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Singapore Airlines has just announced a nonstop flight between Seattle and Singapore. This represents a significant shift for the airline as it usually competes with United Airlines at various hubs in the United States.
The first flight will take place on September 3, 2019 from Seattle to Singapore on the A350. While this is not the A350 ULR that Singapore Airlines uses between Newark and Singapore (longest flight in the world), the aircraft is designed to travel long distances with passenger comfort in mind.
Beginning in September, the flight will operate three times weekly (Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday) in both directions. In October 2019, an additional weekly flight (Sunday) will be added.
The A350 will have three classes: Business, Premium Economy, and Economy Class.
Business Class boasts a 28 inch seat which can transformed into a 78 inch bed. This seat is newer than Business Class seat that I experienced on a recent trip to Asia.
In Premium Economy, each seat comes with 8-inch recline, calf rest, and foot rest.
Economy, while not ideal, is better than what you would experience on a longhaul flight from a domestic carrier.
I enjoy flying with Singapore Airlines. The food is great but the service is unmatched. Lastly, with Singapore Airlines partnership with Alaska Airlines, I feel that this will be a very successful route.
all images courtesy of Singapore Airlines