The longest airliner flight in history is in progress – you can follow it live

qantas 787-9 the longest flight

Would you last so many hours in the air?

History is being created right before our eyes. Right now the longest airliner flight in history without stopping. The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner from Qantas Airways travels from New York in the United States to Sydney, Australia. The scheduled flight time is about 19.5 hours.

Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner flight number QFA7879 took off from JFK airport in New York at 3:30 Polish time, October 19. He will arrive in Sydney on the same day at 22:44 Polish time, of course if everything goes according to plan. The machine is currently located approximately at the height of Hawaii. You can follow the flight live via the popular Flight Radar app, in this place.

QFA7879 longest flight

The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner is of course a passenger plane. Today's flight does not include airline customers, but its employees and staff of people responsible for taking measurements on the organisms responsible for pilots' flight. Qantas Airways staff acts as test passengers, whose medical staff tests for vital functions, their body's response to such a long flight, and meals.

It is not yet known whether such long nonstop flights will be introduced to the airline's offer. Only a thorough analysis of the tests carried out will determine whether staying on the plane for such a long time will be completely safe for the organisms and health of passengers. The biggest problem seems to be jet lag. The time difference between New York and Sydney is up to 15 hours.

Currently, the longest connection served by non-stop passenger aircraft is Singapore-New York. The 15 344 km route takes 18 hours and 30 minutes. It is offered by Singapore Airlines.

The infographic below developed by PAP shows the longest flight connections in the world at present.

longest flight connections
Source: PAP

Source:, PAP