What Is the Typical Length of a Flight From the United States to Iraq?


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A commercial airline flight from the United States to Iraq typically lasts from 14 to 19 hours, including at least one stopover at airports in the Middle East or Europe. The first section generally takes eight to 13 hours while the second lasts two to four hours, as of 2015.

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Commercial flights to Iraq depart from several U.S. cities, including New York, Chicago and Los Angeles and normally land at Baghdad, although some fly into Iraq'a Basra or Erbil airports. No airlines fly the route direct: Qatar Airways has a stopover in Doha, Emirates in Dubai, Turkish Airlines in Istanbul and Austrian Airlines in Vienna or London.

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