Hopefully they actually follow through. The new aircraft technology we’ve seen, especially with the Airbus A350 and Boeing 787; these planes are fuel efficient and relatively low capacity (at least compared to the 747), and as a result are able to operate long flights in a profitable manner, Oil prices are still fairly low (though also volatile), and there’s strong global demand for nonstop flights between business hubs, Auckland to Doha / Qatar / 9,032 miles / Boeing 777-200LR, Perth to London / Qantas / 9,010 miles / Boeing 787-9, Auckland to Dubai / Emirates / 8,824 miles / Airbus A380, Los Angeles to Singapore / Singapore / 8,770 miles / Airbus A350-900ULR, Houston to Sydney / United / 8,596 miles / Boeing 787-9, Dallas to Sydney / Qantas / 8,578 miles / Airbus A380, New York to Manila / Philippine Airlines / 8,520 miles / Airbus A350-900, San Francisco to Singapore / Singapore & United / 8,446 miles / Airbus A350-900 & Boeing 787-9, Johannesburg to Atlanta / Delta / 8,439 miles / Boeing 777-200LR, Abu Dhabi to Los Angeles / Etihad / 8,390 miles / Boeing 777-300ER, Dubai to Los Angeles / Emirates / 8,339 miles / Airbus A380, Jeddah to Los Angeles/ Saudia / 8,332 miles / Boeing 777-300ER, Doha to Los Angeles / Qatar / 8,306 miles / Boeing 777-200LR, Toronto to Manila / Philippine Airlines / 8,221 miles / Airbus A350-900. Talk about endurance! #longestbridge #wondersofworld #bridgesThis video gives details about the longest bridges in the world. While we do try to list all the best miles and points deals, the site does not include all card companies or credit card offers available in the marketplace. Moving from breeding grounds to wintering grounds and back means one bird may travel more than 11,000 miles in a year. Two of the world’s three longest flights were launched in 2018, which raises the question of what other record-breaking flights might be on the horizon. This small insect-eating bird travels from the extreme southeast of Europe to China, wintering in India and northeastern Africa. Lol at anyone that thinks SYD-DFW is shorter than SYD-IAH. With ramps and flanks connecting Howrah to theeastern part of the city, the flyover will be close to 9.2km in length I don’t know it is exciting or excruciating for me to be flying SQ22 soon, on Sept 24 from SIN to EWR, in premium economy, not business. We know that many species of birds make amazing long-distance migrations, but for some species, the mileage they travel every year is staggering. It’s especially encouraging how many of the longest flights have been added in the past few years. Because posters love to throw around claims of being…..wait for it…..PhD holders, pilots, lawyers, medical doctors and billionaires. The longest nonstop flight for a bird ever recorded was taken by a Bar-tailed Godwit, a migrating wader bird. ATL-HKG is 8389, and would go into slot #12. Apparently they think we are plotting terrorism when we’re actually trying to prevent dvt and minimise back pain. Even in business class, that is long enough for any one flight. The main span is the longest span without any ground support. Breeze Airways Wants To Pay Pilots How Much?! Granted Houston is 50 miles East of DFW, but DFW is 200 miles further North. When you look at the list now, a majority of these flights may have been unfathomable several years back, but are now thriving. @Mehul Shah: No it doesn’t cut it, not even the longer EWR to BOM route, still less than 7,800 mi. What ultra long haul routes do you think we’ll see introduced next? @ green — Not quite, but at 8,072 miles it’s just over 100 miles behind the top 15. The 777 is good (better in the new pod) that Qatar offer but lacks the space to move about. The flyover connects Mehdipatnam to Aramghar junction on NH-7 leading to Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at Shamshabad and is 11.6 Km long. No? Many species travel amazing distances over the course of a season, but what about in a single flight? As I always say, the only way to truly appreciate flying premium cabins is to fly in economy. Argentina, which has endured the longest lockdown in the world, became the smallest country to record over a million cases of the coronavirus on October 20. Long hauls flights really should be required to provide more health / comfort amenities for passengers. Assam Forest Minister Parimal Suklabaidya on Friday said that the longest flyover in the state will be constructed at Kaziranga with 36 km long and 11 m width.. Departing on SQ21 on Oct 8, so double the fun I suppose! I have done a couple of ULHs in economy/premium economy: EWR-SIN and LAX-BKK (Thai used to operate that relatively little known route). At least more demand than anyone in economy willing to pay the premium for non stop in. @aaron I agree. Even between Hawaii and Tokyo there are alternate airports