Dubai, UAE — Auckland, New Zealand,
Emirates Flight 499 - Aircraft: Airbus 380-800
- Duration: 17 hours, 15 minutes - Distance:
8,819 miles. The plane covered about
14,200km (8,824 miles) when it touched down
in Auckland, New Zealand on Wednesday. It
was expected to be the world's longest non-stop
commercial flight by duration as well, but
landed too early. Emirates expects "high
demand" for the new route, which reportedly
reduces the current travel time by three hours.
Dubai, UAE — Panama City, Panama Emirates,
Flight - Aircraft: Boeing 777-300 - Duration:
17 hours, 35 minutes - Distance: 8,580 miles.
The longest nonstop in the world was scheduled
to launch in early February 2016 but has been
delayed until March pending codeshare approval.
Which means you’re only a couple of
weeks away from being able to listen to “Panama”
302 times between takeoff and landing.
Dallas-Ft. Worth, TX — Sydney, Australia
- Qantas Flight 8 - Aircraft: A380-800 - Duration:
16 Hours - Distance: 8,589 miles.
Spending 16 hours in a middle seat between
a guy with a Texas accent and a guy with an
Aussie accent would be the airplane equivalent
of listening to a mash-up of Mozart and Skrillex.
Johannesburg, South Africa — Atlanta,
GA - Delta 201 - Aircraft: Boeing 777-200
- Duration: 16 hours, 35 minutes - Distance:
8,449 miles. This is a long flight.
Abu Dhabi, UAE — Los Angeles, CA - Etihad
171 - Aircraft: Boeing 777-200 - Duration:
15 hours, 39 minutes - Distance: 8,387 miles.
If this flight had existed in the
’80s, it would have been way easier
for Garfield to get Nermal out of the house.
Dubai, UAE — Los Angeles, CA - Emirates
215 - Aircraft: A380-800 - Duration: 15 hours
- Distance: 8,335 miles. If you’re
hanging around LA on a Friday afternoon and
are in the mood for a vacation in the desert,
this flight will actually take less time than
driving to Vegas.
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia — Los Angeles,
CA - Saudia 41 - Aircraft: Boeing 777-300
- Duration: 15 hours, 56 minutes. Distance:
For frequent-flyer-status-obsessed Saudis,
a fun way to make the world’s largest
mileage run would be to connect from here
Dubai, UAE — Houston, TX - Emirates
211 - Aircraft: A380-800 - Duration: 16 hours,
19 minutes - Distance: 8,164 miles.
Since the inception of this flight, men all
over the UAE have strangely started referring
to each other as “you bastards!”
Abu Dhabi, UAE — San Francisco, CA -
Etihad 183 - Aircraft: Boeing 777-300 - Duration:
15 hours, 13 minutes - Distance: 8,154 miles.
Since SF isn’t really in the oil business,
and dudes from the UAE get plenty of sun at
home, we’re not entirely sure why they
need a fast way to get to… ooooooooooh,
right, cable cars. Duh.
Dallas-Ft. Worth, TX — Hong Kong, China
- American Airlines 137 - Aircraft: Boeing
777-300 - Duration: 15 hours, eight minutes
- Distance: 8,119 miles. If you ever
find yourself on a date with a girl who’s
not your girlfriend and see a guy who looks
a liiiiiittle too much like Joey Greco lurking
in the shadows, here’s a tip: Hong Kong
is very hard to navigate in a white Econoline
Dubai, UAE — San Francisco, CA - Emirates
225 - Aircraft: A380-800 - Duration: 15 hours,
37 minutes - Distance: 8,099 miles.
Spending 15 hours on a plane isn’t so
bad when you’re on the fourth-best airline
in the world, the food tastes good (no, really,
like, it’s won awards), and the flight
attendants wear se*y uniforms.