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This is the longest, non-stop flight in the world that you can take

Can you guess what destinations?

Image: Shutterstock/Sinisa Bobic

FANCY SITTING ON a plane for just over 17-and-a-half hours?

You can do just that on Emirates newest route, officially labelled the longest, non-stop flight operating in the world.

Board in Dubai and 1,055 minutes later, set foot in Panama City. (In that time, you could watch Dr Zhivago five and a bit times).

The first Boeing 777 will take off on 1 February 2016 with eight first class passengers, 42 in Business and 216 back in economy.

It will travel 13,821 kilometres – that’s 17km more than the mammoth flight between Dallas and Sydney run by Qantas.

The plane will also carry 15 tonnes of imported products including pharmaceuticals, machinery, iron and steel rods and electronics.

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Emirates said the route is its first into Central America.

The vice president of Panama is delighted with the development. Isabel Saint Malo de Alvarado said she was pleased to see how diplomatic efforts focused on generating development and prosperity for the country.

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