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World's longest scheduled U.S. flight takes off

By launching flights to Singapore, this becomes the airline's longest route from Los Angeles.

Based off of data from OAG, an airline data provider, the United flight between Los Angeles and Singapore is the third longest in the world by mileage in 2017.

On the return flight Sunday, passengers at {link:Changi Airport "http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/business/united-airlines-launches-non-stop-singapore-los-angeles-flights-9355262" target="_blank"} were greeted by Hollywood celebrity impersonators.

Flying time will be approximately 15 hours, 15 minutes eastbound, and 17 hours, 55 minutes westbound.

Flight 37 departed in Friday evening from Los Angeles International Airport and arrived at Singapore's Changi Airport almost 18 hours later.

Previously, the record was held by Qantas, which operates an 13,800-kilometre flight between Dallas and Sydney, as well as United's San Francisco-Singapore route (13,592 kilometres) launched a year ago.

Singapore Airport baked an impressive cake to welcome the arrival of United Airlines' non-stop service from Los Angeles which launched 27 October. The flight is about 15 hours 15 minutes long, according to United Airlines.

Both United's Los Angeles and San Francisco routes are operated with Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft, which can take about 250 passengers.



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