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The longest nonstop flights in the world

July 04, 2014 09:26 IST

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Recently, United Airlines announced that it will start world’s longest flight for Boeing’s most fuel-efficient plane 787.

The first one is between Los Angeles and Melbourne, scheduled to start in October. This flight will cover a distance of 12,757 km (7,927 miles). This will become world’s 17th longest non-stop flight by distance.

The second will be between San Francisco and Chengdu covering a distance of 11,035 km (6,857 miles).

For the first time furl-efficient Boeing 787 will feature in the top 30 longest non-stop flights. As of today, the most airlines use Boeing 777 family.

Here are longest non-stop flights that have a travel time of minimum 14 hours and 55 minutes and a minimum distance of 12,189 kms.

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Image: Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
Photographs: Courtesy, Boeing

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Sydney - Dallas/Fort Worth

Rank: 1

Airline: Qantas

Flight number: QF 7

Distance: 13,804 km

Scheduled duration: 15 hr 25 min

Aircraft type: Boeing 747-400ER (Airbus A380-800 from 29 September 2014)

First flight: 16 May 2011

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Image: A Qantas 747 flies past a Qantas A380 as it takes off from Kingsford Smith international airport in Sydney.
Photographs: Daniel Munoz/Reuters

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Johannesburg - Atlanta

Rank: 2

Airline: Delta Air Lines

Flight number: DL 201

Distance: 13,582 km

Scheduled duration: 16 hr 40 min

Aircraft type: Boeing 777-200LR

First flight: 3 June 2009

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Image: A Delta Air Lines jet takes off past a Northwest Airline jets parked at gates at the Minneapolis St.Paul International Airport in Minneapolis.
Photographs: Eric Miller/Reuters

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Abu Dhabi - Los Angeles

Rank: 3

Airline: Etihad

Flight number: EY 171

Distance: 13,502 km

Scheduled duration: 16 hr 25 min

Aircraft type: Airbus A340-500

First flight: 1 June 2014

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Image: James Hogan, CEO of Etihad Airways sits beside Maurizio Merlo (L), CEO of Darwin Airline as he addresses a news conference to launch Etihad Regional airline at the airport in Zurich.
Photographs: Eric Miller/Reuters

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Dubai - Los Angeles

Rank: 4

Airline: Emirates

Flight number: EK 215

Distance: 13,420 km

Scheduled duration: 16 hr 35 min

Aircraft type: Airbus A380-800

First flight: 26 October 2008

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Image: An Emirates Airlines Boeing 777-300 aircraft takes off during the Dubai Airshow.
Photographs: Nikhil Monteiro/Reuters

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Jeddah - Los Angeles

Rank: 5

Airline: Saudia

Flight number: SV 41

Distance: 13,409 km

Scheduled duration: 16 hr 55 min

Aircraft type: Boeing 777-300ER

First flight: 31 March 2014

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Photographs: Paul Davey/Wikimedia

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Dallas/Fort Worth - Brisbane

Rank: 6

Airline: Qantas

Flight number: QF 8

Distance: 13,363 km

Scheduled duration: 16 hr 05 min

Aircraft type: Boeing 747-400ER

First flight: 16 May 2011

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Image: A Qantas passenger jet takes off from Sydney Airport.
Photographs: Mark Baker/Reuters

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Dubai - Houston

Rank: 7

Airline: Emirates

Flight number: EK 211

Distance: 13,144 km

Scheduled duration: 16 hr 20 min

Aircraft type: Boeing 777-300ER

First flight: 3 December 2007

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Image: A policeman stands guard beside an Airbus A380 at Dubai international airport.
Photographs: Caren Firouz/Reuters

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Dallas/Fort Worth - Hong Kong

Rank: 8

Airline: American Airlines

Flight number: AA 137

Distance: 13,072 km

Scheduled duration: 16 hr 20 min

Aircraft type: Boeing 777-300ER

First flight: 11 June 2014

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Image: An American Airlines passenger jet taxis to a runway as a Southwest Airlines jet (rear) lands at San Francisco International Airport.
Photographs: Robert Galbraith/Reuters