available, such as Midway Island (hence the name “Midway”). I did number 4, AKL to DXB, in business with EK in mid 2016. IAD-HKG: 8153 miles (is this run now?) That’s a long bloody way too but not long enough? I’m getting mentally prepared. @Jason @Ben (Lucky) Delta announced plans to start JFK-BOM on 12/22/19. Airliners travel within pre-determined flight “corridors” so it’s *not* just surface point-to-point distances, as might be commonly believed! Register here to save your space. Did you check for a pulse? And it’s not physically possible given current technologies in commercial airlines. You are also missing Air New Zealand’s new flight from EWR-AKL starting in I believe October 2020. Binhai Flyover, Tianjin, China The Binhai bridge in the northern Chinese municipality of Tianjin is next on the list of the world’s most amazing flyovers. is this indicative of a lack of ambition of european aviation … or a result of a focus on profitable routes rather than prestige routes ?! and economy cabin was quite empty. It’s crazy that ATL-JNB is almost 500 miles further than JFK-JNB. https://news.delta.com/nonstop-mumbai-new-delta-service-new-york-begin-dec-22. Perhaps you already noted this elsewhere on OMAT, but what website do you use to review flight distances and create the map graphic you posted? I flew from DXB to DFW when Emirates first started flying there and it was a 16 hour haul there and 14 hours back. @Will – it’ll be nice to see NRT-JNB happening, but there hardly is any demand. The Pectoral Sandpiper travels from breeding grounds in the tundra of northeast Asia or Alaska and central Canada, all the way down to wintering grounds in South America, with some of the Asian breeders going as far as Australia and even New Zealand. Another interesting trend with this is that none of these routes (except dallas a380) have first class. It’s only ok if I’m flying without my kids and on a flight with empty seats. It must be fairly new route since DAL 200/201 is on hiatus. Cases and deaths remain persistently high across South America and are now appearing in many previously unaffected regions. @Tom – Delta doesnt have a flight to India, nor have they announced one officially. That said. So glad I did, both have immeasurably better products on the 300-ER (wonderful bed) and 787-9 (awesome hard and soft product) than the antiquated United 787. What about London UK to Auckland NZ 11000 miles or something I think?? It is the longest known migration for a songbird. Your email address will not be published. Three F-16 Fighting Falcons from Edwards Air Force Base fly past Dodger Stadium after a ceremonial flyover for Game Two of the World Series, Oct. 25, 2017. 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. These flights would be brutal in Y, especially if full. I’ve done DOH-AKL in J twice in the past 3 months. Also on the horizon is American’s to-be-launched SEA-BLR, although it would be a few flights short of making this list since it’d be 8078 miles. So it would take that #15 slot. I am scheduled to do EWRSIN in SQ Premium Economy (SQ21/SQ22) in April on my way to a meeting in SYD, as I chase the SQ Gold status and dumping UA, and hope the nCoV-19 is not going to force me to cancel the trip! Earn 75,000 Membership Rewards® points | Terms Apply. I will complete the top 5 trips by next year! Advertisement. This bird flew 7,145 miles from Alaska to New Zealand in nine days, without ever once stopping for food, water or to rest. In an article on National Geographic, Phil Battley of New Zealand's Massey University, who took part in the study tracking this species, states: "The prospect of a bird flying all the way across the Pacific was so much further than what we thought possible, it seemed ludicrous." We’re looking forward to getting 8 hours of sleep and 8 hours of food and bar time in business class later this year! Why would Sydney-Houston be a longer flight than Sydney-DFW? Help us fund therapy sessions for black women and girls, What You Need to Know About Airline Partnerships & Alliances, The Latest Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates & Policies, The news, resources, & information you need. The twins cities Hyderabad and Secunderabad has recently registered its name in the book of records for having the longest flyover in the nation. Good informative article. In those situations I feel like I’d rather break up the journey than fly nonstop. Earn 60,000 bonus points | 2X points on travel and dining. On the other hand, 55km-long Bang Na Expressway in Thailand is the longest road bridge in the world. Going across the North Atlantic, alternates include Iceland and Greenland. Between SYD and IAH — 8596 miles This is one of Shanghai’s busiest and largest interchange that caters to thousands of vehicles every hour. 