One of the requirements for an FAA commercial certificate is:
§61.129: (3) 20 hours of training on the areas of operation listed in §61.127(b)(1) of this part that includes at least—
(iii) One 2-hour cross country flight in a single engine airplane in daytime conditions that consists of a total straight-line distance of more than 100 nautical miles from the original point of departure;
Since it just says 100 nautical miles from the original point of departure, would a flight that was 268 NM and 2h 29m, but included a stop halfway count for this requirement?
Also, does the "20 hours of training" mean that the 2-hour/100 NM flight needs to be with an instructor?