The 10 Longest Non-Stop Flights from Chicago

Don't just get out of town. Get as far away as possible on one of these incredibly long non-stop flights out of Chicago!

Hopper Editors - Oct. 26, 2017

Every Windy City local's seen them — those hazy specks floating out from the runways of Chicago's sprawling O'Hare International Airport. With the hub now fielding nearly 2,500 departures every day, it's fair to say that they've become something of a staple on the skyline — drifting into the distance over the great blue of Lake Michigan or eaten up by the American plains as they disappear into the west; tantalizing food for thought for all those holiday-hungry Chicagoans eager for their next jaunt around the globe.

We've put together this list of the 10 longest non-stop flight connections that are available to passengers out of Chicago, so next time you catch yourself wondering about where those lucky folk above are heading to, you can soothe yourself with thoughts of 16-hour flight times and 7,000-mile journeys too!

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10. Chicago to Amman on Royal Jordanian is 6229 miles and 12 hours

The shortest of our top 10 longest flights out of Chicago sees Midwest locals transported right across the breadth of the Atlantic Ocean and mainland Europe, to the burgeoning Arabic metropolis of Amman in Jordan. The flight is run by the country's flag carrying airline, Royal Jordanian and takes around 12 hours from departure to arrival. Once in town, passengers should be sure to explore Western Amman's sprawling museums and the looming Jabal al-Qal'a citadel, where no less than 18,000 years of human settlement has been recorded!

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Examples of itineraries from Chicago to Amman recently found:
- $899 round trip on Royal Jordanian from Oct 31 to Nov 9
- $934 round trip on Royal Jordanian from Oct 29 to Nov 14
- $934 round trip on Royal Jordanian from Mar 1 to Mar 30
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9. Chicago to Tokyo on Japan Airlines is 6260 miles and 13 hours

Midwest locals looking to explore one of the world's largest metropolises are actually spoiled for choice when it comes to direct air connections between the O'Hare International and Tokyo's Narita Airport, with American Airlines, All Nippon and United all running regular services on the route. That said, we love the offering from the country's flag carrier, Japan Airlines, who now fly twice daily between the two cities, using their Boeing B747-400s complete with their fully-reclining Skysleeper Solo first class booths, and in-flight WiFi facilities. Nice.

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Examples of itineraries from Chicago to Tokyo recently found:
- $1307 round trip on American from Nov 9 to Nov 17
- $1307 round trip on American from Nov 25 to Dec 2
- $1314 round trip on Japan Airlines from Nov 27 to Dec 3
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8. Chicago to Seoul on Asiana is 6536 miles and 14 hours

Jump aboard one of Asiana's big Boeing 777-200ERs for this monster of a journey, which takes passengers more than 6,500 miles across continental America and the great Pacific blue, before dropping them at Seoul's Incheon International Airport. From beginning to end the connection takes around 14 hours and is run by Korea's second major carrier, Asiana. For first-class travelers that means fully-reclining booth suites complete with touch-screen controls, LCD entertainment systems and a comprehensive in-flight dining menu, laden with international and Asian delicacies to boot!

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Examples of itineraries from Chicago to Seoul recently found:
- $1291 round trip on Korean from Nov 17 to Nov 23
- $1291 round trip on Korean from Nov 29 to Dec 17
- $1291 round trip on Korean from Mar 16 to Mar 28
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7. Chicago to Beijing on Hainan is 6563 miles and 14 hours

With Hainan becoming the first ever airline to field the all-new Boeing 787 Dreamliner on a connection between the US and China on this route from Chicago's O'Hare to Beijing's Capital International, it's hardly surprising that the flight has drawn so much hype since its launch in 2013. But, as if that wasn't enough to get the press' attention, the connection also hails as one of the longest non-stop flights on offer from Chicago, taking 14 hours from departure to arrival and covering more than 6,500 miles.

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Examples of itineraries from Chicago to Beijing recently found:
- $709 round trip on United from Oct 28 to Dec 27
- $809 round trip on Hainan from Nov 15 to Nov 27
- $909 round trip on Hainan from Jan 10 to Feb 7
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6. Chicago to Shanghai on United is 7043 miles and 14.5 hours

The first and only of our picks from an American-based airline comes in the form of United's colossal hop from Chicago to the bustling business city of Shanghai, perched out on the country's central coast, surrounded by the swells of the East China Sea. It's run on the carrier's flagship Boeing 747-400s, which come with the trademark GlobalFirst cabin class, complete with a la carte in-flight dining designed by the airline's Congress of Chefs and open bar services throughout.

