Do ‘longest flight’ records matter?

Do ‘longest flight’ records matter?

Qatar Airways has launched what it says is the longest current non-stop commercial route, after completing a journey from Doha to Auckland. Flight QR920 landed on Monday after 16 hours and 23 minutes, slightly quicker than expected. The Boeing 777-200LR jet was showered with water cannons on arrival – a tradition for airlines on new routes. Carriers like to talk up these records, but how are they measured and do they really matter? Measuring flights can be complicated Longest (time) or furthest (distance) are the two key distinctions to make,…

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