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Dubai - San Francisco

Rank: 9

Airline: Emirates

Flight number: EK 225

Distance: 13,041 km

Scheduled duration: 15 hr 50 min

Aircraft type: Boeing 777-300ER

First flight: 15 December 2008

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Image: Airport officials walk under an Emirates A310 Airbus cargo plane in the snow at Ataturk Airport in Istanbul.
Photographs: Reuters

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New York - Hong Kong

Rank: 10

Airline: Cathay Pacific

Flight number: CX 831, CX 841, CX 845

Distance: 12,990 km

Scheduled duration: 16 hr 00 min and 16 hr 15 min

Aircraft type: Boeing 777-300ER

First flight: 1 July 2004

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Image: a Cathay Pacific Boeing 747 taxis at Heathrow airport in west London.
Photographs: Luke MacGregor/Reuters

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Newark - Hong Kong

Rank: 11

Airline: United Airlines

Flight number: UA 117

Distance: 12,980 km

Scheduled duration: 16 hr 0 min

Aircraft type: Boeing 777-200ER

First flight: 1 March 2001

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Photographs: Stephen Lam/Reuters

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Newark - Hong Kong

Rank: 11

Airline: Cathay Pacific

Flight number: CX 899

Distance: 12,980 km

Scheduled duration: 15 hr 50 min

Aircraft type: Boeing 777-300ER

First flight: 1 March 2014

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Image: A column of Cathay Pacific Airways planes at the Hong Kong international airport.
Photographs: Reuters

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Doha - Houston

Rank: 13

Airline: Qatar Airways

Flight number: QR 713

Distance: 12,951 km

Scheduled duration: 16 hr 20 min

Aircraft type: Boeing 777-200LR

First flight: 31 March 2009

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Photographs: Reuters

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Dubai - Dallas/Fort Worth

Rank: 14

Airline: Emirates

Flight number: EK 221

Distance: 12,940 km

Scheduled duration: 16 hr 20 min

Aircraft type: Boeing 777-200LR (Airbus A380-800 from 01 October 2014)

First flight: 2 February 2012

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Image: Emirates Airline's Airbus A380 arrives at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York.
Photographs: Chip East/Reuters

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Johannesburg - New York

Rank: 15

Airline: South African Airways

Flight number: SA 203

Distance: 12,825 km

Scheduled duration: 16 hr 05 min

Aircraft type: Airbus A340-600

First flight: 1 May 2011

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Image: Passengers board a South African Airways Boeing 737 aircraft at the Kamuzu International Airport in Lilongwe.
Photographs: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

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Doha - Dallas/Fort Worth

Rank: 16

Airline: Qatar Airways

Flight number: QR 733

Distance: 12,764 km

Scheduled duration: 16 hr 20 min

Aircraft type: Boeing 777-200LR

First flight: 1 July 2014

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Photographs: Reuters

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Los Angeles - Melbourne

Rank: 17

Airline: Qantas

Flight number: QF 94

Distance: 12,748 km

Scheduled duration: 15 hr 50 min

Aircraft type: Airbus A380-800

First flight: 31 October 1999

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Image: A Qantas A380 arrives at its gate at Kingsford Smith International airport in Sydney.
Photographs: Daniel Munoz/Reuters

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Los Angeles - Melbourne

Rank: 17

Airline: Virgin Australia

Flight number: VA 24

Distance: 12,748 km

Scheduled duration: 15 hr 50 min

Aircraft type: Boeing 777-300ER

First flight: 1 December 2009

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Image: A Virgin plane takes off from Kingsford Smith airport in Sydney.
Photographs: Daniel Munoz/Reuters

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Toronto - Hong Kong

Rank: 19

Airline: Cathay Pacific

Flight number: CX 825 and CX 829

Distance: 12,569 km

Scheduled duration: 15 hr 25 min and 15 hr 30 min

Aircraft type: Boeing 777-300ER

First flight: 1 January 2008

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Image: A Cathay Pacific Lockheed Tri-star jet lands at Hong Kong's Kai Tak international airport.
Photographs: Reuters

