When you begin researching airlines in America, you will often wonder how long a domestic flight is.
This is a common question for those who want to keep the trip short and sweet. Unfortunately, this is not always going to be the case.
Some domestic flights in the US are quite long!
Once you are aware of the weight restriction for a flight and have chosen the destination, it’s essential to begin working on understanding the logistics of the flight. This includes how long it will take to fly to your destination.
We have been in this position before and it is essential to be aware of this information beforehand.
Here are the longest domestic flights in America based on our research.
Longest Domestic Flights In America
1. Boston to Honolulu
- Length: 11h 15m
- Distance: 5,092 miles
This has been noted for being the longest domestic flight in America right now.
You are now going to find a longer flight than this and it is due to the placement of Hawaii in contrast to where Maine is.
You are going to be taking the Airbus A330-200 for this flight to Hawaii. Since it is almost half a day to go from Boston to Hawaii, you are almost going to feel like you are taking an international flight due to how long it is!
It was tedious for us to spend time on the flight but also an interesting experience since it was the longest domestic flight in the US distance-wise.
2. New York (JFK) to Honolulu
- Length: 11h 10m
- Distance: 4,980 miles
We will continue with the flights that go straight to Hawaii.
In this case, you are going to be taking the Airbus A330-200 from New York (JFK Airport) to Honolulu in Hawaii.
This is a substantial flight just like flying from Boston to Honolulu. In this case, you are going to be taking almost the same amount of time as the longest domestic flight in America but you will save a few minutes making it the second-longest.
It will take around 11 hours to get from the JFK airport to Honolulu.
It is another tedious flight but whenever you are going to Hawaii domestically, you are going to have to deal with this type of experience.
3. Newark-Liberty (EWR) to Honolulu
- Length: 11h 24m
- Distance: 4,959 miles
Hawaii is going to be the destination again as you are traveling between Newark and Honolulu with United Airlines.
In this case, you are going to be flying in the beautiful Boeing 767-400. It’s a robust airline but it doesn’t matter how good your airline is when the length of the flight is 11 hours long. You are going to feel it and this is almost as long as the longest flight in America.
Plus, this is the lengthiest domestic flight in America time-wise.
You are going to be spending almost 12 hours on the plane when you are flying between Newark and Honolulu.
4. Newark-Liberty to Kahului
- Length: 11h 10m
- Distance: 4,901 miles
- Aircraft: Boeing 767-300
This time you are going to be looking at a flight between Newark and another part of Hawaii in the form of Kahului.
This was a long flight and it was going to cover a good amount of distance too.
You are going to be sitting in the Boeing 767-300 when taking this flight and it’s going to be almost 5000 miles to get to where you want to go in Kahului.
Since it is essentially 11 hours long, it is right up there with the lengthiest flights in America right now.
5. Washington-Dulles to Honolulu
- Length: 10h 46m
- Distance: 4,814 miles
Washington is one of the most interesting places on the planet and it tends to connect to various parts of America as you look to fly around.
In this case, you are going to be looking at a flight that is going to go between Washington and Honolulu. Once again, the flight to Hawaii is going to be a long one.
It is going to take just under 11 hours to get to Honolulu from Washington.
These are the longest domestic flights in America right now.
These are the longest flights in America and are going to feel like an international flight. We know it is difficult to sit in a plane for this long but you are going to get to land in the beautiful state of Hawaii once you are done.
Of course, heading back is just as long!
Amanda Harper is a travel enthusiast with 10+ years of traveling experience across the planet. Her passion for writing and travel makes her a walking bibliography on modern-day tourism.