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Old 08-15-2014, 12:05 AM
 
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Hello world!

Just recently had the privilege of going to Dubai (it was amazing!). Flew Emirates out of San Francisco (amazing airline!). The flight took over 15 hours, and I legitimately thought I had flown on one of the longest flights in the world (measured by time duration). As it turns out, it is a really long flight, but Conde Nast doesn't even have that flight in its top 10 longest flights in the world. Among the flights I lost out to were Newark-Hong Kong, Doha-Houston, and Abu Dhabi-LA. Just wondering: what's the longest non-stop flight you've flown? For kicks, has anyone cracked 16 hours? For bonus kicks, has anyone flown the current record holder for time duration (Atlanta-Johannesburg on Delta, last about 17 hrs)? And, for super bonus kicks, did anyone fly one of those ridiculous 19 hr or something flights Singapore Airlines used to operate out of NYC and LA?

P.S. Why is there an Atlanta-Johannesburg service anyways? Connecting flights, I suppose?
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Old 08-15-2014, 12:18 AM
 
Location: Midwest
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Buenos Aires to Newark...~11 hours and 5,280 miles. That is about my limit flying on a booked flight in coach.
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Old 08-15-2014, 01:09 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, QC, Canada
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Toronto to Abu Dhabi with Etihad....Twice. I believe that was about 14 hours with many, many airplane meals. Thankfully Etihad has a pretty loaded entertainment system behind their seats.
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Old 08-15-2014, 05:39 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Los Angeles to Melbourne...a few minutes over 15 hours.
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Old 08-15-2014, 05:49 AM
 
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I'm sure I answered this before in one of the other many threads on this subject (you should do a search). I travel US to China several times a year, I can do 15 hours now standing on my head. I've done the Atlanta to Josburg route before, 10 years ago maybe. I think it refueled in the Canaries or something.

Your home airport and the longest flight from it?

News, The longest flight in the world.

Longest flight segment
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Old 08-15-2014, 06:40 AM
 
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Probably the longest non-stop flight without refueling flight I have flown is from Beijing to Washington, D.C. at 13 hours & 45 minutes. I flew from NYC to Johannesburg which was over 15 hours but that included a refueling stop in Dakar (where the passengers were not allowed to get off the airplane).

I know someone who ferried a small/one engine airplane from Hawaii to Northern California and that was a non-stop flight of 22 hours. (The plane had extra fuel tanks replacing the seats except the one for the pilot to extend its range.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hO0O-BhLe5o

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Old 08-15-2014, 06:53 AM
 
Location: D.C.
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Washington D.C. to Beijing which was close to 15 hours.
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Old 08-15-2014, 07:14 AM
 
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JFK in New York to Dubai. It was an exhausting 13 hours flight
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Old 08-15-2014, 08:10 AM
 
Location: Fayetteville, NC
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18 hours total, Santiago to Frankfurt on LAN, but it did include a stop in Madrid so actually the flight was more like 15 1/2 hours followed by another 2 1/2 hour flight. Being in business helped, as did the chance to get off in Madrid and walk around.
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Old 08-15-2014, 08:50 AM
 
Location: Gotham
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Tokyo, Japan to Chicago Ohare -11 hrs. Followed by a 2 hour flight to JFK.
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