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JM Exclusive tour onboard the EMBRAER E195-E2 Demonstrator.

JM Exclusive tour onboard the EMBRAER E195-E2 Demonstrator.

At Wings India 2022, we had the opportunity to see a static exhibition of aircraft on tour. In this post, I’ll talk about the Embraer E195-E2’s cabin tour and why it’s one of the greatest planes in its class and the most appropriate aircraft for the Indian market.

Embraer displays cutting-edge E195-E2 at wings India

Embraer displays cutting-edge E195-E2 at wings India

I came to Embraer Chalet in the morning and met Nilma Missir-Boissac, Embraer’s APAC communication head. The hospitality of the Embraer team was outstanding, and their responses were humble and courteous. I also received a few interesting documents that helped me learn more about the plane. Nilma cited the fact that most aircraft, such as the A320 and B737, have a capacity of 180 seats or more yet only fill 130 – 140 seats, implying that the aircraft can only fill 70% of its capacity.

Exclusive tour onboard the EMBRAER E195-E2 Demonstrator.

Taking notes in the Embraer office before going on the board tour

She goes on to say The Embraer is precisely matching the need for 90-140 seat capacity in the Indian market while also saving airlines a significant amount of money in terms of operations and fuel. The plane features plenty of legroom and accommodation, as well as a large luggage compartment that allows you to bring larger things on board. She went on to say that the E195-E2 aircraft has the most modern technical features and has been updated from previous generations, resulting in overall efficiency increases and a 17.3 percent reduction in fuel usage.

  • New engines contributed 11% of the total.
  • New Wings and Aerodynamic Cleaning received a 4.8% rating.
  • Fly-By-Wire 1.8% from 4th Generations

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Exclusive tour onboard the EMBRAER E195-E2 Demonstrator.

Embraer E195-E2 Demonstrator at Static Display, Wings India.

Even before COVID, 50 percent of domestic flights in India had between 90 and 150 passengers every trip, according to Embraer’s analysis. The combination of optimal capacity and low unit cost of the E195-E2 makes it an appealing platform for connecting metro to non-metro and non-metro to non-metro cities in India.

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The Embraer E-Jet E2 family of medium-range jet airliners is the successor to Embraer’s initial E-Jet. The first version, the E190-E2, flew for the first time on May 23, 2016, was certified on February 28, 2018, and went into service with Widere on April 24, 2018.

Exclusive tour onboard the EMBRAER E195-E2 Demonstrator.

The nose of the aircraft has a stunning appearance.

The three twinjet variants use the same four-abreast narrow-body fuselage with varying lengths and three new wings, Pratt & Whitney PW1919G turbofans in two sizes, updated avionics, and fly-by-wire controls.

Exclusive tour onboard the EMBRAER E195-E2 Demonstrator.

The wing and engine have a very streamlined design.

As is usual in the aerospace industry, most of the best-selling aircraft are rebuilt with new features and technology to make them far more useful to consumers on the market while also improving fuel economy. The A320 neo and B737 max are segmented for several sorts of variants based on the seats and range, similar to how Airbus and Boeing reintroduced its A320 and B737 respectively with the A320 neo and B737 max. Similarly, Embraer resurrected its much-anticipated E195 aircraft from 2004 as the E195-E2 with new features and technologies to remain competitive in the market.

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One positive aspect of the E-series planes. Embraer built aircraft wings to match the size of the fuselage, lowering the weight and drag ratio, which is critical for aircraft. The wing span of the Airbus A320 series and the Boeing B737, for example, is the same. However, the wings of the Embraer E175,190, and E195-E2 have different sizes. This aids in the improvement of each aircraft’s performance.

Exclusive tour onboard the EMBRAER E195-E2 Demonstrator.

The three-class seating configuration is available on this E195-E2 demonstration.

As of March 31, 2021, 1,596 Embraer E195 aircraft have been sold. The E2, on the other hand, is taking its time to gain confidence in the fresh market. This aircraft is well suited to regional destinations with minimal traffic, such as China and India. E2 has received 205 orders from 12 clients throughout the world as of today. Azul of Brazil and Aircap of Ireland have placed the largest orders for E2 planes.

Air Costa Airlines was the first client for the E195-E2 in India, which was run by the Aircap firm, who provided three leased aircraft. However, they stopped in 2017, citing financial issues as the reason.

