United to Launch Los Angeles-Singapore Route

Service Will Be Longest to or From United States

By Jesse Sokolow on 1 June 2017
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IMG_8924United Airlines announced that it will launch new, daily service between Los Angeles and Singapore on October 27. At 8,700 miles (14,001 kilometers), the route will be the longest scheduled non-stop service to or from the United States.

Flights are scheduled to depart Los Angeles International Airport at 8:55 p.m. and arrive at Singapore Changi Airport at 6:50 a.m. two days later. Flights from Singapore to Los Angeles will depart at 11 a.m. and arrive back in Los Angeles at 10:15 a.m. the same day.

The flight will take approximately 17 hour and 55 minutes westbound, and 15 hours and 15 minutes eastbound.

United will operate the route using Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft, equipped with 252 seats, including 48 lie-flat seats in United Polaris business class, 88 seats in economy plus, and 204 in economy. Business-class seats are 22” wide and have a bed length of 78”.

The news comes exactly one year after United Airlines began San Francisco-Singapore service. The route is currently the longest scheduled flight by any U.S. airline, at 8,446 miles (13,592 kilometers).

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