The Singapore Airlines A350-900ULR is the world’s longest flight, at a whopping 9,535 miles. The inaugural flight took off from Singapore Changi Airport on October 11, 2018 and landed in Newark Liberty International Airport 19 hours and 45 minutes later. The flight time from east to west is even longer, at 19 hours and 30 minutes.
Here are eight things you need to know before booking the longest flight in the world:
The cabin configuration has only 67 business class seats and 94 premium economy seats, making it a great way to fly in luxury.
The newest A350s have the widest cabins in their class, so you’ll have plenty of space while spending nearly 20 hours on a plane.
Passengers will be treated to a chef-curated menu with Western and Asian dishes as well as fine wines curated by experts.
The new aircraft also features mood lighting, air purifiers with enhanced air filtration systems, and larger windows to keep passengers comfortable throughout the journey.
You may want to add some extra days into your itinerary so that you can rest up after your long trip; jet lag will be intense after such a long haul.
There is WiFi onboard for just $21 for 150MB of data usage or
If you are planning to book the longest flight in the world, there are a few things you should know before booking. This is a long and tiring flight; it’s not for everyone. But if you can handle it, your reward is a trip to one of the most exotic destinations on earth.
1. You will experience two sunrises and two sunsets. The sun rises and sets several times during the course of this long flight.
2. It is best to book a window seat so that you can enjoy the views of the sea and ocean below. Flying over the ocean is an experience unto itself, but flying over the Greenland icecap is spectacular as well. If you have never seen an iceberg calve, then this is your chance!
3. Dress comfortably; you will be sitting for most of the next 18 hours, so make sure that everything you wear is loose-fitting, breathable and made from natural fabrics like cotton or linen. Wear comfortable shoes because you will walk around quite a bit during the course of this flight. Don’t forget socks!
4. On long flights like this one, it is important to stay hydrated and get up to stretch your legs every few hours (approximately every two hours). Make
As I write this, there is a flight in the air that is over 17 hours long. Yes, you read that correctly – 17 hours! The longest nonstop flight in the world is from Singapore to Newark, New Jersey and only 7 airlines actually fly it: Singapore Airlines, United, ANA All Nippon Airways, Lufthansa, Air India, Scoot and Norwegian.
With such a long flight I was interested to find out what it’s like as a passenger and researched as much as I could about the experience. I was even more intrigued when I found out that Singapore Airlines offers an all-suite business class cabin on this route. And if you are ever planning on flying this route yourself or have always been curious about this epic flight here are 8 things you need to know before booking!
1. Booking – You can’t book all the flights directly from Singapore to Newark online because not all airlines offer online booking for the full route. For instance, United only flies from Singapore to San Francisco with a stopover but doesn’t offer connecting service to Newark, so you’ll have to call them at 1 800-864-8331(within the US) or your travel agent to book over the phone. Norwegian Air has
When it comes to taking long flights, there are a few things I like to do to help my chances of getting comfortable and resting. These are the things that work for me, but I’d love to know what works for you!
1. Don’t wear tight clothing
This is the number one thing I always tell myself before I head out on any long flight. Tight clothing restricts your blood flow, which can lead to swelling and discomfort during your flight. Wearing loose fitting clothing will allow you to move around more easily and give you more room in your seat. If you are able to take off your shoes mid-flight, I also recommend wearing socks, as this will prevent swollen feet from being trapped in your shoes.
2. Bring entertainment
Bring just about anything that will keep you occupied during the flight; electronics, books, magazines or coloring books are all great things to keep with you on the plane. The last thing you want is to be bored out of your mind on an extremely long flight!
3. Take a neck pillow
Having something that supports your neck while you sleep is crucial when it comes to long flights. A neck pillow will make all the difference between getting some rest on a flight and having a very uncomfortable
The world’s longest flight will take you from Singapore to Newark, and then back again. The journey lasts almost 19 hours in each direction.
And if the thought of spending nearly a full day on a plane gives you anxiety, don’t worry. This is going to be the most comfortable long-haul flight you’ve ever taken. Here’s what you need to know about the world’s longest flight.
Qantas will fly nonstop from New York to Sydney in 20 hours
In March Qantas announced that it plans to launch the world’s longest commercial flight by flying nonstop from New York to Sydney, Australia.
The airline said it will use a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner for the 9,009-mile route and operate the flights three times a week between New York and Melbourne, Australia, which is 2 hours closer than Sydney.
The flights will take off from New York at 8 p.m. EST and arrive at Melbourne at 6:55 a.m., two days later (local time). Passengers will then spend four hours on the ground before taking off again at 11:15 a.m., and then land in Sydney at 7:30 a.m., two days after that (also local time). The airline
At 9,534 miles, the world’s longest flight is a journey that most people will never have to make. But for Qantas and its passengers, the ultra-long-haul route from Perth to London is a regular commute.
The nonstop flight between Western Australia and Europe has taken off for the first time in more than a decade.
Qantas Flight 9 departed Perth Airport at 7:36 p.m. local time Sunday and is due to land in London at 5 a.m. BST (midnight ET) Tuesday after 17 hours of flying over 14,498 kilometers (9,009 miles).
The airline has dubbed it the “Capital Express,” as Perth becomes its seventh Australian capital city destination, joining Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Hobart and Darwin. It’s also the only direct flight linking Australia with Europe.
“This is one of the biggest things we’ve done in our 100-year history so it’s very exciting,” Qantas CEO Alan Joyce said in a statement. “We’ve been talking about this for years.”