There are numerous reports by publications whose reporters did not even fly the nonstop flight between LAX
, yet they happily declared it too long!
The Los Angeles Times (6 Feb 2004) gave the flight extensive coverage and interview passengers getting off the plane in SIN
at just after 7am . . . you will see that the sentiments are more balanced and different.
I flew on the inaugural flight from SIN
and after five days, from LAX
. Suffice to say that I will find it difficult struggling through a regular one-stop or one-change-of-plane service across the pond. Getting off the plane at 0650hrs on 9Feb, I looked around and did not see people struggling off like zombies. Most looked most relaxed (and many were transiting beyond SIN
to Mumbai, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Jakarta). I dropped my things at home and put in a full day's work without feeling lethargic!
Ultra longhaul with good cabin amenities (especially extra legroom and seat width) is certainly my preferred choice - speaking of which, you can better exercise your choice of how much of rest and entertainment to enjoy.