Dug around the forum graveyard, but didn't find this topic discussed yet.
For my this year's vacation, I intend to fly to New Zealand and visit the cities of Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington. For those of you who don't know, the women there are just as stunning as the rest of the country But despite being an aviation enthusiast to the max, I'm not really looking forward to being coughed and folded in economy class for 25+ hrs. So I'm planning to make my journey a one-stop and fly LHR-NRT-AKL on my way there and something like AKL-HKG-LHR on my way home. I've been to Hong Kong too many times though and would actually prefer to make my stop elsewhere, but since I want both flights to be one stops only, I'm very limited in my options (suggestions?).
But it got me thinking.. what other travellers are plagued with such long travel times? According to the GCM, LHR-AKL comes in at 11406nm. The only thing longer than that I could identify was SCL-PEK at 11820nm. Everything else that seemed long is surprisingly shorter.
So what other city pairs can you find that are farther apart from each other than LHR-AKL or SCL-PEK?
Thanks for your input
[Edited 2011-05-17 12:33:24]