The Ten Most Expensive Airline Tickets You Can Buy

What's the most expensive one-way commercial flight with no buses, cars or trains taking you from one airport to the other? Jalopnik readers started booking and this is what they found.

I guess the most important lesson we learnt from this round is that you can actually spend the price of a new Subaru STI or a Mustang Convertible on a single 4,771 mile long flight starting from New York. Now imagine spending that amount on petrol, and see where it could take you!

Note that these are all one-way tickets with no doubling back.


10.) Fairbanks (Alaska) to Auckland (New Zealand)

The Ten Most Expensive Airline Tickets You Can Buy

Suggested by: DannyO
Price: $28066
Distance on the map: 7308.85 miles
Flight time: 36 hours 10 minutes

Going through Dubai with Emirates has a price.


9.) Dallas (US) to London (UK)

The Ten Most Expensive Airline Tickets You Can Buy

The Ten Most Expensive Airline Tickets You Can Buy

Suggested by: TeXWD
Price: $31464
Distance on the map: 4745.14 miles
Flight time: 27 hours 38 minutes

They just found a new oil field under the farm.


8.) Miami (US) to Tokyo (Japan)

The Ten Most Expensive Airline Tickets You Can Buy

Suggested by: Raphael Orlove
Price: $32758
Distance on the map: 7448.98 miles
Flight time: 24 hours 55 minutes

Sounds like a party.


7.) New York (US) to London (UK)

The Ten Most Expensive Airline Tickets You Can Buy

Suggested by: Ray Wert
Price: $37297
Distance on the map: 4013.03 miles
Flight time: 40 hours 55 minutes

All Nippon Airlines is all about taking you around the world, at least twice if possible.


6.) New York (US) to Frankfurt (Germany)

The Ten Most Expensive Airline Tickets You Can Buy

Suggested by: Ray Wert
Price: $37297
Distance on the map: 4013.03 miles
Flight time: 44 hours

The same story here.


5.) New York (US) to Lisbon (Portugal)

The Ten Most Expensive Airline Tickets You Can Buy

Suggested by: Travis Okulski
Price: $37360
Distance on the map: 3367.19 miles
Flight time: 46 hours 45 minutes

If you're on a plane for 46 hours, fingers crossed for lovely flight attendants. It usually works.


4.) New York (US) to Istanbul (Turkey)

The Ten Most Expensive Airline Tickets You Can Buy

Suggested by: Yamuda
Price: $37992
Distance on the map: 5009.82 miles
Flight time: 45 hours 45 minutes

This one is shorter. By an hour.


3.) New York (US) to Oslo (Norway)

The Ten Most Expensive Airline Tickets You Can Buy

Suggested by: rileseven
Price: $39001
Distance on the map: 3672.61 miles
Flight time: 28 hours

A New York to Oslo flight usually takes 7 hours and 52 minutes. This trip takes a bit more...


2.) Santiago (Chile) to Beirut (Lebanon)

The Ten Most Expensive Airline Tickets You Can Buy

Suggested by: lamakachop
Price: $39525
Distance on the map: 8286.39 miles
Flight time: 20 hours 30 minutes

With Air France, you can try both the Boeing and the Airbus. That almost makes it a good deal.


1.) New York (US) to Sao Paulo (Brazil)

The Ten Most Expensive Airline Tickets You Can Buy

Suggested by: cwgtimkv
Price: $40994
Distance on the map: 4771.69 miles
Flight time: 59 hours

All Nippon Airways once again welcomes your cash or credit card! Also, basically, leaving New York in the wrong direction is more expensive than living there.

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