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Examples of itineraries from Chicago to Shanghai recently found:
- $1333 round trip on American from Nov 10 to Dec 31
- $1408 round trip on United from Dec 26 to Jan 21
- $1408 round trip on American from Jan 4 to Jan 27
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5. Chicago to Doha on Qatar is 7119 miles and 13 hours

Despite Doha's shimmering modern veneer of skyscrapers and highrises, passengers thinking about jumping on this lengthy 13-hour flight from Chicago's O'Hare International can rest assured that the earthy souqs and arid desert landscapes for which the city is famous still lurk below the surface and loom on the peripheries. The connection is run by the award-winning Qatar Airways, on their Boeing 777-300s — boasting 335 seats and a first class cabin with 6.5-foot reclining beds and 26-inch entertainment screens.

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4. Chicago to Dubai on Emirates is 7233 miles and 13.5 hours

Why not grab a seat on one of these all-new, super-lengthy connections out of Chicago's O'Hare International to the UAE's wondrous business kingpin city of Dubai, where even the sprawling international airport is a veritable wonder to behold (with its 120,000 square foot retail concourses and on-site swimming pools!). All-in-all the flight takes just under 14 hours from departure to arrival, and is run by award-winning carrier Emirates on their flagship Boeing 777-200LRs, complete with eight first class suites and trademark ICE entertainment systems.

Travelers flying on Emirates to destinations other than Dubai should look into the airline's free international stopover programs

Examples of itineraries from Chicago to Dubai recently found:
- $1204 round trip on Emirates from Nov 2 to Nov 6
- $1244 round trip on Emirates from Nov 2 to Nov 7
- $1244 round trip on Emirates from Nov 4 to Nov 8
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3. Chicago to Abu Dhabi on Etihad Airways is 7263 miles and 13.5 hours

Just beating direct flights from Chicago to its big brother up the coast, these non-stop connections to the UAE's second largest city and capital boast a total duration of nearly 14 hours and a mileage of more than 7,250, taking them firmly into our selection of the top three longest connections out of Chicago this year. Jet setters looking to explore the regal palaces and rich downtown centers of the Arabian metropolis will no doubt love that the route is run by award-winning Etihad, on a Boeing 777-300ER complete with the carrier's uber-luxurious Diamond First Class suites!

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2. Chicago to Delhi on Air India is 7470 miles and 14.5 hours

Coming in at a daunting 7,470 miles and taking more than 14.5 hours from departure to arrival, it's hardly surprising that these connections from Chicago to Delhi are right up here in second position. As one of the few routes connecting the American Midwest with the Indian sub-continent, it's also clear to see why the Air India flight receives more than 2,200 searches a day on average and is amongst the top five most popular arrivals overall at the city's Indira Gandhi International.

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Examples of itineraries from Chicago to Delhi recently found:
- $1016 round trip on Air India from Oct 23 to Nov 10
- $1016 round trip on Air India from Nov 10 to Dec 8
- $1042 round trip on Air India from Nov 3 to Nov 16
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1. Chicago to Hong Kong on Cathay Pacific is 7781 miles and 16 hours

Coming in poll position are these monstrous 7,781-mile flights from Chicago O'Hare to Hong Kong — ready to reward any passengers willing to brave the protracted 16 hours in-flight with majestic views of Victoria Harbour, the buzzing energy of Kowloon and some of the best foodie hotspots in all of East Asia! That said, the flight really doesn't have to be that grueling, because it's run by none other than Skytrax "World Best Airline" award winner, Cathay Pacific, with their luxurious reclining first class seats and mouth-watering in-flight dining menu.

Examples of itineraries from Chicago to Hong Kong recently found:
- $912 round trip on United from Oct 16 to Oct 23
- $962 round trip on Cathay Pacific from Nov 10 to Nov 20
- $962 round trip on Cathay Pacific from Jan 21 to Feb 11
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