This. Is. It. The world’s longest scheduled commercial flight. Singapore to Newark clocks in at 9,534 miles. The flight block time depends on the direction and season. However, the flight takes between 17 and 18.5 hours. Today’s flight is blocked at 17 hours and 50 minutes. This ticket was purchased for 1,300 USD originating in Amedabad India.
Date: Saturday August 6
Seat: 1E BusinessFirst
Scheduled Push Back: 3:50 PM
Actual Push Back: 3:51 PM
After two nights in my own bed I figure it’s time to fly out again. Unlike my inbound flight which was on a internationally configured 777, I’m on the traditional PS 757. I booked seat 1E as I’ve read the foot well is one of the larger ones. I’ve noticed some seats have narrow footwells which don’t even fit both my feet side-by-side. Continue reading “Review: UA SFO-EWR BusinessFirst”
Date: Thursday August 4
Seat: 9J BusinessFirst
Scheduled Push Back: 3:59 PM
Actual Push Back: 4:38 PM
As a corporate traveler you’re pretty much guaranteed to be flying the same routes consistently for a set period of time. Not only are the routes the same but even the departure time, and flight numbers are the same. Pretty exciting, right? Continue reading “Review: UA EWR-SFO BusinessFirst”
There are two United Clubs in Terminal C. One near gate 74 and the other near gate 120. The club near gate 120 tends to be more crowded during peaks times in my experience. The club near gate 74 is basically a large circle with windows in the middle looking down on the concourse. Continue reading “Review: EWR Terminal C Gate 74 United Club”
Security at NYC area airports can be a hassle, this especially applies to EWR. Add the normal amount of people at this airport with summer travel, and that is a recipe for disaster. After landing at EWR from SFO (flight review), there was a line to get out of the secure area (see rant).
United (among other airlines) has noticed this issue and will attempt to address the issue of getting through security into the terminal at least. Continue reading “United to Modernize EWR Security”
During the summers I try to lighten up on my business travel as airports are busier. I tend to have more delays and issues during summer just with high congestion than winter with weather delays. EWR has taken the crown for summer congestion to a whole new level for me. Continue reading “EWR + Summer = Nope”