Back in 2001, I flew from Los Angeles, CA to Portland, ME to have my album mastered. It was a long trip, indeed. And at the time, I had only taken a few short trips in my life. Los Angeles to San Diego. Los Angeles to Denver. Los Angeles to Honolulu had been my longest, but the trip across the entire United States was a lot longer. I remember that I could not sleep at all, and given that we didn't have the technology available to us then that we do now, I was limited to the books that I had brought with me. I know that this flight, which was over 2600 miles, is relatively short compared to those who have flown internationally, but it was long enough for me.
It was something about two and a half hours and it was my first flight from my country(Romania) to Norway.
16 hours is the longest flight I have flown. Johannesburg to New York. The flight used to stop in Dakar for refueling. That would actually add more time as you had to sit and wait which took close to 2 hours before it was ready to go again. There is nothing exciting about long trips like that and try and split them up now.