United Airlines just announced their new non stop flight from Los Angeles to Singapore. Total estimated flight time 17 hours and 55 minutes. Of course, actual flight time depending on the winds! Wow!
This would become the world’s longest regularly scheduled flight and all made possible because the Boeing 787 Dreamliner is designed to do such flights.
“It’s the longest route from the U.S. to anywhere in the world,” Patrick Quayle, United’s vice president – International Planning, tells USA TODAY’s Today in the Sky blog about the new L.A.-Singapore route. “It’s definitely prestigious.”
And there will be yet another superlative for United’s new service: the L.A.-Singapore route would also become the world’s longest regularly scheduled route to be flown with a Boeing 787 “Dreamliner.”
United already holds that title with its existing San Francisco-Singapore route, which will become the world’s second-longest Dreamliner route when the L.A. route starts Oct. 27. United plans to fly both of its California-Singapore routes with the 787-9 variant of the Dreamliner.
“The 787-9 allows United Airlines the unique opportunities of opening up long thin routes that we would not have been able to serve non-stop without this specific aircraft,” says Quayle. – USA Today
So who is ready for an 18 hour non stop flight on an airliner? Let’s hear your comments below!
Featured image of 787 Dreamliner by Boeing