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At Wings India 2022 in Hyderabad, Embraer showed its E195-E2 demonstration plane. Let’s take a look at how this aircraft obtained its cutting-edge avionics and interior design.

Exclusive tour onboard the EMBRAER E195-E2 Demonstrator.

The middle portion features the Premium economy and adequate spacing, as well as a static seat configuration with a somewhat wider window.

At Wings India 2022 in Hyderabad, Embraer showed its E195-E2 demonstration plane. Let’s take a look at how this aircraft obtained its cutting-edge avionics and interior design.

Exclusive tour onboard the EMBRAER E195-E2 Demonstrator.

Passengers in Premium Economy may sleep without their heads resting on the shoulders of others thanks to the unique Headrest option.

 

Exclusive tour onboard the EMBRAER E195-E2 Demonstrator.

With a simple but practical design, emergency survival packs are located directly below the seats and provide enough room to store additional small bags or keep your legs cooler.

 

Exclusive tour onboard the EMBRAER E195-E2 Demonstrator.

Premium economy has a foldable tray with a simple and attractive design.

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Exclusive tour onboard the EMBRAER E195-E2 Demonstrator.

Economy seats offer few amenities but are quite comfortable.

Embraer displays cutting-edge E195-E2 at wings India

The Embraer aircraft perform the taxiing operation on its own ?

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Exclusive tour onboard the EMBRAER E195-E2 Demonstrator.

One advantage of luggage bins is that they are broader and easier to get the bags when they are rolled down to boxes.

According to Embraer, the number of improvements made in the aircraft from previous generations has boosted efficiency, which has resulted in a 25% reduced fuel burn per seat when compared to A220-300 aircraft.

Exclusive tour onboard the EMBRAER E195-E2 Demonstrator.

The seats are designed in such a way that housekeeping and air circulation around the cabin may be readily maintained.

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Exclusive tour onboard the EMBRAER E195-E2 Demonstrator.

The interior has a colourful LED lighting system that keeps the passengers in a calm attitude.

The lighting on the aeroplane varies with each phase of flight, creating mood lighting. It’s designed to work in tandem with a traveler’s circadian cycles, assisting with sleep when resting and waking up when landing.

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The E195-E2 is the biggest of the E2 series, with a single-class economy layout seating up to 146 people. The lack of centre seats in the 2-2 arrangement of the cabin may be the first issue that many passengers notice. Aisle or window seats are available in each row.

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Exclusive tour onboard the EMBRAER E195-E2 Demonstrator.

 

Embraer highlighted the various options, which range from 29 inches at the smallest to 34 inches at the largest. Slim line seats might come with standard conveniences like normal-size tray tables and literature pockets. Seats with a higher pitch level may provide more conveniences. A seat with 34 inches of legroom offers adequate area for a headrest.

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Exclusive tour onboard the EMBRAER E195-E2 Demonstrator.

One nice idea for a all Business class seat is that it has a window and lots of legroom.

Airlines can also add a full-size business class cabin, similar to those seen on bigger planes. Embraer designed and manufactures a unique business class seat exclusively for the E190-E2 aircraft line.

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A 2-2 arrangement with a seat pitch of at least 51 inches is possible with staggered seats. On the E170/190 series of aircraft, the standard business class layout is a 1-2 arrangement to allow for bigger seats.

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Exclusive tour onboard the EMBRAER E195-E2 Demonstrator.

The business class is equipped with superior luxuries.

Passengers in the window seat should be able to stroll in front of the aisle seat without disturbing their fellow passengers, making it simpler to reach the aisle. On an E-Jet in a 2-2 business class layout, it’s not quite direct aisle access, but it’s the next best thing.

Exclusive tour onboard the EMBRAER E195-E2 Demonstrator.

A foldable tray that may be stowed away to the side of the seat

Embraer is presently fine-tuning the product, which is the first of its sort on an E-Jet. The E2 series aircraft have wider windows than the preceding generation, providing more natural light and greater views for passengers.

Exclusive tour onboard the EMBRAER E195-E2 Demonstrator.

Embraer boasts design benefits of E195-E2 Profit Hunter

Exclusive tour onboard the EMBRAER E195-E2 Demonstrator.

Seats in business class are well-spaced and provide ample of legroom.

 

Exclusive tour onboard the EMBRAER E195-E2 Demonstrator.

It features two galleys, one in the front and the other in the back.

