Check out the in-flight itinerary for the world’s longest flight
COME OCTOBER, Singapore Airlines (SIA) will be relaunching the world’s longest flight which will effectively overtake the current longest, Qatar’s 17.5-hour Auckland to Doha route.
To ensure passengers are comfortable on the astounding 18-hour and 45-minute nonstop journey between Singapore and New York, the Southeast Asian airlines has worked with health experts, nutritionists, and chefs to cook up an in-flight wellness itinerary.
SIA worked with US-based wellness brand Canyon Ranch to create meals that incorporate ingredients to help keep passengers well nourished, hydrated, and full.
Canyon Ranch is no stranger to the wellness industry, boasting a portfolio of health spa resorts including Las Vegas’ The Venetian and the Palazzo, as well as on a handful of luxurious cruise ships.
For the special nutrition and hydration-focused menu, passengers can expect a prawn ceviche appetizer served with orange, cucumber, grapefruit, scallions, and bell peppers.
Main course options include a seared organic chicken and spiralized zucchini “pappardelle” with braised tomatoes in a lemon vinaigrette, Parmesan cheese, and micro basil, which is also a gluten-free option for passengers.
For dessert, passengers will be treated to a blueberry-topped lemon angel food cake.
And in the morning, after catching a few good winks, passengers can wake up to a lox eggs benedict served with a whole wheat English muffin, chive cream cheese, and smoked salmon, an omelet made from organic eggs, and a hollandaise sauce made from yogurt.
Together with SIA, Canyon Ranch has also developed sleep and lightning strategies and stretching routines.
This includes ambient lighting to provide a relaxing atmosphere in the cabin and in-flight entertainment that offers a guide on exercises passengers can do in their seats.
In addition to this, the above in-flight wellness features for the Singapore to New York route will also be made available on SIA’s nonstop flights to Los Angeles and San Francisco.
SIA had previously flown a similar route from 2004 until 2013 but canceled it as it fell short of revenue expectations.
When it relaunches in October, the world’s longest flight will utilize the long-range Airbus A350-900ULR, which will have a two-class layout: 67 Business Class seats and 94 Premium Economy Class seats.
For more information, visit Singapore Airlines’ website.