Cape Town - Inspired by a 15-hour flight from Los Angeles to New Zealand, a data scientist decided to map the longest non-stop flights around the world.
Daily Mail reports that Seth Kadish used data from Wikipedia, which he double checked with the various airlines, to plot out the routes using geocoding.
He plotted 20 altogether and found that a flight from Johannesburg to Atlanta is the second longest in the world. The 13 581km journey takes almost 17 hours to complete, which actually turns out to be about an hour-and-a-half longer than the number one route on the list, which is 13 804km between Sydney and Dallas.
Interestingly, Kadish found that none of these routes included a European city, but that every other continent was included. Check out the map below and click through here for a larger view.