A look at the world's longest flight routes (and the price tag attached)

2018-10-13 06:30 - Marisa Crous
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Get comfortable, put on your compression socks and whip out that 700 page novel, this is going to be a long one. 

The world's longest flight route launched on 11 October 2018. Singapore Airlines embarked on a flight from Singapore to New York, landing at Newark airport in New Jersey a mammoth 18 hours and 45 minutes later. 

Gives new meaning to the term 'long-haul', doesn't it?

Flyers were offered organic meals, a plethora of in-flight entertainment options and a cabin with much higher-than-normal ceilings, bigger windows and lighting designed to reduce jet lag, reported AFP. 

READ: Now boarding: Passengers ready for take off on the world's longest flight from Singapore to New York 

But there are existing flights that are very close in terms of time spent on board. 

Here are a few worth noting: 

Infographic: The World's Longest Non-Stop Flights | Statista You will find more infographics at Statista

But how much do these long-haul flights actually go for?

As an example, between 25 November and 31 December 2018, the least expensive tickets on Flightsite.co.za on these routes*, are as follows:

Singapore to Newark - 18h45m

R21 283 

Auckland to Doha - 18h30m

R24 826

Houston to Sydney - 17h30m

R26 434

Perth to London-Heathrow - 17h20m

R15 141

Los Angeles to Singapore - 17h20m

R17 220

Auckland to Dubai - 17h15m

R17 943

San Francisco to Singapore - 17h05m

R13 703

Los Angeles to Jeddah - 16h55m

R24 681

Johannesberg to Atlanta - 16h40m

No flights available during this period. 

Abu Dhabi to Los Angeles - 16h30m

R30 209

*Price correct at time of publish. 

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