Fly High and Long! Real Long!!

So let me ask ya, what’s the longest non-stop flight you’ve ever taken? 5 hours, maybe 6?  Before we went to London I’d flown to Hawaii from O’Hare! That was about 7.5 or 8 hours but I was  good bit younger. The flight from Chicago to London was 9.5 hours and I gotta tell ya that was long. When my son Jeff lived in Sydney Australia the flight was about 15 hours and you cross the dateline so it was tomorrow or yesterday or something like that. We actually left O’Hare at 4pm on Thursday and landed at Heathrow at about 6:30 Friday morning with the 6 hour time change. Interesting first day in London! So I saw this today and thought I’d share for all you jet lag freaks! The world’s longest commercial flight has left Singapore for New York, beginning a journey expected to cover more than 15,000km in almost 19 hours. A spokeswoman for Singapore Airlines said Flight SQ22 departed at approximately 15:35GMT with 150 passengers and 17 crew. The flight from Changi Airport to Newark took off amid much fanfare. The flight time is about 90 minutes longer than the previous longest non-stop service. Qantas launched a 17-hour non-stop service from Perth to London earlier this year, while Qatar runs a 17.5-hour service between Auckland and Doha. Singapore Airlines (SIA) said there was demand for customers for non-stop services which help cut traveling times compared with flights which have a stopover. Ahead of the take-off, the airline told the BBC that business class seats for the flight were fully booked, and there were “a very limited number” of premium economy seats left. I’ve been home for a week and just reading this, my jet lag is coming back!!! Arrrg!!!

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