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Old 12th Oct 2018, 11:37
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Longest non stop flight

So the return of the SQ flight between SIN-EWR has finally landed. Wonder if anyone one from PPRuNe was on board especially in premium economy to give us the lowdown.......& no not the paid for one by the dude on CNN travelling business class......
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Old 12th Oct 2018, 15:25
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I used to regularly fly between DXB and DFW and they lasted about 16 hours - always in Business and found it quite OK. After about 10 hours I dont think it really matters so a 19 hour flight certainly wouldn't put me off. The only time it was an uncomfortable flight was when the seat recline broke - but that could happen on any flight.

I certainly wouldnt attempt it in economy.
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Old 14th Oct 2018, 07:42
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Originally Posted by Wannabe Flyer View Post
So the return of the SQ flight between SIN-EWR has finally landed. Wonder if anyone one from PPRuNe was on board especially in premium economy to give us the lowdown.......& no not the paid for one by the dude on CNN travelling business class......
I did the flight once to Newark on the 340-500 when it was all Business Class. It is along flight but after a meal, sleep, some work, another meal and a drink, it was not too bad. Only issue I recall was the jet lag which seemed worse than usual, and quite dry air in the cabin. Its is not a route I have used since, or are likely to do again, but ULH with SQ would not be an issue for me, some other carriers I would be less sure of.
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Old 14th Oct 2018, 07:57
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At least this route is only premium economy and business which would make it bearable. The Qantas B787 Perth - London is only slightly shorter but offers standard Economy class which would be a nightmare.

ULH flights like this may be bad news for hubs like Dubai if premium passengers decide on direct flights and leave the lower yield Economy passengers to make the connections.
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Old 14th Oct 2018, 12:10
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Only issue I recall was the jet lag which seemed worse than usual
Might be something to do with crossing 12 time zones in 18 hours ...
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