Exclusive tour onboard the EMBRAER E195-E2 Demonstrator.

It has two toilets, both of which are located at the back of the plane.

Exclusive tour onboard the EMBRAER E195-E2 Demonstrator.

The galley in the front portion and the jump seat region

Navigation charts and maps may be presented on the displays without the requirement of an external device, providing pilots with the most up-to-date situational awareness.

Exclusive tour onboard the EMBRAER E195-E2 Demonstrator.

The cockpit is equipped with the most up-to-date avionics and a fourth-generation fly-by-wire technology.

Exclusive tour onboard the EMBRAER E195-E2 Demonstrator.

Features from previous generations of instruments have been updated. Stunning appearances

Exclusive tour onboard the EMBRAER E195-E2 Demonstrator.

Flight crew Capt Berto , Embraer ” This aircraft is wonderful and simple to operate and maintain, having been in service for almost 20 years. This aircraft would be ideal for the Indian aviation sector. “

Embraer pilots of the current generation will also observe that the control column is the same in an upside-down W-shape. Airlines may save money on pilot training by using a cockpit that is substantially equivalent to the E170/E190 series of aircraft. Only slight modifications in training are necessary because the type ratings are same.

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In India, most airlines employ ATR aircraft for small-area connectivity since the engines used in ATR aircraft are noisy, whereas Embraer uses Pratt & Whitney engines, which are quieter than ATR engines. Currently, the E145 ERJ is operated by Star Air in South India.

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Exclusive tour onboard the EMBRAER E195-E2 Demonstrator.

The aircraft has a basic landing gear design for ease maintenance, and the PW Geared Turbofan engine can be seen.

Under fuselage retractions, the landing gears would be identical to those on other aircraft, increasing the aerodynamic efficiency during the cruise. E195-E2 has a simpler mechanism that saves the operator money on maintenance.

The 2× Pratt & Whitney PW1919G Engine is used to power the E195. The E195-E2’s high by pass ratio engine allows it to reach a peak speed of Mach.082 while minimizing fuel consumption.

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Based on the orders it is receiving, the E195-E2 has shown to be the aircraft that will salvage the E2 programme. However, it still has a long way to go to catch up to its rivals.

Exclusive tour onboard the EMBRAER E195-E2 Demonstrator.

The Embraer E195-E2 aircraft’s attractive tail design

The improved flying stability, resulting in higher lift and weight savings, as well as drag reductions due to the 26 percent reduction in horizontal tail (tailplane) size, account for the fuel savings of the now closed loop fly-by-wire control. Smaller control surfaces reduce drag and the aircraft’s total weight.

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The Airbus A220 has a range of around 3,400 nautical miles, which is 800 nautical miles more than the Embraer E195-E2. The smaller Embraer E190-E2 has a slightly higher range of 2,850 nautical miles in a single-class configuration.

All airlines need and want to make more money, and the Embraer is the best in terms of earning more money. As a result, the branding trademark was created using Profit Hunter, which actually helps airlines gain a greater margin of profits from operations.

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The Embraer E195 would be most suited for Indigo, Go-first , Spice Jet airlines and Star air,   who already provide regional connectivity. This aircraft is being considered for operation by international airlines because to its cost-cutting qualities, and the Indian market is currently examining it for regional connectivity.

 

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Top 5 light helicopter under 3 million

Top 5 light helicopter under 3 million

In the realm of aviation, helicopters represent a unique blend of agility, versatility, and accessibility. For many, the allure of piloting a helicopter is irresistible, whether for recreational flying, aerial photography, or even business transportation.

However, for those looking to invest in their own rotorcraft, affordability is often a crucial consideration. With a budget of under $3 million, prospective buyers are presented with a range of options, each offering its own blend of performance, features, and value.

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In this Video, we’ll explore the top five light helicopters available on the market, all priced under $3 million.

1. Robinson R44 Raven: The Robinson R44 Raven is a popular and versatile light helicopter known for its reliability. It typically accommodates four passengers and a pilot. It boasts a cruise speed of around 130 knots (150 mph) and a range of approximately 300 nautical miles. It starts at around $400,000 to $500,000. The R44 Raven is often used for various applications, including private transportation, aerial photography, and training due to its agility and affordability in the light helicopter category.

