United to launch direct Singapore-Los Angeles flight In October 2017

United to launch direct Singapore-Los Angeles flight In October 2017
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While you may not be super thrilled about taking a flight aboard United Airlines for fear of getting violently bumped off the flight like an unfortunate passenger experienced back in April, know that United has made changes to its policy and is working to improve customer experience for all its flyers.

United will be launching its new history-making nonstop flight from Los Angeles to Singapore on October 27. Why is this significant for the airline? Here, we at GET.com will show you why.

With a total flight distance of over 14,000km, United's Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner route is the longest scheduled direct flight between the United States and any country in the world.

From sunny Southern California to buzzing Singapore, the westbound journey will take almost 18 hours. If you are looking to be amongst the first few travellers to travel from Singapore to Los Angeles, the eastbound flight will take about 15 hours. Travellers in Singapore can hop aboard United's flight beginning October 29.

United will offer daily direct flights between Singapore Changi Airport (SIN) and Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

Subject to government approval, UA37 will depart LAX daily at 20:55, arriving in SIN at 06:50 two days later due to time zone differences. As mentioned, the flight time for this route is about 18 hours.

Also subject to government approval, UA38 will depart SIN daily at 11:00, arriving in LAX at 10:15 on the same day. The flight from Singapore to Los Angeles will take slightly over 15 hours.

This flight schedule should appeal to business travellers and leisure travellers alike since United offers over 130 flights from its LAX hub to more than 40 airports across the United States, including destinations the likes of Washington D.C., New York, Chicago, Denver, San Francisco, Houston and more.

As the service will be using United's Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, travellers will have access to 48 United Polaris Business Class seats, 88 Economy Plus seats, and 204 United Economy Class seats. United Polaris is the airline's reinvented Business Class cabin that promises a premium experience for those travelling on United's international routes.

United is a member airline of Star Alliance, just like Singapore Airlines. If you aren't too sure about flying with United but still want to get to Los Angeles on our national carrier, you can do that as well.

Loyal customers of Singapore Airlines can get to Los Angeles via Singapore Airlines, although there are no direct flights between Singapore and Los Angeles at the moment.

You have 3 options: (i) connect via Tokyo Narita; (ii) connect via Seoul Incheon; (iii) take a direct SQ flight to San Francisco then a connecting flight operated by Virgin America.

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