I saw this graphic posted on Delta’s Facebook page on November 9. The graphic and info provided definitely caught my attention. Along with the graphic Delta posted:
We’re all about going the distance. At 8,434 miles and more than 16 hours, our direct flight from Johannesburg to Atlanta is the longest flight in the world on a plane with two engines.
I found Delta’s information interesting. Over the summer I had found out that Singapore Airlines operated the longest flight in the world. It goes from Newark- Singapore and takes a little under 19 hours! (For our flight to Singapore we flew from JFK-Cairo, had a short layover and then flew from Cairo- to Singapore.) The flight from Newark to Singapore is going to be cancelled in 2013.
I’ve been on quite a few long flights. I’d guess that my two longest direct flights ever were:
- Hong Kong to New York (JFK) on Cathay Pacific- around 16 hours flying
- Dubai to Atlanta on Delta (on the way back to JFK) around 15 1/2 hours flying