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). Most Americans have no idea where Canada is and don’t care. On the way back, it made a refueling stop in SID (Cape Verde). I had a long layover at LHR, and they actually let me enter another terminal just to visit a lounge . Spits are narrow and elongated – one end is attached to the mainland and the other is out in open water. 787 was dreadful . Editorial Disclosure: The editorial content on this page is not provided by any entity mentioned herein. Can you please let us know out of 100 random on-time arrivals, how many are artificial and how many are not? The Arctic tern travels from Greenland in the Arctic north all the way down to the Weddell Sea in Antarctica. Danyang-Kunshan Grand Bridge, China. notable that only one European city features in the list … and not a single european airline. Interesting you eliminated the YYZ designation from your map. The longest flyover of India provides faster and safer access to the destination. Its a tragedy that we are seeing the demise of the A380 already… Just perfect for the space and enjoying the experience. If you have travelled to both these cities, you would surely agree with the tag. A few years ago, I scheduled two nights in Paris enroute from San Diego to Israel for a ten day vacation. Note: Please see my Advertiser Disclosure. @ Tom — I doubt Delta will actually launch service to India anytime soon (I think they were bluffing). "This is the first time that this technology has been used in India for building a fly over and now other cities have also started using it," Deshmukh said. If you'd like to participate in the discussion, please adhere to our commenting guidelines. A380 and 777. Unfortunately at this point there’s not much else in the pipeline with current plane technology. For some of us it's hard to imagine driving our car 18,000 miles in a year, so just imagine flying that distance in the average course of annual life. @ Mehul Shah — This is based on the direct air distance between origin and destination (since no flight ever takes exactly the same path twice). I wonder if this is because they have temporarily stopped service or if they don’t qualify in the longest flights anymore. Wishing you well in your academic ‘accomplishment’. “ If I’ve never seen such riches, I can live with being poor “ living in UK. Would the delta flight to India fall in this list? My young family of 4 with a 2-year old and 3-month old flew DFW->SYD recently in econ. The earth is round. Because you seem to have the ideal prerequisites: you come off as very blinkered, narrow-minded, and you certainly don’t make sense to the ‘average’ person. Completed both in Economy and business. That flight will cover a distance of 8,810 miles, so it will be the world’s sixth longest flight, right behind Emirates’ Auckland to Dubai route. At its peak in 1997, the suicide rate averaged one person every 22 days. Fortunately I was on blood thinners on the way back. I remember doing #10 before non-stop was possible. The next big groundbreaking flight will likely be when Qantas announces their Project Sunrise flights. Just imagine this tiny bird crossing the open ocean! The 31.2-km 'Skyway', one of the world's longest flyovers, under construction in Manila. Wouldn’t hesitate to fly again if the price is right! 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 assumed you used Great Circle Mapper for distance and both directions show the same. Unless they got up only when I got up, the person in the middle seat next to me never got up the whole flight. Flyovers in Karachi. Both routes have enough mileage to fall within the top 15 flights. I have done AKL to DOH (Qatar) and AKL to DXB (Emirates) return via Europe.. Total flight times always 22-24 hours, 90-120 min lay over each time. I have to say the A380 business class is the perfect plane for ultra long haul. The Short-tailed Shearwater travels the Pacific every year, moving from breeding grounds in Australia in the austral winter up to the Aleutian Islands and Kamchatka in the far north, then traveling back down the western coast of North America before crossing over to Australia to begin its next breeding season. I tend to believe your claim to hold some sort of ‘PhD’, from some sort of ‘university’. I think flying ultra-longhaul in economy is fine as long as the seat next to you is empty or you get an empty row. Thought you left it off the list but that’s what a globe will do apparently lol. 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 ?!”. Two options were stopovers either in Frankfurt or Miami. 