The 10 Longest Nonstop Flights in the World

The 10 Longest Nonstop Flights in the World
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Emirates Airline made headlines earlier this year when it announced it would operate the longest nonstop flight in the world -- a staggering 17-and-a-half hour expedition from Dubai to Panama City.

If that sounds like an unfathomable eternity of gaping at a tiny TV screen and wolfing down questionable meals, data company Statista has compiled a list of the 10 most excruciating cross-continental journeys currently available.

Check them out below:

10. Dubai to San Francisco

10. Dubai to San Francisco
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Airline: Emirates

Travel time: 15 hours, 50 minutes

Distance: 8,103 miles

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9. Abu Dhabi to San Francisco

9. Abu Dhabi to San Francisco
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Airline: Etihad Airways

Travel time: 16 hours, 15 minutes

Distance: 8,157 miles

8. Dallas/Fort Worth to Hong Kong

8. Dallas/Fort Worth to Hong Kong
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Airline: American Airlines

Travel time: 16 hours, 20 minutes

Distance: 8,123 miles

7. Dubai to Houston

7. Dubai to Houston
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Airline: Emirates

Travel time: 16 hours, 20 minutes

Distance: 8,167 miles

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6. Abu Dhabi to Los Angeles

6. Abu Dhabi to Los Angeles
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Airline: Etihad Airways

Travel time: 16 hours, 30 minutes

Distance: 8,390 miles

5. Dubai to Los Angeles

5. Dubai to Los Angeles
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Airline: Emirates

Travel time: 16 hours, 35 minutes

Distance: 8,339 miles

4. Johannesburg to Atlanta

4. Johannesburg to Atlanta
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Airline: Delta

Travel time: 16 hours, 40 minutes

Distance: 8,440 miles

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3. Los Angeles to Jiddah

3. Los Angeles to Jiddah
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Airline: Saudia

Travel time: 16 hours, 55 minutes

Distance: 8,332 miles

2. Dallas/Fort Worth to Sydney

2. Dallas/Fort Worth to Sydney
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Airline: Qantas

Travel time: 16 hours, 55 minutes

Distance: 8,577 miles

1. Dubai to Panama City

1. Dubai to Panama City
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Airline: Emirates

Travel time: 17 hours, 35 minutes

Distance: 8,588 miles

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