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19 hours World’s longest flight from Singapore lands in New York area

It's also a rebirth: In October 2013, Singapore Airlines made its last Newark-to-Singapore flight with its four-engine Airbus A340-500, which was "no match for the economic cruelties of volatile fuel prices".

The first new non-stop flight between Singapore and NY departed Changi International Airport on October 11 at 11:37pm (Singapore time) and arrived at Newark Liberty International Airport a day later, at 5:29am (US Eastern time).

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The flight's path went from the northern Pacific Ocean, over Alaska, through northern Canada and then into NY. When not flying the plane, the other team will find time to sleep.

Operated by Singapore Airlines (SINGF) - ranked the top airline in the world earlier this year- the route re-launched in response to high consumer demand for the one-stop journey.

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