A Singapore Airlines Airbus at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. The Singapore-New York flight is the world’s longest by nautical miles, but the airline reserves that title for its route to nearby Newark on the grounds the latter’s scheduled flight time is longer than that to JFK. Photo: Robert Alexander/Getty Images A Singapore Airlines Airbus at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. The Singapore-New York flight is the world’s longest by nautical miles, but the airline reserves that title for its route to nearby Newark on the grounds the latter’s scheduled flight time is longer than that to JFK. Photo: Robert Alexander/Getty Images
A Singapore Airlines Airbus at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. The Singapore-New York flight is the world’s longest by nautical miles, but the airline reserves that title for its route to nearby Newark on the grounds the latter’s scheduled flight time is longer than that to JFK. Photo: Robert Alexander/Getty Images
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It’s the world’s longest flight, but it’s not: why Singapore Airlines is splitting hairs over its new service to New York

  • Singapore Airlines has announced its first non-stop direct flights between Singapore Changi Airport and John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York
  • It is the world’s longest flight by nautical miles, but the airline is reserving the ‘longest flight’ title for another route based on its scheduled flight time

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A Singapore Airlines Airbus at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. The Singapore-New York flight is the world’s longest by nautical miles, but the airline reserves that title for its route to nearby Newark on the grounds the latter’s scheduled flight time is longer than that to JFK. Photo: Robert Alexander/Getty Images A Singapore Airlines Airbus at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. The Singapore-New York flight is the world’s longest by nautical miles, but the airline reserves that title for its route to nearby Newark on the grounds the latter’s scheduled flight time is longer than that to JFK. Photo: Robert Alexander/Getty Images
A Singapore Airlines Airbus at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. The Singapore-New York flight is the world’s longest by nautical miles, but the airline reserves that title for its route to nearby Newark on the grounds the latter’s scheduled flight time is longer than that to JFK. Photo: Robert Alexander/Getty Images
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