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2.MD530F: The MD530F, also from MD Helicopters, is a compact and nimble helicopter known for its agility and maneuverability. It’s often used in law enforcement and military applications. It typically falls within the price range of $2.5 million,depending on factors such as configuration, optional features, and market conditions. It is equipped with a Rolls-Royce 250-C30 engine, delivering 650 shaft horsepower. With a cruise speed of approximately 110 knots (126 mph) and a range of around 260 nautical miles, the MD530F is well-suited for tasks requiring precision flying, such as reconnaissance and patrol missions.

3. Bell 206 Jet Ranger: a renowned light utility helicopter, is esteemed for its compact design and exceptional maneuverability. Widely utilized in law enforcement, military, and civilian roles, it offers versatility across various missions. Typically priced around $1.2 million to $1.5 million, the cost may vary based on configuration, optional features, and market conditions. Powered by a Allison 250-C20j turboshaft engine, the Bell 206 Jet Ranger boasts 420 shaft horsepower, facilitating a cruise speed of approximately 112 knots (129 mph) and a range of about 374 nautical miles.

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4. Leonardo AW109 Power: renowned for its versatility and performance, is another compact and agile helicopter highly regarded in both civilian and military circles. It is often utilized in law enforcement, emergency medical services, corporate transport, and various other missions. Priced at approximately $3 million. Powered by twin Pratt & Whitney Canada PW206C engines, the AW109 Power boasts impressive capabilities with a cruise speed of approximately 154 knots (177 mph) and a range of up to 565 kilometers, making it suitable for missions requiring swift and efficient transportation over moderate distances.

Equipped with advanced avionics and spacious cabin accommodations, the AW109 Power provides a comfortable and safe flying experience for both pilots and passengers.

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5. Airbus H125: formerly known as the AS350 B3e, is a versatile and reliable helicopter renowned for its performance and adaptability. It is widely used across various industries, including law enforcement, emergency medical services, and aerial work. With a price typically ranging from $2.5 million, the cost can vary based on specific configurations, optional features.

Powered by a Turbomeca Arriel 2D engine, the H125 boasts robust performance, delivering approximately 847 shaft horsepower. Its cruise speed reaches around 133 knots (153 mph), offering swift and efficient transportation. The H125 also features a commendable range of approximately 357 nautical miles, making it suitable for extended missions or long-distance flights.

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American Airlines Letter Sparks Outrage Over Flight Attendant Salary

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An employment letter from American Airlines (AAL) has ignited a firestorm of controversy across social media platforms, shedding light on the stark reality of flight attendant salaries in the aviation industry.

Shared on Reddit and authenticated by the union representing American Airlines employees, the letter has drawn widespread attention for its revelation of starting salaries barely surpassing federal poverty levels.

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Detailing the compensation package for new flight attendants, the letter discloses an hourly rate of $30.35 per flight hour, translating to an annual salary projection of $27,315 before incentives and taxes. This figure, notably below the poverty threshold for both individual and two-person households in 2024, has sparked outrage and disbelief among readers.

What further compounds the issue is the disclosure that flight attendants typically work between 65 to 85 flight hours each month, supplemented by an additional 50 hours dedicated to aircraft preparation before takeoff and after landing—tasks for which they receive no compensation.

This revelation underscores the significant gap between the demanding workload of flight attendants and the meager financial rewards they receive in return. The letter, designed for use in dealings with landlords and other service providers as proof of income, closes with a plea for understanding: “any courtesy you can provide would be appreciated.”

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This poignant appeal highlights the financial strain faced by many flight attendants who struggle to make ends meet on their current salaries. In response to these revelations, American Airlines flight attendants are mobilizing for action.

With negotiations underway for a new contract with the airline, which includes demands for higher pay, they are urging the White House to authorize their right to strike after a 30-day cooling-off period.

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Flight Review: World’s longest flight in Premium Economy

Flight Review: World’s longest flight in Premium Economy

Welcome to a flight review on Singapore Airlines’ flagship Airbus A350-900ULR flight to New York’s John F Kennedy international airport. With a scheduled flight time of 18 Hours and 40 minutes, together with an average distance of 9,800 miles, this flight is so long that Singapore Airlines does not have a economy class cabin on it. This means that aircrafts which ply this route are specially configured, having only Premium Economy and Business class seats. This flight is also currently the world’s longest flight. 

