Singapore Airlines is breaking records with its newest flight: a 19-hour-long route from Singapore to New York that is now the longest flight in the world; the aircraft used to fly the route only has two cabins, and neither of them are economy, plus it’s supposed to be much more comfortable than other flights.
Congratulations to Singapore Airlines for newly breaking a record: the airline is now flying the longest flight in the world, from Singapore to New York City. It’s a 19-hour flight, and it has one unique perk for passengers: there’s no economy class.
The plane running this new flight will have 161 seats. Sixty-seven of those will be lie-flat business class seats, and 94 of them will be premium economy seats. Because passengers will be spending such a long time on the plane, Singapore Airlines is focusing on comfort and well-being rather than stuffing people in like sardines.
In-flight meals are coming from a partnership with a spa and focus on nutrition and hydration. There’s also WiFi, a Book the Cook perk, 200 more hours of entertainment options on top of the 1,000 already available, and a cabin design meant to help you forget you’re in an airplane at all.
“The A350 is a clean-sheet design that has been designed for those long-range flights,” Airbus’ aircraft interiors marketing director for the A350, Florent Petteni, told CNN Travel. “You may not exactly pinpoint why it’s so comfortable and so nice to be flying on this airplane, but everything was done on purpose.”
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