Completed both in Economy and business. @Tom – Delta doesnt have a flight to India, nor have they announced one officially. is this indicative of a lack of ambition of european aviation … or a result of a focus on profitable routes rather than prestige routes ?! While the species makes an annual migration from Alaska to New Zealand and back, researchers had no idea that they could make such long flights without stopping. You don't have to be big to travel far, as the Pied Wheatear proves. The longest nonstop flight for a bird ever recorded was taken by a Bar-tailed Godwit, a migrating wader bird. Its migration takes it from pole to pole as it travels from breeding grounds to feeding grounds and back. I suspect it may be topology. Lately we’ve seen a trend whereby airlines have added an incredible number of new ultra long haul flights. Here they are, starting with the longest (I’m including the airline that operates the route, the distance, and the aircraft type used): I intentionally left out the flight time, since they fluctuate throughout the year due to winds. The longest over water route in the world is the stretch between the U.S. mainland and Hawaii. I was hoping Air New Zealand would fly AKL-EWR nonstop. I would have thought there’d be passengers willing to pay an extra premium for even more space over business for such a long flight. Departing on SQ21 on Oct 8, so double the fun I suppose! This bird flew 7,145 miles from Alaska to New Zealand in nine days, without ever once stopping for food, water or to rest. I don’t have any vision of the ultra long haul future but as a regular long haul passenger I avoid these endlessly long marathon flights. I remember clearly my feelings on that first flight in business class when I flattened my seat out, covered myself with bedding after a tastier than normal in-flight meal… i was mildly disappointed. It was top 5 (IIRC) back in its day, but I don’t think it would break the top 15 these days. That will be 8810 miles which would be #6 after the new Qantas service mentioned in the article. A flight that I take often is BR51, IAH-TPE. It still makes me smile that despite all the new technology – 5 of these flights are operated by a 777 which have been around for ever. Longest Nonstop Flight Ever Recorded: Bar-tailed Godwit (7,145 miles), 10 Top Birding Destinations in the United States, Nature Blows My Mind! Emirates operates an A380 on the DXB-LAX route, not a 777 (thank goodness!). Working in Australia- flying economy , “is this indicative of a lack of ambition of european aviation … or a result of a focus on profitable routes rather than prestige routes ?!”. Half the passengers on board were young families like us so may not be the thing for you if you can’t stomach the idea of sitting next to struggling kids, though…. These 2 cities have been nick named as “city of flyovers” in India: Chennai and New Delhi. Fortunately I was on blood thinners on the way back. In fact, it's been shocking to see the huge diversity of species that pass through. That’s a long bloody way too but not long enough? I’m getting mentally prepared. Flying UA 101 IAH-SYD this Thursday in J. It’ll be my longest flight. At its peak in 1997, the suicide rate averaged one person every 22 days. @Will – it’ll be nice to see NRT-JNB happening, but there hardly is any demand. Many species travel amazing distances over the course of a season, but what about in a single flight? If you're wondering what the world's biggest automotive roller coaster ride feels like, take a gander at this video. Check out the six longest migrations of birds on the following pages; plus, find out which unexpected species made the world's longest non-stop flight. These are traffic flyovers over the road intersections. Voyager's world flight takeoff took place on the longest runway at Edwards AFB at 8:01 am local time on December 14, 1986, with 3,500 of the world's press in attendance. It got me thinking about just how far some species are willing to fly each and every year. ORD- AKL by Air New Zealand. This is a reversal of a previous trend, because prior to a few years ago we saw fewer and fewer long flights introduced. It has since recorded another 300,000 cases. And it’s not physically possible given current technologies in commercial airlines. Its a tragedy that we are seeing the demise of the A380 already… Just perfect for the space and enjoying the experience. I just hope IAH gets more flights to Asia ( fingers crossed for HKG). Just imagine this tiny bird crossing the open ocean! Note: Please see my Advertiser Disclosure. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. My wife and I have flown DFW to Hong Kong (16.5 hours), LAX to Doha (16+ hours) and Newark to Singapore in economy (We work for an NGO). Will soon also experience same in case my travel case appear shorter. I assumed you used Great Circle Mapper for distance and both directions show the same. Did you check for a pulse? Here is what their migration route looks like according to satellite tagging by researchers. I did number 4, AKL to DXB, in business with EK in mid 2016. Talk about endurance! Why? whilst i find these flights are fascinating from an avgeek perspective – we have to remember that they represent a tiny fraction of flights flown – they are truly niche ! Advertiser Disclosure: Some links to credit cards and other products on this website will earn an affiliate commission. Watch this space, I recently nearly took United’s – Houston Sydney both ways using United saver miles (while those deals still exist) then balked last minute and switched to Air New Zealand’s biz outbound and Qantas (CHC-BNE- LAX using Alaskan miles) biz inbound. Even in business class, that is long enough for any one flight. Though what you aren’t forgetting is that these flights are very popular with young kid families as they don’t Ahventie to drag their kids through some forge in airport and the kids just sleep and watch tv and have plenty of room cause they are so small. I will complete the top 5 trips by next year! The Japanese carriers will definitely not going to make it, and SAA may be if they make JNB a good transit hub for GRU or GIG, but then with current financial situation I doubt they’ll ever consider before starting other Asian routes other than existing HKG. This loop of the Pacific means flying some 27,000 miles annually! Granted Houston is 50 miles East of DFW, but DFW is 200 miles further North. Hi Lucky, why is it just one direction? With a length of 5.3 km, it connects the city’s port, the Tianjin Development Zone, and the old urban district. At 105.9 kilometers, Cangde Grand Bridge is officially the world’s fourth … Just. Flight Attendants In China Told To Wear Diapers, Alaska Mileage Plan Changes How Status Is Earned, Cathay Pacific’s A321neo Business Class Revealed, Thai Airways Selling Boeing 747, Airbus A380 Fleet, Best Airline Credit Cards for Miles & Points, Why Ultra Long Haul Flights Are More Practical Than Ever, The World’s 15 Longest Flights As Of December 2020. I do hope to send a positive report after my flight, and that’s one Aviation Geek wishlist item ticked off. Even more impressive, the world’s six longest flights, and for that matter eight of the world’s nine longest flights, have been launched since 2016. Turkish State aircraft did IST CHC in 19h39m couple of weeks ago. Please check your email to confirm your subscription. This is typically just over ~8000 miles but because of the winds the flight can easily take over 16:30hrs, especially in the winter months. #longestbridge #wondersofworld #bridgesThis video gives details about the longest bridges in the world. What’s pretty amazing to me is that all 15 of these flights are over 8,200 miles, which is a long way to go nonstop. There are 50 flyovers in Karachi as on 8th July 2020. I had a long layover at LHR, and they actually let me enter another terminal just to visit a lounge . You are also missing Air New Zealand’s new flight from EWR-AKL starting in I believe October 2020.