Can you imagine being stuck on a plane for over 17 hours? It’s probably most people’s idea of hell.
But from next year, you will have the chance to experience it for real, as Emirates Airlines will launch what will become the longest non-stop flight in the world.
Dubai to Panama City is the journey, with outbound flights heading west taking 17 hours and 35 minutes from takeoff to landing. But don’t worry you high-heeled readers, as Business and First Class cabins will be available.
The daily service will begin on February 1, 2016, and will be the Dubai airline’s first destination in Central America.
The announcement got us thinking: what currently are the longest commercial flights in the world? Well, in reverse order, here are the top 10 – although expect each one to be bumped down a peg as of February 1 next year.