The Rise of 20-Hour Long Flights

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    References:
    [1] www.nytimes.com/2001/03/30/opinion/from-newark-over-the-north-pole.html
    [2] www.airbus.com/aircraft/passenger-aircraft/a350xwb-family/a350-900.html#xtra; www.airbus.com/aircraft/previous-generation-aircraft/a340-family/a340-500.html#details
    [3] docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1sGzdg_MEy-42C2kMqIlEPINefXLaXhsnJJVvDH36WU4/edit#gid=0
    [4] ycharts.com/indicators/jet_fuel_spot_price
    [5] www.emirates.com/au/english/about-us/global-presence/emirates-and-australia.aspx; blueswandaily.com/singapore-airlines-group-to-top-100000-seats-weekly-in-australia-this-year/
    [6] www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/hong-kong-economy/article/2173004/threat-cathay-pacific-and-hong-kong-qantas-says-non
    [7] www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&ved=2ahUKEwjng9-V94bfAhWIjVkKHRKBAYkQFjABegQICRAC&url=http%3A%2F%2Finvestor.qantas.com%2FDownloadFile.axd%3Ffile%3D%2FReport%2FComNews%2F20180823%2F02012790.pdf&usg=AOvVaw27Aju6CA3xUiZacUWMnsRN
    [8] centreforaviation.com/news/qantas-considering-new-route-development-to-europe-instead-of-perth-london-capacity-increaseceo-853369
    [9] airwaysmag.com/airlines/virgin-atlantic-mulls-london-perth-flight/
    [10] www.ausbt.com.au/turkish-airlines-wants-istanbul-sydney-flights-by-june-2019
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Wendover Productions
Wendover Productions

As I mentioned at the end, I also did a video on the longest duration commercial flight in the world on my other channel, Half as Interesting--a little collaboration with myself. Check that video out here: https://youtu.be/EDeJKQSyGXI

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ESSE
ESSE

you talk too fast, slow down a little bit. Thumbs down

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Brian Xu
Brian Xu

Ah ha ha the *RISE* of 20 hour long flights

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Shravan Vallaban
Shravan Vallaban

@TMB true. nobody cares about you ignorant pleb

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TMB
TMB

@Shravan Vallaban nobody cares

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Isaac Lao
Isaac Lao

Did I ever mentioned that CX already broke that record of NY-HK in 1998 flying from KJFK to VHHH?

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Enrique Antonio Vite Rodriguez
Enrique Antonio Vite Rodriguez

It would be great a future review of the facts and routes outcoming after covid 19...may be 2 or 3 years from now..!!

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Ian Ireland
Ian Ireland

done two of the top 10 longest, Sydney to Dallas and Auckland to Dubai

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Singaporean Aviator
Singaporean Aviator

"Fuel prices again dropped in October 2019" *Video* Uploaded on Dec 11, 2018 Me: Hol up wait a minute, somethin aint right

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Jue Li
Jue Li

meanwhile coronavirus

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Joey Bulford
Joey Bulford

I was surprised at how cheap jet fuel is. I figured price per gallon would be more than what I put in my car.

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Joey Bulford
Joey Bulford

They have to use fuel to carry fuel. Ah yes this floor is made of floor

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xwingsarecool yt
xwingsarecool yt

Girls on long-haul flights: ow, my back hurts because I sat so long! Boys after gaming the entire day before: *pathetic*

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Crabby Playz
Crabby Playz

Omg it true the time that I go from Singapore to Newark that is true

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Michael Moonitz
Michael Moonitz

Why Newark and not jfk?

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Caleb Daniel
Caleb Daniel

SFO to delhi?

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fxsrider
fxsrider

Been on a couple close to 17 hours non stop.

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NatureXwars
NatureXwars

I wonder if commercial mid-air refueling would be viable in fuel savings for these extra-long haul flights.

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Zack
Zack

Superman can do it 7 times around the Earth in second

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THE GAMER
THE GAMER

3:06 wonder if it still takes place as it passes over my home which is in, KASHMIR, so u know how can u cross an airspace which is literally,the most disputed in the world

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lyn Ludlow
lyn Ludlow

What’s with the fast talking?

