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Mon, Feb 02, 2004

Record-Breaking Non-Stop Flight Gives A Whole New Meaning to 'Singapore Sling'

I Hope There's A Bathroom On This Flight

On February 3 at 8:00 p.m. PST, Singapore Airlines' new A345 LeaderShip aircraft will lift off from Los Angeles on the world's longest scheduled non-stop flight. Traveling 7,937 nautical miles over the Pacific, the 18.5 hour flight carries 181 passengers and links two of the world's great cities: Los Angeles and Singapore. Travelers can dine on Lobster Thermidor, grab a snack in the world's first Economy Class lounge on a plane, or choose from more than 29 movies and 122 music CDs.

But the wonder of the world's longest flight also begs the question: what's the world's shortest regularly scheduled flight?

The answer: a route between the Scottish Islands of Westray and Papa Westray with a scheduled flight time of two (as in 2) minutes. However, it was once flown in 58 seconds (it's amazing what a strong tail wind can do to get you to your destination ahead of time). The flights are operated by Loganair for British Airways and utilize a Pilatus Islander prop plane. It is not believed there is any beverage service, since even water takes three minutes to boil.

FMI: www.SingaporeAir.com

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