What is the longest scheduled flight you have taken?
One of the questions we tossed around the office a couple weeks ago go me thinking. What is the longest scheduled commercial flight???
After some research here is the answer, kind of given that you’re looking at different flight lengths due to fluctuations in jet streams, weather conditions and the daily whims of the airlines based on fuel prices.
The current record holder for the longest scheduled nonstop commercial flight in the world was Singapore Airlines Flight 21 (Discontinued in 2013), a whopping 18 1/2. This 9,539-mile (15,351 kilometers) flight on an Airbus A340-500 from Newark to Singapore. The plane actually takes a slightly longer route over Europe due to various safety issues (the fastest route would be north over the North Pole and over Siberia).
Quantas, whose Sydney to Dallas nonstop flight on a Boeing 747-400 is now the longest flight, 8,589 miles (13,822 kilometers), and will last 15 hours and 33 minutes.
LONGEST FLIGHT EVER?
The record for the longest flight by a commercial airplane ever (though this was a test flight with no real passengers) was a Boeing 777-200LR’s 11,664-nautical mile trek from London to Hong Kong, which lasted 22 hours and 42 minutes and saw two sunrises. The 777-200LR left Hong Kong International Airport at 10:30 p.m. on November 9, 2005, and landed at London Heathrow Airport at approximately 1:30 p.m. GMT November 10, 2005.
To travel that distance, the plane traveled eastbound towards London, flying over the North Pacific Ocean, across North America, and then over the mid-north Atlantic Ocean. That flight shattered the previous record holder which was a 747 Boeing London to Sydney flight that traveled 9,200 miles.
So Let us Know what is the longest flight you have flown!!!!!