Vishal Patel (b July 9, 1980), a non-resident Indian based in Phoenix, USA, travelled from Melbourne, Australia to New York, USA, covering 20,404.87 km (12,679 miles) across three continents in 27 hr 10 min. He boarded the Cathay Pacific flight at 0.50 am (Melbourne time) and reached the destination at 12.00 pm (New York time) on Feb 28, 2016. The flight had a single stop at Hong Kong.