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Old 10-20-2019, 06:21 AM
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I just wouldn't do that. I've been on some 14 hour ones and it sucks. Why would anyone want to do this?
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Old 10-20-2019, 06:27 AM
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Yep, if it saves me a stopover.
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Sorry to be unable to Gin up too much sympathy after having flown multiple times from carswell in fort Worth to Guam in a jump seat of a C-130

On a more serious note after having flown multiple times to Southeast Asia for example Singapore and Colombo Sri Lanka, I would much rather have a very long direct flight than the flight from DFW to Narita Japan and then from there to Bangkok and then from there to Sri Lanka.

I am sad to say though that the absolute worst part of any long international flight is dealing with customs when you land.

Bottom line give me a long non-stop over an even longer multiple stop flight any day of the week and twice on Sunday
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I'd definitely do that. Did 14 hrs to Shanghai on a Dreamliner...amazing how much the tech in that plane helped with jet lag.

Experiment is kind of bogus though if everyone was in bidness class....
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I'd definitely do that. Did 14 hrs to Shanghai on a Dreamliner...amazing how much the tech in that plane helped with jet lag.

Experiment is kind of bogus though if everyone was in bidness class....
yea. I don't fly enough for status anymore and while we occasionally pony up to move forward the price difference on a route like this is probably too much for me. I'd rather take one flight NYC to LAX and crash overnight at an airport hotel and fly again the next day.
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20 hours in flight... vs. 14 hours with a 4 hour layover, just to hop on another plane for 4 more hours. Only reason it makes sense to break these long flights up is the kids, it's a big enough pain to get them to partake in a 14 hour flight... now 20 hours
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20 hours in flight... vs. 14 hours with a 4 hour layover, just to hop on another plane for 4 more hours. Only reason it makes sense to break these long flights up is the kids, it's a big enough pain to get them to partake in a 14 hour flight... now 20 hours
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Try it strapped to a ejection seat. Over 26 hours more than once.
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Old 10-20-2019, 12:27 PM
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Originally Posted by jheiii View Post
20 hours in flight... vs. 14 hours with a 4 hour layover, just to hop on another plane for 4 more hours. Only reason it makes sense to break these long flights up is the kids, it's a big enough pain to get them to partake in a 14 hour flight... now 20 hours
You also realize that often the direct flight is shorter because the two legs are significantly longer than direct - even going to Hawaii from NYC, direct is 11.5 hours to Hawaii and about 10 hours coming back - if you stop at San Francisco, it is 6.5 hours to SFO and 6.5 to Hawaii going and 6 hours + 5.5 coming back to NYC. On the trips to Asia, flying over the Artic saves even more - it is about the exact same flight time from JFK or LAX to Narita.
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Old 10-20-2019, 12:35 PM
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I’ve taken 10 hour direct flights and that’s about my limit. 2x that no thank you unless somebody is waiting in the terminal with a seven figure check that has my name on it.
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Old 10-20-2019, 12:36 PM
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I like how they're doing a "study" as if this is unprecedented. People have been making 18 to 19 hour flights for many years..... So I'm supposed to believe that all of a sudden that extra hour might have some additional human factors involved??

Like NCSU said, biz class with 40 people on the plane is hardly a test of the real world scenario.


But yes, I'd take that flight in a heart beat. Gimme an ambien and I'll see you tomorrow in Sydney!
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Old 10-20-2019, 12:39 PM
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The long flights are killers particularly (like me) if you have trouble sleeping or get a bit claustrophobic in those reclining beds they have. I go west (as in LA to Sydney) with only moderate lag, but east is a killer for me. With delays, we went from Christ Church NZ, through Brisbane AU, through LA to Orlando - in only like 36 hours. I was Bombed for several days.
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Old 10-20-2019, 01:56 PM
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Stand to stay up? Sleep diaries?

It's only 20 hours just sit there... What is wrong with people today? lol
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Old 10-20-2019, 02:01 PM
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I wouldn't fly 20 minutes let alone 20 hours
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Old 10-20-2019, 02:23 PM
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I’ll be on a 14 hour flight tonight, NY to Taiwan.. Not too bad in business classs
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My wife took a flight from Boston to Amsterdam, then a connection to So. Africa.. She said it was the worst with connections..
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Beam me there, Scotty.
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I'll be on a 15 hour flight in about a week. NY to Shanghai, then after a 4 hour layover, another 5 hours to Bangkok. (luckily flying business class)

If there was a single 20 hour flight, I'd take it.
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I used to fly EWR to Singapore quite a bit - 18-19 hours maybe. Singapore air was nice.

Only real plus was that it made trips from NY to Vegas seem like just a short walk down the block.
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Old 10-20-2019, 05:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Esuomm1 View Post
I used to fly EWR to Singapore quite a bit - 18-19 hours maybe. Singapore air was nice.

Only real plus was that it made trips from NY to Vegas seem like just a short walk down the block.
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