The World's Longest Flight Now Even Longer!

Singapore Airlines' Singapore-Newark flight, which covered a staggering 9,534 miles and took around 18 hours, was the world's longest scheduled passenger flight.



Unfortunately; it was also an early victim of the Covid-19 pandemic, being put on hold on March 23.


However, it's ready to take off again, with flights scheduled to re-start on November 9 between Singapore and New York.


There's just one difference - the US airport will switch from Newark, NJ, to JFK. This pushes the distance up to 9,536.5 miles and the flight will run three times a week, using an Airbus A350-900 with 187 economy seats, plus 24 premium economy and 42 business class.



At the moment, it's still uncertain how many regular passengers will be booking to board the flight as visitors are currently not allowed to enter Singapore, except permanent residents, visa holders, or travelers from countries which qualify for an "Air Travel Pass" (Australia, Brunei Darussalam, New Zealand, and Vietnam).


Some provinces of China, plus Malaysia, Japan, and the Republic of Korea may travel for work if they are sponsored by a Singaporean company.


Flights from Singapore to JFK will take 18 hours and 5 minutes, while JFK to Singapore will take 18 hours and 40 minutes, due to the headwind. On that route, passengers will also arrive two days after they departed, thanks to the 10:30 p.m. start and 6:10 a.m. arrival time.




The crew will be wearing goggles, gloves and masks, and passengers are required to wear masks while not eating and drinking.



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