PAPEETE to PARIS
So I know what you’re thinking, how in the world did you come up with this random flight? Well 100% of the credit goes to @Ishrion. He makes the most amazing topics on the IFC and his Real World posts are consistently amazing. I don’t know how he finds so much information, but they’re all awesome. Yesterday he made this topic and it was so fascinating to me, that within 30 minutes of reading it, I was climbing out of Tahiti bound for Paris. Read his topic for more information, but long story short, Air Tahiti operates a flight from Papeete to Los Angeles to Paris, but due to the US travel restrictions to Europe, the flight is doing a one time flight straight from Papeete to Paris. It is Air Tahiti 64 on Flight Aware.
This the longest domestic flight in the world, but it also the LONGEST COMMERCIAL FLIGHT in the world, surpassing Singapore Airlines Singapore to Newark flight. The flight time is not as long as SQ 22, but the distance is longer
JFK-LAX • 2,475 Miles
LHR-JFK • 3,452 Miles
SIN-EWR • 9,536 Miles
PPT-CDG • 9,767 Miles
JFK-SYD • 9,952 Miles
LHR-SYD • 10,575 Miles
So yes, this flight is not as long as either project sunrise flight, but those were not commercially available flights for paying passengers
Flight time, with the help of the JetStream was 16 hours and 38 minutes
NTAA-LFPG • PPT-CDG
Air Tahiti Nui
Air Tahiti 64 Heavy
Leaving Papeete on a Warm, Saturday morning, we would land in Paris on Sunday Afternoon
As always please let me know your thoughts and your favorite photo!
How were the islands of French Polynesia and Tahiti formed?
- Colliding plates in the South Pacific during the Ice Age
- Formed by asteroids that stuck into the sea floor
- By a volcanic hotspot spewing lava into the ocean
The answer to the last question was rock climbing!