Departing on SQ21 on Oct 8, so double the fun I suppose! Will fly in a couple of weeks Dubai to Dallas which is 8,024 miles and 16 hours in the air. I wouldn’t fly any of these flights in economy. Limited Time Offer: Earn 100,000 Marriott Bonvoy points | Terms Apply. FAQs Some of you need to do more research before you post. The Multi-Generation, 2,500 Mile Monarch Butterfly Migration, 'Migrating With the Sandhill Cranes': Follow the Journey, Stunning Images Focus on Birds at Their Finest, Arctic Fox Astounds Scientists by Walking 2,100 Miles in 76 Days, American Robins Migrating 12 Days Earlier Than They Did 25 Years Ago, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. 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. 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. 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. Once I flew Cape Town-London-Toronto. 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. Good informative article. 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. As a PHd in mathematics and spacial relationships, this is a pipedream concocted in the minds of marketing departments of Star Alliance executives. I would never do it in an economy seat though. Besides, it looks spectacular at night. Unfortunately at this point there’s not much else in the pipeline with current plane technology. Mind-blowing! Lol at anyone that thinks SYD-DFW is shorter than SYD-IAH. Even in business class, that is long enough for any one flight. 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. . Not surprising. Will soon also experience same in case my travel case appear shorter. Happy new year! What about London UK to Auckland NZ 11000 miles or something I think?? I flew from DXB to DFW when Emirates first started flying there and it was a 16 hour haul there and 14 hours back. … it’s not physically possible given current technologies in commercial airlines … Some of you need to do more research before you post.” —, So just out of curiosity, I looked up *Flight* (*not* Earth surface point-to-point) distances on AirMilesCalculator.com and got the following results —, 1. Unless they got up only when I got up, the person in the middle seat next to me never got up the whole flight. The main span is the longest span without any ground support. 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. Earn 60,000 bonus points | 2X points on travel and dining. Stay connected via social media, or subscribe to our free email newsletter for tips on upgrading your travel and maximizing your miles! 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.. A flight that I take often is BR51, IAH-TPE. Register here to save your space. I assumed you used Great Circle Mapper for distance and both directions show the same. @Will – it’ll be nice to see NRT-JNB happening, but there hardly is any demand. In fact, the record-holder flies the equivalent of three trips to the moon and back over the span of its lifetime. 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. Jaymi Heimbuch is a writer and photographer specializing in wildlife conservation. 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. On the way back, it made a refueling stop in SID (Cape Verde). It’s crazy that ATL-JNB is almost 500 miles further than JFK-JNB. Both routes have enough mileage to fall within the top 15 flights. Granted Houston is 50 miles East of DFW, but DFW is 200 miles further North. This is a list of the world's longest bridges more than three kilometres long sorted by their full length above land or water. For the same reason that SYD-SFO is shorter that SYD-LAX. Flying in economy in a full full flight over 15 hours is just miserable. @Jason This looks official and the flights are available for sale. Though I must say I slept very well the next night in Brussels as the jet lag hit! One Mile at a Time is owned by PointsPros, Inc. I thought, this is kind of cramped and not that comfortable, and I told myself, “Remember this if you ever consider paying 2 – 4 times more for a better location on the plane… not worth it.” That’s my take on it from the economy section . 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). Wishing you well in your academic ‘accomplishment’. that’s wow. @iamhere: “…none of the US to China flights are listed.”. Why? 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. 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. 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. It’s interesting that all but 3 flights on the list are to/from North America. 'World's longest' hanging foot bridge opens in Switzerland Russia opens controversial bridge to Crimea Mr Xi attended the opening ceremony of … The longest flyover of India provides faster and safer access to the destination. This list does NOT include bridges over river/ naalah & … That said. It’s only ok if I’m flying without my kids and on a flight with empty seats. 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. Longest Nonstop Flight Ever Recorded: Bar-tailed Godwit (7,145 miles), 10 Top Birding Destinations in the United States, Nature Blows My Mind! @Benz: Did the person who never got up during your 16 hour flight get up when the flight was over? There are some other interesting flights that have either been launched or are on the horizon, but that we can’t add to the list yet: Beyond that, perhaps the biggest thing on the horizon is Qantas’ “Project Sunrise,” where they hope to fly nonstop from Sydney and Melbourne to London and New York. I just hope IAH gets more flights to Asia ( fingers crossed for HKG). I’ve done DOH-AKL in J twice in the past 3 months. Interesting you eliminated the YYZ designation from your map. LHR-SYD is 10,569… But LHR-NRT is 5,956; LHR-CPT is 6,017; LHR-EZE is 6,915; LHR-LAX is 5,440. This bridge is longest in the world with a length of almost … Please view our advertising policy page for additional details about our partners. Most Americans have no idea where Canada is and don’t care. Outside of banner ads published through the Boarding Area network, this compensation does not impact how and where products appear on this site. 