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From one side of the world to the other: The 5 longest flights you can take

Take a look at and inside the planes that travel the longest flights you can take.

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Geoffrey Morrison
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1 of 29 Etihad

Abu Dhabi to Los Angeles

Etihad flies a Boeing 777-200LR from Abu Dhabi to Los Angeles. On average this flight lasts 16 hours and 35 minutes.

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2 of 29 Etihad

Etihad coach

Like the other Middle East airlines, the interior of Etihad's planes are quite lovely.

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3 of 29 Etihad

16 hours though...

A round trip coach seat will cost you around $1,100 round-trip, though it varies a lot depending on when you want to fly.

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4 of 29 Etihad

Entertainment

Seat-back entertainment is common, and usually free, on most long-distance flights.

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5 of 29 Etihad

Business class

Spend a bit more, and you'll have a lot more room. These lay flat. Sleep those miles away.

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6 of 29 Qantas, Brent Winstone

Dallas to Sydney

Qantas will take you from Dallas to Sydney in, on average, 16 hours and 50 minutes.

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7 of 29 Qantas, Brent Winstone

A380

Qantas uses the massive Airbus A380 for the flight.

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8 of 29 Qantas, Andreas Smetana

Qantas coach

I don't know about you, but if the seat next to me was empty, I'd be sprawled out on it.

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9 of 29 Qantas, Andreas Smetana

Premium economy

This is Qantas's Premium Economy section, which looks nicer than some business class seating I've experienced.

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10 of 29 Qantas, Andreas Smetana

First class

The lush first class seating. These seats are at the front of the plane on the lower deck. The upper deck is mostly business class.

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11 of 29 Qantas, Brent Winstone

Coach

The main coach cabin on a Qantas A380-800 lower deck has a three-four-three layout. Even in Economy this is a pretty expensive ticket, around $1,866 round-trip.

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12 of 29 Qantas, Brent Winstone

A380

The A380 has a range of 8,500 nautical miles or about 9,755 miles or 15,700km, which is why it's the plane of choice for two of the longest commercial flights.

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13 of 29 Qantas

787 mockup

Qantas will fly between Perth and London nonstop in 2018, which will likely be number three on this list, depending on when several other long haul routes (ahem) take off. This is a CG representation of what the coach section will look like.

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14 of 29 Delta

Johannesburg to Atlanta

Delta flies from Johannesburg to Atlanta in just under 17 hours. I've flown this route, and it's as long as it seems.

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15 of 29 Delta

Big engines

Delta uses a Boeing 777-200LR for this flight, with each GE90 engine putting out incredible amounts of thrust, between 110,000 and 115,300 pounds -- or between 489 and 513 kilonewtons.

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16 of 29 Delta

Delta 777

Delta charges around $1,137 for a round-trip from Joburg to Atlanta and back. If 17 hours seems like a lot, I flew from Cape Town to LA, with this flight in the middle. That was nearly 24 hours in the air.

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17 of 29 Emirates, Ollie Dale

Auckland to Dubai

Emirates will get you from Auckland to Dubai in an estimated 17 hours, 25 minutes.

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18 of 29 Emirates, Ollie Dale

Biggest plane

Emirates uses an A380 to get you there, with fares starting at $1,729 round-trip.

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19 of 29 Emirates

Coach

I've flown in an Emirates A380 on a different route. It was quite pleasant, though perhaps not as much as these two make it seem.

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20 of 29 Emirates

Business class

Emirates does business (shown here) and first class really well.

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21 of 29 Emirates

Bar

If you're paying for the big seats, you also get a walk-up bar, which is undeniably cool.

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22 of 29 Emirates, Andre Bernet

Double decker

Emirates teamed up with Google to do a StreetView inside an A380.

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23 of 29 Qatar

Auckland to Doha

Lasting just a little bit longer, is a Qatar fight from Auckland to Doha in about 17 hours, 40 minutes.

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24 of 29 Qatar

Arrival

The longest flight arrives in Auckland for the first time to a traditional water cannon salute. The eastbound flight to Doha is slightly faster than the westbound flight to Auckland.

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25 of 29 Qatar

Three by three by three

Qatar doesn't squeeze ten seats across in its Boeing 777-200LR in Economy, as some airlines do, opting for nine-across instead. 

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26 of 29 Qatar

Room for a price

The flight doesn't come cheap, with coach fares starting at around $2,486, round-trip.

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27 of 29 Qatar

Big seats...

Splurge on a business class seat, and you've got a lot more room.

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28 of 29 Qatar

...and big screens

You've also got some sizeable screens to watch many, many, many movies on.

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29 of 29 Qatar

Across the world

A Qatar 777 above the clouds.

For more info about these flights, check out The 5 longest flights you can take.

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