Now Boarding: The World’s Longest Flight
In just a short time, passengers will be boarding the world’s longest flight — the first time in five years that Singapore will fly the world’s longest flight — from Singapore to Newark Liberty International Airport. The flight is scheduled to depart Singapore at 11:35 pm local time and arrive at Newark at 5:50 am local time. In case you’re wondering, that’s a time span of 18 hours and 25 minutes.
Singapore airlines stopped this particular flight in 2013 because of the high cost of fuel, making the long flight on the four-engine Airbus A340 uneconomical for the airline. According to Reuters, the airline is now using the two-engine A350 for the flight. The airline has already ordered seven new A350s fitted with 161 business and premium economy seats — with no economy class seats.
So how much will the flight cost you to take? Well, it’s not actually to bad at the moment. You can get a fare in premium economy (remember, there’s no economy on this flight) for around $1,000-$1,500 over the next few months.
Is anybody booked to take this flight? We’d love to hear from somebody who may be taking this flight in the near future, or has taken the flight in the past when Singapore Airlines used to run it.