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The World’s Longest Flights

written by Webjet Australia September 6, 2016
The World's Longest Flights

As technology has advanced, so too have the distances that can be covered by air travel. With aircraft now travelling for upwards of 16 hours without stopping, it’s certainly easier than ever to travel the globe, whether you’re heading to the United States of America, New Zealand, Hong Kong, or somewhere in between.

We’ve discovered the world’s longest flights and have ranked them in order of the total distance covered by each. Forget wasting hours with airport stopovers and start planning your next international escape with one of the world’s longest flights!

10. Dubai to San Francisco

Airline: Emirates

Departs: Dubai International Airport, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Arrives: San Francisco International Airport, San Francisco, United States of America

Distance covered: 13,034 kilometres or 8,099 miles

Flight time: 16 hours

9. Dallas to Hong Kong

 Airline: American Airlines

Departs: Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, Dallas, United States of America

Arrives: Hong Kong International Airport, Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Distance covered: 13,072 kilometres or 8,123 miles

Flight time: 16 hours and 50 minutes

 

Hong Kong, Hong Kong

Hong Kong, Hong Kong.

8. Abu Dhabi to San Francisco

Airline: Etihad Airways

Departs: Abu Dhabi International Airport, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Arrives: San Francisco International Airport, San Francisco, United States of America

Distance covered: 13,129 kilometres or 8,158 miles

Flight time: 16 hours and 15 minutes

7. Dubai to Houston

Airline: Emirates

Departs: Dubai International Airport, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Arrives: George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Houston, United States of America

Distance covered: 13,145 kilometres or 8,168 miles

Flight time: 16 hours and 45 minutes

Houston, United States of America

Houston, United States of America. Image Credit: Sarath Kuchi.

6. Jeddah to Los Angeles

Airline: Saudi Arabian Airlines

Departs: King Abdulaziz International Airport, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Arrives: Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles, United States of America

Distance covered: 13,409 kilometres and 8,332 miles

Flight time: 16 hours and 55 minutes

5. Dubai to Los Angeles

Airline: Emirates

Departs: Dubai International Airport, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Arrives: Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles, United States of America

Distance covered: 13,420 kilometres or 8,339 miles

Flight time: 16 hours and 15 minutes

Los Angeles

Los Angeles, United States of America.

4. Abu Dhabi to Los Angeles

Airline: Etihad Airways

Departs: Abu Dhabi International Airport, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Arrives: Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles, United States of America

Distance covered: 13,502 kilometres or 8,390 miles

Flight time: 16 hours and 45 minutes

3. Johannesburg to Atlanta

Airline: Delta Airlines

Departs: OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg, South Africa

Arrives: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Atlanta, United States of America

Distance covered: 13,581 kilometres or 8,439 miles

Flight time: 16 hours and 55 minutes

Atlanta, United States of America

Atlanta, United States of America.

2. Dallas to Sydney

Airline: Qantas

Departs: Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, Dallas, United States of America

Arrives: Sydney Airport, Sydney, Australia

Distance covered: 13,804 kilometres or 8,578 miles

Flight time: 16 hours and 55 minutes

1. Dubai to Auckland

Airline: Emirates

Departs: Dubai International Airport, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Arrives: Auckland Airport, Auckland, New Zealand

Distance covered: 14,192 kilometres or 8,819 miles

Flight time: 16 hours and 5 minutes

Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland, New Zealand. Image Credit: Francisco Anzola.

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Depending on conditions, the kilometres covered by each service and the total flight time may vary.

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