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Plane Crazy: This Is the Longest Flight in the World

Here’s a little bit of airline trivia for you: The longest flight in the world belongs to Singapore Airlines at nearly 19 hours.

The airline launches the non-stop journey from Singapore to New Jersey’s Newark Liberty International Airport, in October. The total flight time is estimated to last a whopping 18 hours and 45 minutes.

The route is being heralded as the fastest way to travel between the two cities.

Singapore Airlines will cover the 8,277 nautical mile journey using its new Airbus A350-900 jet, as seen above. There will be 67 business class and 94 Premium Economy seats on board.

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The carrier is no stranger to long flights.

Technically, it’s relaunching the marathon route from Singapore to Newark.

Singapore Airlines had flown its jets between the two cities before ending the flights in 2013, when the route became too expensive to operate.

Not only is that leg back, but the airline is also considering a spine-busting flight from Singapore to Los Angeles in the near future.

“Singapore Airlines has always taken pride in pushing the boundaries to provide the best possible travel convenience for our customers, and we are pleased to be leading the way with these new non-stop flights using the latest-technology, ultra-long-range Airbus A350-900ULR,” said Singapore Airlines’ CEO, Goh Choon Phong in announcing the new route.

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Singapore Airlines’ longest flight will have 67 business class seats on board. (Photo: Singapore Airlines)
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Singapore Airlines’ Premium Economy seats on the longest flight in the world. (Photo: Singapore Airlines)

Other Long Hauls:

  • Doha, Qatar, to Auckland, New Zealand (Qatar Airways): 17 hours, 40 minutes – 9,032 miles
  • Houston to Sydney (United): 17 hours, 30 minutes – 8,596 miles
  • Perth, Australia, to London (Qantas): 17 hours, 20 minutes – 9,010 miles
  • Auckland, New Zealand, to Dubai (Emirates): 17 hours, 5 minutes – 8,824 miles
  • Los Angeles to Singapore (United): 17 hours – 8,770 miles
  • Dallas/Ft. Worth to Sydney (Qantas): 16 hours, 50 minutes – 8,578 miles

Singapore Airlines may not own the world’s longest flight for long.

Australia’s Qantas wants to launch a non-stop route from Sydney to London in 2022, which would travel 9,200 nautical miles. It will also launch flights from Melbourne to San Francisco.


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