The proposed #Los Angeles to #singapore flight by the #united airlines will be the longest route to or from America. The flight will be of 18-hours duration and depending on head wind or tail wind, the time taken could vary to a certain extent. The flight UA 37 will cover a distance of around 8700-miles traveling from Los Angeles International Airport to Changi Airport in Singapore.

The plans of United Airlines

Daily Mail UK reports that the airline is awaiting necessary clearance from the government and once that comes through, it will start its operation on October 27 and will deploy Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner planes. The airline already has a service between San Francisco and Singapore that took off on June 1, 2016, and the new Los Angeles and Singapore flight would set a new record concerning the distance covered to or from the United States.

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Dave Hilfman, senior vice president of United Airline Worldwide Sales, has said that those who travel either on business or for pleasure will find the journey to Singapore more convenient. Right now United Airlines carries out more than 130 flights to over 40 airports across the United States and with the start of the Los Angeles to Singapore direct flight, it will be setting a new record for the longest nonstop route by a domestic carrier.

What will the flight offer?

The Boeing-787-9 Dreamliner of the United Airlines will have 252 seats broken down into three categories namely, Business Class, Economy Class and Economy Plus. The design of the seats will ensure a high level of comfort for the passengers considering the near 18-hour duration of the journey. There will also be nearly five inches of extra legroom in the Economy Plus seats.

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Incidentally, the 8,578-mile trip between Dallas-Fort Worth and Sydney, Australia is the longest flight to the U.S. and it is by Qantas. However, in the category of longest flights that do not touch the US, the record belongs to Qatar Airways. It does a 9,032-mile route between Doha and Auckland, New Zealand.

United Airlines had been involved in a number of unpleasant incidents in the recent past that has affected its image. In the month of May, a scorpion had attacked passengers, and the flight had to be evacuated.

Then there was the case of the death of a giant rabbit that apparently froze to death as it was being transported to America. To cap it all, there was a bird strike after an aircraft took off from Chicago.

Irritants of this nature are common for any airline, and they have to learn from such experiences so that they can offer still better services. Competition is tough, and in order to remain relevant, airlines must take good care of its passengers, especially when they embark on a near 18-hour non-stop journey from Los Angeles to Singapore. It will add another feather in the cap of the airline and will pave the way to explore the potentials of newer territories.