Sunday, February 12, 2017

New 'world's longest flight' travellers endure 16 hours of just sitting there

Long-distance travel is an ordeal at the best of times, so you can imagine the world's longest commercial non-stop flight ain't for the faint-hearted.

Qatar Airways has completed its first non-stop flight from Qatar's Doha to New Zealand's Auckland, with its Boeing 777-200LR touching down early Monday, after 16 hours and 20 minutes in the air.

Aware that the trip was a landmark occasion, passengers where keen to document the experience on social media. It's like being there IRL, but without the expensive tickets and possibility of deep vein thrombosis.

More about Travel Leisure, Travel, Auckland, Qatar, and Qatar Airways

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