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What Is The Longest Flight You've Ever Been On?  
User currently offlineWorldVoyager From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 393 posts, RR: 0
Posted (16 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 7388 times:

Just curious . . .

What was the longest flight you've ever been on? What class? How was it?

Mine was a twenty hour long CX YYZ-HKG.


34 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
User currently offlineTurboprop From Canada, joined May 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (16 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 7103 times:

My longest flight is not all that long compared to others but anyways it was 8.5 hrs from Heathrow to Toronto Canada in economy on a Air Canada 767. The cool thing about it was it was the last chartered flight scheduled in October and there was only 30 passengers aboard. We were suppose to fly out at 3o'clock but flight was delayed 3 hrs and there was an aircraft change as well. Original a/c was 747 but anyways that was the first flight on a 767.

User currently offlineCV990A From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1479 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (16 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 7095 times:

Mine was a 14-hour Chicago ORD-Tokyo Narita non-stop on a United 747-400- The movies were horrible, and I couldn't sleep, so I wound up reading 3 books on the flight...

Kittens Give Morbo Gas
User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (16 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 7091 times:

I'm with you CV990.

Chicago-Tokyo, United 747-400, Business class/upper deck.

I personally liked the movies (Men in Black, Conspiracy Theory, cant remember the 3rd), and the food was very nice, not to mention the rest of the service and the comfort being in an exit row.

User currently offlineSamurai 777 From Canada, joined Jan 2000, 2461 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (16 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 7088 times:

HNL-SYD was the longest nonstop flight I remember being on. It was in July, 1993 and that was on a Qantas 747-200. The economy seating was cramped, but the service was good. That's where I first discovered the pleasure of Victoria Bitter. The flight was about 10 hours in length, ans was a segment of my trip from Grande Prairie, AB to Cairns, QLD. YQU-YYC-YVR-HNL-SYD-CNS, that's the way my trip went - with four connections and a total of 25 or so hours!

User currently offline777x From United States of America, joined Dec 2014, 432 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (16 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 7081 times:

from JFK to SYD via SFO

767-300 from JFK to SFO (~5hours)


747-400 from SFO - SYD (14:30)

both biz class on UA

User currently offlineLax2000 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 541 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (16 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 7074 times:

CDG in paris to SFO on Air France economy.
Almost 12 hrs. not a bump on this flight. Maybe it was the valum ...

User currently offlineDnalor From Australia, joined Mar 2000, 370 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (16 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 7061 times:

My longest flight segment was 13.5 hours Narita to London Heathrow.

My longest Journey was Adelaide, Sydney, Singapore, Bangkok, Bahrain, Frankfurt. Was over 30 hours, talk about jet lag.

User currently offlineBlink182 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 5499 posts, RR: 14
Reply 8, posted (16 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 7049 times:

it was either DFW-ORD-ZRH this summer on AA(biz class) or it was DFW-JFK-TLV(tel aviv) on LY biz-class a couple of years ago, i think the longer journey was DFW-JFK-TLV, going it was a freshly delivered 744 and the service was great and the mini tvs were great aswell, and i slept perfectly also, comming back-it wasn't so good because we were on an old 742, the biz-class seats were horrible and i couldn't sleep on that flight either  

Give me a break, I created this username when I was a kid...
User currently offlinePurdue Arrow From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1574 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (16 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 7045 times:

My longest is relatively short... On my first visit to Purdue, it took 9 hours to fly from San Diego to Chicago in a Super 80. There were many bad storms over the midwest, and we had to hold for a long time. Then, we landed in Omaha for refueling and departed, heading north to Canada and then east to Michigan before landing in chicago to circumnavigate the storms. We left SAN around 7 am (9 am in Chicago), and landed at ORD around 6 pm. Though we were on the ground waiting for fuel for about 30 minutes, we could not deplane because there were not enough gates for the many AA and UA planes diverted from Chicago.

User currently offlineAA737-800 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (16 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 7047 times:

My longest flight was LHR-JFK in an AA A300. PTV was great, EDTV was the movie they showed. It was only 7 hours, and no turbulence. Overall, it was a great flight.

User currently offlineTimobear From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (16 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 7048 times:

try ORD-NRT or LHR-HNL. (these were on corp. flights)

User currently offlineAgrodemm From Greece, joined Apr 2000, 402 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (16 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 7035 times:

My longest flight leg was SKG-ZRH-JFK with Crossair MD80 and Swissair MD-11. Eventhough I was traveling Y, the service was great.
Recently I traveled JFK-LHR (and vv) via Reykjavik (Keflavik-KEF) with Icelandair. Eventhough the 757's were a bit cramped, it was a great flight, the service was fine,the food was good! the movies recent, the drinks free  .
KEF airport is small, cosy, and clean we arrived on-time, and above all, it was cheap  

User currently offlinePronto From Canada, joined Mar 2000, 328 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (16 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 7022 times:

YYZ-NRT @14 hours Arctic route Canadian Airlines DC-10 - Y class, but comfortable; good food, movie,well...Memorable long flight was C-5 CFB Trenton to Turkey, including in-flight refuel over Spain, up in cockpit over Italy

User currently offlineEg777er From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 1844 posts, RR: 13
Reply 14, posted (16 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 7018 times:

Longest flight was LHR-SIN in April 1988 on British Airways 747-200 (stopping in Bahrain). Flying in Club World, but no PTVs - but much better service than you get now!

