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Longest Flight: L.A. To Singapore  
User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6210 posts, RR: 11
Posted (12 years 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3762 times:

CNN is reporting that the longest scheduled flight took off tuesday from L.A. and flew to Singapore. The flight takes 18 1/2 hours.

What airline operates this flight and what A/C do they use?

Last year 1,944 New Yorkers saw something and said something.
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User currently offlineAFC_ajax00 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 775 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3733 times:

Singapore Airlines on an Airbus A340-500

Once you have tasted flight, you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward; for there you long to return
User currently offlineEspion007 From Denmark, joined Dec 2003, 1691 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3575 times:

with less than 200 people on board

Snakes on a Plane!
User currently offlineJayspilot From United States of America, joined May 2001, 301 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3480 times:

that must be one high yield route considering the plane has less then 200 passengers and must have a crew of almost 20 including 2 flight crews and is buring 18.5 hrs of jet fuel in 4 engines.

User currently offlineKillerbabe From Netherlands, joined Aug 2003, 186 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3398 times:

It is that new ( ?) flight from SQ and the A340-500B are used......
I am wandering how long the flight will continue. It is to long for me and a stop on the route ( Tokyo or Taipei) is a great and better alernative...

User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13754 posts, RR: 17
Reply 5, posted (12 years 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3331 times:

The inaugural flight SQ019 from Los Angeles to Singapore took a flying duration of 17 hours and 38 minutes isntead of the scheduled 18 hours 40 minutes.  Big thumbs up

Anyone can fly, only the best Soar.
User currently offlineConcordeBoy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3305 times:

that must be one high yield route considering the plane has less then 200 passengers and must have a crew of almost 20 including 2 flight crews and is buring 18.5 hrs of jet fuel in 4 engines.

The plane could support more... but they have to plan for the flight to New York/Liberty using the same aircraft as well.

User currently offlineAMSMAN From Ireland, joined Jan 2002, 1016 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (12 years 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3126 times:

Would be great to get a diagram on the flight plan??


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User currently offline9V-SVC From Singapore, joined Oct 2001, 1803 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (12 years 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3026 times:

The A345-500 SQ19/20 reached to it's destination earlier as expected. That's a good start.


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User currently offlineCoronado From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1305 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (12 years 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2870 times:
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Why would you want to spend 24 hours fliying just so you can walk around like a zombie at Narita for an hour and a half or so. What does that do to improve your health. Especially when the Econ seats thru Narita offer you a 31/32 inch pitch. I would much rather get it over with in 18 hours non stop if I can enjoy a 37 inch pitch and a wider seat.

Way to go SQ. How about bidding for LA -Joburg non stop!!

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User currently offlineGuyBetsy1 From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 846 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (12 years 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2637 times:

For a brief outlook on the diagram, go to http://www.singaporeair.com and click on the diagram : "Making the world a smaller place" featuring the Airbus A345 Leadership. You will then be directed to another window where you will see the approximate flight paths of SIN-LAX, LAX-SIN and SIN-NYC-SIN.

[Edited 2004-02-06 12:21:37]

User currently offlineFLYSSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7484 posts, RR: 56
Reply 11, posted (12 years 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2580 times:

SQ plans to launch later this year an even longer nonstop flight : EWR-SIN, also with its A345 LeaderShip.

The plane has a 2 class config. with 64 Business (Raffles Class) and only 117 premium Economy (2-3-2 layout).

User currently offlineSolnabo From Sweden, joined Jan 2008, 910 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (12 years 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2328 times:

Wouldnt you like to talk with some of the pax on that flight??
I would! like:- "how did you cope for 14-15(?) hours in a aliminiumtube???
-Did you sleep or mingled with the others" and so on Smile/happy/getting dizzy


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User currently offlineMD80Nut From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1050 posts, RR: 8
Reply 13, posted (12 years 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2268 times:

If it takes 24 hours or so to do a one-stop from L.A. to Singapore, then being able to cut that to 18 hours or so is definitely worth it. Especially if you're flying economy, you get a 25% shorter travel time AND wider seats with more leg room and a leg rest. Sounds good to me!

cheers, Ralph

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