to participate in the discussion, please adhere to our commenting guidelines. We used probably 10 seats collectively during the flight and no one batted an eye. You don't have to be big to travel far, as the Pied Wheatear proves. Flyovers in Karachi. My wife and I have flown DFW to Hong Kong (16.5 hours), LAX to Doha (16+ hours) and Newark to Singapore in economy (We work for an NGO). Great service and seat makes this flight quite enjoyable, and now that UA opened their Polaris Lounge at IAH, it’s even better. IAD-SYD: 9743 miles (after the Project Sunrise flights are sorted out) @iamhere: “…none of the US to China flights are listed.”. Register here to save your space. The earth is round. Just imagine this tiny bird crossing the open ocean! Reminder: OMAAT comments are changing soon. This site is for entertainment purposes only. This bird flew 7,145 miles from Alaska to New Zealand in nine days, without ever once stopping for food, water or to rest. I wonder if this is because they have temporarily stopped service or if they don’t qualify in the longest flights anymore. Clearly technology has helped change the ultra long haul possibilities, however it looks like the 777 has had this ability for a long time prior to the new generation of 787s and A350s but the airlines were not as keen. Even between Hawaii and Tokyo there are alternate airports available, such as Midway Island (hence the name “Midway”). It’s crazy that ATL-JNB is almost 500 miles further than JFK-JNB. I suspect it may be topology. This loop of the Pacific means flying some 27,000 miles annually! With a length of 5.3 km, it connects the city’s port, the Tianjin Development Zone, and the old urban district. I just hope IAH gets more flights to Asia ( fingers crossed for HKG). Well, at the moment there are two more flights that have been confirmed and that will be joining the list soon. @Jason This looks official and the flights are available for sale. 8810 miles per gcmap. In an article on National Geographic, Phil Battley of New Zealand's Massey University, who took part in the study tracking this species, states: "The prospect of a bird flying all the way across the Pacific was so much further than what we thought possible, it seemed ludicrous." I thought, this is kind of cramped and not that comfortable, and I told myself, “Remember this if you ever consider paying 2 – 4 times more for a better location on the plane… not worth it.” That’s my take on it from the economy section . Emirates operates an A380 on the DXB-LAX route, not a 777 (thank goodness!). Both routes have enough mileage to fall within the top 15 flights. Help us fund therapy sessions for black women and girls, What You Need to Know About Airline Partnerships & Alliances, The Latest Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates & Policies, The news, resources, & information you need. That flight will cover a distance of 8,916 miles, so it will be the world’s fourth longest flight, right behind Qantas’ Perth to London flight. Hi Lucky, why is it just one direction? But this isn't the record-holder for longest migration of any bird; that bird is revealed in the next slide. @Lucky – isn’t NZ going to start AKL-EWR in October? Can you please define “artificial on-time arrival”? The LA>SIN meant a fuel stop in Inchon, which was still a restricted airbase in 1998. If I’m dealing with one of these routes, I schedule an overnight hotel stopover outbound to keep myself physically well and avoid major jet lag. Departing on SQ21 on Oct 8, so double the fun I suppose! 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