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.