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Old 08-10-2009, 07:28 PM
 
Location: Sputnik Planitia
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What is the longest flight segment you have taken... by longest I mean longest time in the air without touching down. Let's see who comes up with the longest and which destinations
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Old 08-10-2009, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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It was the flight from LA to Sydney- 14 1/2 hours!! I'm kind of a nervous flyer as it is, so I wondered how I would get through it!! (This is why God invented pills and wine!!)
ha, ha! no really, it wasn't too bad. Although I was flying with 7 friends, we all got separated, so I had to sit next to strangers, but after a while it got easier and didn't feel much different than a 2 hour flight.



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What is the longest flight segment you have taken... by longest I mean longest time in the air without touching down. Let's see who comes up with the longest and which destinations
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Old 08-10-2009, 09:18 PM
 
Location: SW MO
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Minneapolis to Osaka, Japan. 13 hours. Monotonous, but great food! Worth the horrible flight to see such an awesome country.
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Old 08-10-2009, 09:27 PM
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Location: Raleigh, NC
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JFK to Hong Kong non-stop, 16hrs or so in the air (I think my ticket said 16:20, but I believe it was a bit shorter than that in actual flight time). A long flight, but fortunately it was on Cathay Pacific vs. a U.S. airline.
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Old 08-11-2009, 06:54 AM
 
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Honolulu Hawaii to Hayward California in an Archer single engine aircraft with extra fuel tanks - 21 hours in the air.

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Old 08-11-2009, 07:24 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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In a tag on to Sportsfangal, that's why the Aussie's invented Victoria Bitter. 3 of those and that flight wasn't that bad. I did it too on my way to a G'day Australia Globus tour.
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Old 08-11-2009, 08:16 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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15 hours newark to shanghai none stop. We were actually longer in the air then the whole scheduled flight
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Old 08-11-2009, 08:50 AM
 
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LA to Singapore - about 17.5 hours. This is currently the second longest commercial non-stop route currently operating on this planet (the first is Newark to Singapore at 18.5 hours).

Atlanta to Cape Town, South Africa - about 18 hours. BUT, that included a refueling stop in Cape Verde (not a passenger stop, but just to refuel). Obviously this eliminates it from this survey.
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Old 08-11-2009, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Miami/ Washington DC
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Sydney-LAX over 14 hours of flying Qantas 747-400. But we took off at 2pm July 21st and landed in LAX 10am July 21st that was pretty cool
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Old 08-11-2009, 05:39 PM
 
Location: NH Lakes Region
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Wow, the 21-hour one beat me! I flew non-stop DC to Johannesburg, South Africa - 19.5 hours... it was billed as the longest non-stop commercial flight at that time (about a year or so ago).

I swear, if they had opened the doors at hour 12, I would have jumped! There is no way something should stay in the air that long! The return trip was actually SHORTER, even though we had a refueling stop in Dhaka.
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