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Can 18 hours in air be bearable? Airlines bet on ultra long-haul flights

The Airbus models and Boeing's Dreamliner - make flying for nearly a day economically viable as the number of ultra-long-haul flights increases

Elaine Glusac | NYT 

Last Thursday, the world’s longest nonstop flight — a 9,534-mile, 18-and-a-half-hour journey from Singapore to Newark on Singapore Airlines’ new Airbus A350-900 Ultra Long Range aircraft — touched down, raising the bar for super-long-haul travel, which most industry experts define as any flight over 8,000 miles one way. New, lighter and more fuel efficient, dual-engine aircraft — including the Airbus models and Boeing’s Dreamliner — make flying for nearly a day economically viable as the number of ultra-long-haul flights ...

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First Published: Mon, October 15 2018. 21:41 IST
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