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WA travellers flocking to world’s longest flight: agents

Western Australians clearly aren’t afraid of taking long journeys. 


With Qantas’ non-stop Perth to London service proving a hit, WA travellers have now set their sights on an even longer flight - soon to be the world’s longest, in fact - in Singapore Airlines’ upcoming direct service between Changi and New York. 


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Commencing 11 October, SIA’s new non-stop is apparently already selling well amongst WA residents seeking New York getaways.


A number of travel agents who spoke to The West Australian said the service was proving to be a winner among travellers unfazed by the 18-hour-plus journey. 


And that’s probably because there’ll be no quicker way for Western Australians to get to the Big Apple. 


From Perth, travellers can depart for Changi on SQ214 at 5.10pm, connect with SQ022 to Newark at 11.35pm and arrive in Newark at 6am the next day. 


The carrier will achieve the feat by flying its new Airbus A350-900ULR north over China, Mongolia and the North Pole rather than flying eastwards.


For the Singapore-Newark journey, the soon-to-be-delivered long range jet will feature 67 business class seats and 94 premium economy seats.


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Written by: Mark Harada
Published: 29 August 2018

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