World's longest flight. 19 hours. Singapore to N.Y.

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  1. Detectorist

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    I wonder if @Caver 60 has flown that long or longer at a time
     
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    Business Class would be tolerable, First Class would be a dream.

    Sitting in the Cramped upright seat cattle truck..... NEVER.

    There is not enough liquor or ZANAX to get me to do that.

    I did a LAX-SEOUL once and it was the total suck.
     
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    ....and boy are my arms tired.
     
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    I did 18 hours to Korea from NM, but we had two stops - Elmendorf AFB and Tokyo. That being said, it was in the back of an unheated, uninsulated C-141 with troop seats. Imagine a metal bar at the back of your neck, another in the small of your back, and another under your knees, with nylon webbing strung between the bars. I spent most of the flight sacked out on top of the luggage pallet on the back ramp.
     
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    Last lonnnnnng flight I did was JFK to JNB @ around 15 hours... in coach... not an aisle seat.

    Sucked big time. After about 5 hours it wouldn't have mattered if it was 15 or 19 or 30hrs. It was all teh suck. :rofl:
     
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    pipedreams "Knowledge Speaks - Wisdom Listens,"

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    Their spacing between seats is 8 inches greater than standard and the new seats are configured differently but still a long haul. According to the seating chart they only showed premium economy and business class.
     
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  8. G19Tony

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    I flew a G5 Seoul to DeKalb Peachtree, GA 14+20. Glad I could get up and move around.
     
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    There just isn't a place on earth flying for that long in coach. (1st class, yes!) Coach - They have us packed in there like a cattle trailer. It's torture.
     
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    You have a co-pilot?
     
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    Glockworks Thank God for Prez Trump and VP Pence!

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    Did as I remember 22 hours in a C-141 in 85, and again in 86 from Tinker to Riyahd with a brief stop each time at Ramstein. I think though that was the total time including the brief stop in Germany. Elf One was our mission while I was there.
     
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    We have 3, when we do that sort of thing.
     
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    Flew from Bangor Maine to Singapore once.
    Bangor-Burlington Vermont no plane change.
    Burlington to Chicago...plane change.
    Chicago to Oakland...plane change.
    Oakland to Tiapei...plane change.
    Tiapei to Hong Kong...plane change
    Hong Kong to Singapore....ALL COACH.
    Was a crew change on a tanker anchored off of Singapore. Every plane change we picked up more crew members on the flight. When we finally got to Singapore the captain took us out, got us loaded, then a bum boat ride out to the outter anchorage. 6 hours later I was in the engine room firing up the big M.A.N...and off to Sumatra and then New York City...
     
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    That's why I jumped from a C141 in 1976.
     
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    I looked up the specs on that plane. Pretty awesome.
     
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    When my wife and I flew to New Zealand, it wasn't bad at all... because we had seats next to each other in coach. First Class to New Zealand may as well be 143 Billion dollars - I forget what it was, but it was a shockingly high number.

    Long flights are MUCH more survivable if you have a partner.
     
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    To Singapore Airline’s credit, there are no coach seats on this flight. Only business and premium economy.

    I’ve done Delta’s ATL-JNB route at least a dozen times...in both business and coach. That’s 15 hours eastbound and 17 hours westbound. The first time I took that flight westbound was on a 767 that made a 3AM stop in Dakar for fuel (which I had no idea was going to happen). I took an ambien about an hour out of JoBurg, and woke up to a bunch of African soldiers barking orders for everyone to stand up and pull up their seat cushions. I had absolutely no idea where we were or what was happening. Good times.
    No stops going either direction with the 777-200.

    Business class is a holiday in its own right. I’d spend a week in business class if the price was right. Premium Economy I can handle for a couple days. What Singapore Airlines is offering is spot on.
     
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    I’ve done 13hrs direct...stone cold sober...what’s another 6 I guess?

    I always upgraded to economy plus...the cabin was never more than a third full...plenty of room and quiet. I would just get a center row aisle seat since no one ever chooses the middle seat.
     
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    14 hrs SYD - LAX in coach was my limit. That’s enough.
     
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    I hate long flights. Flew Hilo, Hawaii to Hill AFB in a C141 that was having problems. Had to fly low and slow. Sucked but at least the USAF boxed lunches were very good.
     
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