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Top 20 World’s Longest Flights by Distance In 2023

Kerwin McKenzieAirlines 2 Comments

World’s Longest Flights by Distance In 2023

It’s time to revise the list of the world’s longest flights by distance.

I’ve been fortunate to take many long flights in my time on this planet. Yes, I’m a glutton for punishment, but on long flights, I get to think and plan a lot. Plus I love people watching and its interesting how each of us handle these flights differently.

As travel opens up, the long flights are back.

In January 2020, I was able to take Singapore Airline’s A350-900ULR from Newark (EWR) to Singapore (SIN). It was an amazing flight in a two-cabin configuration, Business Class and Economy Class; Premium Economy Class I guess. I was able to use my five year saved miles to take the trip.

Business Class on Singapore Airlines

Business Class on Singapore Airlines

I also wrote a piece about the 16 world’s longest flights on Cruisinaltitude.com so you can take a look there, for reference as to how far we’ve come once more. But here I wanted to tell you where to find the top five.

The Airbus A350 and the Boeing 787 are at the forefront of the aircraft being used since the Airbus A380s and the Boeing 747-400s are no longer flying for most airlines.

Singapore Airlines (SQ) Airbus A380 Taking off from London-Heathrow (LHR)

Singapore Airlines (SQ) Airbus A380 Taking off from London-Heathrow (LHR)

Here are the top eight

1. Singapore (SIN) to New York-JFK (JFK) [SQ23/24]

Singapore Airlines logo

  • Airline: Singapore Airlines (SQ)
  • Aircraft: Airbus A350-900 (359)
  • Distance: 9,542 miles/15,356 kilometers
  • Duration: 18:50 [JFK to SIN) and 18:40 [SIN to JFK]
  • Frequency: Daily

2. Singapore (SIN) to Newark-Liberty (EWR) [SQ22/21]

Singapore Airlines logo

  • Airline: Singapore Airlines (SQ)
  • Aircraft: Airbus A350-900 (359)
  • Distance: 9,539 miles/15,351 kilometers
  • Duration: 18:30 [EWR to SIN) and 17:50 [SIN to EWR]
  • Frequency: Daily
Singapore Airlines (SQ) A350-900ULR Business Class Cabin

Singapore Airlines (SQ) A350-900ULR Business Class Cabin

 

Singapore Airlines (SQ) A350-900ULR Premium Economy Class Cabin

Singapore Airlines (SQ) A350-900ULR Premium Economy Class Cabin

3. Auckland, New Zealand (AKL) to Doha, Qatar (DOH) [QR921/920]

Qatar Airways logo

 

 

 

  • Airline: Qatar (QR)
  • Aircraft: Airbus 350-1000 (351)
  • Distance: 9,041 miles/14,550 kilometers
  • Duration: 17:15 [AKL to DOH) and 15:55 [DOH to AKL]
  • Frequency: Daily

4. Perth, Australia (PER) to London-Heathrow, United Kingdom (LHR) [QF9/10]

Qantas logo

  • Airline: Qantas (QF)
  • Aircraft: Boeing 787-9 (789)
  • Distance: 9,024 miles/14,523 kilometers
  • Duration: 17:15 [PER to LHR) and 16:45 [LHR to PER]
  • Frequency: Daily

 

Qantas Boeing 787-8

Qantas Boeing 787-8 (compliments of Qantas.com)

5. Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX USA (DFW) to Melbourne, Australia (MEL) [QF22/21]

Qantas (QF)vlogo

  • Airline: Qantas (QF)
  • Aircraft: Boeing 787-9 (789)
  • Distance: 9,004 miles/14,490 kilometers
  • Duration: 17:35 [DFW to MEL) and 15:45 [MEL to DFW]
  • Frequency: Three Times Weekly

6. New York-JFK (JFK) to Auckland, New Zealand (AKL) [NZ1/2]

Air New Zealand (NZ) logo

  • Airline: Air New Zealand  (NZ)
  • Aircraft: Boeing 787-9 (789)
  • Distance: 8,842 miles /14,230 kilometers
  • Duration: 17:35 [JFK to AKL) and 16:15 [AKL to JFK]
  • Frequency: Three Times Weekly

7. Dubai, UAE (DXB) to Auckland, New Zealand (AKL) [EK448/449]

Air New Zealand (NZ) logo

  • Airline: Emirates (EK)
  • Aircraft: Airbus A380-800 (380)
  • Distance: 8,834 miles /14,217 kilometers
  • Duration: 16:00 [DXB to AKL) and 17:10 [AKL to DXB]
  • Frequency: Daily

8. Singapore (SIN) to Los Angeles, CA USA (LAX) [SQ35/36]

Singapore Airlines logo

  • Airline: Singapore Airlines (SQ)
  • Aircraft: Airbus A350-900 (359)
  • Distance: 8,771 miles/14,116 kilometers
  • Duration: 17:50 [LAX to SIN) and 15:10 [SIN to LAX]
  • Frequency: Five Times Weekly

9. Singapore (SIN) to Los Angeles, CA USA (LAX) [SQ37/38]

Singapore Airlines logo

  • Airline: Singapore Airlines (SQ)
  • Aircraft: Airbus A350-900 (359)
  • Distance: 8,771 miles/14,116 kilometers
  • Duration: 17:50 [LAX to SIN) and 15:10 [SIN to LAX]
  • Frequency: Daily
Singapore Airlines Airbus A350-900ULR in Newark Airport (EWR)

