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These Are The 7 Longest Flights In The World

Stock up on podcasts and get ready to watch plenty of movies if you’re flying on any of these longest flights in the world. 24/7 Tempo has listed the longest flights in the world, many of which have only been flying since 2016.

It’s all thanks to advances in new super efficient jumbo jets, with long-haul flights on Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner and the Airbus A350 between Asia and the US or Europe and Australia. The only question is, do you cramp up in coach for splash out to spend 17 hours in style in your private first class suite?…

Longest Flights In The World

7. Dallas/Fort Worth — Sydney

  • Mileage: 8,578 miles
    Approximate flight duration: 17h 15 min

This flight between Dallas/Fort Worth in Texas and Sydney is run by Qantas Airlines.

6. Houston – Sydney

  • Mileage: 8,596 miles
    Approximate flight duration: 17h 30 min

This flight is with United Airlines. Only a few aircraft, including Boeing 787s and Airbus A380s, have the fuel capacity necessary to make this flight over the Pacific Ocean.

longest flights in the world

5. Los Angeles – Singapore

  • Mileage: 8,770 miles
    Approximate flight duration: 17h 50 min

After just one year of service, United Airlines dropped its Los Angeles to Singapore direct route in October of 2018,  with Singapore Airlines now the only carrier servicing the LA to Singapore route.

4. Auckland – Dubai

  • Mileage: 8,824 miles
    Approximate flight duration: 17h 5 min

This Emirates route is the longest flight operated by the airline at 8,824 miles.

3. Perth – London

  • Mileage: 9,010 miles
  • Approximate flight duration: 17h 20 min

Qantas launched the first ever direct flight between Australia and Europe on March 25th, 2018.

2. Auckland – Doha

  • Mileage: 9,032 miles
    Approximate flight duration: 17h 40 min

This was once the longest direct flight in the world when it first launched in February of 2017. The route from New Zealand to Qatar is over 9,000 miles and crosses 10 time zones!

1. Singapore – Newark

  • Mileage: 9,534 miles
    Approximate flight duration: 18h 30 min

As for the longest flight in the world? Since October 2018, this flight between Singapore and Newark has been the world’s longest non-stop flight. The route,  which is operated by Singapore Airlines, only offers business class and premium economy seats to keep passengers comfortable for the 18+ hour flight.

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Sarah Clayton-Lea
Sarah Clayton-Lea

Co-founder of Big 7 Travel, Sarah created the company through her passion for championing the world's best food and travel experiences. Before her career in digital media, where she previously held roles such as Editor of Food&Wine Ireland, Sarah worked in the hospitality industry in Dublin and New York.

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