I landed in an Airbus A321 operated by American Airlines at Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport on Halloween morning at about 9:32 a.m. for a 1-hr., 18-min. layover before a 16-hr., 30-min. flight to Hong Kong on a Boeing 777-300ER.  The 8,123-mi. flight on a great circle route from DFW to Hong Kong pushes the limits of nonstop, long-distance flight, yet—in a testament to the operational and technological marvel that is modern air travel—thousands of people make ...


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