Top 15 Longest Nonstop Flights Ever

Top 15 Longest Nonstop Flights Ever
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Can you imagine yourself being stuck inside a metal tube at an incredibly high altitude with too many strangers for almost a day without a single stop? Well, that’s pretty much what these 15 flights feel like (even though with our current “quarantined” world, we all get to know how it feels like to be stuck).

But before the coronavirus and worldwide flight restrictions, flights have been getting longer and longer, as airlines were testing out flights between destinations that are the farthest apart in order to make the world even more interconnected.

This is actually amazing since non-stop flights ensure you reach your destination literally as soon as possible and also with very little hassle, however, such flights can take some pretty long times up in the sky.

In this list, we reveal the 15 longest flights anyone can take, so far!

Note that the flights are listed in order of time spent in the air, and not mileage; certain flights are shorter in mileage but have longer times, while others have shorter times but are longer in mileage (not to mention that flight times are different for individual flights.)

Ready to get onboard? Click on the next button to discover the top 15 longest nonstop flights in the world.

1. New York, New York to Sydney, Australia

New York, New York to Sydney, Australia
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Airline: Qantas
Mileage: 10,066 miles
Total flight time: 19 hours and 16 minutes

A flight that lasts almost 20 hours? Do you think you could handle being stuck up in the air for this long?
Australian airline Qantas started this incredibly long flight for the first time just last October. There was even a study conducted by Sydney’s Perkins Center to evaluate the effects that being in the air for so many hours had on passengers, especially since the airline is planning to launch some longer flights in the future.

2. Newark, New Jersey to Singapore

Newark, New Jersey to Singapore
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Airline: Singapore Airlines
Mileage: 9,521 miles
Total flight time: 18 hours and 45 minutes

Before Qantas introduced their nonstop flight from New York to Sydney, Singapore Airlines maintained the record of having the world’s longest flight for one year. Passengers on this flight should expect to spend almost 19 full hours on the plane.

3. Auckland, New Zealand to Doha, Qatar

Auckland, New Zealand to Doha, Qatar
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Airline: Qatar Airways
Mileage: 9,032 miles
Total flight time: 17 hours and 40 minutes
Qatar had kept the record of having the longest flight in the world until 2018, when Singapore Airlines managed to steal the spotlight by launching an even longer flight. Fliers leaving from Auckland would spend 17 hours and 40 minutes on the plane before landing in Doha.

4. Houston, Texas to Sydney, Australia

Houston, Texas to Sydney, Australia
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Airline: United
Mileage: 8,596 miles
Total flight time: 17 hours and 35 minutes

If you find a 7-hour flight boring, exhausting, and too long, then you should try a 17-hour flight! However, on the bright side, although too long, nonstop flights save you all the stress and trouble that come with layovers.

5. San Francisco, California to Singapore

San Francisco, California to Singapore
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Airline: Singapore Airlines
Mileage: 8,446 miles
Total flight time: 17 hours and 35 minutes

Before finally landing on Singaporean soil, Californian passengers will have to withstand being stuck on a plane for almost eighteen hours! We really don’t know how much stretching would be enough to help travelers on nonstop flights be able to feel their legs and backs after they arrive at their destination.

6. Perth, Australia to London, United Kingdom

Perth, Australia to London, United Kingdom
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Airline: Qantas
Mileage: 9,010 miles
Total flight time: 17 hours and 20 minutes

In less than 18 hours, you can go from enjoying the incredible Australian nature to having an afternoon tea with your British friend. Going from Perth to London takes exactly 17 hours and 20 minutes on the plane. Those are too many hours indeed, but we all can admit that they’re worth it.

7. Dallas, Texas to Sydney, Australia

Dallas, Texas to Sydney, Australia
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Airline: Qantas
Mileage: 8,578 miles
Total flight time: 17 hours and 20 minutes

This nonstop flight can take you from Dallas to Sidney in less than 18 hours! Even though it isn’t exciting. At all. The possibility to cross nearly 8,580 miles in 17 hours and 20 minutes is amazing.

8. Auckland, New Zealand to Dubai, UAE

Auckland, New Zealand to Dubai, UAE
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Airline: Emirates Airlines
Mileage: 8,824 miles
Total flight time: 17 hours and 5 minutes

Travelers in Auckland are only five minutes and seventeen hours away from Dubai, which is pretty incredible, but can be incredibly pricey as well. So before booking a nonstop flight, passengers should be ready for the price that would come with it or dedicate some time to go through the travel secrets that can help them get the best airfare possible.

9. Los Angeles, California to Singapore

Los Angeles, California to Singapore
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Airline: Singapore Airlines
Mileage: 8,770 miles
Total flight time: 17 hours

Before finally landing on Singaporean soil, Californian passengers will have to withstand being stuck on a plane for seventeen hours instead of more than eighteen if they took the flight from LA rather than San Francisco.

10. New York, New York to Manila, Philippines

New York, New York to Manila, Philippines
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Airline: Philippine Airlines
Mileage: 8,520 miles
Total flight time: 16 hours and 50 minutes

Tired of the hectic life in New York? Just remember that you’re less than 17 hours away from the peace and serenity of the Philippines.

11. Johannesburg, South Africa to Atlanta, Georgia

Johannesburg, South Africa to Atlanta, Georgia
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Airline: Delta
Mileage: 8,439 miles
Total flight time: 16 hours and 50 minutes

Delta had made it possible to travel from South Africa to Georgia in less than seventeen minutes, and it sounds really great!

12. Dallas, Texas to Hong Kong, China

Dallas, Texas to Hong Kong, China
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Airline: American
Mileage: 8,119 miles
Total flight time: 16 hours and 50 minutes

Everyone is thinking about how passengers handle such long flights, but have you ever thought about the pilots! Maybe it’s time you ask Google to help so you can dig up some interesting facts about the life of pilots.

13. Abu Dhabi, UAE to Los Angeles, California

Abu Dhabi, UAE to Los Angeles, California
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Airline: Etihad Airways
Mileage: 8,390 miles
Total flight time: 16 hours and 40 minutes
Traveling from Abu Dhabi to Los Angeles, Etihad Airways can get you to your destination in less than seventeen hours!

14. Toronto, Canada to Manila, Philippines

Toronto, Canada to Manila, Philippines
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Airline: Philippine Airlines
Mileage: 8,221 miles
Total flight time: 16 hours and 40 minutes

From the chilly weather of Canada to the blossoming natural beauty of the Philippines, this airline can cross about 8,220 miles in less than seventeen hours.

15. Dubai, UAE to Houston, Texas

Dubai, UAE to Houston, Texas
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Airline: Emirates Airlines
Mileage: 8,164 miles
Total flight time: 16 hours and 35 minutes

Now this long flight doesn’t seem as tiring as the first ones on this list, but it’s still only a few hours shorter.

Have you ever been to one of these flights? Tell us how it was and what were your most dreadful challenges?

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