Update: Top 5 longest plane flights in the world

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Update: From 31 March to 2016, Emirates launches Dubai - Panama City route, this will also be the longest non-stop route in the world. The 14 000 kilometers will be traveled in 17 hours and 20 minutes on the Dubai - Panama City segment.

For many, flying by plane is not too enjoyable and even less comfortable. But for airplane enthusiasts, flying by plane means "home." Among them I find myself, and the hours spent on the plane are pleasant and relaxing. If I could, I'd love to spend as many hours on the flight. I also made a ranking of the longest flights by plane in the world, when it comes to time.

1. Dallas - Sydney with Qantas

The flight on the route Dallas - Sydney operated by Qantas has an average duration of 16 hours and 55 minutes, the actual non-stop flight duration. The distance from Dallas to Sysdney is NO NEAR Km, being the longest non-stop operating distance.

Dallas_Sydney_Qantas_harta

I did a simulation and the result is below.

Dallas_Sydney_Qantas

If we look at the time zone, here are two interesting situations. If you are flying from Sydney to Dallas, you will arrive at your destination two hours earlier than the time you took off the same day. If you fly from Dallas to Sydney, you will arrive at your destination after 34 hours.

Dallas_Sydney_Qantas_fus_orar
Direct flights are operated by Airbus A380 aircraft.

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This route ranked first in the standings after Singapore Airlines has given up the longest non-stop route: Newark - Singapore.

2. Johannesburg - Atlanta with Delta Air Lines

The flight on the route Johannesburg - Atlanta operated by Delta Airlines has an average duration of 16 hours and 54 minutes, the actual non-stop flight duration. The distance from Johannesburg to Atlanta is 13 582 km, the second from this point of view.

Johannesburg_atlanta_delta_harta

I did a simulation and the result is below.

Johannesburg_atlanta_delta
Direct flights are operated by Boeing 777-200LR aircraft.

Delta_Air_Lines_Boeing_777-200LR

3. Jeddah - Los Angeles with Saudia

The flight on Jeddah - Los Angeles route operated by Saudia has an average duration of 16 hours and 40 minutes, the actual non-stop flight duration. The distance between Jeddah and Los Angeles is NO NEAR Km.

jeddah_los_angeles_saudia_harta

I did a simulation and the result is below.

jeddah_los_angeles_saudia

Direct flights are operated by Boeing 777-300ER aircraft.

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(Photo: http://www.airplane-pictures.net/

4. Abu Dhabi - Los Angeles with Etihad

The flight on route Abu Dhabi - Los Angeles operated by Etihad has an average duration of 16 hours and 35 minutes, the actual non-stop flight duration. The distance from Abu Dhabi to Los Angeles is 13 502 km, 3 distance from the non-stop operated world.

Abu_Dhabi_Los_Angeles_Etihad_harta

I did a simulation and the result is below.

Abu_Dhabi_Los_Angeles_Etihad
Direct flights are operated by Boeing 777-200LR aircraft.

Etihad Airways, Boeing-777-200
(Photo: http://www.planespotters.net/

5. Dubai-International - Los Angeles with Emirates

The flight on route Dubai-International - Los Angeles operated by Emirates has an average duration of 16 hours and 15 minutes, the actual non-stop flight duration. The two cities are separated by 13 420 km, position 4 in this chapter.

Dubai_Los_Angeles_Emirates_harta

I did a simulation and the result is below.

Dubai_Los_Angeles_Emirates
Direct flights are operated by Airbus A380 aircraft.

Airbus_A380_Emirates

As you can see, the information was taken from the official websites and is for information purposes only. The duration of a flight may be influenced by many factors, and the estimated time may be exceeded or may arrive at the destination even earlier than the scheduled time.

I wish you clear sky and a beautiful trip, even if it is very long!

18 Comments
  1. cristianm says

    The longest flight is actually between DUBAI and AUCKLAND: 19: 45 hours

    1. Sorin Rusi says

      The flight Auckland - Dubai, for 19 hours and 45 minutes, has a stopover in Sydney. And Sydney - Dubai is flying 14 hours and 30 minutes. Above, we mentioned non-stop flights!

  2. KlausRo says

    And the longest nonstop flight leaving Romania?

    1. Sorin Rusi says

      By distance, the route Bucharest - Dubai is the longest with just over 3300 km (approximately 5 hours)

      1. KlausRo says

        So we still have a long way to go ...

      2. Mihai Man says

        Cluj - Dubai is about 30 minutes longer.

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  13. Emil says

    It was an even longer flight, operated by Singapore Airlines, between Singapore and New Yor, for 18 hours and 40 minutes.

    1. Sorin Rusi says

      You said well "it was". In the top are the existing ones and at present. And we have another article where we always update the list :).

      From 2018, SIA resumes very long flights!

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