Jetliner lands in USA after world's longest flight

Singapore Airlines' new aircraft will fly nearly 19 hours non-stop

Singapore Airlines' new aircraft will fly nearly 19 hours non-stop

However, more than seven weeks' worth of television and film entertainment will also be provided to the passengers during the journey of 16,700 kilometers (10,400 miles).

The flight will remain in the air for 19 hours from Singapore to NY. That means more space, with 67 flat-bed seats in a 1-2-1 configuration for business class and 94 premium economy places in a mostly 2-4-2 arrangement at the rear.

The airline previously flew the same route, but stopped the service in 2013 due to inefficiency. The world longest flight is now crowned to Singaporean airlines.

For the flight crew - which includes two first officers and a 13-strong cabin contingent - the work load will be split into shifts, with each pilot having a minimum eight hours of rest during the flight.

"I'm a little anxious, I wonder what I'm going to do for 18 hours and 30 minutes" on the plane, 52-year-old Peggy Ang, a computer company executive, admitted before boarding. Check out how we built the world's longest range airliner!

Singapore Airlines said there was a demand by customers for non-stop services which help cut travelling times compared with flights which have a stopover.

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Today's flight will top the current longest direct link between cities - Auckland to Doha with Qatar Airways, which takes 17 hours 40 minutes. The airline is now using the an Airbus A350-900 aircraft with 161 seats, 92 fewer than the company's usual seat count on the same aircraft.

The flight which is flying from the city-state to Newark Airport can take up to 18 hours and 45 minutes under normal weather conditions, however, the aircraft was made capable of flying more than 20 hours non-stop.

To improve flight experience and reduce the stress that passengers will suffer for nearly a whole day in the air, the company has raised the ceiling of the cabin and has raised the windows.

"Research has shown that hydration and food intake are important factors (to consider), such as avoiding foods that cause gas or bloating as well as excessive alcohol", Rhenu Bhuller, a healthcare expert at consultancy Frost & Sullivan, said.

Of two possible routes that Singapore Airlines could take to Newark, the airline has already told its passengers that they'll be opting for the NOPAC route, or the North Pacific route.

"They are hoping to capitalise and exploit a very niche market", he said. In this case, I present to you the Airbus A350-900ULR. With SIA's new non-stop services, there will be 72 weekly passenger services between Changi and the U.S., noted Changi Airport Group spokesman Ivan Tan.

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