You can drink this much on the world's longest flight (Hint: It's a lot)
Preparing for air travel comes with a super specific and stressful to-do list: Pay for baggage fees, make sure your carry-on complies with size requirements, check in online, and prepare to gulp a shit ton of drinks — if you booked the world’s longest flight.
Obviously, there’s significantly more that goes into readying yourself for a long-haul flight (travel hacks to the rescue), but who has time to stress out over that awful passport photo when there’s so much drinking to be done?
According to Delish, passengers on the longest flight in the world meet their drinking maximum at 12 beverages, and the lush person living inside of us is suddenly urging us to Google ticket prices.
So, where do we have to travel to engage in all of this gleeful guzzling? According to Food and Wine, that would be Qatar Airways’ flight QR920, which transports passengers from Doha, Qatar to Auckland, New Zealand. BTW, that’s a 9,032-mile trip that takes 16 hours and 23 minutes — but why count miles when you can count all the drinks you’ll get?
Based on our (shaky) math, that works out to about 1.375 drinks per hour, which is totally doable, right? Well, if the thought of tossing back all those drinks in less than 24 hours makes your liver scream “uncle,” here’s the thing: Not *all* of the beverages will be of the adult variety.
The New Zealand Herald reports that the crew serves “1,100 cups of tea and coffee, 2,000 cold drinks and 1,036 meals,” during the Doha-Auckland leg, which is considerably less drunkenness than we initially believed.
Either way, wheels (and drinks) up!