United says new LA-Singapore route will be longest from US

Marcus Newton
June 3, 2017

United Airlines has confirmed its plan to launch 18-hour flight from Los Angeles to Singapore.

Flying time will be about 15 hours and 15 minutes eastbound, and 17 hours and 55 minutes westbound. The first service to Stockholm departed Singapore Changi Airport at 0033hrs local time on 30 May (Tuesday) and arrived at Stockholm's Arlanda Airport at 0859hrs local time the same day.

It will take 15 hours from here to there, and 18 hours there to here.

United's vice president of Atlantic and Pacific Sales Marcel Fuchs said that the flights showcased the airline's "firm commitment to making travel between Singapore and the United States and beyond more convenient and enjoyable for our customers".

Currently, Australian airline Qantas operates the longest nonstop flight from Sydney to Dallas covering a distance of 8,576 miles.

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Dr Dao was seen being dragged off a United Airlines plane at Chicago O'Hare International Airport on 9 April in video shot by passengers on the flight.

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United operates more than 130 flights to over 40 airports across the US. United Economy Plus offers up to five inches of extra legroom.

The Miami-bound flight was forced to turn back to Chicago's O'Hare Airport shortly after takeoff at around 8.30am on Thursday.

Among flights that don't touch the US, Qatar Airways flies a 9,032-mile route between its hub in Doha and Auckland, New Zealand.

A passenger sitting in a window seat filmed as the flames shot out from the engine.

A couple was also kicked off a flight on their way to their wedding in Costa Rica.

United Airlines spokeswoman Erin Benson said the pilots shut down the affected engine after reporting the strike.

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