Review: The World's Longest Flight
Singapore Arlines All Business Class
Singapore to Newark A340-500 Ultra Long Haul
The World's Longest Commercial Flight
This is a Photograph Report of Singapore Airlines Flight SQ22 All Business Class from Singapore to Newark taken just a two weeks before they discontinued in October 2013.
Distance flown 9,534 Miles
Total plane time 18 h 30 mins
Aircraft flown: 9V-SGE, 45 passengers on board (out of total 100 seats)
As usual, the trip start in Silver Kris Lounge in Singapore Changi Airport. The lounge offer great choice of food and beverage. It has a premium feel for business class lounge.
2 other friends of mine, Roni and Anoosh met up together in Singapore for this "history making ride" together!
Here she is, A340-541 9V-SGE, the last of 5 A340-500 in Singapore Airlines fleet is operating our flight to Newark today.
Welcome Onboard Singapore Airlines All Business Class
I have chosen the last row window on the right, seat 38K while my friend Roni took 38A.
Our idea was since it is an all Business Class configured aircraft, it is more fun to sit at the far back (where usually is economy class section) while still enjoying a full sleeper seat.
It feels more private in the rear cabin as most passengers sat in the front. There were only 3 passengers in the entire rear section, and no doubt all of them are Avgeeks!
Here is the lunch served after takeoff:
Cheers with Roni!
After finished the nice lunch, we are not even near Hong Kong and still have 16.5 hours to go!
So we get time to chat with the Singapore Girl and take photo with them!
We further social around the rear empty cabin.
I have the good fortune to meet up with San Jose based aviation enthusiast and writer/photographer Ben Wang!
Bed was turned down on request and we took a short day nap later...
There are so many empty seats, so you can choose where to sleep!
About half way into the flight, the dinner service started, with famous Singapore Airlines Satay.
I have to say, the catering on this flight is outstanding!
After the dinner, we still have 8 hours to our destination. The rest of the flight was spent sleeping, chatting, listening to the tunes etc. Interesting enough I didn't watch a single movie on the world's longest flight!
About 2 hours before landing, I have my pre-arrival meal which I have a noodle soup with prawn.
Again, it was really good. Washing all this down with the Singapore Sling!
Forward wing view of the A340-500
After nearly 18 hours of flying, we touched down on Rwy22R of Newark Liberty Int'l.
All of us are glad to accomplish the 9,534 miles crossing from Singapore nonstop to New York! We can confidently say we've flown the world's longest flight for a long time to come!
Our flight was held up for another 20-25 minutes because of a United airbus emergency incident (no further details)
Goodbye, and thanks Singapore Airlines, a great way to fly!
I am really glad I have flown the World's longest flight before it discontinued. It was a really long flight but never a dull moment. Singapore Airlines delivered the usual outstanding flawless service. The catering on this flight is of long haul premium and lot of choices to choose from. The flat bed is comfortable with all aisle access. This is a flight to go down well into my travel logbook.
We can't wait for Singapore Airlines to return the nonstop flight with the next generation aircraft.
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