World's Longest Non-Stop Flights

If you’re traveling from Newark, NJ to Singapore… bring a book. You’ll be in the air for almost 19 hours on the longest flight in the world, according to Forbes magazine. Long-haul flights have become more common in the last 6 years, Forbes says, “There were 866 scheduled flights between Hong Kong International Airport and the U.S. or Canada in July 2001 vs. 1,000 scheduled for July 2007.”

But there is a price for a non-stop flight: To increase that airplane’s range, airlines book less people (and therefore carry less weight). Passengers wanting to save serious money (about $750 a person) should book flights that have layovers.

    The World’s Longest Flights:

    1) Singapore Changi Airport (SIN) to Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)

    18 hours, 30 minutes
    Singapore Airlines

    2) Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) to Singapore Changi Airport (SIN)

    18 hours, 30 minutes
    Singapore Airlines

    3) Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Singapore Changi Airport (SIN)

    17 hours, 30 minutes
    Singapore Airlines

    4)John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok (BKK)

    17 hours, 10 minutes
    Thai Airways

    5)Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok (BKK)

    17 hours
    Thai Airways

    6) Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok (BKK) to John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)

    16 hours, 55 minutes
    Thai Airways

    7) Singapore Changi Airport (SIN) to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

    16 hours, 20 minutes
    Singapore Airlines

    8) Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) to Hong Kong International Airport (HKG)

    15 hours, 50 minutes
    Continental Airlines

    9) Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) to Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)

    15 hours, 40 minutes
    Continental Airlines or Cathay Pacific

    10) Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok (BKK) to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

    15 hours, 30 minutes
    Thai Airways

World’s Longest Passenger Flights [Forbes]
(Photo:Aaron P)