The 10 Longest Flights in the World

longest flights in the world

Wondering what the 10 longest flights in the world are? Look no further, as we've rounded them up for you here. The roundup is ranked according to flight time rather than distance in miles, though that is the one metric that remains the most constant. Many of these longest flights were affected by COVID-19 travel restrictions and continued border closures, with schedule changes and adjustments made in accordance with current case levels and international tourism regulations.

Have you taken any of these flights? Take a look below and see which of the longest routes tickle your fancy.

1. New York City (JFK) – Singapore (SIN)

Airline: Singapore Airlines

Distance: 9,537 miles

Flight Time: 18 hours, 40 minutes

2. Auckland (AKL) – Doha (DOH)

Airline: Qatar Airways

Distance: 9,032 miles

Flight Time: 18 hours, 5 minutes

This route was scheduled to resume in November 2021.

3. Los Angeles (LAX) – Singapore (SIN)

Airline: Singapore Airlines

Distance: 8,770 miles

Flight Time: 17 hours, 50 minutes

4. Houston (IAH) – Sydney (SYD)

Airline: United Airlines

Distance: 8,596 miles

Flight Time: 17 hours, 45 minutes

This route was scheduled to be bookable in April 2021, but only on a very limited basis due to border controls and regulations.

5. San Francisco (SFO) – Bangalore (BLR)

Airline: United Airlines

Distance: 8,701 miles

Flight Time: 17 hours, 25 minutes

This new route was scheduled to launch at the end of May 2021.

6. Perth (PER) – London (LHR)

Airline: Qantas

Distance: 9,010 miles

Flight Time: 17 hours, 15 minutes

This route was scheduled to return to the network in July 2021, though this will depend on border and travel restrictions.

7. Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) – Sydney (SYD)

Airline: Qantas

Distance: 8,578 miles

Flight Time: 17 hours, 15 minutes

This route was scheduled to be bookable again in July 2021.

8. Auckland (AKL) – Dubai (DXB)

Airline: Emirates

Distance: 8,824 miles

Flight Time: 17 hours, 5 minutes

This route was scheduled to relaunch in March 2021.

9. New York (JFK) – Manila (MNL)

Airline: Philippine Airlines

Distance: 8,520 miles

Flight Time: 16 hours, 55 minutes

10. San Francisco (SFO) – Singapore (SIN)

Airline: Singapore Airlines and United Airlines

Distance: 8,446 miles

Flight Time: 17 hours; 17 hours, 35 minutes (depending on the airline)

Singapore Airlines is currently operating flights, while United Airlines was scheduled to resume in April 2021.

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