If I were a businessman (whom SQ
are targetting for these ultra super duper longhaul flights) I would rather leave at night after a hard day's work during the week.
So I would rather leave SIN
at 2355 on Friday night and arrive in JFK
at 10am on Saturday on the one stop flight, rather than leave SIN
at noon on Saturday and arrive in EWR
at 6.30pm the same day, right?
Also, the JFK
flight leaves JFK
at 9.30pm and arrives in SIN
at around 7am the next day. The EWR
direct flight leaves EWR
at around 11pm and arrives at 5.50am the next morning. (To a businessman it makes no difference between arriving at 5am or 7am....)
Thus, from a practical point of view, there is hardly any difference between the timings of the non-stop flight and the one-stop flight, except that you don't have to get off at FRA
for the direct flight.
As such, I'm wondering how the EWR
direct flights will work out for SQ