SIA completes world's longest commercial flight to Newark

Singapore Airlines has launched the world’s longest non-stop flight, from Singapore to Newark. Here are tips on how to survive 19 hours in the air, as The Straits Times goes on board the inaugural flight.
The premimum economy section of SQ022. The Singapore-Newark service, which uses the Airbus 350-900ULR, is currently the world's longest commercial flight at 16,700km.
The premimum economy section of SQ022. The Singapore-Newark service, which uses the Airbus 350-900ULR, is currently the world's longest commercial flight at 16,700km.ST PHOTO: EDWARD TEO
Passengers of SQ022 catching up on some sleep. New technology has made planes more fuel-efficient, prompting airlines to launch ultra-long-haul services.
Passengers of SQ022 catching up on some sleep. New technology has made planes more fuel-efficient, prompting airlines to launch ultra-long-haul services.ST PHOTO: EDWARD TEO
The A350-900ULR comes with 67 seats in business class and 94 in premium economy.
The A350-900ULR comes with 67 seats in business class and 94 in premium economy.ST PHOTO: EDWARD TEO

NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - It took one sunrise and two nights to get passengers from Singapore to New Jersey on a non-stop flight over the North Pole.

Singapore Airlines Flight SQ22 landed at Newark Liberty International Airport at 5.29am (US Eastern time) on Friday (Oct 12), 17 hours and 52 minutes after it took off from Changi Airport on Thursday night.

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