The Long Haul
Singapore Airlines Ltd said it would launch the world's longest commercial flight in October, a near-19 hour non-stop journey from Singapore to the New York area. Doesn't that sound comfy! 19 hours on a plan with 2 bathrooms and no peanuts.
The 8,277 nautical mile flight from Singapore to Newark, New Jersey with 161 business class and premium economy seats will eclipse the 7,843 nautical mile Qatar Airways flight from Doha to Auckland as the world's longest, according to airline data provider OAG.
Airlines including Singapore Airlines, Australia's Qantas Airways Ltd and U.S.-based United Continental Holdings Inc are adding ultra-long haul flights that can capture an airfare premium of around 20 percent versus flights involving one or more stops.
Singapore Airlines said on Wednesday that it also plans to introduce non-stop flights from Singapore to Los Angeles with the A350-900ULR at a later date.
Sorry, just not interested for two reasons. I don't like long flights and I have no reason to go to Singapore.