World's longest flight from Singapore to NY takes off

Singapore Airline's new Airbus A350-900ULR which will embark on the world's longest non-stop plane journey

Singapore Airline's new Airbus A350-900ULR which will embark on the world's longest non-stop plane journey

To maximise the chances of success for the resumption of this flight, Singapore Airlines has ordered a variant of its A350-900 aircraft. Interestingly, because of the way they're staggering the shifts, the same pilot and co-pilot who took off will also land the plane. It told the BBC that there were only 67 business-class seats and 94 premium economy on the Airbus A350-900 ULR.

Pier Messaggio, 41, an Italian electronics designer based in Singapore, said he is part of a group called "First to Fly" whose members have been on board all of Singapore Airlines' inaugural flights.

For passengers, however, the big challenge will be about how to pass the time - but more than 1,200 hours of audio-visual entertainment should help.

According to the airline, the menu will include selected dishes to promote well-being in the sky.

The plane also boasts of spacious "elegantly lit" interiors, higher-than-normal ceilings and wider seats aimed at reducing jet lag. Singapore Air says data speed could be 4-8 Mbps, depending on active users, satellite coverage and weather conditions.For film-lovers the airline has added 200 hours of movies and television shows to the 1,000 already available, with everything from new releases like "Ocean's 8" to art-house and global movies.

"We are mainly anxious about cases of deep vein thrombosis" that can be caused by long-standing passengers and dehydration, said Gheel Kro, a consultant at Singapore's National University Hospital.

Singapore Airlines is flying the new Airbus A350-900ULR (ultra long range) on the route.

Singapore Airlines had operated flights on the route using old aircraft until 2013, but stopped due to rising fuel costs.

Singapore Airlines now has 21 A350-900s in its fleet, with 46 more on order including seven of the ULR variant.

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Facing increasingly strong competition in recent years, Singapore Airlines has consolidated its low-fare subsidiaries and is strengthening its premium segment.

"I'm coming back on the next flight". A week later, the carrier will offer daily flights, after a second Airbus A350-900ULR aircraft is delivered. It received the first aircraft in September. With SIA's new non-stop services, there will be 72 weekly passenger services between Changi Airport and the US.

The service sees bragging rights for world's longest flight pass from Qatar Airways, which has held the distinction since February 2017 with its 9,032-mile schlep between Doha and Auckland.

The launch of the Singapore-Newark service signifies a new era of growth for the important United States market, he said.

The maiden voyage of the world's longest commercial flight landed at Newark Liberty International Airport early Friday morning.

The 14,500-kilometer Qantas service launched this year is the first regular link between Australia and Europe, with the airline's Boeing 787 fleet connecting Perth and London.

Singapore Airlines now serves New York JFK, daily via Frankfurt.

Chief executive Alan Joyce told media previous year that a non-stop, 17,000-kilometer service from Sydney to London could be on the cards as soon as 2022 - but only if oil prices stay low enough to provide a decent return on the route.

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