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Shortest Flights vs Longest Flights From the Northeast

Whether you're looking for nonstop travel to an exotic locale or a close-to-home getaway, there's a flight for you.

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The Northeast has become a hub for airline travel. The John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, N.Y., is one of the busiest airports around, serving flights for nearly every international airline worldwide. Logan International Airport in Boston, Mass., is also a high-traffic area for travelers, being the primary airport for New England.

Both airports are constantly serving new airlines that travel to exotic places and remain faithful to destinations that are close to home. Satisfy your wanderlust, no matter how far from home you want to travel, with the shortest flights and longest flights (nonstop) from Boston and New York.

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Shortest Flights

Boston: Logan International Airport

Providence, R.I. – 28 minutes

Looking for a quick getaway in the Ocean State isn’t a hassle for Massachusetts residents. Providence offers an expansive food scene, a rich mix of cultures and a variety of entertainment. A road trip from Boston to Providence is roughly 50 miles. For those of you want to travel in style, Linear Air Taxi can give you a lift between the cities in under 30 minutes in your own personal airplane, the shortest flight out of Boston.

Queens, N.Y. – 1 hour, 9 minutes

If you’re looking for something a little further away, hop on a flight and you’ll be in Queens after an hour and nine minutes. Normally, a drive from Boston to Queens would take almost four and a half hours. With a flight, you’ll have more time to enjoy the beautiful parks, expansive museums and much more, without the hassle of driving.

New York: John F. Kennedy International Airport

Syracuse, N.Y. – 1 hour, 6 minutes

If you’re looking for an escape closer to home, a fast flight from New York, N.Y., can land you in Syracuse in just over an hour. A drive would set you back about four and a half hours. Take the time to enjoy the natural beauty of the area, the Finger Lakes wine region and the wide array of local life that Syracuse has to offer.

Boston, Mass. – 1 hour, 12 minutes

Boston is a hub of colonial history and contemporary culture. There’s always something happening, from city tours to classic entertainment and everything between. Take a quick flight, just over an hour, over to Logan International Airport and experience all that Boston is known for.

Portland, Maine – 1 hour, 14 minutes

Want to leave the hustle and bustle of the city that never sleeps? Portland, Maine, may just have what you’re looking for. Being 324 miles away from New York City, a drive may be out of the question for some. Offering a wide variety of outdoor adventures, unique eats and New England charm, a flight to this coastal city is just an hour and 14 minutes away.

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Longest Flights

Boston: Logan International Airport

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 12 hours, 10 minutes

You can travel stress-free with Emirates, known as the best airline in the Middle East. This 12-hour flight will transport you 6,647 miles away from Boston and into the fast-paced metropolis of Dubai, one of the most visited destinations in the world. Stop into one of the cultural museums, see a performance of the Dubai Opera or take a foodie tour for the ultimate experience.

Beijing, China – 13 hours, 55 minutes

If you’ve ever wanted to explore China’s capital, all you need to do is hop aboard Hainan Airlines for a 13-hour and 55-minute flight to the city, 6,729 miles away from the U.S. You’ll find a vast array of different cuisines and native flavors to sample, stunning architecture and cultural marvels to take in.

Tokyo, Japan – 14 hours

A 14-hour flight – the longest flight from Logan International Airport – with Japan Airlines out of Boston will land you in in Tokyo, the capital of Japan. Nearly 6,700 miles away, Tokyo’s modern and bustling scene appeal to anyone looking for urban adventure. Try traditional recipes, familiarize yourself with the dazzling architecture and street life or explore Japan’s pop culture appeal.

New York: John F. Kennedy International Airport

Johannesburg, South Africa – 14 hours, 35 minutes

A trip to Johannesburg on South African Airways will take you 14 hours and 35 minutes – or 7,973 miles – away from New York City. Johannesburg’s heart is in its history. Nelson Mandela’s home is open for visiting and breathtaking art is all over the city. If you’re looking to have a wild time, drive a few hours Northwest for a safari at Pilanesberg National Park.

Hong Kong, China – 16 hours, 10 minutes

A flight with Cathay Pacific from New York City to Hong Kong tops the list as the longest flight at a whopping 16 hours and 10 minutes, or 8,040 miles. The long flight is worth the wait. The local cuisine is some of the world’s best and the shopping is second to none. Its culture lies deep in its museums, concert halls and contemporary galleries.

What was the longest or shortest flight you’ve been on? Share your experience in the comments!

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    • Karina D.

      We can have a travel agent reach out to you with more information. Please send us your best contact information. Thank you-Karina

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