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World’s Longest Flights

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On March 2, Emirates’ new flight from Dubai to Auckland–which lasted 17 hr. 15 min.–officially became the world’s longest nonstop scheduled commercial route. Here, the runners-up (ranked by estimated time from gate to gate):

Dallas/Fort Worth

Hong Kong

Time: 17:05

Distance: 8,108 nautical miles

Carrier: American Airlines



Time: 16:57

Distance: 8,434 nautical miles

Carrier: Delta

Dallas/Fort Worth


Time: 16:55

Distance: 8,576 nautical miles

Carrier: Qantas



Time: 16:45

Distance: 8,151 nautical miles

Carrier: Emirates

Abu Dhabi

Dallas/Fort Worth

Time: 16:45

Distance: 8,056 nautical miles

Carrier: Etihad Airways

Abu Dhabi

Los Angeles

Time: 16:40

Distance: 8,375 nautical miles

Carrier: Etihad Airways

–Alex Fitzpatrick

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