Qantas flight with 49 people on board took 19 hours and 16 minutes to fly direct from New York to Sydney in the first of three "ultra long-haul" journeys planned by the airline this year.
Singapore Airlines passengers will get to travel between Singapore and New York in 19 hours, a flight that tops Qatar Airways Flight 921 from Auckland to Doha.
With the launch of the world's third longest scheduled passenger flight, here is a brief look at some of the those that span the globe.
Officers could be seen grabbing the screaming man, who refused to leave after he had been ordered off the overbooked plane, pulling him across the armrest and dragging him down the aisle by his arms.
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