What's the Longest Route Flown by the Airbus A380?
As we round a week of chronicling the world's longest and shortest flights on the newest and most notable planes on the planet, it only makes sense to highlight which route is lengthiest for the whale of the skies, Airbus' A380. Some of these aircraft have showers for first class passengers, in-flight duty-free shops, and wider cabins for a bit more space to make spending multiple hours on the aircraft a whole lot more enjoyable.
Emirates is two-for-two on these top spots with their regular A380 service from Dubai to Los Angeles. EK 215 spends about 16 hours, 35 minutes making the 8,339 mile trek around the globe, which gives ample time to experience the world-class service for which Emirates is well known.
The Emirati carrier will not keep this award for much longer, as Qantas is due to nab the number one position for the longest super-jumbo flight when they retire their 747-400ERs and install the A380 on the Sydney to Dallas route. This competition is common territory for the Red Roo since they've held the award in the past for a few flights from Australia, namely this one.
Starting on September 29, the Aussie airline will be taking their A380s the long-haul over the Pacific to Texas. While they won't feature the bells and whistles of Emirates' superjumbos, we think it's a pretty comfy ride.