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A Royal Thai Air Force Airbus A340-500  has completed what appears to be the longest flight ever operated by the aircraft. The record breaking flight, took place with much less fanfare than Singapore Airlines commercial record in 2018. The flight from Bangkok to Charlotte, North Carolina, took 18 hours and 14 minutes and covered 14,555 kilometres. The flight landed in on Wednesday, November 16th, after an 18-hour flight that crossed the international date line. Flight RTAF202 departed Don Mueang Airport at 06:10 on Wednesday morning and passed between Taiwan and the Philippines before being spotted to the east of Japan. […]

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