I recently flew EWR
21/22 and it used a polar route on the EWR
leg and a Pacific route on the SIN
leg. It all depends on winds of the day.
On SQ21 we took off from EWR
and headed directly north on a polar route. We passed very close to the North Pole and then came down through Siberia, passed over Mongolia, then headed through China (directly over Wuhan) and then into the South China Sea passing just east of Vietnam before landing into SIN
. Total air time was 17hrs and 40min.
On SQ22 we took off and headed northwest over the South China Sea, directly over Naha, then on very close to Tokyo before heading more westerly. We stayed south of the 60 parallel and a good distance south of ANC
. We crossed into North America just south of Vancouver before paralleling the US/Candian border. We finally crossed the border close to Buffalo NY before heading into EWR
. Total flight time was 18hrs 20min (but some of that was due to delays on arrival into EWR as the flight time should have been closer to 18hrs)
You can read the trip report that I wrote for the flights if you want more information:
United/Singapore ORD-EWR-SIN In Raffles Class (by RoseFlyer Oct 17 2005 in Trip Reports)
SQ/UA SIN-EWR-ORD Raffles Class (stranded In EWR) (by RoseFlyer Oct 24 2005 in Trip Reports
[Edited 2005-11-02 17:45:38]
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