Okay, with Singapore Airlines announcing cancellation of BOTH of the world's longest scheduled flights, it's time for a new and "official" ranking of the ten longest. This topic has been done to death on this site, but this is a substantial change/shake-up.
Below is the list I've got. Can anybody clarify?
Here's the criteria, so there should not be any controversy:
-- Nautical miles (flight times are too fickle) according to the Great Circle Mapper
-- passenger carrier
-- one-way or round-trip, seasonal or year-round, it doesn't matter
-- New York and Newark (see 7, below, can be counted together)
1. Sydney-Dallas: 7,455 (Qantas)
2. Atlanta–Johannesburg: 7,335 (Delta)
3. Dubai-Los Angeles: 7245 (Emirates)
4. Manila-Toronto: 7145 (Philippine Airlines)
5. Dubai-Houston: 7095 (Emirates)
6. Dubai-San Francisco: 7041 (Emirates)
7. New York–Hong Kong: 7,015 (Cathay Pacific, United)
8. Doha-Houston: 6995 (Qatar Airways)
9. Dubai-Dallas: 6987 (Emirates)
10. New York–Johannesburg: 6925 (South African Airways)
Interesting how three of the top ten are connections between Texas and the Middle East. That's oil for you.
Is the Manila-Toronto thing, supposedly to start next month, a sure thing?
[Edited 2012-10-28 14:15:48]
[Edited 2012-10-28 14:42:09 by srbmod]