User currently offlineRotate777 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 400 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (16 years 1 month 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 7016 times:

SFO-Seoul. I think it was like 14 or 15 hours. It was on an Asiana 747-400 in economy class.


User currently offlineCmul From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (16 years 1 month 1 week 5 days ago) and read 7012 times:

The longest flight for me was a 6 hour and 13 minute flight from BOS-LAX on February 14, 1986. Sure it was not any kind of LAX-SYD but fairly hair raising. The UAL DC-10-10 went around LAX God knows how many times. It was raining like heck, the ground was no where to be seen, and we landed from over the Pacific. It was the only time I have landed at LAX from over the ocean. When we finally landed the entire cabin vigorously clapped. It sure seemed like a longer flight than it was.

Craig M

User currently offlineQantaflot From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (16 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 7007 times:

My flight will be on 26/4
PER-BWN-BKK-DXB-FRA with BI ~23:20hrs
then over 12:00hrs in FRA (I wish it was SIN)
and 2:00hrs FRA-KRK with LO it will be longest Maraton in my flying history

I will report when I come back to Australia

User currently offlineN949WP From Hong Kong, joined Feb 2000, 1437 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (16 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 7001 times:

The longest non-stop segment for me is the 7246 miles between HKG and LAX, which I've flown on both Delta (MD11) and Cathay (744). The longest flight time has to be the Delta flight (on MD11 N806DE) from LAX-HKG at just around 15.5 hours.


User currently offlineAmir From Syria, joined Dec 1999, 1254 posts, RR: 10
Reply 19, posted (16 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 7003 times:


My longest NON-STOP Flight was in 1998 (November) from NRT to PAR (CDG) with AF 747-400.
Flight time was 15:55 minutes. We went over the pole therefore it took so long.
I was in Business and it was a good flight indeed.
It was the late evening flight out of NRT.
Today AF doesn't lfy this route anymore i mean they do fly NRT CDG but only via the TS route (Trans siberian). At that time they wanted to increase their capacity to Japan but failed to get the necessary permission from Russia so they deceided to fly over the pole.


User currently offlineN754PR From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (16 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 6994 times:

Can DC-10's fly for 14 hours , I dont think so !! or the first message 20 hours ??, I hope there was a stop.

My longest flight was my first flight.

London - Paris A300 B?
Paris-Bombay-Bangkok-Hong Kong 747-200 Combi

I cant remember the time but I think it was about 22 hours in total.


User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (16 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 6992 times:

DC-10-30ERs regularly operated YYZ-NRT nonstop with Canadian up until recently. Now thats long!

User currently offlineKangar From Ireland, joined Feb 2000, 395 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (16 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 6988 times:

My longest ever, from Dublin to Adelaide, total flying time 21 hrs 1, DUB-LHR A321, 1hr, 2, LHR-KUL B744, 13.5hrs, 3, KUL-ADL B772, 7 hrs loved every minute of it.

User currently offlineDufo From Slovenia, joined May 1999, 846 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (16 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 6981 times:

Mine was 11,5 hours on a Delta 763ER from Vienna to ATL.

FRA to CVG on Md11 was pretty long too, just as A343 FRA-DFW.


I seriously think I just creamed my pants without any influence from any outside variables.
User currently offlineFITPilot From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 104 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (16 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 6975 times:

I fly from Boston to Bangkok once a year via the U.S. West Coast and Japan or Korea. The entire trip takes about 24 to 28 hours. The longest single legs I've been on are ORD-NRT on NW and LAX-SEL on TG.

25 Mas777 : Longest ever - LHR-BOM-KUL-PER-MEL-AKL in the 1980s with BA - it was so long I can't even remember how many days I lost. More recently - BNE-SIN-LHR w
26 Post contains images GUNDU : SIN-NRT-LAX-PHX. Total time 18 hrs including stops and connection.I was soo tired after the trip. Rgds, Gundu
27 B744 : My longest flight (not counting sectors on different airlines) Flight Air New Zealand NZ2 Auckland - Heathrow and Flight NZ1 LHR - AKL. Total flight t
28 Future_747_f/o : I went from SYD-LAX (13:40) then LAX-SYD (14:30) which was last christmas both in economy class (unforetunally)
29 Udo : I had my longest trip just last week. I flew from Munich to Brisbane via London (LHR) and Hong Kong. Between entering the BA B757 in MUC and leaving t
30 Ausmark : My last two longest flights were in February and March this year.Feb: BNE-LHR via Singapore: BA First ClassMar: New Orleans-BNE via ORD, LAX and Sydne
31 Virgina340 : Longest flight was JFK-SYD with a stop in LAX to change planes from an AA 767-300 to a Qantas 747-400. the other was JFK-IGA with a stop at LHR and Ku
32 TWA_Connie : DFW to NRT on American 747SP in business class ---- 13.5 hours Couple hours layover in Narita, then NRT to SGP on SIA 747, business class, upper deck.
33 Aaron atp : alas, such fond memories... aaron
34 Post contains links D10RK : SIN-CDG 15H15 time flight , tempo class, A340-300 AF good food and good films with PTV! click here UTA french airline
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