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Muhilan Selvaa
Muhilan Selvaa

5:10 I think you meant they will price connecting itineraries lower

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1996 Toyota Camry LE 4-Speed Automatic 2.2L
1996 Toyota Camry LE 4-Speed Automatic 2.2L

I flew SYD - DFW in June of 2014, it was a nonstop in a 747-400. I think the A380 was just added to the line at the time. As for the flight itself, it was only 15 hours 30 minutes.

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Benjamin Hill
Benjamin Hill

I once (somehow) got bumped up to First Class on a Chicago to Tokyo flight. Something like 15 hours on the plane, all included. It was delayed on the tarmac for a bit too. I could have cared less. I was praying for gate delays etc when we landed. It was awesome. There is flying, and there is flying first class. Wish I could do more of the latter, but crazy expensive. If I were to pay for it, it would have been something like $15,000 or about $1,000 an hour.

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Spectre
Spectre

I live in Manila and my dream place is New York. Idk there's a nonstop flight to New York. Fuck

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Jule Augustine Rosit
Jule Augustine Rosit

0:20 checkmate flat earther

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DLoza100
DLoza100

This feels like a documentary from a long forgotten past of what could've been.

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Anderson Klein
Anderson Klein

"Some question whether trouble times are ahead for the industry" Yup, isn't it a mad world how you can plan years in advanced, down to the dollar of your fuel cost, and then 2020 happens.

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antipoti
antipoti

The pound per nautical miles diagram triggered my imperial unit allergy. Please for the love of god, at least write a fine print metric info in the corner.

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Bhaumik Mhatre
Bhaumik Mhatre

This aged well...

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Aeturnalis
Aeturnalis

21 hours in an airplane would be awful! 8 hours from Detroit to Frankfurt sucked, I couldn't imagine almost 3 times that... If they can fly that distance, we need to make them fly that distance in half the time, or a third the time... that is now our goal as a species!

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Daven Tanman
Daven Tanman

2015: cheap oil 2019: cheap oil *coronavirus has entered the chat* 2020: cheap as a barbie doll that has been tortured

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Armin2U
Armin2U

I can imagine non-stop flights between Auckland and Paris in the near future becoming a thing.

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ShawnS07
ShawnS07

If you want to see the airliner of the future watch "Future of commercial aviation"

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marty themole
marty themole

Virgin is fucked now with the global downturn in travel..so don’t book with them!

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Flexil Harry
Flexil Harry

Please learn how to pronounce Oakland

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Cal Commercial Insurance
Cal Commercial Insurance

And then the coronavirus came along…

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Bandulu Jamaica
Bandulu Jamaica

I dont wanna be in a plane that long.

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Part-Time Youtuber
Part-Time Youtuber

Over last summer, from Dulles to Dallas, then dallas to Beijing.

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Michael John Little
Michael John Little

09:21 ... how things have changed! Presently, if the current situation does. not change, there will be no Virgin airways...

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Ved Daga
Ved Daga

what about runways

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William Sterry
William Sterry

My longest flight was London Heathrow to New York JFK on a British Airways 747 436

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Ian Muir
Ian Muir

I flew from London to Hong Kong I couldn't wait to get off the plane

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Evan Fournier
Evan Fournier

Me: How many airplane and aviation videos will you make? Wendover: Yes

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John Cassels
John Cassels

Thanks for another informative video. While I already knew that longer flights were less fuel efficient (burns fuel to carry fuel) I have never seen such a straight-forward depiction as your lbs/nm to distance chart. Good work! Keep safe.

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Terry Gershman
Terry Gershman

Covid-19 has given us very low fuel prices. Unfortunately, airlines cannot take advantage of it.

