Singapore Air means business

And nothing but business, at least on a couple of their non-stop flights from Singapore to the USA. They currently operate the longest commercial flight in the world between Singapore and Newark (and also SIN-LAX) on a plane configured with only 181 seats. They need that few because the route is so long that the plane they have (A340-500) can’t make it non-stop with more seats/people/weight on the plane. Since they already have so few seats on the plane, they’ve apparently decided to take a stab at an all premium cabin configuration on the routes, hoping that they generate more revenue from the 100ish passengers in their newest business class seats. Considering the issues the all premium carriers have been experiencing across the Atlantic, this is definitely an interesting time to make this jump. Then again, much like BA, they have the rest of their route structure to support the attempt, so they probably won’t go out of business if it fails.

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Seth Miller

I'm Seth, also known as the Wandering Aramean. I was bit by the travel bug 30 years ago and there's no sign of a cure. I fly ~200,000 miles annually; these are my stories. You can connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.