What are the Longest Flights in the World?


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Recently, Singapore Airlines restarted a non-stop route traveling from Newark (EWR) to Singapore (SIN) that was cancelled back in 2013. Earlier this year in March, Qantas launched a non-stop route from Perth (PER) to London (LHR) with a distance of over 9,000 miles.

Thanks to advanced aircraft with very efficient engines, more ultra-long-distance routes are beginning. There are two ways to categorize longest flight, distance and time, with the latter fluctuating often due to winds. Below are top five longest flights based off distance in miles/kilometers with a rough time estimate.

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Singapore (SIN) to Newark (EWR): Retaking the top spot after a 5-year hiatus is the Singapore Airlines flights SQ22 and 21: Singapore (SIN) to Newark (EWR) with a distance of 9,534 miles (~15,344 km) and a travel time of approximately 18 to 19 hours. Fortunately, the new Airbus A350-900 ULR aircraft only features premium economy seats and lie-flat business so no one is stuck in an extremely cramped seat.

Qatar (DOH) to Auckland (AKL): Originally started in early 2017, Qatar Airways flights QR920 and 921: Qatar (DOH) to Auckland (AKL) covers a distance of 9,032 miles (~14,535 km) with travel time between 17.5 to 18.5 hours. Qatar uses a Boeing 777-200LR for the non-stop route which features standard 3x3x3 in economy and 2x2x2 lie-flat business seat arrangement.

Perth (PER) to London (LHR): Launched in early 2018, Qantas flights QF9 and 10: Perth (PER) to London (LHR) is 9,009 miles (~14,499 km) for a flight time of around 17.5 hours. Qantas uses a new Boeing 787 Dreamliner for the route with an economy, premium economy, and lie-flat business class seats.

Dubai (DXB) to Auckland (AKL): Not far behind their neighboring competitor in the second spot, Emirates flights EK448 and 449: Dubai (DXB) to Auckland (AKL) is at 8,823 miles (~14,200 km) with a flight time of nearly 17.5 hours. Emirates uses an Airbus A380 with three classes; economy, lie-flat business class, and private first class suites.

Singapore (SIN) to Los Angeles (LAX):  As of November 2nd2018, Singapore Airlines has started flights SQ 38 and 37: Singapore (SIN) to Los Angeles (LAX) with a distance of 8,770 miles (~14,114 km) and flight time between 15 to 17 hours. Like their Newark (EWR) route, Singapore Airlines utilize the brand new A350-900 ULR with only premium economy and business class seats.

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Every year this list has the possibility of changing, new aircraft with impressive efficiency allows airlines to launch new routes to far away places. The distance flown can vary each flight as the pilots will generally fly a path that burns the least amount of fuel. There are mentions of a non-stop flight between London (LHR) and Sydney (SYD) in the near future that would take the top spot.

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  1. Majority of aircraft used on long distance routes are manufactured by Boeing and are typically a 777. It will be interesting to see if the new A350 can grab some of those spots, but Boeing also has the new 777X that will enter production soon.

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