Each year, airlines are pushing boundaries when it comes to how far and how long we can stay in the air.
In a bid to connect us to this global village called earth, airlines have started operating to far and offbeat places to help us discover new destinations.
Earlier this month, Singapore Airlines relaunched the world’s longest non-stop flight which got us wondering which are the world’s longest non-stop flights.
Well, we did some digging and found out which are the top 10 longest non -stop flights in the world
10.Abu Dhabi to Los Angeles (Etihad Airways)
Scheduled flight time: 16 hours, 30 minutes
Flight number: EY 171
Distance: 8,390 miles
Etihad has many non-stop flights flying from the United Arab Emirates to the United States, however, this one takes the longest amount of time.
This 8,390-mile flight clocks in at 16.5 hours long, but that time will go by in a snap if you’re travelling in Etihad’s sweet first-class cabins.
9.San Francisco to Singapore (United/Singapore Airlines)
Scheduled flight time: 17 hours, 5 minutes/16 hours, 40 minutes
Flight number: UA 1/SQ 31
Distance: 8,446 miles
Singapore Airlines is one of the 8 airlines in the world to get a 5-star rating, thanks to its impeccable service and award-winning in-flight entertainment. It will be a breeze for you to cover this 16 hours and 40 minute journey from San Francisco, California to Singapore with this airline.
On the other hand, United, an American Airline also makes the trip from San Francisco to Singapore. The only difference is that they add an additional 25 minutes to the trip, bringing it up to 17 hours and 5 minutes.
And the best part about this journey, you get to visit the best airport in the world for the past 6 consecutive years, The Singapore Changi Airport.
8.Manila To New York (Philippine Airlines)
Scheduled flight time: 15 Hours
Flight number: PR 126
Distance: 8,519 miles
The gorgeous Southeast Asian city of Manila is 8,519 miles away from New York, making it one of the farthest non-stop flights, distance-wise. But time-wise, the 15 hour flight is on the shorter end (if you can call 15 hours short).
Because Philippine Airlines only recently earned four stars, their flights run cheaper than some of the others on this list.
You can expect to pay around $1,000 for a round-trip flight from Manila, the capital of the Philippines, to New York.
8.Sydney To Dallas (Qantas)
Scheduled flight time: 17 hours, 15 minutes
Flight number: QF 8
Distance: 8,578 miles
Australia is pretty far from many places. But its travel-hungry people are eager to get out and explore the world because being from a giant island in the middle of the ocean, it’s hard to get around.
The way North Americans dream of backpacking through Europe, Australians dream of backpacking across North America, visiting as many states as possible.
That’s why a direct flight from Sydney to Dallas makes so much sense.
6.Houston To Sydney (United Airlines)
Scheduled flight time: 17 hours, 30 minutes
Flight number: UA 101
Distance: 8,596 miles
When it comes to flying long distances within a budget, United Airlines is one of the best.
Normally when you’re flying with a low-cost airline internationally, you’re limited to flights with countless stopovers, long wait times at airports, and the horrible luggage pickup and check-in between airplanes, among other hellish airport rituals.
However, this flight only has one stopover, that to at Singapore Changi Airport.
5.Los Angeles To Singapore(United Airlines)
Scheduled flight time: 17 hours, 50 minutes
Flight number: UA 37
Distance: 8,770 miles
The 8,770-mile flight is United Airline’s longest flight route.
In about $700 you can fly from the sunshine state of Los Angeles, California to the spectacular city of Singapore.
Just make sure you bring snacks, drink water, and pack a book because it’s going to be a long hard day of travel.
Read more about “10 Travel Essentials To Bring On a Long Haul Flight”
4.Dubai To Auckland (Emirates)
Scheduled Flight Time: 17 hours 5 minutes
Flight number: EK 449
Distance: 8,824 miles
It’s never easy to fly to New Zealand, a thrill-seeker’s paradise near Australia.
It’s also never easy to fly for an extended period of time. So, a 17 hour and 5 minute flight to Auckland, New Zealand won’t be a walk in the park, by any measure.
Luckily Emirates is an airline designed to help you pass the time, winning the Skytrax award for best entertainment year after year.
Those 14,200 kilometres may drag on, but at least you’ll be able to cross off a few movies from your must-watch list.
3.London To Perth (Qantas)
Scheduled flight time: 17 hours, 20 minutes
Flight number: QF 9
Distance: 9,010 miles
It’s always easier to fly direct. You don’t have to worry about changing planes, waiting around in airports, and possibly missing your connecting flight.
But if your direct flight is upwards of sixteen hours, maybe that stop-over in between flights would be a welcome break.
However, it is now possible to fly directly between Australia and the UK, thanks to Qantas launching their Perth to London flight in early 2018.
2.Auckland To Doha (Qatar)
Scheduled flight time: 17 hours, 40 minutes
Flight number: QR 921
Distance: 9,032 miles
The flight from Auckland, New Zealand to Doha, Qatar was once the longest non-stop flight, both in terms of distance (covering 14,536 kilometres) and time (18 hours and five minutes).
If you’re gearing up to make the trip, you better be prepared. And we aren’t talking about bringing a crossword. Get ready to hydrate yourself regularly and to get up and stretch those tired legs every now and then.
18 hours in the air is no joke on your body and mind. However, Qatar Airways does everything they can to keep you from going insane, including giving you ice cream (along with other meals and drinks).
1.Singapore To New York (Singapore Airlines)
Scheduled flight time: 17 hours, 50 minutes
Flight Number: SQ 22
Distance: 9,540 miles
The airline is one of the best in the world, and its main airport hub, Changi International Airport, has been named #1 for more than five years.
Singapore Airlines previously flew this route with their Airbus A340-500 aircraft with a scheduled flight time of 18 hours, 50 minutes. However, the route was discontinued in 2013 due to rising fuel costs.
To solidify their place as innovators, Singapore Airlines Relaunched Its Singapore To New York flight in October of 2018.
The competition for top spot on the World’s Longest Flight list won’t be ending any time soon. The only question is, how will the airlines choose to get there?