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uggboy
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Emirates to operate world's longest non-stop flight

Emirates will operate the world's longest non-stop flight when it launches a service to Panama City in February.

The destination is the Gulf carrier's first in Central America and will be served daily by a three-class B777-200LR with eight seats in first class, 42 in business and 216 in economy.

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Posted : August 13, 2015 10:40 am
GoldenFlyer
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16.5 hours

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Posted : August 16, 2015 6:27 pm
GenevaFlyer
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MAJDILAATAR, post: 2647033, member: 91791 wrote: 16.5 hours

Per the article, the westbound journey will be 17.5 hours:

When flying westbound, from Dubai to Panama City, the new service will take 17 hours and 35 minutes, the longest non-stop flight in the world.

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Posted : August 17, 2015 12:40 pm
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Wonder if the seats in coach differ from those on other long-haul planes.....

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Posted : August 17, 2015 2:02 pm
jonspencer
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likely 3-4-3 seating and nothing special if it is like the majority of their non-A380 flights 😮

however the food, drinks and entertainment system are a cut above their competitors

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Posted : August 17, 2015 2:33 pm
uggboy
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MAJDILAATAR, post: 2647033, member: 91791 wrote: 16.5 hours

17.5h flying time, but with boarding this could stretch to 18h or 18.5h on the plane, plus there's taxiing which shouldn't be forgotten either.

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Posted : August 17, 2015 5:53 pm
HaveMilesWillTravel
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uggboy, post: 2647488, member: 36278 wrote: 17.5h flying time, but with boarding this could stretch to 18h or 18.5h on the plane, plus there's taxiing which shouldn't be forgotten either.

In other words, a flying torture chamber in coach.

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Posted : August 17, 2015 6:50 pm
GoldenFlyer
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well but before of that Singapore used to have a world s longest flight SIN to Newark the famous flight 21 and used to be once per weak it took 18.5 one hour more and economy seats were the same so why it should be a problem while if you agree with me economic seats in Emirates are confortable enough

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Posted : August 17, 2015 7:09 pm