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. I’m flying to Cochin, India in several days, LAX, Frankfurt, Delhi, Cochin. Could the DOH-GRU count? And it’s not physically possible given current technologies in commercial airlines. Danyang-Kunshan Grand Bridge, China. At least more demand than anyone in economy willing to pay the premium for non stop in. Flew EWR-SIN in premium Y and it was bearable as I had a solo window seat. I got a DVT on a flight from LAX to Cairo last year, and that was a direct flight. 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 wonder if this is because they have temporarily stopped service or if they don’t qualify in the longest flights anymore. 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. Puxi Viaduct in Shanghai China. 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! Cangde Grand Bridge. EWR-SIN in J is bearable, but not sure if I would do it again. Long hauls flights really should be required to provide more health / comfort amenities for passengers. @ green — Not quite, but at 8,072 miles it’s just over 100 miles behind the top 15. 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. 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…. In fact, it's been shocking to see the huge diversity of species that pass through. Many species travel amazing distances over the course of a season, but what about in a single flight? 2. 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. If you're wondering what the world's biggest automotive roller coaster ride feels like, take a gander at this video. I fly MEL (Australia) to LAX in economy. I think it would make it to the first twenty longest flights. @Mehul Shah: No it doesn’t cut it, not even the longer EWR to BOM route, still less than 7,800 mi. Two options were stopovers either in Frankfurt or Miami. It was the brainchild of a committee of the state transport department. ORD- AKL by Air New Zealand. The LA>SIN meant a fuel stop in Inchon, which was still a restricted airbase in 1998. Very pleasant flight, I slept most of the way. Please check your email to confirm your subscription. The 77W is more spacious but I prefer the 787 cabin pressure for an ultra long haul flight. Bill, you broke the basic rule of always take the longest flight last. Its a tragedy that we are seeing the demise of the A380 already… Just perfect for the space and enjoying the experience. I think I could also go for A380 than 777boeng it would be moverous for the first time over 18hours in the air. The 2020 list is missing LATAM’s GRU-TLV, which is 8200 miles as the crow flies, but which has taken several hundred mile detours to avoid overflying Sudan, which did not allow TLV flights to overfly their territory and is blocked at 15:30 (and about the same distance flown as DXB-PTY). @aaron I agree. 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. My young family of 4 with a 2-year old and 3-month old flew DFW->SYD recently in econ. Advertisement. These 2 cities have been nick named as “city of flyovers” in India: Chennai and New Delhi. The next big groundbreaking flight will likely be when Qantas announces their Project Sunrise flights. 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. HKG-MIA is 8982, and would go into slot #4. It’s pretty much standard play here, and never fails to elicit a knowing smile/smirk and eye roll in our readers. This winter I've been watching the many interesting species of birds that use the Pacific Flyway to make their seasonal migration. At 105.9 kilometers, Cangde Grand Bridge is officially the world’s fourth … 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. You kept the line but didn’t show the origin. The Metro Manila Skyway Stage 3 is now open. I arrived quite rested. They are regular globe trotters, moving from southern to northern hemispheres and covering as much as 310 miles a day. What about Air India Delhi to SFO via pacific and SFO to Delhi via atlantic? “ If I’ve never seen such riches, I can live with being poor “ living in UK. I fly long routes, but since using redeemed miles for economy seats, the flights sometimes take strange and complicated routes. 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. A New York to Mumbai flight wouldn’t make the list, however. 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. Breeze Airways Wants To Pay Pilots How Much?! #longestbridge #wondersofworld #bridgesThis video gives details about the longest bridges in the world. Why? He travels about 400,000 miles a year, primarily using miles and points to enhance his first class experiences. and economy cabin was quite empty. I took United’s LAX-SIN Economy back in the summer. @ Mehul Shah — This is based on the direct air distance between origin and destination (since no flight ever takes exactly the same path twice). @Tom – Delta doesnt have a flight to India, nor have they announced one officially. I suspect it may be topology. Would the delta flight to India fall in this list? I guess they knew they would get the revenue customers likes United’s Mr Ga-jillion miler. 