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What's the Longest Route Flown by the 787 Dreamliner?

May 14, 2014 at 11:49 AM | by | Comments (0)

Yesterday, we highlighted the shortest flights flown with a Dreamliner and, with its duration just at a tease at under 1 hour, we had to look at the other end of the spectrum and share the world's longest Dreamliner flight.

With so many advanced bells and whistles, this aircraft is in its element on long-haul routes, when there's plenty time to play with the self-tinting windows, self-closing toilet seats, and still catch some Zs in a quieter cabin. If you're looking spend a chunk of time sitting in one of the seats of these Boeings, look to book a flight from Washington-Dulles to Addis Ababa on Ethiopian Airlines, since they're running the longest flight on the 787 right now.

The flight across the Atlantic and over the majority of Northern Africa spends about 13.5 hours in the air. That's plenty of time to reap the benefits of the comfy 787 cabin and, with a mid-morning departure, ET 501 affords some better and brighter views from those larger windows.

If you've got your heart set on this flight to tick off your bucketlist, you'd better act fast because United will soon steal the top spot for the longest flight. Come October 26, UA will be flying the stretch version of the aircraft on the Los Angeles to Melbourne route.

[Photo: Ethiopian Airlines]

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