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卓建忠
卓建忠

How to fly on normal fuel or gas low latitude say 7000ft where den air uplift much better or much bigger frieghtlier or weather milder than high 12000ft, funny thinking bc

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Greg Essex
Greg Essex

The longest A380 flight was quietly beaten with QF1 and QF2 flying non-stop Darwin to Heathrow as a result of being unable to stop in Singapore due to Covid-19

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Liv Quin
Liv Quin

7:48 Thats not saying much, Air NZ is like the only kiwi airline.

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Liv Quin
Liv Quin

@ZK-APA Thanks for making me laugh. Just the image of one of those planes

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ZK-APA
ZK-APA

Liv Quin watch sounds air take their caravans to heathrow 😂

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Joseph White
Joseph White

I wonder if aerial refueling would actually be cost effective on these long haul flights. Might be an interesting HAI video.

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Thomas Mortimore
Thomas Mortimore

Joseph White too dangerous

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Hachi Roku
Hachi Roku

went non stop sydney to LA in 2013, 17 hours if i remember

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Miguel Flagstaff
Miguel Flagstaff

Turkey is not part of Europe.

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Sterlingbird Niner
Sterlingbird Niner

Qantas will chose the A350 or 777-8 by the end of 2019, it's 2020 and showtime is for Corona

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IZZ HAMZAH BIN AMINUDDIN 2020
IZZ HAMZAH BIN AMINUDDIN 2020

I came here just to see Singapore Airlines on number 1 for longest flight. I’m proud to be a Singaporea. 🥺🥺🥺🇸🇬🇸🇬🇸🇬 wa Lao sia

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Andrés
Andrés

The PUBG add music was certainly amazing

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Gianluca Tartaro
Gianluca Tartaro

It’s just so concerning how airlines don’t care at all about how much of the nonrenewable resource they use. The actions done right now will not only affect climate change, but also restrict how long this flight industry will last with the current use of fuel. Long haul routes waste so much more fuel than connected routes, and the more we waste, the sooner the industry will grind to a halt. It won’t happen in our lifetimes, but generations later it will. It’s just bewildering how humans don’t give a crap about the problems of the future generations that we cause for them... But whatever, let’s just keep focusing on the economics of wasting fuel to save a couple bucks. This isn’t a jab at Wendover Production, I LOVE this channel. This is a jab at the airlines who keep pushing for these routes without considering the fact that they are just pushing the oil shortage sooner and sooner.

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Gianluca Tartaro
Gianluca Tartaro

I want to see how triggered flat-earth morons get by this video XD

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Shen Qiao
Shen Qiao

Correction at 1:24 . Delta isn’t the only American Airline to serve South Africa. Untied added service from Newark(EWR ) to Cape Town (CPT)

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Adam Withers
Adam Withers

Aaaaaand the airline industry died :(

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Vishnu Chouhan
Vishnu Chouhan

u forgot Delhi to San Fransico

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Murrrr!
Murrrr!

I wonder if any of these fly anymore since 2020 pandemic

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Adriano Martello
Adriano Martello

See , it's almost the same . You need to have airline services , staff , and many things like lounges , it's makes the same cost for airlines Therefore non-stop flights are better as it cuts down the time

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theenergizer248
theenergizer248

Better make these planes fly twice as fast as well.

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nddragoon
nddragoon

i genuinely cannot by the life of me think how someone could endure a 20 hour flight. i had to fly 10 hours and by the end i seriously wanted to die

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Solomon Kabuka
Solomon Kabuka

5:08 i thi k he said it backwards

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letsseeif
letsseeif

Where once there was the theme, "Video killed the Radio Star', it can be confidently replaced by "ETOPS killed the Jumbo Jet/s." (We know because as Melbourians we've flown the World on all of them from the nineteen sixties to 2020.)

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videowilliams
videowilliams

That's a heckuva juxtaposition of the world's two greatest skylines at 0:43 ! But your section on Australian super long haul flights from 7:12 onward is gold... because I live here ;) Hope to take one of those soon... as soon as this pesky coronavirus thing calms down.