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. Emirates operates an A380 on the DXB-LAX route, not a 777 (thank goodness!). An Atlanta to Mumbai flight would be just over 8,500 miles, so would make the list. Hats off to those who can do these ultra long hauls, unfortunately I’m not one who ever cares do it again. On top of that, Air New Zealand will begin flying nonstop between Auckland and Newark and Chicago as of October 2020. It’s especially encouraging how many of the longest flights have been added in the past few years. Completed both in Economy and business. Interesting how none of the US to China flights are listed. Majority of these seem very unlikely but the SFO-BKK and NRT-JNB and Houston/Washington to JNB do actually look intriguing…. Can you please let us know out of 100 random on-time arrivals, how many are artificial and how many are not? 787 was dreadful . (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. It is coming up at a cost of Rs 222.18 crore, excluding expenses involved in shifting service lines or other similar work. Hats off and respect to those who have the endurance that can, for whatever reason they are flying those routes in economy. What makes ultra long haul flying more sustainable than in the past? Hopefully they actually follow through. The flyover has 328 piers built over the median of the Inner Ring Road and 3500 block segments built using the pre-cast technology off site and brought to the site using heavy cranes and erected using the overhead launcher. The six-lane elevated highway, also known as Bang Pakong Expressway, ranks seventh in the general category of the longest bridges in the world. 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. Beijing Grand Bridge, China - 48.153 kilometers. Your email address will not be published. Can you please define “artificial on-time arrival”? Earn 75,000 Membership Rewards® points | Terms Apply. This species spends the spring in the north, ranging from northern and central Asia to Europe, Greenland, Alaska, and even parts of Canada. 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Because posters love to throw around claims of being…..wait for it…..PhD holders, pilots, lawyers, medical doctors and billionaires. 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). 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." I’m already scared of such a long flight and 10 hours time difference. Fortunately I was on blood thinners on the way back. It was a lot of flying. "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. This loop of the Pacific means flying some 27,000 miles annually! 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. The main span is the longest span without any ground support. Opinions expressed here are the author's alone, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities. Just imagine this tiny bird crossing the open ocean! I’m dreading an upcoming flight…Bos to Hong Kong…16 hours in premium economy on CX. 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. The Arctic tern travels from Greenland in the Arctic north all the way down to the Weddell Sea in Antarctica. April 29, 2014 in Amazing Things. Moving from breeding grounds to wintering grounds and back means one bird may travel more than 11,000 miles in a year. We booked this during one of the fare wars, so it was dirt cheap. The longest over water route in the world is the stretch between the U.S. mainland and Hawaii. 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). longest flights have more advantages. If you have travelled to both these cities, you would surely agree with the tag. I tend to believe your claim to hold some sort of ‘PhD’, from some sort of ‘university’. 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. Hi Lucky, why is it just one direction? JFK-HKG is 8061 miles. Qantas has selected the A350-1000 for these routes, and plans on launching the routes by early 2023. @Elite White Liberal — “Lol at anyone that thinks SYD-DFW is shorter than SYD-IAH. It’s exciting to see the number of new ultra long haul flights that are being added by airlines, thanks to new aircraft, like the 787 and A350. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. @Jason @Ben (Lucky) Delta announced plans to start JFK-BOM on 12/22/19. Turkish State aircraft did IST CHC in 19h39m couple of weeks ago. No? New Delhi consists of many flyovers, elevated turn-ways and bridges. Just. Do we just leave the “reply” box empty and just register our name/email to get email notifications of new comments posted by others? Image Credit: Screegrab / Dmitri Valencia. Even between Hawaii and Tokyo there are alternate airports available, such as Midway Island (hence the name “Midway”). He chronicles his adventures, along with industry news, here at One Mile at a Time. Clearly technology has helped change the ultra long haul possibilities, however it looks like the 777 has had this ability for a long time prior to the new generation of 787s and A350s but the airlines were not as keen. is this indicative of a lack of ambition of european aviation … or a result of a focus on profitable routes rather than prestige routes ?! The 777 is good (better in the new pod) that Qatar offer but lacks the space to move about. I didn’t know this at the time, but this route is payload restricted (I think?) I had a long layover at LHR, and they actually let me enter another terminal just to visit a lounge . 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. About BenBen Schlappig (aka Lucky) is a travel consultant, blogger, and avid points collector. https://news.delta.com/nonstop-mumbai-new-delta-service-new-york-begin-dec-22. 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