United Begins San Francisco-Singapore Service, World’s Longest 787 Route

By Jesse Sokolow on 1 June 2016
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A Boeing 787-9 cockpit

A Boeing 787-9 cockpit

United Airlines announced the launch of new daily, non-stop service between San Francisco and Singapore. The route, which the carrier will operate using Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners, is the first non-stop service connecting the two cities.

At 8,446 miles (14,236 kilometers), the route is the longest scheduled flight operated by an American carrier, and the longest scheduled flight by a 787 Dreamliner.

Flights will depart San Francisco International Airport at 10:55 p.m. and arrive at Singapore Changi Airport at 6:15 a.m. two days later. Flights from Singapore Changi are scheduled to depart at 8:45 a.m. and arrive in San Francisco at 9:15 a.m. the same day.

United’s 787-9’s cabins are configured 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”.

The carrier will discontinue its Singapore-Tokyo Narita service on June 2.

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