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Old February 3rd, 2004, 02:57 PM
Go Fig
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World's longest nonstop flight takes off from Singapore to Los Angeles

SINGAPORE (AP) - Singapore Airlines launched a new service on Tuesday
from the tropical island state to Los Angeles that it claims is the
world's longest nonstop commercial flight.

The 14,100-kilometer (8,760-mile) route will take 16 hours. The
national carrier says the flight time is up to two hours shorter than
current services.

Tickets cost 1,757 Singapore dollars (US$1,033) for an economy round
trip ticket and S$10,523 (US$6,190) for a first class ticket.

The service uses newly acquired Airbus 340-500s, which have a range of
up to 16,400 kilometers (10,190 miles) and can seat 313 passengers.

The carrier has modified the cabin to fit just 181 seats, the airline
said, adding the planes have wider seats that can recline further and
lounge areas to help make the long flight more comfortable.

An 18-hour nonstop service between Singapore and New York is scheduled
to begin in June.

Singapore Airlines ordered 10 A340-500 planes in 1998 at a cost of
US$2.2 billion.
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Old February 3rd, 2004, 07:19 PM
nobody
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Go Fig wrote:
Singapore Airlines ordered 10 A340-500 planes in 1998 at a cost of
US$2.2 billion.


Interesting how this batch of 340s will make Singapore very proud and it has
been using the 340 in its markleting extensively lately.

This is sharp contrast to a few years ago when the Boeing apolists were so
happy that Boeing had struck a deal to relieve Singapore of its 340s to be
replaced with 777s.
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Old February 3rd, 2004, 07:30 PM
Ulf Kutzner
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Default longest nonstop flight takes off from Singapore to Los Angeles

nobody schrieb:

Go Fig wrote:
Singapore Airlines ordered 10 A340-500 planes in 1998 at a cost of
US$2.2 billion.


Interesting how this batch of 340s will make Singapore very proud and it has
been using the 340 in its markleting extensively lately.

This is sharp contrast to a few years ago when the Boeing apolists were so
happy that Boeing had struck a deal to relieve Singapore of its 340s to be
replaced with 777s.


I guess those weren't 340-500s.

Regards, ULF
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Old February 5th, 2004, 07:26 AM
Ken Ishiguro
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Default longest nonstop flight takes off from Singapore to Los Angeles


"Go Fig" wrote in message
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The service uses newly acquired Airbus 340-500s, which have a range of
up to 16,400 kilometers (10,190 miles) and can seat 313 passengers.


But not both at the same time.

The carrier has modified the cabin to fit just 181 seats, the airline
said, adding the planes have wider seats that can recline further and
lounge areas to help make the long flight more comfortable.


Interesting "marketing spin". The real reason for 181 seats is to get the
necessary range. Still very cool!

Ken Ishiguro


 




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