Now that I have my flights booked I wanted to work out how long (distance and time) I’ll be in the air – it’s the nerd in me 🙂 This trip I’ll actually be enjoying First Class and Business Class treatment which is strange when you consider I’ll be camping a lot in Africa!
Leg 1 Africa
6,025 km Melbourne (MEL) to Singapore (SIN) – 7 hours 45 minutes (Emirates A380 1st class Seat 2A)
Transit time: 1 hour 45 minutes
5,846 km Singapore (SIN) to Dubai (DXB) – 7 hours 35 minutes(Emirates A380 1st Class Seat 2A)
Transit time: 11 hours 40 minutes
3,548 km Dubai (DXB) to Nairobi (NBO) – 5 hours 10 minutes (Emirates B777-300ER 1st Class Seat 1K)
15,420 km Total
Leg 2 Australia
1,271 km Cape Town (CPT) to Johannesburg (JNB) – 2 hours 10 minutes (Comair B737 Business Seat 1F)
Transit time: 2 hours 50 minutes
11,044 km Johannesburg (JNB) to Sydney (SYD) – 11 hours 45 minutes (QANTAS B747-400 Business Seat 5B)
Transit time: 2 hours 25 minutes
706 km Sydney (SYD) to Melbourne (MEL) – 1 hour 35 minutes (QANTAS B737-800 Business Seat 3A)
13,021 km Total
So that is 28,441 km and 36 hours travelling on all flights. That’s a long time, however I’m looking forward to those lie flat seats / beds, entertainment system, fine food and beverages.