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  • pkadare
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    Possibly a New Record for the Longest Nonstop Commercial Flight

    New York to Sydney or London to Sydney, 19 hours in the air. I did a bunch of work for Royal Dutch Shell a few years ago and their IT is based in Kuala Lumpur so I've done the current record holder, 18 1/2 hours, from EWR to SIN several times and I had no negative impacts. Far better than having to stop over in either Incheon or Narita as the nonstop would cut about 7 hours off of my travel time.
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/22/w...gtype=Homepage
    Last edited by pkadare; August 23rd, 2019, 04:42 AM.
  • MBMorgan
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    #2
    When I was with BHP, I developed a real love/hate relationship with those long-haul flights (LAX to Melbourne). I've crossed the International Date Line so many times in the same direction, I can't figure out if I'm a couple of months younger or older than I think I am (I'm going with younger for now ).

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    • THE Humble Texan
      THE Humble Texan commented
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      If you're going for younger now you must be older (;

    • MBMorgan
      MBMorgan commented
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      THE Humble Texan - A little denial goes a long way ... in my case, roughly 25000 miles each trip.

    • Troutman
      Troutman commented
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      coming back is the killer
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    #3
    If you fly Singapore Air or Emirates on an A380 in business class then it's actually a piece of cake. We've been to Asia (HK, Manila, Bangkok) several times to see relatives (hers). Unfortunately I could only afford to upgrade to Premium Economy (which wasn't too bad). It's a long haul though.

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      #4
      As long as I don’t run into that next year.
      NY to Memphis I’m good. 👍😁

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      • AmosMoses01
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        #5
        Longest haul I’ve done is Atlanta to Johannesburg... not any fun in cattle car seats. Just got back from Taiwan a week ago via the much shorter Taipei to San Francisco hop, still no fun even in biz class since I managed to get dual sinus and ear infections on the way back.

        When I was younger I was much more inclined to say one long haul flight is much better than having a stop... my preference has now changed. I’m now ok with an extra stop, provided the layover/connection has a 2 hour minimum gap. Being able to go to the airline admiral’s club (yeah, a luxury not everyone is able to enjoy) makes an extra stop very refreshing instead of 16+ hours straight in the hyper low humidity germ recycling metallic Tylenol tube.

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        • pkadare
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          #6
          I fly enough that I really never have to worry about being in the back of the bus as 99.99% of the time I can get an upgrade to business class. Prior to joining Microsoft, when I was self employed, business class travel was part of my contracts.
          I also fly enough that I usually book by equipment rather than by schedule. For long haul flights, I will always try to book on to a Dreamliner. The higher cabin pressure and humidity levels (more carbon fibre and less aluminium in the cabin) make a huge difference to me.

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          • smokin fool
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            #7
            I did my time on freighters into the arctic many moons ago.
            Nothing like watching cars pass you below on the highway in a DC-3 flying Calgary to Yellowknife.
            I took off my watch and hung up a calendar on those old prop flights.

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              #8
              I suppose it would be nice to just push through and get the trip done rather than stop. At 6'5" I can't imagine being stuffed into a plane for that long, non-stop. 1st class might make it tolerable. However, I am guessing that is a 15K-20K ticket for the front seats.

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              • pkadare
                pkadare commented
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                So the EWR to SIN on Singapore airlines in business class (no first class on that equipment) with a Saturday stay is $11,016.13 USD. :-)

              • Mudkat
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                At 5'10" I can't either Spinaker. 😀
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              #9
              The longest we’ve ever done is the 9 1/2 hours of Atlanta to Santiago, a couple months ago. Even though we were upgraded to comfort plus, I was in agony, it was just this side of unbearable. I couldn’t imagine doing twice that time.

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