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. Not surprising. @Benz: Did the person who never got up during your 16 hour flight get up when the flight was over? With a length of 5.3 km, it connects the city’s port, the Tianjin Development Zone, and the old urban district. What makes ultra long haul flying more sustainable than in the past? In terms of miles Dxb-Dfw being an inch above 8000 miles doesn’t qualify within the top 15 although outbound it’s a 16 hours flight, but I think time flight should count more than distance when we consider the longest. I do hope to send a positive report after my flight, and that’s one Aviation Geek wishlist item ticked off. 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. JFK-HKG is 8061 miles. It’s the Q-suite with the door, so it was very easy for me to sleep. Limited Time Offer: Earn 100,000 Marriott Bonvoy points | Terms Apply. In fact, it's been shocking to see the huge diversity of species that pass through. If I’m dealing with one of these routes, I schedule an overnight hotel stopover outbound to keep myself physically well and avoid major jet lag. I would never do it in an economy seat though. How about Delta 8875, a westward 777-200LR from Mumbai (BOM), to ATL, 16h 53m total travel time over a cool 8500 miles. 'World's longest' hanging foot bridge opens in Switzerland Russia opens controversial bridge to Crimea Mr Xi attended the opening ceremony of … He chronicles his adventures, along with industry news, here at One Mile at a Time. Some of you need to do more research before you post. Sooty Shearwaters travel an incredible distance each year, logging as much as 40,000 miles as they travel their circular route from their breeding colonies in the Falkland Islands in the spring to Arctic waters to feed throughout the summer, and back down to the breeding grounds in the fall. About BenBen Schlappig (aka Lucky) is a travel consultant, blogger, and avid points collector. It was on a 747 and they didn’t fill all economy seats due to weight limits. This winter I've been watching the many interesting species of birds that use the Pacific Flyway to make their seasonal migration. The 10,100-mile flight is the longest in history, clocking in at 19.5 hours (saving about 3 hours versus if the plane had a stop en route). 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 has since recorded another 300,000 cases. Turkish State aircraft did IST CHC in 19h39m couple of weeks ago. The Sooty Shearwater was once the record-holder for the longest migration for a bird, but that record was overthrown recently by another featured in this slideshow. Here is what their migration route looks like according to satellite tagging by researchers. JFK-PVG is 7373 miles. In geography, Sandspit is a landform made by the deposition of sand by the movement of tides. Heck, even in business class I feel like some of these flights are too long. Such as flying from Marakesh to Capetown via Lisbon and Munich…or my flight from Eastern Island to Galapagos, via Santiago, Quito. 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. It also helps that there are stairs to get the kids’ energy out. A couple of factors: I figured it would be fun to look at the world’s 15 longest flights, given how much the list has changed lately. (CNN) — When, or if, the weird-looking Stratolaunch takes off from Mojave, California, as expected in 2019, it will have smashed a record that's remained unbroken for 71 years. The 77W is more spacious but I prefer the 787 cabin pressure for an ultra long haul flight. Qantas will begin flying nonstop between Brisbane and Chicago as of April 2020. For the same reason that SYD-SFO is shorter that SYD-LAX. I’m already scared of such a long flight and 10 hours time difference. 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 ! It is coming up at a cost of Rs 222.18 crore, excluding expenses involved in shifting service lines or other similar work. I arrived quite rested. Between SYD and DFW — 8578 miles. A spit develops when waves meet the beach at an oblique angle, moving sediment down the beach and into the open waters where it is deposited in a narrow strip. I took United’s LAX-SIN Economy back in the summer. On our 25th anniversary we traveled around the world mostly in business class using miles and upgrades (Newark to Singapore, then to Delhi and then Helsinki then Miami and finally Buenos Aires, Argentina). Just. The minister said that the Detailed Project Report (DPR) will be prepared within November and the construction process will be started as soon as the DPR will be prepared. So, doesn’t qualify. Plus, on flights to the US, flight attendants go around reminding passengers not to congregate in the toilet/ food areas because of security. I did SQ EWR-SIN in J had a couple hours in the lounge in SIN and then took another overnight flight SIN-SYD in J. That will be 8810 miles which would be #6 after the new Qantas service mentioned in the article. The 3.5km long flyover begins at Genda Circle and ends at Manisha Chowkdi on the Old Padra Road. Same with my planned JFK-FCO-KHI and back next month on LH and TK that I credit to SQ. This is a reversal of a previous trend, because prior to a few years ago we saw fewer and fewer long flights introduced. 