Add To Your "World’s Longest Flights" Collection: Cathay Pacific Announces Boston Route

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    More exciting news from the 2014 Best Airline in the World, especially for those located on the East Coast. Cathay Pacific just announced that Boston will be added as their 6th US destination, with 4x weekly non-stop service to Hong Kong launching on May 2, 2015. Boston joins the other 7 North American destinations already serviced by Cathay Pacific:San FranciscoLos AngelesChicagoNewarkNew York-JFK TorontoVancouverThe Boston route will be serviced by a 4-cabin Boeing 777-300ER which features 6 First Class Suites, 53 lie-flat Business Class seats, 34 Premium Economy seats, and 182 standard Economy seats. As I wrote about recently, I've been flying Cathay Pacific more than any other airline recently, and have found them to be consistently excellent. I don't think I'm alone in proclaiming that they have the best Business Class seat being offered today.Here's a look at the initial flight schedule, subject to government approval:As an added bonus, for those of you looking to add a notch in your "World's Longest Flights" belt, based on my calculations the BOS-HKG flight will clock in at 7,970 miles with a flight time of 15 hours and 50 minutes. Looking at the current list of world's longest flights, it looks like this flight would slide in at #16. Interestingly enough, my initial intuition was wrong which was was that this would be longer than the New York and Newark routes which are ranked #10 and #11, respectively.

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