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Nabi Bakhsh
Nabi Bakhsh

I like your video as I am traveller for the last forty years ,and travelled to Vancouver, los Angeles,Lagos,Almaty ,Singapore etc.In 1985 ,I availed longest non stop flight of 11 hours from Lagos to New York... Engr.Nabi Bakhsh Pakistan

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Miki Maki
Miki Maki

tocno tako

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Joshua 윤호 Han
Joshua 윤호 Han

air New Zealand is about to cancel their Auckland to LHR flight via LAX and then start a new non stop service to Newark. Which means Delta's flight to South Africa will not be on the top ten list of longest flights.

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Koba
Koba

They are now testing new York to Sydney

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Starchy
Starchy

I someday hope for a Cebu to London flight!!!! Congestion at NAIA is so bad 😭😭😭

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Vishnu Chouhan
Vishnu Chouhan

what about Delhi To San Fransisco

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SwissCheeseAviation
SwissCheeseAviation

I live in Perth, Western Australia. I see the Qantas 789s every night flying to London, I would love it if Qantas flys Perth - Europe/North America in A350-1000ULR. Although they probably won’t it’s great to see the long haul flights flying around the world.

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FSAUDIOGUY
FSAUDIOGUY

NO!!

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my love songs
my love songs

So what is the longest possible flight in the world between two points? I thought i read one time that there are vast distances around the world, involving the Indian Ocean, that exceed 12,000 miles.

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my love songs
my love songs

@Jay Stapleton thanks for that!! I know when MH370 came up missing, the news media was talking about vast distances in the Indian Ocean where the plane coulda crashed. It is amazing, that it is a longer flight to go from Sydney, Australia, to London, England than to go from Sydney to Houston, Texas, USA. Is that indicative of the Airlines choosing which direction to fly? I know that England is far from Houston, but to go there, you fly to the right, to the East Coast, then across the Atlantic to England. Who woulda thought that flying to Australia would be closer, or maybe i should say, shorter?

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Jay Stapleton
Jay Stapleton

The longest possible flights I could think of is: 1- Auckland, New Zealand - London, Uk Distance- 11 405 miles Flight time- 23hrs 19mins 2- Sao Paulo, Brazil - Tokyo, Japan Distance- 11 530 miles Flight time- 23hrs 32mins 3- New Zealand Auckland - Lisbon Portugal Distance- 12 190 miles Flight Time- 24hrs 53mins 4- Johannesburg, South Africa- Honolulu, Hawaii Distance- 11 928 miles Flight time- 24hrs 21mins 5- Quito, Ecuador - Singapore Distance- 12 269 miles Flight time- 25hrs 2mins 6- Buenos Aires, Argentina - Beijing, China Distance- 11 968 miles Flight time- 24hrs 26mis

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Fr34k_10X
Fr34k_10X

I know they got auto pilots and stuff, but the poor fucking pilots having to do these flights

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The Rolls Royce Trent
The Rolls Royce Trent

Soon we will fly non - stop to any City in the World. Even fly around Planet Earth right over the Equator.

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my love songs
my love songs

Supersonic flights will be the norm someday. What is a 20 hour flight will be reduced to 10.

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im Jus St ChiLLin
im Jus St ChiLLin

Hmm coronavirus has got some advantages

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Zx Wolf
Zx Wolf

Like once every 4/5 years I go from Paris to Antanarivo(Madagascar, South-east of Africa) and back for 12 hours of flight and I'm blowing my mind everytime I take it so I'm just not able to survive on a Paris-Sydney or a London-Sydney flight.

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Zx Wolf
Zx Wolf

Thank god I only have to do this once in 4/5 yrs

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Mohammad Jafar Mashhadi
Mohammad Jafar Mashhadi

Any updates?

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Dziobaczek Gadułka
Dziobaczek Gadułka

We do need supersonic jets.

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Red Force
Red Force

Longest regular flights in the world https://youtu.be/1Hv62cCbRjc

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Chris
Chris

Qantas is definitely not the airline of choice for all Australians.

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Francis Anamege
Francis Anamege

I wonder what the Flat-Earthers think about this video?

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