Singapore Airlines Airbus A350-900ULR in Newark Airport (EWR)

10. Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX USA (DFW) to Sydney, Australia (SYD) [QF8/7]

Qantas (QF)vlogo

  • Airline: Qantas (QF)
  • Aircraft: Boeing 787-9 (789)
  • Distance: 8,589 miles/13,823 kilometers
  • Duration: 17:05 [DFW to SYD) and 15:05 [SYD to DFW]
  • Frequency: Five Times Weekly

11. Bangalore, India (BLR) to San Francisco, CA USA (SFO) [AI175/176]

Singapore Airlines logo

  • Airline: Air India (Star Alliance) (AI)
  • Aircraft: Boeing 777-200LR (77L)
  • Distance: 8,701 miles/14,003 kilometers
  • Duration: 16:10 [BLR to SFO) and 17:55 [SFO to BLR]
  • Frequency: Three Times Weekly

12. Manila, Philippines (MNL) to New York-JFK, NY USA (JFK) [PR127/126]

Philippine Airlines

  • Airline: Philippine Airlines (PR)
  • Aircraft: Airbus 350-900 (350)
  • Distance: 8,519 miles/13,710 kilometers
  • Duration: 15:20 [MNL to JFK) and 17:10 [JFK to MNL]
  • Frequency: Three Times Weekly
Philippine Airlines Airbus A350-900

Philippine Airlines Airbus A350-900 (compliments of Philippine Airlines)

13. Singapore (SIN) to San Francisco, CA USA (SFO) [SQ33/32]

Singapore Airlines logo

  • Airline: Singapore Airlines (SQ)
  • Aircraft: Airbus A350-900 (359)
  • Distance: 8,448 miles/13,596 kilometers
  • Duration: 17:35 [SFO to SIN) and 14:40 [SIN to SFO]
  • Frequency: Daily

14. Singapore (SIN) to San Francisco, CA USA (SFO) [SQ33/34]

Singapore Airlines logo

  • Airline: Singapore Airlines (SQ)
  • Aircraft: Airbus A350-900 (359)
  • Distance: 8,448 miles/13,596 kilometers
  • Duration: 17:35 [SFO to SIN) and 14:40 [SIN to SFO]
  • Frequency: Daily
Premium Economy Class on Singapore Airlines

Premium Economy Class on Singapore Airlines

15. Singapore (SIN) to San Francisco, CA USA (SFO) [UA2/1]

United (AA) logo

  • Airline: United Airlines (SQ)
  • Aircraft: Boeing 787-9 (789)
  • Distance: 8,448 miles/13,596 kilometers
  • Duration: 17:05 [SFO to SIN) and 14:35 [SIN to SFO]
  • Frequency: Daily

16. Singapore (SIN) to San Francisco, CA USA (SFO) [UA28/29]

United (AA) logo

  • Airline: United Airlines (SQ)
  • Aircraft: Boeing 787-9 (789)
  • Distance: 8,448 miles/13,596 kilometers
  • Duration: 17:05 [SFO to SIN) and 14:40 [SIN to SFO]
  • Frequency: Daily

17. Johannesburg, South Africa (JNB) to Atlanta, GA USA (ATL) [DL201/200]

Delta Air Lines logo

  • Airline: Delta Air Lines (DL)
  • Aircraft: Airbus A350-900 (359)
  • Distance: 8,448 miles/13,596 kilometers
  • Duration: 16:55 [JNB to ATL) and 15:20 [ATL to JNB]
  • Frequency: Daily

18. Mumbai, India (BOM) to San Francisco, CA USA (SFO) [AI179/180]

Singapore Airlines logo

  • Airline: Air India (Star Alliance) (AI)
  • Aircraft: Boeing 777-200LR (77L)
  • Distance: 8,405 miles/13,527 kilometers
  • Duration: 16:00 [BOM to SFO) and 17:25 [SFO to BOM]
  • Frequency: Four Times Weekly

19. Dubai, UAE (DXB) to Los Angeles, CA USA (LAX) [EK215/216]

Air New Zealand (NZ) logo

  • Airline: Emirates (EK)
  • Aircraft: Airbus A380-800 (388)
  • Distance: 8,336 miles /13,415 kilometers
  • Duration: 16:20 [DXB to LAX) and 15:50 [LAX to DXB]
  • Frequency: Daily

20. Dubai, UAE (DXB) to San Francisco, CA USA (SFO) [EK225/226]

Air New Zealand (NZ) logo

  • Airline: Emirates (EK)
  • Aircraft: Airbus A380-800 (388)
  • Distance: 8,099 miles /13,034 kilometers
  • Duration: 15:50 [DXB to SFO) and 15:35 [SFO to DXB]
  • Frequency: Daily

Have you taken any of these eight flights? Or any other long flights for that matter. Any tips for sustaining these flights? Leave a comment below and share with your fellow passriders.

 

Comments 2

  1. I was able to take Singapore Airline’s A350-900ULR from Newark (EWR) to Singapore (SIN) back in Sept 2019 and was in Premium Economy. I think I paid a extra $100 and got a single widow seat . Rows 40, 41 and 42 are single seats and are worth the upgrade. I think going over was about 18 hours 45 minutes. The flight was outstanding, the food, the seat, and the crew. Plan on doing it again in 2022 EWR-SIN-BKK if COVID calms down.

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      Sounds good Alex.

      I’ve added a photo of those seats you mentioned. I want to do it again and take the Premium Economy this time. They have some really good fares now.

      Kerwin.

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