Check-in

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I checked in at the mobile kiosk at Changi Airport Terminal 3. However, even though I was able to print out the baggage tags, I was not able to check-in my bags at the self check-in counter. Instead, I soon found out that travellers bound for the United States are supposed to proceed to the manual counters to check-in their baggage, due to the additional security measures imposed for flights bound to the United States. 
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Flight Review: World’s longest flight in Premium Economy


Today’s flight is onboard 9V-SGG, a 2018 built Airbus A350-900 ULR Aircraft, specially modified to fly this route. The flight time onboard this flight would be approximately 17 hours and 15 minutes, with the Airbus A350 flying over the Pacific Ocean. 

Flight Review: World’s longest flight in Premium Economy

We took off from Singapore Changi Airport Runway 20C and landed at JFK Airport Runway 22L.

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Aircraft TypeAirbus A350-900ULR 
Aircraft Registration 9V-SGG
Flight Distance 9067nm
V1/Rotation Speed158/159kts
Take off Weight 273,857kg 
Cruise Altitude 35,000ft, then up to 41,000ft 

Boarding Process

Due to the unique configuration of our aircraft for today, boarding took place relatively quickly. Passengers were called to board by their class of travel, together with the airline loyalty program. Boarding took place so fast that within 20 minutes, all of us were in our seats, ready for the long flight to New York. 

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Seats

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The seats in Premium Economy are arranged in a 2-4-2 configuration, with the last 3 rows having a 1-4-1 configuration. 

Flight Review: World’s longest flight in Premium Economy

Meanwhile the seats in the business cabin are arranged in a 1-2-1 configuration, giving each seat a direct aisle access. 

Flight Review: World’s longest flight in Premium Economy

I am seated in Seat 40C, one of the 6 ‘solo’ seats on the Airbus A350, which means that I would not be having another seat beside me. Instead, what was in place of the other seat was a storage bin, which was rather helpful as I could easily store my carry-on bags right beside me, instead of in the overhead compartment. This also means that I would be able to retrieve any items in my carry on bags without requiring me to stand up. 

Flight Review: World’s longest flight in Premium Economy

The seats have a spacious width of 19.5 inches, offering a generous 38 inch of pitch, and offers a generous 8 inches of recline, resulting in a rather comfortable experience. There is a blanket and a pillow which could be found at every seat, and they were integral in ensuring that I had a comfortable journey onboard this ultra-long haul flight. 

The seats also came with a table lamp which is conveniently located at the left-hand of the seat, and was able to toggle between 3 different brightness settings. The tray tables are sufficiently big, which makes it easy for anyone who wishes to do some work onboard the aircraft. 

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The Flight 

Due to the slightly shorter flight time, we took off from Changi Airport in Singapore at a slightly later time of (time), so as to reach New York’s JFK airport on time. 

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Before take off, the cabin crew came around the cabin to offer each passenger a hot towel, a welcome gesture given the long flight. Furthermore, the cabin crew also came around confirming orders by passengers who have pre-booked their meals using the ‘Book the Cook’ option. Passengers could use the ‘Book the Cook’ option to pre-select the meals for the flight, and are offered a wider range of food choices, with over 20 different food choices from different cuisines being offered. This is a step up from the usual menu choices, where passengers are limited to the 2 menus offered onboard the flight per meal. 

Flight Review: World’s longest flight in Premium Economy


Right after takeoff, we were served lunch, which consisted of either Pork Fricasse with Lentils or Thai Braised Beef Noodles. For me, since I used the ‘Book the Cook’ option, I got a Sake Teriyaki Set, which consisted of two pieces of salmon, with rice marinated in Japanese Teriyaki sauce. The dessert, which was Chocolate Orange Cake, was amazing, and ended the lunch service on a high note. 

Flight Review: World’s longest flight in Premium Economy

Singapore Airlines recently revamped their inflight menu services for Premium Economy, offering 175 new food items and an improved porcelain dishware. This revamp successfully managed to elevate the inflight dining experience, with the porcelain dishware and Champagne served shortly after takeoff giving a more ‘Premium’ feel for the in-flight experience. 

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After the lunch service, the crew dimmed the lights to allow us as passengers to get some well needed shut-eye. One of the unique features of the Airbus A350 is it’s Mood Lighting, which enabled the cabin crews to choose from multiple colour tones to encourage passengers to sleep.

