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What? No mention of the DC flight to Tokyo which is also 13+ hrs (having boarded that flight many a time).
Been there done that.....it totally sucks! But, it gets you there with no stop overs so....
My daughter has done that Dallas to Sydney flight several times. The real killer it the connecting flights - two domestic flights to get to Dallas, then another to Perth from Sydney. She said she was a zombie when she arrived.
Shown as straight lines, but the planes fly Great Circle routes, which are shorter. Are the distances shown the actual flight or the map distances?
I just measured Dallas to Sydney in google earth and came up with about the same number. So I guess it's "map" route. However, as I was drawing the line between the two places the line "curved" by itself, as if to compensate for the curvature of the earth. shrug It's a long way and I prolly won't do it. I did 6 hours nonstop a couple times and that was enough. That was back in the 70's, before all the gadgets people have today to stave off boredom.
Bottom left corner notation"Distances are great circle distances."
Which are the shorter distances due to curvature
Sdyney to SFO is no joke either. 13 hours next week, then SFO to DEN and that is after Darwin to Sydney to begin with.
Singapore Airlines flight 21 & 22 was over 18 hours and over 15,000 km. It was all business class I believe to lighten the load. Great flight and great service (as long flights go).
I did SIN-EWR a couple of years ago. The A-350-900-ULR has several rows of business class (which makes the 18 hour or so flight pretty fun, if you ask me) and the rest (most of the seats) is premium economy which is pretty nice to.
It isn’t “Dallas”... It’s DFW, which is in Fort Worth. No mention of the flight from DFW to Inchon, SouthKorea,