United Airlines UA 840 – Boeing 747-400
Depart: Sydney AU (SYD) Terminal 1, 22nd Apr 2013 13:50 Eastern Standard Time (GMT+10)
Arrive: Los Angeles US (LAX) Terminal 6, 22nd Apr 2013 10:10 Pacific Standard Time (GMT-8)
7,495 miles (13 hours 20 minutes)
That was the plan; what actually happened was the flight was cancelled due to "furloughs of air traffic controllers ... causing massive flight delays and cancellations at Los Angeles International Airport."
I was rerouted via San Francisco on Flight UA 870 at 14:45 slightly later the same day, aboard what felt like a very old Boeing 747, only a single film screen serving everyone in Economy and sat next to a particularly obese couple who despite being very friendly needed the seat arm rest between us raised making what was the longest flight of my entire trip particularly uncomfortable.
On arrival in San Francisco Airport I transferred to flight UA 1625 at 14:06 Pacific Standard Time (GMT-8) eventually arriving in Los Angeles aboard Flight UA 1625 at 15:40 Pacific Standard Time (GMT-8), a delay of 5.5 hours.