United Airlines to Launch Non-Stop San Francisco-Singapore Service

Flight to be Longest by a U.S. Airline

By Paul Riegler on 28 January 2016
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Flight deck on a United 787

Flight deck on a United 787

United Airlines announced plans to operate what will be the longest scheduled flight of any U.S. carrier, service between San Francisco and Singapore.

The new daily flight will launch June 1, 2016 and will be operated using Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft. The route will also be the longest flown by a Dreamliner and the only non-stop service linking the United States and Singapore.

Flight UA1 will depart San Francisco International Airport at 11:25 p.m. local time and arrive in Singapore at 6:45 a.m. two days later. The return flight will depart Singapore’s Changi Airport at 8:45 a.m. and arrive at 9:15 a.m. in San Francisco the same day.

Approximate flying time will be 15 hours, 30 minutes eastbound and 16 hours, 20 minutes westbound.

United’s Dreamliners are equipped with 48 lie-flat seats in business class, 88 seats in economy plus, and 116 seats in economy. Business-class seats are 22” wide, and have a bed length of 78”.

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