Nightly News   |  November 25, 2013

The new record for longest commercial flight goes to …

Find out which airline clocked in at 19 hours – almost a full day in the air. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> holder for the longest commercial flight in the world came to an end this past weekend. singapore to newark on singapore airlines clockeded in at 19 hours, almost a full day in the air. it flew over the polar ice cap to get there. it was grounded because of profitability. the number of seats versus the price of jet fuel . it means the new record holder for the longest time in the air is atlanta to johannesburg on delta at a svelte 17 hours.