How long of an airline flight is too long for you?

@kgwat70 (13396)
United States
November 29, 2006 5:56pm CST
How much sitting can you do on a flight? Would you not fly to a certain place if you knew it took a certain amount of hours? It takes 13-14 hours to fly from Philly to Hawaii and I think that is way too long but it was worth the trip. It is hard to sit on a plane for that long without being able to move around much.
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@sundance (150)
30 Nov 06
The longest I've flown is from London to Las Vegas non stop around 12 hours. Aiming to fly across to Australia next year which will mean 20 hours on a plane....yikes. But I think the length you can comfortably fly for really depends on the person.
@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
30 Nov 06
I agree that it does depend on that particular person. Some people can handle long flights and some people can not. 20 hours is definitely a long flight. I hope that you go on that trip and have a great time.
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@sundance (150)
30 Nov 06
Thanks, although my wife is not looking forward to that length of time in the air. I said to her that its not like she's flying the plane OR WORSE....Flapping her wings!
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@sundance (150)
30 Nov 06
Thanks, although my wife is not looking forward to that length of time in the air. I said to her that its not like she's flying the plane OR WORSE....Flapping her wings!
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• United States
3 Dec 06
I have made the trip from Houston to Singapore several times, it usually takes more than 24 hours!
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@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
3 Dec 06
That is definitely a very long flight. I have never been on a flight that long.
@Asylum (48278)
• Manchester, England
30 Nov 06
I actually enjoy flying and never considered any length of journey to be too long. I suppose that there has to be a limit because you cannot fly for days without it becoming restrictive to some degree, but I would say that all current flights are within a reasonable level. My longest flight was a domestic flight in Russia some years ago. I flew from Moscow to Bratsk in Central Siberia (3500 miles) and then to Irkutsk and back to Moscow a couple of days later.
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@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
30 Nov 06
Wow. That is a very long flight and I would probably have to experience that long of a flight to say whether it was too much for me. Hopefully I will get to see other parts of the world, regardless of the length of flight.
@ChewySpree (1834)
• United States
4 Dec 06
8 hours is just about my upper limit. I'm sure I could go longer if I had to or it was a place I really wanted to visit, but it would definitely be painful. The longest flight I have taken up until now was from the East Coast of the US to Paris, France. That was 8 1/2 hours.
@3acres (748)
• Singapore
4 Dec 06
i am looking forward to experience such long flight but I only got 4 hours the most. Hopefully next year my travel from Singapore to Houston will materialized.