World Longest Flight From Singapore to New York Finally Landed

Singapore Airlines Ready To Take Off World's Longest Flight Of 19 Hours

Singapore Airlines is all set to recapture the crown for the world's longest nonstop commercial flight after its Flight SQ22 took off from Singapore, heading to NY on Thursday.

The brand-new Airbus A350-900ULR will depart from Changi Airport and land in Newark's global airport in New Jersey.

Shortly before take-off the airline posted: 'Counting down to the launch of our non-stop flight to NY on the Airbus A350 Ultra Long Range!' "This is a route between two massive financial hubs, and so they will fill this plane up with business people, or well-heeled travelers who want the convenience of a non stop flight".

Speaking of the in-flight experience, Singapore Airlines' A350-900ULR only has 161 seats total in business class and premium economy.

Do you think you will be ready to fly for 19 straight hours?

On the return, Singapore Airlines flight SQ21 will depart Newark at 10:45 a.m. and arrive the following day in Singapore at 5:30 p.m. It is scheduled to land at the Newark airport after a 16,700-km journey in at least 18 hours and 25 minutes. Singapore Air says data speed could be 4-8 Mbps, depending on active users, satellite coverage and weather conditions.For film-lovers the airline has added 200 hours of movies and television shows to the 1,000 already available, with everything from new releases like "Ocean's 8" to art-house and worldwide movies.

The cabin features a higher-than-normal ceiling, larger windows and lighting that is created to reduce jet lag on the world's longest flight.

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Singapore Airlines launched the record-breaking route in 2004, but canceled it nine years later because of rising fuel prices. Aviation experts also believe that long-haul direct flights might be the future of air travel, at least for a small niche of fliers.

Ahead of the departure at midnight local time, some passengers told the AFP news agency they were anxious about finding ways to pass the flight time.

"The biggest concern is Deep Vein Thrombosis from a combination of sitting for too long and also from dehydration", Gail Cross, an associate consultant at the National University Hospital in Singapore.

"I'm coming back on the next flight".

"They are hoping to capitalise and exploit a very niche market", he told AFP.

The flight last took place in 2013 with an A340-500. "The A350-900ULR is an aircraft that levels the playing field and will let us connect many more points within the U.S.to Singapore on a nonstop basis".

Singapore Airlines now serves New York JFK, daily via Frankfurt.

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