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Are we there yet? World's longest commercial flights

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Since the dawn of air travel, the world has become a far smaller place with distances covered in a fraction of the time a sea journey used to take.

We take a look at some of the longest non-stop commercial flights currently available. Buckle up!

Newark, New Jersey, USA – Hong Kong

© Louis Nastro/Reuters Carrier: United Airlines 
Aircraft: Boeing 777-200
Duration: 15 hrs 55 min
Distance: 8,065 miles (12,980 km)

Dubai, UAE – San Francisco, California, USA 

© James D. Morgan/Getty IMages Carrier: Emirates
Aircraft: Airbus A380-800 
Duration: 16 hrs
Distance: 8,103 miles (13,041 km)

Auckland, New Zealand – Dubai, UAE 

© KeystoneUSA-ZUM/Rex Shutterstock Carrier: Emirates
Airliner: Airbus A380-800 
Duration: 16 hrs 5 min
Distance: 8,825 miles (14,203 km)

Dubai, UAE – Los Angeles, California, USA

© Ashraf Mohammad/Reuters Carrier: Emirates 
Aircraft: Airbus A380-800
Duration: 16 hrs 15 min
Distance: 8,339 miles (13,420 km)

Doha, Qatar – Los Angeles, California, USA

© imageBROKER/REX Shutterstock

Carrier: Qatar Airways 
Aircraft: Boeing 777-200LR 
Duration: 16 hrs 15 min
Distance: 8,306 miles (13,367 km)

San Francisco, California, USA – Singapore

© Roslan Rahman /AFP/Getty Images Carrier: Singapore Airlines 
Aircraft: Airbus A350-900 
Duration: 16 hrs 30 min
Distance: 8,446 miles (13,593 km)

Dubai, UAE – Houston, Texas, USA

© Luna Marina/Getty Images Carrier: Emirates
Aircraft: Boeing 777-300ER
Duration: 16 hrs 35 min
Distance: 8,168 miles (13,144 km)

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia – Los Angeles, California, USA

© Joseph Sohm-Visions of America/Getty Images Carrier: Saudia
Aircraft: Boeing 777-300ER
Duration: 16 hrs 40 min
Distance: 8,332 miles (13,409 km)

Doha, Qatar – Houston, Texas, USA

© Brandon Wade/AP Images for Qatar Airways Carrier: Qatar Airways 
Aircraft: Boeing 777-200LR 
Duration: 16 hrs 40 min
Distance: 8,047 miles (12,951 km)

Abu Dhabi, UAE – Los Angeles, California, USA

© Getty Images Carrier: Etihad Airways
Aircraft: Boeing 777-200LR 
Duration: 16 hrs 45 min
Distance: 8,390 miles (13,502 km)

Johannesburg, South Africa – Atlanta, Georgia, USA

© Blaine Harrington III/Getty Images Carrier: Delta Air Lines
Aircraft: Boeing 777-200LR
Duration: 16 hrs 50 min
Distance: 8,439 miles (13,582 km)

Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, USA – Hong Kong 

© James D. Morgan/REX Shutterstock Carrier: American Airlines
Aircraft: Boeing 777-300ER
Duration: 16 hrs 50 min
Distance: 8,123 miles (13,072 km)

Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, USA – Sydney, Australia

© Dinendra Haria/REX/Shutterstock Carrier: Qantas
Airliner: Airbus A380-800
Duration: 17 hrs 10 min
Distance: 8,578 miles (13,804 km)

San Francisco, California, USA – Singapore 

© Joe Daniel Price/Getty Images Carrier: United Airlines
Airliner: Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner
Duration: 17 hrs 15 min
Distance: 8,446 miles (13,593 kms)

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