Tahiti to Paris - the world's furthest nonstop flight in 10 replay screenshots

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TAHITI TO FRANCE - A SCENIC ONE!

Air Tahiti Nui broke the record for the world’s longest ever scheduled commercial passenger flight AND domestic by distance this March. The route took the beautiful Air Tahiti Boeing 787-9 a distance of 9,765 miles from its home hub to the French capital, beating the famous Singapore to Newark by a couple of hundred miles.

Although operated as a one off flight, there are now talks of more regular schedules connecting the French Polynesia and mainland France directly.

True to the real time weather patterns and global Infinite Flight, these journeys are replicable to the point where the accurate tailwinds that expand and contract at just the right times along the route over the South Pacific and North Atlantic to allow the journey to go ahead just like the real life flight.

It was a very enjoyable journey. After hours of the vast expanse of open ocean, it was a treat to see San Francisco appear on the horizon and finally some land again! Pushing on through the U.S, we cruised the skies over Oregon, Idaho, Montana and into Canada. One of my well loved songs came straight to mind as we headed over Saskatoon and into Hudson Bay Hint: It’s a song by Johnny Cash!

We then cut through the southern tip of Greenland, out over the North Atlantic, the entire length of the United Kingdom, the English Channel and into France and sweet Paris. Made it!

Thoroughly enjoyable and a great way of seeing some new routing and scenery as well and highly recommended. It’s a superb way of showing exactly what Infinite Flight is capable of and how accurate, well built and just how much effort has gone into it.

Tips from this experience on this route
  • Take a light passenger and cargo load.
  • Pack 17.5 - 18 hours fuel.
  • Don’t panic about fuel remaining/ ETE to dest glowing red - it will for hours until aircraft weight reduces after some has been burned off and variables settle down.
  • Cruise at Mach 0.84, step climb 33/35/38.
Journey notes
  • Departure: NTAA (Faa’a International Airport, Tahiti).
    Arrival: LFPG (Charles de Gaulle Airport, Paris, France).
  • Flight time: 17 hours 33 minutes.
  • Server: Expert.

Good times.

As always, no hard editing was done to the photos, just some personal preference slight changes to the light and contrast and working with what is available – nothing fake added or taken away.

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Wow! Awesome pictures! Thanks for the tips, I might do this now.

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Nice shots!

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WOW!! How long was the flight and awesome photos!

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Thank you, 17.5 hours :-)

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This really showcases the scenery in IF. Great pictures

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That’s a long one I might have to try soon!

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Amazing shots like always! This route should be a must-do for everyone who can do it πŸ™ƒ

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Pictures #8 and #9 😍😍

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Thanks and it’s well worth the trip!

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WOW WOW WOW WOW

Seriously the scenery is just amazing!!! and the livery as well looks fantastic! Great job

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Great photos!

You know what’s funny? A plane will never have to fly more than half way around the world (unless it is there intent) and if they are then the aircraft isn’t flying the most efficient route. So this means that planes will never have to fly longer than the time it takes to fly half way around the world nonstop (about 20 hours).

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Where was the 7th picture taken? Looks beautiful!

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The coast of Canada if I remember correctly.