Get comfortable, put on your compression socks and whip out that 700 page novel, this is going to be a long one.
The world's longest flight route launched on 11 October 2018. Singapore Airlines embarked on a flight from Singapore to New York, landing at Newark airport in New Jersey a mammoth 18 hours and 45 minutes later.
Gives new meaning to the term 'long-haul', doesn't it?
Flyers were offered organic meals, a plethora of in-flight entertainment options and a cabin with much higher-than-normal ceilings, bigger windows and lighting designed to reduce jet lag, reported AFP.
But there are existing flights that are very close in terms of time spent on board.
Here are a few worth noting:
You will find more infographics at Statista
But how much do these long-haul flights actually go for?
As an example, between 25 November and 31 December 2018, the least expensive tickets on Flightsite.co.za on these routes*, are as follows:
Singapore to Newark - 18h45m
Auckland to Doha - 18h30m
Houston to Sydney - 17h30m
Perth to London-Heathrow - 17h20m
Los Angeles to Singapore - 17h20m
Auckland to Dubai - 17h15m
San Francisco to Singapore - 17h05m
Los Angeles to Jeddah - 16h55m
Johannesberg to Atlanta - 16h40m
No flights available during this period.
Abu Dhabi to Los Angeles - 16h30m
*Price correct at time of publish.
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