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Toronto - Hong Kong

Rank: 19

Airline: Air Canada

Flight number: AC 15

Distance: 12,569 km

Scheduled duration: 15 hr 35 min

Aircraft type: Boeing 777-200LR

First flight: 1 August 2004

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Image: Air Canada's Boeing 787 Dreamliner lands at Pearson International Airport in Toronto.
Photographs: Aaron Harris/Reuters

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New York - Taipei

Rank: 21

Airline: EVA Air

Flight number: BR 31

Distance: 12,566 km

Scheduled duration: 15 hr 30 min and 16 hr 10 min

Aircraft type: Boeing 777-300ER

First flight: 31 October 2011

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Image: An Airbus A330-300 aircraft of Taiwan's Eva Airlines, decorated with Hello Kitty motifs, takes off from Taoyuan International Airport, northern Taiwan to Sapporo, Japan.
Photographs: Pichi Chuang/Reuters

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Mumbai - Newark

Rank: 22

Airline: United Airlines

Flight number: UA 49

Distance: 12,565 km

Scheduled duration: 16 hr 05 min

Aircraft type: Boeing 777-200ER

First flight: 1 October 2007

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Image: A United Airlines' Boeing Co's 787 Dreamliner plane (R) taxis.
Photographs: Toru Hanai/Reuters

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Mumbai - Newark

Rank: 22

Airline: Air India

Flight number: AI 191

Distance: 12,565 km

Scheduled duration: 16 hr 05 min

Aircraft type: Boeing 777-300ER

First flight: 31 October 2010

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Image: An Air India Airlines Boeing 787 dreamliner takes part in a flying display during the 50th Paris Air Show at the Le Bourget airport near Paris.
Photographs: Pascal Rossignol/Reuters

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Chicago - Hong Kong

Rank: 24

Airline: United Airlines

Flight number: UA 895

Distance: 12,542 km

Scheduled duration: 15 hr 25 min

Aircraft type: Boeing 777-200ER

First flight: 15 June 1996

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Image: A United Airlines airplane is towed to a gate after arriving at Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark.
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Chicago - Hong Kong

Rank: 24

Airline: Cathay Pacific

Flight number: CX 807

Distance: 12,542 km

Scheduled duration: 15 hr 25 min

Aircraft type: Boeing 777-300ER

First flight: 1 September 2011

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Image: A Cathay Pacific airliner takes off at Hong Kong's new airport.
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Vancouver - Sydney

Rank: 26

Airline: Air Canada

Flight number: AC 33 and AC 35

Distance: 12,484 km

Scheduled duration: 15 hr 40 min

Aircraft type: Boeing 777-200LR

First flight: 14 December 2007

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Image: An Air Canada Boeing 777 painted in a 2010 Winter Olympic Games motive is unveiled in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Photographs: Andy Clark/Reuters

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Doha - Miami

Rank: 27

Airline: Qatar Airways

Flight number: QR 777

Distance: 12,357 km

Scheduled duration: 15 hr 40 min

Aircraft type: Boeing 777-200LR

First flight: 10 June 2014

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Image: A Qatar Airwais Airbus A320 plane prepares to land at Henri Coanda Airport in Otopeni, near Bucharest.
Photographs: Bogdan Cristel/Reuters

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Dubai - Atlanta

Rank: 28

Airline: Delta Air Lines

Flight number: DL 7

Distance: 12,230 km

Scheduled duration: 15 hr 45 min

Aircraft type: Boeing 777-200LR

First flight: 1 June 2007

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Image: A Boeing 767 aircraft of Delta airlines takes-off from Zurich airport.
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Dubai - Sao Paulo

Rank: 29

Airline: Emirates

Flight number: EK 261

Distance: 12,217 km

Scheduled duration: 14 hr 55 min

Aircraft type: Boeing 777-300ER

First flight: 1 October 2007

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Image: Emirates cabin crew board an Emirates Airbus A380-800 at Manchester Airport in Manchester, northern England.
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Tel Aviv - Los Angeles

Rank: 30

Airline: El Al

Flight number: LY 5

Distance: 12,189 km

Scheduled duration: 15 hr 35 min

Aircraft type: Boeing 777-200ER

First flight: 23 July 2006

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Image: El Al airplanes are seen on the runway at Ben Gurion International airport near Tel Aviv.
Photographs: Ronen Zvulun/Reuters

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