10,288 miles nonstop on Singapore Airlines in Premium Economy

FEBRUARY 7. 2019 — For a three-day trip to Singapore this past week (just arrived home yesterday, February 6), I booked the Singapore Airlines nonstop flight from Newark. It is, at the moment, the longest flight on earth at between 17 and 19 hours, depending. Singapore Airlines in Premium Econmy makes flying nonstop 10,288 miles better than merely bearable.

Although it saves substantial time over alternate ways to get to Singapore from the U.S. East Coast, and even with 30 years of experience flying ultra-long legs, I wondered if I could endure it, especially since I opted for Premium Economy, not Business Class. The A350-900ULR aircraft used on the nonstop is fitted out with only Business Class and Premium Economy seats—no economy class at all.  PE fares were far cheaper than Business, so…

Bottom line: No sweat.  I flew over, arriving Sunday night, and flew home late Tuesday night.  Kudos to Singapore Airlines for making Premium Economy service as painless as possible.  It was better than just okay; I would do it again. Read my full report here.

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One thought on “10,288 miles nonstop on Singapore Airlines in Premium Economy

  1. I’m struggling to understand the logic of El Al flies out of Terminal B so no expiated security. United flies out of Terminal C to Israel and Terminal C has TSA Pre, Premium lines, etc. There is extra security at the gate in Terminal C but not X-Ray machines, etc. (more like the same “extra” checks coming to the US for Australia. Sure sounds like the Terminal B security is an excuse, not a real reason.

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