is the only one I can comment somewhat knowledgeably on, as it's currently the longest commercial flight. EWR-SIN, which can get up to 18+ hours (at least in one of the directions...). According to the Great Circle Mapper, it's 8285 in a great circle line, which would take just over 15 hours at 550 kts groundspeed (and goes almost directly over the north pole).
I would hazard a guess that one of the longer B744 flights is United's ORD-HKG, at 6773 nm (great circle).
Also, I think Delta just started flying a B772ER from New York to Bombay, which clocks in at 6777 nm (great circle).
That's all I can think of right now.
"Two and a Half Men" was filmed in front of a live ostrich.
I flew La Paz, Bolivia to Miami, USA via Santa Cruz, Bolivia (for refuelling) on an AA 757 and I was on the plane for a lot longer than 8 hours. We weren't allowed to get off in Santa Cruz so had to stay seated, factor in a delay as well. It was terrible!!
As soon as we arrived in Miami we transferred onto a 777 to London which took another 10 hours or so. Not a nice journey at all. The only thing that made that second flight a bit more bareable was that we had 2 window seats so it was quite private.
Thepilot From Canada, joined Jan 2010, 5 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (6 years 3 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1614 times:
Quoting LoveASE (Reply 5): Ughh, Almost 9 hours in a 757 is giving me an anxiety attack just thinking about it!!
Been there, done that, got the T-Shirt. Some very strong headwinds and the holding patten at EWR left me on OSL-EWR for 9.5 hours. However, this includes an hour on the ground when they got a scare with luggage. Being in cattle class on any airplane for 9.5 hours aint too much fun. Exit row or C or F is a different story...