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Old 10-24-2009, 09:53 PM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland/ Piedmont, CA
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10 Longest Commercial Flights(By Miles) in the World
1 Newark-Singapore
2 Los Angeles-Singapore
3 Atlanta-Johannesburg
4 Los Angeles-Dubai
5 Los Angeles-Bangkok
6 Houston-Dubai
7 San Francisco-Dubai
8 New York(JFK)-Hong Kong
9 Newark-Hong Kong
10 Houston-Doha

Top 10 World's Longest Flights by Distance flown

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Old 10-24-2009, 10:04 PM
 
Location: Long Island/NYC
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I'd die, we would have to make an emergency landing or I'd have to be sedated.

#8 is probably like only about 3 minutes shorter than #9 lol, JFK & EWR (Newark) are only like 10 miles apart.
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Old 10-24-2009, 10:23 PM
 
Location: 602/520
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The Newark to Singapore flight would be hell on Earth.

Over 19 hours in the air? No thanks.

It's a wonder that most people don't have mental breakdowns after the 12th hour.
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Old 10-25-2009, 01:01 AM
 
Location: Jersey City
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The longest flight I've ever had was 14.5 hrs from JFK to Dubai. Oddly enough, I was very comfortable and the food on Emirates Airlines was excellent. I've had domestic flights to the west coast seem longer and more difficult to endure.
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Old 10-25-2009, 12:46 PM
 
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Longest flight I'd been on was to Sydney. I think I was visibly aged by the time I got off...
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Old 10-25-2009, 02:16 PM
 
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The longest flight I've ever had was 14.5 hrs from JFK to Dubai. Oddly enough, I was very comfortable and the food on Emirates Airlines was excellent. I've had domestic flights to the west coast seem longer and more difficult to endure.
Yeah, I've flown on 12-hour flights to Asia that were more comfortable then 2-hour regional flights in the US. Nothing is worse than being crammed in between two smelly, obese, slack-jawed yokels on one of those no-frills US carriers--with so little room you're barely unable to move a muscle, just fighting for an armrest while your cramped legs go numb, constantly looking at your watch wondering the remaining distance to Phoenix, all the while trying to drown out the cries of multiple screaming babies...

But I've had trans-Pacific flights to Tokyo that with an emergency exit row seat, plenty of legroom, in-seat movie selections, and a couple of strong cocktails--were fairly comfortable. Now an 18-hour bus ride in South America...that's hell. But yeah, 19 hours from Newark to Singapore is entirely too long as well.

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Old 10-25-2009, 10:58 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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My longest flight was a Northwest flight from Detroit to Beijing. It was about 14 hours long and was made more miserable by the fact that NWA allowed smoking on flights to Asia in 1997. It was sheer misery.
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Old 10-25-2009, 11:03 PM
 
Location: Fairfax
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My longest flight was Detroit to Osaka which if I remember was around 14 hours. Pure misery! I have no idea how someone could fly from NYC to Singapore. I didn't sleep but a few minutes on my flight and I contend that I temporarily lapsed into insanity.
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Old 11-01-2009, 11:24 PM
 
Location: Manila
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Well matters are helped if you're flying a non-US airline! American airlines are notorious for bad in-flight service and many Americans who have taken foreign airlines, especially Asian and European airlines, would NEVER want to fly a US-based airline anymore!
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Old 11-02-2009, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Town of Herndon/DC Metro
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That list will change dramatically in the next 10 years. Boeing Commercial and others are throwing tons of money and marketing into East Asian airplane sales. Like the NBA, Airplane Corporations believe the future of American aircraft production will be for China/Russia/etc and not Europe (which has Airbus) or South America (yet).
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