What’s the longest flight in the world?

10 – very – long-haul flights

As the world’s longest commercial flight (nearly 19h non-stop from Newark to Singapore), came to an end in November 2013, here’s an updated ranking of the 10 longest flights in the world! Each of them covers a distance of at least 12,800 km and has a flight time of at least 16 hours:

10. Flight 117/118 Newark-Hong Kong, United Airlines

United Airlines

Flight time: 16 hours

Distance: 13,000 km

Aircraft type: B777-200ER

9. Flight 7/8 Sydney-Dallas, Qantas

Qantas

Flight time: 16 hours

Distance: 13,800 km(longest flight by distance)

Aircraft type: B747-400

8. Ex-aequo: Flights New York-Hong Kong and Newark-Hong Kong, Cathay Pacific

Qantas

Flight time: 16 hours 5 minutes

Distance: 13,000 km

Aircraft type: B777-300ER

6. Flight 203/204 Johannesburg-New York, South Africa Airlines

South African Airways

Flight time: 16 hours 15 minutes

Distance: 12,800 km

Aircraft type: A340-600 SAA

5. Flight 77/78 Doha-Houston, Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways

Flight time: 16 hours 20 minutes

Distance: 12,900 km

Aircraft type: 777-200LR

4. Flight 211/212 Dubai-Houston, Emirates

Emirates

Flight time: 16 hours 20 minutes

Distance: 13,145 km

Aircraft type: 777-200LR

3. Flight 170/171 Los Angeles-Abu Dhabi (starts 01/06/14), Etihad

Etihad

Flight time: 16 hours 30 minutes

Distance: 13,502 km

Aircraft type: B777-200LR

2. Flight 215/216 Dubai-Los Angeles, Emirates

Etihad

Flight time: 16 hours 35 minutes

Distance: 13,420 km

Aircraft type: A380

1. Flight 200/201 Atlanta-Johannesburg, Delta

Delta

Flight time: 16 hours 55 minutes

Distance: 13,581 km

Aircraft type: B777-200LR

All aircraft operating such flights are large aircraft with large business classes. Expect to be well served on board, as the journey is long.

Have you ever taken such a long non-stop flight? Give us your impressions by commenting below!

All photos from Wikimedia