caption Singapore Airlines premium-economy seats. source Singapore Airlines Singapore Airlines recently relaunched its nonstop service between New York and Singapore. The 10,000-mile flight can last as long as 19 hours; it’s the longest in the world. Singapore Airlines is using a fleet of brand-new Airbus A350-900ULR airliners to make the flight. The new fleet has 161 seats in business and premium-economy classes. There is no economy section. Business Insider recently had the chance to experience the trip in both business class and premium economy to see how they compare. In October, Singapore Airlines relaunched its nonstop service between New York and Singapore. The 10,000-mile journey can last as long as 19 hours, making it the longest scheduled passenger flight in the world. Singapore Airlines operated the route from 2004 to 2013 using the Airbus A340-500. While it has exceptional range and capability, the … [Read more...] about We flew on the longest flight in the world in both business class and premium economy to see how they compare — here’s what we discovered
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source Airbus Singapore Airlines relaunched the longest flight in the world in October using the new Airbus A350-900 ULR. Ahead of the inaugural flight from Newark to Singapore, Business Insider got the chance to tour the plane. As part of the tour, we were given access to the cabin crew rest compartment. There are hidden areas where flight attendants sleep during long-distance flights. After a five year hiatus, the longest flight in the world is back. In October, Singapore Airlines relaunched its non-stop service between Newark Liberty International Airport outside of New York City and its home base at Changi Airport. It’s a 10,000-mile flight that could last as long as 19 hours. Singapore Airlines previously operated the route from 2004 to 2013 using the Airbus A340-500. While it has exceptional range and capability, the A340-500 was a relic of the 1990s, and the thirst of its four engines proved too uneconomical to … [Read more...] about Check out the secret compartment where flight attendants sleep on the longest flight in the world
caption Pnina Tornai is a prominent celebrity in Israel, and is looking to expand her already significant market presence in America. source Fernanda Calfat/Getty Images Pnina Tornai is one of the most in-demand bridal gown designers and her work is regularly featured on the TLC reality show “Say Yes to the Dress.” Despite a lack of formal training, she opened her first women’s clothing boutique 30 years ago in Israel, and became famous there for her gowns. She was initially turned down by the renowned New York bridal store Kleinfeld, but after persisting, became its in-house designer. Pnina Tornai never thought she’d become one of the world’s most sought-after bridal gown designers. She spent most of her childhood dreaming of becoming an actress. By the time she was in her late twenties, that dream seemed far-fetched. She was a single mom, struggling to support herself and stay healthy. Tornai pulled herself out of that slump … [Read more...] about ‘Say Yes to the Dress’ designer Pnina Tornai explains how she went from running a small shop in Israel to one of the world’s most famous bridal labels
The Airbus A380 superjumbo is the largest commercial airliner in history. The A380 was once thought to have the potential to revolutionize air travel. Instead, the 331 Airbus superjumbos sold now play more of a niche role for flights operating in high congestion areas. The A380 first flew in 2005 and entered service in 2007. A while back, we had the chance to take a tour of one Etihad‘s A380s. The Airbus A380 is one of the most impressive and yet controversial airplanes in aviation history. As the largest airliner in history, the A380 is undoubtedly a technological wonder. When the European planemaker dreamed up the A380 three decades ago, it was for an aircraft that would revolutionize air travel with grand visions of unprecedented luxury for passengers and earnings power for airlines. Things haven’t worked out quite as well as Airbus had hoped. Instead of becoming the workhorse of airlines around the world, the A380 has become … [Read more...] about The $446 million Airbus A380 is the largest and most expensive airliner in the world. Take a look inside.
caption The Embraer Phenom 300E and me! source Benjamin Zhang/Business Insider The Embraer Phenom 300E made its world debut last October at the National Business Aviation Association conference and exhibition in Las Vegas. The updated 300E builds on the success of the original Phenom 300 that entered service in 2010. Since 2013, the Phenom 300 has been the most delivered private jet in the world. The Phenom 300E has room for as many as 10 passengers and can fly more than 2,200 miles. The Embraer Phenom 300E costs $9.45 million while most customers end up paying around $10 million. The Embraer Phenom 300 has been an unqualified success since its debut in 2010. Over the past half-decade, more customers have taken delivery of the Phenom 300 than any other private jet in the world. According to Embraer, it has delivered more than 400 of the planes to customers in … [Read more...] about I flew on a $10 million Embraer Phenom 300E and I now understand why it’s the most popular private jet in the world