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Who's up for an 18 hour flight?

Air India would fly passengers on what would be the longest non-stop flight in the world if it follows through with plans to offer flights from San Francisco to an as yet un-named destination in India.

The flight, if one wants to call it that, would last a torturous 18 hours.

Emirates has proposed a 17 hour, 35 minute non stop between Dubai and Panama City. That service is expected to begin in February.

The current longest flight is Qantas' flight from Dallas to Sydney, Australia that takes about 16 hours. Someone I know who recently took that flight described it as "trying" and "uncomfortable".

But that is of course to be expected. I'd guess even the folks in the front in their pods of bliss get a little cabin fever on these ultra long hauls as well.

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Matt Patterson

Matt Patterson has been with The Oklahoman since 2006. Prior to joining the news staff in 2010, Patterson worked in The Oklahoman's sports department for five years. He previously worked at The Lawton Constitution and The Edmond Sun.... Read more ›