Air India flies Delhi-San Francisco nonstop over Pacific, and into record books
NEW DELHI: Flying Delhi to San Francisco (SFO) over the Pacific Ocean instead of the Atlantic, as it had done till last week, has earned Air India the record of operating the world’s longest nonstop flight.
The Pacific route is almost 1,400km longer than the Atlantic one, and the flight covered 15,300 kilometres in 14.5 hours. Despite the route being longer, the flight took almost two hours less thanks to tailwinds — winds that blow in the same direction as an aircraft and thus make it go faster.
Anantapur – 1 hour ago
Now Air India is no more an orphan under this government and making some good commercial moves
Omit Singh Rathore
San Francisco, California – 1 hour ago
I took Air India from San Francisco to Delhi and I am amazed by the service of crew and airline.
The only challenge is passenger who act as coward on other nation flights but very daring in our desi flight.
Hats of to the Air india for making this world record.
India – 37 mins ago
But what about the TOILETS? OMG! Normally on any flight to or from India the toilets are vanquished by our people within half an hour after take off. After 9 hours they are unspeakably filthy. After more than 14 hours? The mind boggles and the stomach turns to think of what Indians can do to a toilet in 14 hours. They may need to be cleaned with a blowtorch!
Delhi – 1 hour ago
Good use of the winds in saving time and money. Keep it up
51 mins ago
Many Indians like to fly in Air India direct flights from US because of its non stop in other countries.Passengers can speak in Hindi.
51 mins ago
India – 52 mins ago
If well managed, Air India can become the best airlines in the world. Good inflight service and punctuality with excellent Indian hospitality.
Hope, Air India will achieve its old glory