Flight Review: World’s longest flight in Premium Economy


Amenity kits were available upon request. The amenity kit is also part of the Singapore Airlines Premium Economy service revamp. Consisting of a eye mask, lip balm and disposable slippers, the amenity kit was a collaboration between Singapore Airlines and Out of the Woods. The amenity bag is made with an eco-friendly, innovative Kraft paper fabric. 

Flight Review: World’s longest flight in Premium Economy

The shut-eye period is when the features of the Premium Economy Seat really stood out. With a generous recline angle of 8 inches, the seat proved to be well designed for everyone to get a significant amount of shut-eye onboard this ultra-long haul flight. Furthermore, there are two USB power outlets, and a power plug outlet should you wish to charge your electronic devices. 

After approximately 8 hours at 10pm Singapore Time, we were woken up for dinner. Once again, I pre booked a meal of Roasted Chicken Garlic Veloute Sauce through Book the Cook. The chicken and potato were well seasoned, and was served with a side of Citrus Tart and a salad. 

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Flight Review: World’s longest flight in Premium Economy


Throughout the flight, there were various snacks available, ranging from cereal bars, peas and crackers, muffins, KitKats and even Instant Noodles. After the lunch service, the crew quickly set up a cart in the galley, where passengers could go and grab the snacks which they desired.

Flight Review: World’s longest flight in Premium Economy

Instant Noodles were available on demand. The crew were also proactive in walking through the galley, serving drinks and snacks when requested. I got a turkey sandwich, which was rather filling and was an unexpected addition as I expected only basic snacks to be available. 

Flight Review: World’s longest flight in Premium Economy

Approximately 2 hours before the flight landed in New York, we were served a warm Mushroom Pizza as a pre-landing snack. Given that we were about to land in New York at evening time, this snack was appropriate to be served at this hour. Not long after, we soon started our descent into New York’s John F Kennedy International Airport. 

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About an hour and a half before landing, we were served a pre-landing snack of a Pizza. Well, it was definitely not the best pizza I had, but definitely not the worst. I’ll leave it for you to judge the pizza 🙂 

Flight Review: World’s longest flight in Premium Economy


Soon, our time on the World’s longest flight came to an end, as we made our approach towards New York. Our flight path brought us on a rather scenic view of New York City. What an amazing way to start my vacation in New York! 

Flight Review: World’s longest flight in Premium Economy

In flight entertainment

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The inflight entertainment has a sufficient amount of movies and TV shows, definitely sufficient to keep you entertained for the entire 18 hours of the flight. The screen was also rather responsive, and the brightness of the screen could also be modified according to personal preference. The screens were a staggering 13.3 inch, and could also be controlled with a remote control. Furthermore, Noise Cancelling Headsets were offered by Singapore Airlines, for the passengers to use to watch their movies in flight. This is definitely an upgrade from what is offered in their Economy Class Cabins, where passengers would only have a wired earpiece.

Singapore Airlines offers an extensive Inflight entertainment selection, with the latest movies and television shows which are offered onboard. Furthermore, the airline also offers free inflight WiFi to its customers who are Krisflyer members, the loyalty program of Singapore Airlines. This made the ultra-long haul journey rather bearable as passengers were now able to utilise the internet to access their emails, or even use their social media applications to stay in contact with their loved ones. For me, as an Avgeek, I used the Inflight WiFi to do some self-tracking on the FlightRadar24 application. 

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Flight Review: World’s longest flight in Premium Economy

One good feature of the flight was definitely the access to the in-flight map, together with a birds eye view of the places we were flying over. Singapore Airlines has this unique feature in their in-flight map, where we are able to see the ‘Heads Up Display’ from the comfort of our own screens. Furthermore, the Heads Up Display contains information about our flight, such as the Altitude and Airspeed. 

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Flight Review: World’s longest flight in Premium Economy

Cabin Service 

The immaculate cabin service would definitely be deserving of a shoutout from me — The crews were highly attentive and took initiative in offering passengers drinks. Multiple times through the flight, the crews could be seen walking down the aisle with a tray of water, apple and orange juice, offering it to any passengers who requested it. Furthermore, the crews were highly professional and warm, greeting each passenger by their surnames and even taking time to confirm the pre-booked orders with the passengers. 

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And with that, the time passed in a blink of an eye on the world’s longest flight. This flight certainly felt way quicker than some of the medium/long haul flights which I flew before. Would I do it again? Definitely! 

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