Top 5 World's Longest Flights By Distance

Top Five World’s Longest Flights by Distance In 2021

Kerwin McKenzie Airlines 2 Comments

Top Five World’s Longest Flights by Distance

It’s October 2021 and travel is starting to pick up again. Yeah! That means, 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.

With Australia and Auckland closed to visitors at the moment, some fo the longest flights like Doha to Auckland and Dubai to Auckland, Houston to Sydney and Dallas to Sydney are no longer operating. Thus other routes have moved up in the line up.

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.

It is interesting that the Airbus A350 is 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 five:

 

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
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

 

2. 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: 17:10 [LAX to SIN) and 15:55 [SIN to LAX]
  • Frequency: Daily
Singapore Airlines Airbus A250-900ULR in Newark Airport (EWR)

Singapore Airlines Airbus A250-900ULR in Newark Airport (EWR)

 

3. Darwin, Australia (DRW) to London-Heathrow, United Kingdom (LHR) [QF109/110 | QF1/2]

Qantas logo

  • Airline: Qantas (QF)
  • Aircraft: Boeing 787-9 (789)
  • Distance: 8,628 miles/13,885 kilometers
  • Duration: 17:25 [DRW to LHR) and 16:25 [LHR to DRW]
  • Frequency: Two to Three Times Weekly

 

Qantas Boeing 787-8

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

 

4. 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: 15:15 [MNL to JFK) and 17:00 [JFK to MNL]
  • Frequency: Twice Weekly
Philippine Airlines Airbus A350-900

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

5. 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

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

Delta Air Lines logo

  • Airline: Delta Air Lines (DL)
  • Aircraft: Airbus A350-900 (359)
  • Distance: 8,448 miles/13,596 kilometers
  • Duration: 16:20 [JNB to ATL) and 15:00 [ATL to JNB]
  • Frequency: Three Times Weekly

Have you taken any of these top five 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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