United launches longest non-stop flight

(By Agence France-Presse)

LOS ANGELES — United Airlines on Friday launched the longest non-stop flight to or from the United States, an 8,700-mile (14,001-kilometer) journey connecting Los Angeles and Singapore.

The nearly 18-hour flight departed Los Angeles on Friday at 9:25 pm local time and will land on Sunday in Singapore at 6:20 am local time.

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Photo: John Taggart (https://commons.wikimedia.org)

United officials said the daily service will be the longest non-stop flight from the US to anywhere in the world.

Previously, the record was held by Qantas, which operates an 8,576-mile flight between Dallas and Sydney, as well as United’s San Francisco-Singapore route (8,446 miles) launched last year. (Full Story Here)

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