Looking over some of the new a/c coming out, I wonder if a flight that is 10,000 miles in length is a good idea. I dont doubt that the a/c like the 777 could make it, my question is should they? Sure airlines like SIA would love to get rid of the stop in Hong Kong or Taipei on the way to LAX, but 16 hours in a plane? I love to fly, but even I would have to think twice about that flight.
Also, what about the non-smoking rules? As a smoker I would avoid this flight big time. I would hate to see air rage with a smoker that hasnt smoked in 16 hours.
Other than the new 777 and the 744x, does Airbus have a plane that will fly 10,000 miles? I see that sometimes CX goes non-stop HKG-Toronto with a 340 but not always.