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Singapore Airlines nonstop to New York and LA

Postby Shikakui » Sat, 28 Apr 2018 12:33 am

The Strait times report that Singapore Airlines is scheduled to restart their Singapore to New York nonstop flight by the end of 2018, and restart their Singapore to Los Angeles nonstop flight in early 2019.

The flight to New York will be the world’s longest.

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Re: Singapore Airlines nonstop to New York and LA

Postby PNGMK » Sat, 28 Apr 2018 9:23 am

Unfortunately it will most like be $$$. However it is without a doubt the best way to get to the USA quickly and hassle free.
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Re: Singapore Airlines nonstop to New York and LA

Postby Strong Eagle » Sat, 28 Apr 2018 11:15 am

What a huge waste of fuel to avoid a stop.

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Re: Singapore Airlines nonstop to New York and LA

Postby PNGMK » Mon, 30 Apr 2018 10:09 am

Strong Eagle wrote:What a huge waste of fuel to avoid a stop.


Eh? I thought most fuel was burnt on taxis and climb to cruising elevation? If you have half of that on a trip (one less landing and taxi) you use half the fuel...
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Re: Singapore Airlines nonstop to New York and LA

Postby Strong Eagle » Mon, 30 Apr 2018 11:03 am

PNGMK wrote:
Strong Eagle wrote:What a huge waste of fuel to avoid a stop.


Eh? I thought most fuel was burnt on taxis and climb to cruising elevation? If you have half of that on a trip (one less landing and taxi) you use half the fuel...


You have to have fuel to carry all that fuel... just like a rocket. For the really long haul flights, you give up a lot of seats in order to carry the extra weight of fuel.

While it's true that you burn a lot of fuel to get to cruise, you also get most of that back coming down when the engines are not much above idle.

You'll see that freighters rarely go more than 3000 miles between stops because of fuel costs.

From a wiki article:

Flight distance

For long-haul flights, the airplane needs to carry additional fuel, leading to higher fuel consumption. Above a certain distance it becomes more fuel-efficient to make a halfway stop to refuel despite the energy losses in descent and climb. For example, a Boeing 777-300 reaches the tipping point at 3,000 nautical miles (5,600 km). It is more fuel-efficient to make a non-stop flight below this distance and to make a stop when covering a longer total distance.[5]


So... this is being done because passengers want it.

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Re: Singapore Airlines nonstop to New York and LA

Postby rajagainstthemachine » Tue, 01 May 2018 9:59 am

I'd rather spend three to four hours in an airport stretching my legs and getting a coffee instead of this long ass madness..
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Re: Singapore Airlines nonstop to New York and LA

Postby Strong Eagle » Tue, 01 May 2018 11:02 am

When I fly over in June, I've got a 17 hour 30 minute run LAX-SIN. I'd much rather hit Taipei, HK, Narita but I'm flying United on miles and that is my only choice unless I take a very long layover.

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Re: Singapore Airlines nonstop to New York and LA

Postby jnageb18 » Fri, 22 Jun 2018 11:59 am

rajagainstthemachine wrote:I'd rather spend three to four hours in an airport stretching my legs and getting a coffee instead of this long ass madness..


when United launched the nonstop from San Fran to Singapore I took it but... would never do that long a flight again. was a 17+ hours flight and i was so restless, I ran out of things to do.

i aim for layovers when possible. get to explore the airport if its at a nice place too

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Re: Singapore Airlines nonstop to New York and LA

Postby Strong Eagle » Fri, 22 Jun 2018 12:02 pm

jnageb18 wrote:
rajagainstthemachine wrote:I'd rather spend three to four hours in an airport stretching my legs and getting a coffee instead of this long ass madness..


when United launched the nonstop from San Fran to Singapore I took it but... would never do that long a flight again. was a 17+ hours flight and i was so restless, I ran out of things to do.

i aim for layovers when possible. get to explore the airport if its at a nice place too


If you could only light a joint on the way over, things would be so much more "groovy".


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