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misman
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http://www.bizjournals.com/chicago/news/2017/06/01/united-airlines-longest-nonstop-flight-singapore.html

United Airlines is going long.

The Chicago-based airline today said it will start flying daily between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Singapore's Changi Airport (SIN), subject to government approval.

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United Alrlines will fly the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner nonstop between Los Angeles and… more

When the new service begins on Oct. 27, it will become the longest nonstop route flown by any airline to or from the United States, clocking in at 8,700 miles.

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Posted : June 1, 2017 4:23 pm
HaveMilesWillTravel
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My condolences to the poor folks in Economy +/-.

I don't always drink beer, but when I do I will certainly NOT drink Bud Light.

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Posted : June 1, 2017 8:49 pm
COFreqFlyer
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Well, they sure don't want to allow any of us peon 1Ks access to the front cabin on that flight...

Los Angeles, CA, US (LAX) to Singapore, SG (SIN)
UA 37 | Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner
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[*][LIST]
[*]Depart LAX: Fri, Oct 27
[*]Arrive SIN: Sun, Oct 29
[/list]
[*][LIST]
[*]Red-eye flight
[/list]
[*]Subject to receipt of government operating authority
[LIST]
[*]LAX to SIN UA37
[/list]
[/list]
[LIST]
[*]Available fare classes:
[*]J0
[*]JN0
[*]C0
[*]D0
[*]Z0
[*]ZN0
[*]P0
[*]PN0
[*]R0
[*]RN0
[*]IN0
[*]I0
[*]Y9
[*]YN9
[*]B9
[*]M9
[*]E9
[*]U9
[*]H9
[*]HN9
[*]Q9
[*]V9
[*]W9
[*]S9
[*]T9
[*]L9
[*]K9
[*]G9
[*]N0
[*]XN0
[*]X0
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ETA: On the other hand, a coach ticket roundtrip can be had for merely:
Total
$736.16
1 adult (18-64)
$649.00
Taxes and fees $87.16

Which is really disappointing as I just spent $840 on a MAF-SAN roundtrip.

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Posted : June 1, 2017 10:17 pm
HaveMilesWillTravel
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COFreqFlyer, post: 2791481, member: 465 wrote:
ETA: On the other hand, a coach ticket roundtrip can be had for merely:
Total
$736.16
1 adult (18-64)
$649.00
Taxes and fees $87.16

Can I buy three seats? One for my ukulele and two as a person of size (will stuff a pillow under my jacket)

That would probably be the only way I would book that trip.

I don't always drink beer, but when I do I will certainly NOT drink Bud Light.

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Posted : June 2, 2017 4:09 pm
violist
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United also touted that LAX-SIN will set a new distance record for
a single flight operating to or from the United States.

But that's not entirely accurate. Singapore Airlines began operating the
same nonstop route in February of 2004 — at which time it touted that
the route was the longest operated by any airline. But Singapore Airlines
ultimately discontinued its LAX-SIN service in October of 2013

And SQ 21/22, was that chopped liver?

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Posted : June 2, 2017 10:27 pm
HaveMilesWillTravel
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violist, post: 2791548, member: 281 wrote: And SQ 21/22, was that chopped liver?

I was thinking the same thing. Record as in "currently the longest", which is not the commonly used interpretation of "record".

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Posted : June 3, 2017 1:20 am
Dublin_rfk
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violist, post: 2791548, member: 281 wrote: And SQ 21/22, was that chopped liver?

No, chopped liver is what you felt like afterwards.:D
Even with all seats with aisle access and lay-flats, 19+ hours gate to gate was about 12 hours too long.

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Posted : June 3, 2017 12:20 pm
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HaveMilesWillTravel, post: 2791561, member: 648 wrote: I was thinking the same thing. Record as in "currently the longest", which is not the commonly used interpretation of "record".

Even then it is only with the limitation of excluding flights that do not touch USA. There are longer nonstop flights, such as AKL-DOH & AKL-DXB

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Posted : June 9, 2017 6:49 pm