But the real question is, who wants to sit in a plane for 19 hours only to end up in Newark?
Singapore Airlines will be the first to utilize the new Airbus A350ULR, or Ultra Long Range. The flight covers just over 9,500 miles and will put current record holder Qantas, and their flight from Doha to Auckland, into second place. Seating on the A350 will be reduced from its usual 300 seats to just 161, 97 of which will be lie-flat seats. The remainder will be so-called premium economy, with larger seats and more legroom than coach. Singapore hopes the route will appeal to the business set, who will likely leave Newark quickly for NYC.