How long does it take to fly around the world?

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The first fly around the world started on April 6, 1924, eight U.S. Army Air Service pilots and mechanics in four airplanes left Seattle, Washington, to carry out the first circumnavigation of the globe by air. They completed the journey 175 days later on September 28, after making 74 stops and covering about 27,550 miles.[1]

In 1930, the record for flying around the world was held by the Graf Zeppelin, piloted by Hugo Eckener in 1929 with a time of 21 days. American aviator Wiley Post returns to Floyd Bennett Field in New York, having flown solo around the world in 7 days, 18 hours, and 49 minutes. He was the first aviator to accomplish the feat.[2]

In 2005, the record of flying around the world was slightly more than 67 hours (2 days, 19 hours, 1 minute and 46 seconds). Steve Fossett accomplished this feat departing from Salina, Kansas on February 28, and returning to this departure point March 3, 2005.[3] He set this record with GlobalFlyer, a single engine, turbofan powered trimaran type aircraft consisting of two “booms” that hold the main landing gear, rudders, elevators, and 5,454 pounds of fuel contained in three tanks per side. The remaining 7194 pounds of fuel is contained in six integral wing tanks and a center pod header tank. In addition to the header fuel tank, the center pod contains the pressurized pilot’s cabin and a single pylon mounted Williams turbofan engine mounted above.

In 2018, an airline executive has broken the world record for flying around the world in the shortest time on scheduled commercial flights, circling the globe in less than 53 hours (52 hours, 34 minutes to be exact.) The record set by New Zealander Andrew Fisher, who works in Abu Dhabi as Etihad’s vice president of fleet planning.[4]

In 2019, a crew of pilots and former astronauts broke a world record after flying 25,000 miles around the globe in  in just over 46 hours, 39 minutes, and 38 seconds [5]

According to reliable resources mentioned above it takes:

1 days, 22 hours, 39 mins, 38 secs