World’s Longest Flights
“Are we there yet?” usually issues from the mouths of children. But aboard these 11 flights, even the adults pester flight attendants with such questions. News Travel sought out the most painstakingly long journeys in the sky. While some people measure length by mileage, we believe the flight’s duration is much more important to travelers. After all, you only want to be stuck on a plane with strangers for so long.
The numerical data below was provided by each airline.
Catha nike mercurial superfly y Pacific offers not one, not two, but three direct flights every day from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to Hong Kong International Airport (HKG). Each Boeing 777 takes about 16 hours to reach its Asian destination. The flight’s carrier, Cathay Pacific, is unfamiliar to most Americans, but it is one of the largest airlines in Asia and Hong Kong’s official airline. As travel between Asia and North America steadily increases, look for an escalating number of Cathay Pacific planes in your local airport.
8. Dallas Fort Worth to Brisbane on Qantas (Tie)
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Jumping 16 hours ahead, travelers flying from Texas Ranch Country to the Australian Outback will probably experience some jet lag. Add to that 15 hours of airtime, and the trek could be downright painful. Luckily, Qantas pampers nike mercurial superfly its passengers with ergonomic seats, personal on demand entertainment sets, three meals, and complimentary wine. Upon request, customers can also receive “dopp kits” complete with a razor, toothbrush, deodorant, and other products to freshen up on board. When travelers get restless or hungry, they can take a short walk to the self service snack bar, which is fully stocked with free goodies.
8. Johannes nike mercurial superfly burg to New York on South African Airways (Tie)
In May 2011, South African Airways began its nonstop service from Johannesburg, South Africa, to New York’s JFK airport. Operating once a day, an Airbus 340 600 shuttles more than 300 passengers around the globe. During their voyage, travelers receive two full meals, one snack, and complimentary beverages, including wine and spirits. In coach, the 2 4 2 seat configuration reduces the number of middle seats that regularly appear on planes with 3 3 3 arrangements. The seat back entertainment screen comes with lots of programming as well as instructional videos for stretching during the flight.
8. Newark to Hong Kong on United Airlines (Tie)
Departing from NYC’s stepsister, travelers on United Flight 79 must sit tight for 16 hours before reaching their final nike mercurial superfly destination. For frequent flyers, the commute from Newark to Hong Kong can be a rough one. carriers usually receive a bad rep. Small issues (like food quality and cramped seats) that are regularly overlooked on shorter flights balloon into big inconveniences during longer trips. American carriers also tend to receive lower customer satisfaction ratings on SkyTrax. For instance, United Airlines has a 4.1 out of 10 customer review score. Be sure to consider the onboard conditions before booking a lengthy flight on an American airline.
6. Atlanta to Johannesburg on Delta Airlines (Tie)
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It takes four pilots and two separate flight crews to handle Delta Flight 200 from Atlanta, Ga., to Johannesburg, South Africa. The Boeing 777LR used to make this trip travels 8,433 miles between the two cities and consumes almost 40,000 gallons of fuel. Meanwhile, when it comes to needing sustenance, the plane isn’t alone. On board this 16 hour and 15 minute flight, passengers annually consume approximately 70,000 cans of soda, 100,000 bags of pretzels, 200,000 bags of peanuts, and a half million pounds of ice. The two in flight meals offer a taste of American and South African cuisine. For instance, one current entr is a Lemon Spiced Kingklip, a type of fish native to South African waters.