World Longest Commercial Flight
How long a plane can fly nonstop from one destination to another destination? Eight hours or 10 hours? You’ll be surprised at how long it took the following cost a lot of time. As far whether the aircraft can fly without stopping?
New York-Hong Kong, Cathay Pacific
Cathay Pacific offers three direct flights from John F Kennedy Airport to the Hong Kong International Airport every day. The flight takes 16 hours non-stop, without any transit at the airport. Total distance using a fleet of Boeing 777 is 8059 miles.
Flights from Dallas, USA, towards Brisbane, Australia, is quite far and tiring. Imagine, Qantas airline serving the route that passes the time difference is far enough for 16 hours without stopping.
Fortunately, Qantas make passengers comfortable during long trips with ergonomic chairs, in-flight entertainment, as well as three times the food and wine. Passengers can also request tool cleanliness of the airline, such as toothbrushes and soap, to keep them fresh when they arrive at the destination.
Johannesburg-New York, South African Airways
In May 2011, the airline South African Airways launch nonstop flights from the city of Johannesburg, South Africa, bound for New York, United States. Operates once a day, Airbus 340-600 fleet serving more than 300 passengers for this route.
During the trip, passengers will be treated twice dishes, snacks, and extra drinks like wine. 16-hour flight is a distance of 7,970 miles.
Newark-Hong Kong, United Airlines
Departing from Newark Airport, New York in the United States to Hong Kong, passengers who were on the flight must be prepared to travel 16 hours before arriving at the destination. For unusual, this trip will feel uncomfortable.
Moreover, United Airlines often received criticism due to its long-distance flight service is bad and the cuisine is not good.
Atlanta-Johannesburg, Delta Airlines
It takes four pilots and two cabin crew shifts to handle the trip Delta Airlines from Atlanta, United States toward Johannesburg, South Africa. Boeing 777LR aircraft used for flight as far as 8433 miles over 16 hours it takes 40,000 gallons of fuel.
During the trip, passengers will be served twice a food menu, which is American-style menu and à la South Africa.
Doha-Houston, Qatar Airways
Qatar Airways operates flights marathon between Doha in Qatar towards Houston in Texas, United States. The flight lasted 16 hours 15 minutes a distance of 8047 miles.
During the flight, passengers will be given an eye mask, toothbrush, and socks to keep him comfortable. At each seat is also provided 10.6 inch television which provide hundreds of movie titles that can be watched during flight.
Dubai-Los Angeles, Emirate’s Airlines
Emirates Airlines provides flights between Los Angeles to Dubai, a distance of 8355 miles over 16 hours and 30 minutes. During the flight, the airline based in Dubai luxury provide lighting systems that can help reduce the effects of jetlag passengers due to changes in a considerable time in the two destinations.
Los Angeles-Bangkok, Thai Airways
Airlines from Thailand serving one of the longest flights in the world, from Los Angeles to Bangkok, Thailand. With a distance of 8,260 miles, the Airbus A340-500 fleet that used to serve routes to fly for 17 hours and 30 minutes. Fortunately, Thai Airways has been known for its cuisine delicious flight, so definitely it will make the flight for passengers remain comfortable.
Los Angeles-Singapore, Singapore Airlines
Currently, Singapore Airlines still holds the record for the longest flight in the world, with a time of 18 hours 30 minutes non-stop without transit of the City of Los Angeles to Singapore. Flying as far as 9,500 miles only serve 100 passengers per flight with a fleet of Airbus 340-500, which normally can accommodate up to 300 passengers. The fleet is made especially so that the seat can be used as a bed so that passengers can rest comfortably.