Singapore Airlines is about to relaunch the world's longest flight and it's taking passenger comfort and wellbeing extremely seriously.
It's understandable why many people have a fear of flying. If you have never done it before, and even if you have in many cases, it can be a pretty daunting task. Flying thousands of feet above the ground with nowhere to go until you reach your destination. However, despite what you might hear, you're actually less likely to be in a plane crash than you are a car accident.
Some of you might not necessarily be afraid of flying, but simply don't enjoy the whole process. It can be uncomfortable at the best of times, especially if you're traveling on a particularly long flight. Well, despite flying for long periods of time being something that most people aren't exactly clamoring for, Singapore Airlines is getting ready to relaunch the world's longest flight this October.
The trip goes from Newark Liberty International Airport which serves New York City all the way to Singapore's Changi Airport, as reported by Travel and Leisure. Clearly, a lot of thought has gone into the relaunch, however. Singapore Airlines has teamed up with nutrition and health experts, Canyon Ranch in order to give those braving the 18 hours and 45-minute flight the best experience possible.
The menu put together for passengers is specifically designed to keep them hydrated and also to combat long periods of sitting. Plenty of fresh foods, or as fresh as they can be, and well-prepared fruits and vegetables. The airline hasn't just thought about the food either. No, there will also be ambient light settings throughout the journey so passengers stay relaxed, and also in-flight entertainment that details exercises that should be done in order to stay comfortable for such a long period of time.
Clearly, Singapore Airlines hasn't relaunched this mammoth journey on a whim and an awful lot of thought has gone into how the journey can be made as easy and comfortable as possible for its passengers. Everything detailed above will also be utilized on some of Singapore Airlines other extremely long flights, including ones from Los Angeles and San Francisco to Singapore.