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These Are The 10 Longest Flights In The World

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What are the longest flights in the world? These are the longest routes that travelers can currently fly (plus tips for surviving an ultra-long-haul flight!)

Long-haul flights are 6 to 12 hours long, but ultra-long-haul flights take more than 12 hours.

Qantas plane

According to data compiled by Bounce, the flights listed below are the longest long-haul flight routes that travelers can currently fly.

All 10 of these ultra-long-haul flights take more than 16 hours and cover more than 8,500 miles:

The Longest Flights In The World

These ultra-long-haul flight routes are the longest in the world right now.

As you might expect, many of these routes are nonstop flights from cities that are on completely opposite sides of the world from each other.

1. New York To Singapore

Airline: Singapore Airlines

Duration: 18 hours and 30 minutes

Miles Flown: 9,537 miles

The longest flight in the world is the nonstop flight from New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport to Singapore Changi Airport on Singapore Airlines.

This flight is so long that due to the time zones, you could leave New York on a Friday night and not arrive in Singapore until Sunday morning!

Beautiful architecture building exterior cityscape in Singapore city skyline with white cloud on blue sky

2. Newark To Singapore

Airline: Singapore Airlines

Duration: 18 hours and 30 minutes

Miles Flown: 9,535 miles

A flight that's almost just as long as the flight from New York is Singapore Airlines' flight from Newark Liberty International Airport to Singapore Changi Airport.

This ultra-long-haul flight will also take you 18.5 hours!

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3. Perth To London

Airline: Qantas

Duration: 17 hours and 30 minutes

Miles Flown: 9,009

Traveling from Perth, Australia to London, United Kingdom will literally take you almost halfway around the world.

This ultra-long-haul flight takes a whopping 17.5 hours.

Big Ben in London

More Ultra-Long-Haul Flights

Those are the top three longest flights in the world, but here are the rest of the top 10 ultra-long-haul flights currently flying:

  • Dallas/Forth Worth to Melbourne on Qantas (17 hours and 30 minutes, 8,992 miles)
  • New York to Auckland on Air New Zealand (17 hours and 15 minutes, 8,828 miles)
  • Auckland to Dubai on Emirates (17 hours and 15 minutes, 8,824 miles)
  • Los Angeles to Singapore on Singapore Airlines (17 hours, 8,770 miles)
  • San Francisco to Bengaluru on Air India (17 hours, 8,701 miles)
  • Houston to Sydney on United Airlines (16 hours and 45 minutes, 8,596 miles)
  • Dallas/Fort Worth to Sydney on Qantas (16 hours and 45 minutes, 8,578 miles)
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Tips For Surviving Ultra-Long-Haul Flights

Unless you're an expert travel hacker or have tens of thousands of dollars to drop on premium cabin seating (like Singapore Airlines' ultra-luxury Suites), you may be facing a 16+ hour flight in coach.

Here are some tips for surviving ultra-long-haul flights in as much comfort as possible:

Stay hydrated: Being in the air dehydrates you faster than usual, so it's extremely important to stay hydrated on ultra-long-haul flights. Drink lots of water and avoid soft drinks and alcohol.

Woman Drinking Water on Plane

Dress for comfort: An ultra-long-haul flight is not the time to make a fashion statement. Dress for comfort and wear layers so you can account for fluctuating temperatures since airplanes always seem to be too hot or too cold. Avoid any clothing that restricts movement or cuts off circulation because this can be dangerous on long flights.

Get up and stretch: Try to get up and walk around the cabin every 2 to 3 hours if you can. Every hour or so while you're in your seat, it's also a good idea to do some stretches.

Passengers on an airplane

Bring extra snacks: While most ultra-long-haul flights will serve several full meals and snacks, it's a good idea to have your own healthy snacks on hand too.

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George Jacob

Sunday 30th of April 2023

Note any doctors in plane that can save life.