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How Long Does it Take to Fly from Orlando to Singapore?
Posted By adventureswithben On September 28, 2010 @ 7:00 am In Airplanes,Airport,Asia,Orlando,Singapore,Travel | Comments Disabled
Ever since I timed how long it took to fly from Orlando to Africa , I’ve become obsessed with timing all my international flights. So when I left my house to fly from Orlando to Singapore, the clock started as soon as I pulled out of the garage door of my house to leave for the airport.
Singapore is located in South East Asia and holds the current record for the longest, non-stop flight. The Newark to Singapore route clocks in at 18 hours 50 minutes. Can you imagine being in a plane for that long? Los Angeles to Singapore comes in at number 2 according to Wikipedia which keeps a list of non-stop flights records . I was flying Orlando to Chicago, Chicago to Hong Kong, Hong Kong to Singapore.
When planes fly to Asia they follow a Great Circle Route. Remember in school you learned how the shortest distance between two points is a straight line? Well on a globe, it works a bit differently. You don’t just fly in a straight line, you curve up and over Canada and into China. It looks deceiving on a flat map, but math has told us it’s actually shorter.
While flying over the Pacific Ocean, you cross the International Date Line. This means, in an instant, it’s another day. I left on Saturday, never saw Sunday, and arrived on Monday. Weird, huh?
Singapore is a City-State at the tip of Malaysia. There is only one city in Singapore, called…Singapore. That’s what a City-State is. It’s one of the smallest countries in the world. The dot on the map is actually larger than the country!
I walked into my hotel room after 29 hours, 18 minutes and 54 seconds. And it felt about that long. Even in business class, it’s not pleasant. I wonder how long my return flight home will be? Any guesses?
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I’ll see you out there…! But it may take me a long time!
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