Singapore Airlines to launch world’s longest flight to New York
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Singapore Airlines has announced it will launch the world’s longest non-stop flight route in October, using an aircraft that offers no economy class. It is a Largest commercial airplane.
With long-haul planes getting ever more efficient, CNBC takes a look at the current routes guaranteed to wear out any hardened traveler.
Dallas/Fort Worth — Sydney
Shortest total time: 16 hours, 50 minutes
Length: 8,578 miles
Operated by Qantas, this flight was the first non-stop on the route, when the Australian airline started using an Airbus A380 in 2014. The return route from Sydney, however, was already non-stop, and began in 2011.
Houston — Sydney
Shortest total time: 17 hours, 30 minutes
Length: 8,596 miles
United Airlines began UA101 in January this year, using Boeing’s 787-9. Crossing the International Date Line across the Pacific Ocean, travelers arrive two days after departure.
Los Angeles — Singapore
Shortest total time: 17 hours, 00 minutes
Length: 8,770 miles
United first operated this service in October 2017. The flight holds the distance record for any current flight flying to or from the U.S. That should change when Qantas launches nonstop flights between Melbourne and San Francisco in September.
Auckland — Dubai
Shortest total time: 17 hours, 05 minutes
Length: 8,824 miles
Emirates EK449 is a non-stop Airbus A380 route. After departing New Zealand it is almost four hours before you even reach the east coast of Australia. Anyone who stays awake should be able to see the south coast of India before the descent into the Middle East.
Perth — London Heathrow
Shortest total time: 17 hours, 20 minutes
Length: 9,010 miles
In March, the Boeing 787-9, operated under Qantas’ QF9 code, became only one of two current routes to fly direct more than 9,000 miles. The Dreamliner sets off on its non-stop run to London at 6.50 p.m. AWST, reaching Heathrow at 5.10 a.m. London time the following day.
Auckland — Doha
Shortest total time: 17 hours, 40 minutes
Length: 9,032 miles
The longest current flight you can take flies you from New Zealand to the capital of Qatar. A Boeing 777-200LR performs the haul, which was first completed in February 2017.
According to Travel + Leisure, the airline plans to operate two classes on the flight — business and premium economy. The plane will also reportedly be “fitted with lighting to combat jet lag and an air circulation system that renews the air every two minutes.”
An image which you can see above it is the inside view of this flight. Singapore has apparently ordered seven of the ULR jets, and will use them to increase its long-haul service, including a non-stop 15-hour flight to Los Angeles starting in 2019.
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