Ever since the Wright Brothers, humanity has been obsessed with flying. Amazing advances in technology now let nonstop flights fly farther and cheaper for airlines than ever before. Though Singapore Air’s 18-hour nonstop flight from Newark to Singapore was suspended last year, there are still plenty of ultra-long flights to choose from. Do you really enjoy flying? Then why not book a seat on one of these epic journeys. WOW Travel shares with you The World’s Longest Non-Stop Flights
Abu Dhabi – San Francisco
Airline: Etihad Airways Hours: 16 hr 20 min Distance: 13128 km / 8158 mi Flight: EY183 Aircraft: Boeing 777-300ER
Explore one of the most fascinating destinations in the world. Although San Francisco is “big” in terms of attractions and amenities, it is geographically small. So it is very easy to see and discover endless things in a short period of time. From historic Fisherman’s Wharf and Pier 39 to the world-famous Golden Gate Bridge. Find amazing shopping and dining in Union Square and Chinatown, ride a cable car across town, along streets lined with elegant Victorian homes, take a cruise to Alcatraz Island and enjoy beautiful views of the city or enjoy the wild and exhilarating nightlife. San Francisco has it all. Here are our picks for the Top 10 Things To Do In San Francisco.
Houston – Dubai
Airline: Emirates Hours: 16 hr 20 min Distance: 13144 km / 8168 mi Flight: EK211 Aircraft: Airbus A380-80
Dubai, the world’s fastest growing city and one of the leading cities in the world, is quickly becoming a top glamorous, spectacular and futuristic urban destination among both tourists and businessmen for its warm climate and all year-round sunshine, white sand beaches, glitzy hotels and shopping malls, charming heritage attractions and a thriving business community. Dubai is one of seven states that comprise the United Arab Emirates (a country formed in 1971 from individual sheikdoms) and it is also its most populous city. It is a cosmopolitan, developed and sophisticated city filled with infinite attractions such as the world’s biggest mall, world’s tallest hotel, world’s second largest man-made marina, the world’s largest aquarium, the biggest indoor snow park in the world and man-made islands. Here are Top 14 Things To Do In Dubai.
Los Angeles – Jeddah
Airline: Saudi Hours: 16 hr 25 min Distance: 13409 km / 8332 mi Flight: SV41 Aircraft: Boeing 777-300ER
When arriving to Jeddah take a short ride to Mecca – The holiest city in the world for 1.23 billion people or 23% of the world’s population as designated by the prophet Muhammad as well as the direction in which all Muslims should offer their prayers 5 times a day, no matter where they are on earth. Although most tourism in Saudi Arabia still largely involves religious pilgrimages, there is growth in the leisure tourism sector, approximately 3 million people visit Mecca annually. This city offers it visitors everything they need, 5 start hotels and excellent restaurant chains from all over the world from the Indian, American, Middle Eastern to Southeast Asian food. However, no type of pork nor Alcohol is served in Saudi Arabia as it is forbidden by the Qur’an and therefore under Islamic Law (which Saudi Arabia follows). We invite you to take a look at WOW Travel’s Top 8 Things To Do In Mecca. Mecca is not your average tourist destination but it is fascinating place to explore and visit.
Dubai – Los Angeles
Airline: Emirates Hours: 16hr 35 min Distance: 13420 km / 8339 mi Flight: EK215 Aircraft: Airbus A380-800
Los Angeles, the second largest city in America, is a modern, trendsetting city with diverse residents, a rich global culture, varying landscape, good eats, impressive architecture, great atmosphere, eye candy and and sunny nearly all year around. Visit the Universal Studios theme park, take a picture of the Hollywood sign, wander along Hollywood Boulevard to Grauman’s Chinese Theater and look at all the celebrity handprints and footprints, shop at the expensive stores on the twisty part of Rodeo Drive, defy gravity by riding one of the scariest roller coasters in the world at Magic Mountain Kingdom and have a fund day at Disneyland Park. Welcome to California’s liveliest city, America’s entertainment capital, with mega-star wattage and nonstop things to do. Enjoy WOW Travel’s Top 10 Things To Do In Los Angeles.
Los Angeles – Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi is rich in both natural beauty as well as in resources. While driving across the city and its surrounding oases, it feels like we are living the “One Thousand and One Nights”. Scenic wadis, colossal dunes and palm trees accompany tourists along with caravans of camels next to the roads. The city offers everything one can dream, but we encourage visitors to drive into the desert and enjoy the many spas, museums, and outdoor activities, along with the opportunity to experience Bedouin hospitality. Nowadays, Abu Dhabi’s wealth is most notable along its coast, where the skyscrapers, luxury hotels, and landscaped parks of the capital city welcome a mix of tourists, business travelers and foreign workers, all while keeping the Islamic heritage and Arab cultural roots of the Emiratis. It was an experience we will never forget. We invite you to visit the largest, wealthiest, and most powerful of the seven shaykhdoms and check it off your bucket list already. WOW Travel shares with you The Top 8 Things To Do In Abu Dhabi.
Airline: Etihad Airways Hours: 16 hr 40 min Distance: 13502 km / 8390 mi Flight: EY171 Aircraft: Boeing 777-200LR
Atlanta – Johannesburg
Airline: Delta Hours: 16 hr 45 min Distance: 13582 km / 8439 mi Flight: DL201 Aircraft: Boeing 777-200LR
For many budding adventure travelers and intrepid types, Johannesburg is the gateway to South Africa’s safari riches, perched up in the country’s northern reaches, close to the iconic Kruger National Park. Unfortunately for American travelers looking to make the trip down south from Atlanta, the journey will be one of the longest possible on the planet, crossing the entire breadth of the Atlantic Ocean, before descending over Namibia and the Rainbow Nation. Source: huffingtonpost
When visiting Johannesburg you must spend some days in Cape Town (it’s only 2 hours flight). Traveling to Cape Town is the ultimate adventure. The high end accommodation, the incredible wildlife and the breathtaking scenery. Vibrant and cosmopolitan, Cape Town is blessed with a richly diverse array of attractions and cultural activities. It is dominated by a towering, table-shaped mountain, set on a peninsula of soaring, rocky heights and lush valleys, where two oceans converge – Indian and Atlantic. Relax on the white sandy beaches, watch the sunset at the Sea Point Promenade or hop on the Table Mountain cableway and enjoy the panoramic view of the city from the top. Here are the Top 10 Things To Do In Cape Town.
Dallas – Sydney
Airline: Qantas Hours: 16 hr 55 min Distance: 13804 km / 8587 miles Flight: QF8 Aircraft: Airbus A380-800
Flights QF7/8 between Sydney and Dallas are now setting another record, as the longest flights operated with the biggest passenger plane in the skies: the double-decker A380. The aircraft change means Qantas can fly the route nonstop in both directions, bypassing the Brisbane stop that was required on the Dallas-to-Sydney run with the previous 747 equipment. Source: cntraveler
Sydney is the oldest as well as the largest city in Australia and it is one of the most beautiful, cosmopolitan and safe metropolises in the world. There is far more charm and personality to this scenic city than many give her credit for. With wide range of attractions such as the iconic beaches, delicious cuisine, cheerful music, famous galleries, great museums, wild nightlife and world heritage sites, there is something for everyone. Check out our Top 10 Things To Do In Sydney.