Singapore Airlines to Relaunch World’s Longest Nonstop Flight to Newark in October 2018

Singapore Airlines Premium Economy Class onboard the A350-900ULR that will fly non-stop between Newark and Singapore. Source: SIA

For years, the longest nonstop flight—by distance and by flying time—has been the one between Newark (EWR) and Singapore (SIN). Singapore Airlines flew the route with a specially configured A340-500. The route operated for almost 10 years, from 2004 to 2013, until the economics no longer worked for ultra-long flights like this. We were lucky enough…

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SilkAir is Merging into Singapore Airlines, Adding Flat Beds and Other Cabin Upgrades

Singapore Airlines Regional Business Class onboard the Boeing 787. Source: SIA

SilkAir is a wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore Airlines, operating mostly regional routes as a full service airline with its own fleet. It shares the same hub in Singapore, and has the same frequent flyer program with Singapore Airlines. However, it does not belong to Star Alliance since it’s technically a different airline. The arrangement is not…

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First Impression: Ukraine International Airlines 777 Business Class

Ukraine International Airlines 777-200ER Business Class Cabin. Photo by the author.

Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) received its first Boeing 777-200ER plane back in February 2018, and wasted no time to deploy the aircraft for its flights from Kyiv (KBP) to Bangkok (BKK) and Tel Aviv (TLV). UIA is one of the larger airlines that doesn’t really belong to any alliances—they operate over 1,000 flights a week…

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Inside the New United Polaris Lounge SFO

United Polaris Lounge SFO Seating. Source: United

United unveiled the Polaris branding for their international premium cabin offerings almost 2 years ago, but has been making relatively little progress in rolling out all the changes they initially promised. There has been no new Polaris lounge openings since December 1, 2016, when United opened its first Polaris Lounge in Chicago-O’Hare (ORD). United launched…

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