5.) As a PHd in mathematics and spacial relationships, this is a pipedream concocted in the minds of marketing departments of Star Alliance executives. 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. Kolkata also host third longest cantilever bridge Howrah … We used probably 10 seats collectively during the flight and no one batted an eye. The Metro Manila Skyway Stage 3 is now open. I’m leaving out those flight times not just because the seasonal fluctuations, but also because some airlines pad their schedules more than others (in order to create artificial on-time arrivals), so I don’t want to give them too much credit there. We booked this during one of the fare wars, so it was dirt cheap. And now for the record-holder: In 2010, researchers discovered that the Arctic tern travels twice the distance previously thought, traveling an average of 44,000 miles per year. The LA>SIN meant a fuel stop in Inchon, which was still a restricted airbase in 1998. With over 400 suicides, the bridge ranked as the second most fatal flyover in the world after the Golden Gate Bridge. 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. They are regular globe trotters, moving from southern to northern hemispheres and covering as much as 310 miles a day. The 15 hours or so passed by like a charm and I arrived quite alert in DXB in time for a connecting flight to BRU. Here’s a map with all the routes, which is quite cluttered, as you can see: Just to further illustrate how much more popular ultra long haul flights have become, only six of the above 15 flights have been operating prior to 2016, meaning that nine of the above routes have been launched within the past few years. Please view our advertising policy page for additional details about our partners. In both cases I also had 4-6 hour connections in Asia. I end up spending my first 2-3 days after arrival trying to reduce flight-induced pain. Lately we’ve seen a trend whereby airlines have added an incredible number of new ultra long haul flights. The tiny Northern Wheatear, which weighs about as much as two spoonfuls of salt, travels across 9,000 miles of open ocean, ice, and desert to move between its breeding grounds and wintering grounds, making an annual migration of 18,000 miles. I didn’t know this at the time, but this route is payload restricted (I think?) This list does NOT include bridges over river/ naalah & … Your email address will not be published. It’s pretty much standard play here, and never fails to elicit a knowing smile/smirk and eye roll in our readers. Last week Sudan announced that they would initiate diplomatic relations with Israel and allow overflights, and the flight will soon be re-blocked at about 14:00. Outside of banner ads published through the Boarding Area network, this compensation does not impact how and where products appear on this site. I just hope IAH gets more flights to Asia ( fingers crossed for HKG). He travels about 400,000 miles a year, primarily using miles and points to enhance his first class experiences. Awesome Confounded Flyovers around the World. VN recently secured a license to fly nonstop to the US. 8810 miles per gcmap. and they are also truly horrendous from an environmental perspective – carrying all that fuel for ultra long haul is absolutely ruinous. Mind-blowing! The longest over water route in the world is the stretch between the U.S. mainland and Hawaii. Some other rumors I’ve heard are SFO-BKK, MEL/SYD-IST, ATL-SYD (Unlikely), NRT-JNB, MNL-ORD, DXB-EZE, SFO and LAX-HAN and SGN, SFO-HYD, SVO-EZE, and IAH/IAD-JNB. Can you please define “artificial on-time arrival”? I suspect it may be topology. But I don’t see Delta or AA going for either one. I got a DVT on a flight from LAX to Cairo last year, and that was a direct flight. I’m going off of distance here, since winds can also have an impact on the duration of flights, and on top of that, some airlines do a lot of schedule padding. I flew #10 (ATL-JNB) on SA back when it was #1. Soon it will just be another Club to avoid…come on United move all your fleet to the new Polaris hard product while Saver awards exist…. that’s wow. Visvesvaraya Flyover Visweswaraiah flyover is our country’s longest flyover and was inaugurated in the year 2009. Majority of these seem very unlikely but the SFO-BKK and NRT-JNB and Houston/Washington to JNB do actually look intriguing…. The main span is the longest span without any ground support. Another shearwater with an affinity for travel is the Short-tailed Shearwater, though it doesn't travel as far as its cousin. 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