Afaceinthematrix

Earlier, I was talking with someone about the longest possible flight distance from where we live (Southern California). We agreed that we'd probably leave from Los Angeles Airport (LAX) because that is the biggest airport around. He thought that the longest flight would be to Mozambique in southeasten Africa. That didn't seem right to me; somewhere in Australia seemed more likely. So what I did was go look up the coordinates of LAX Airport - which are 33°56′33″N 118°24′29″W. I then went to Google maps and typed in 33°56′33″S 118°24′29″E and got Mindarabin, Australia - which was in the country that I originally guessed. Was my logic correct (I want to know before I go and say "I told you so!"). I just put in exact opposite coordinates and I should get the furthest point away - correct? Also, does furthest distance necessarily imply furthest flight (we are assuming nonstop)? I am sure that there is possibly some situation where an airplane can't fly over certain air spaces or to where a plane flies in a certain path for optimization since our planet is not a certain sphere... I just wasn't sure about my logic...

By the way, I am ignoring the fact that Mindarabin may or may not have an airport. This was mostly an argument about the furthest place away from us more than furthest flight...

By the way, I am ignoring the fact that Mindarabin may or may not have an airport. This was mostly an argument about the furthest place away from us more than furthest flight...