Wednesday, October 01, 2008

My longest international flights...part 2

I made another long international trip a couple of weeks ago (South Africa!), so I thought I would update my list of my longest international flights. The best website I could find is Web|Flyer's MileMaker Mileage Calculator. (Please let me know if there is a better site.)

Here they are (apologies to those who prefer to use kilometers!):
  1. 8130 miles: Washington, DC - Johannesburg, South Africa <-- NEW!
  2. 5680 miles: San Francisco - Frankfurt, Germany
  3. 5620 miles: San Francisco - Seoul, Korea
  4. 5520 miles: Los Angeles - Nadi, Fiji
  5. 5110 miles: San Francisco - Tokyo, Japan
  6. 4760 miles: New York - Sao Paulo, Brazil
  7. 4170 miles: Johannesburg, South Africa - Dakar, Senegal <--NEW!
  8. 4080 miles: Miami - Sao Paulo, Brazil
  9. 3970 miles: Dakar, Senegal - Washington, DC <--NEW!
  10. 3210 miles: Miami - Santa Cruz, Bolivia

What is your longest flight?


Ben Casnocha said...

Might time in the air differ from sheer miles? I thought my SFO-Tokyo flight took longer than SFO-Frankfurt.

Hubber said...

Time in the air does differ, depending on the speed of the plane. Lately, planes have been flying slower, which uses less fuel, especially on the long-haul flights.

Evonne and Darren said...

10,010 miles from Maui -> Dallas -> Boston -> London -> Athens. And return... 9,226 miles from Rome -> London -> Boston -> LA -> Maui.