World’s longest SIA flight departs Singapore for New York

The world’s longest advertisement flight took off from Singapore on Thursday (Oct 11 with excited and apprehensive passengers on board settling in for a marathon 19 hours in the air to New York.

A spokeswoman for Singapore airlines told AFP that Flight SQ22 departed at roughly 11.35pm (1535 GMT) with 150 passengers and 17 crew on board.

two pilots, a special wellbeing menu and more than seven weeks’ worth of film and tv leisure accompany the travellers on the 16,700-kilometre adventure to the Big Apple.

The long-range Airbus A350-900ULR is configured to sensible up to 161 passengers – sixty seven in business class and 94 in top rate financial system with no regular economy seats available.

This undated handout picture released by Singapore airlines displays an A350-900ULR Airbus in flight. (Handout/SINGAPORE AIRLINES/AFP)

For the flight instructors – which additionally comprises two first officials and a 13-strong cabin contingent – the workload will be damaged up, the airline pointed out with each pilot having a minimum 8 hours’ rest all of the the flight.

World’s longest SIA flight departs Singapore for New York

but for passengers, the challenge will be what to do with all that down time when they’re up in the air.

For those not packing a weighty novel (or 2 there will be 1,200 hours of audio-visual entertainment to select from.

dining alternate options will include dishes the airline says have been dinner party to promote well-being in the skies, with organic choices on the menu.

Passenger Peggy Ang, 52 observed earlier than the flight that she felt worried because I’m not sure what would I do in 18.5 hours” inside the plane.

“Now that you requested me, I’m a little bit involved I’m thinking of slumbering watching TV, doing my work,” she told reporters after checking in at Changi Airport for the flight.

“I have a lot of notes to read, expectantly I can sleep well,” spoke of Ang, a club director of an IT services firm.

a few of the passengers were flight lovers like Singaporean engineer Danny Ong, 50, who purchased a go back ticket.

“I’m coming back on the next flight. I savour the ardour of flying,” he told AFP, adding he would binge on the in-flight entertainment.

Pier Messaggio, 41 an Italian electronics dressmaker based in Singapore, noted he is part of a group referred to as “First to Fly” whose members have been on board all of Singapore airlines inaugural flights.