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Travel Tip: New Ultra Long-Haul Flights Around the World

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We’re all familiar with long-haul flights.

But new generation aircraft are now making it possible to have extreme long-haul flights.

One of the longest is Dubai to Auckland, at nearly 19 hours nonstop.

Last year, United Airlines introduced a nonstop flight from San Francisco to Singapore. It was the longest flight operated by any U.S. carrier.

In October, United will fly an even longer route on its Boeing 787 Dreamliners: Los Angeles to Singapore nonstop.

Once again, we’re talking about a nearly 19-hour flight. Or, in my experience, a two-book three-movie flight.

One strong piece of advice: if you want to endure these super long-haul flights, drink plenty of water and absolutely no alcohol.

You may not be able to escape jet lag, but look at the bright side.

These ultra long-haul flights are also an opportunity to truly escape from outside contact for nearly a day. That in itself is a vacation.

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