Along with the well-skilled two pilots, a special "wellness" menu and more than seven weeks' worth of film and television entertainment was installed inside the airplane for the travelers on the 16,700-kilometre (10,400-mile) journey to the Big Apple.
The flight will remain in the air for 19 hours from Singapore to NY. Instead, it has 94 more-spacious premium economy and 67 business class seats, which can fold out into a bed.
In November 2013, Singapore Airlines had terminated its Singapore-Newark non-stop flights after about five years of operation as the A340-500, four-engine fuel guzzler aircraft with only 100 business class seats on board made it uneconomical. The Airbus A350-900 ULR will carry out the longest commercial flight without stopping, having two commanders and two co-drivers alternating in the cockpit.
Two first officers and 13-strong cabin contingent will be available for the flight crew. It says the plane can fly 18,000 kilometers, or for over 20 hours.
But that mantle will pass to Singapore Airlines when it this week launches its A350-900ULR flight of 15,341km (9532m) between Singapore and NY.
The flight had been scheduled to take 18 hours and 25 minutes.
Airbus said the A350-900URL plane's cabin has higher-than-normal ceilings, larger windows and lighting created to reduce jet lag - all part of an effort to lessen the stresses that can accompany nearly a day on a plane. The Singapore to NY leg, which takes off on Oct 11, is expected to take 17 hours and 50 minutes, and the return trip is 18 hours and 30 minutes.
"Research has shown that hydration and food intake are important factors (to consider), such as avoiding foods that cause gas or bloating as well as excessive alcohol", Rhenu Bhuller, a healthcare expert at consultancy Frost & Sullivan, said.
"With its unrivalled range and step-change in fuel efficiency, the A350 is uniquely placed to meet demand for new ultra long haul services. In addition, for 11 days this month only Singapore Airlines will be operating to Kolkata which will allow us to offer more seats to Singapore", Lim said.
But the carrier is hoping that the introduction of more fuel-efficient planes will set cash registers ringing even as crude prices soar above $80.
This was abandoned in 2013 due to high oil prices.
SIA is offering new services to New York (Newark), San Francisco and Los Angeles and, in all, it will be operating 27 non-stop services each week from Singapore to the United States by the end of this year.
Guests arriving at the royal wedding in a windy Windsor had to hold on to their hats, with gusts of up to 32 miles per hour . There are still yellow alerts in place for wind and rain for Northern England and large swathes of England and Scotland .
It developed into a hurricane on Monday, and by Tuesday, more than 180,000 people were already under mandatory evacuation orders. A day later, the beach town remained hard to reach by land, with roads covered by fallen trees, power lines and other debris.
Now the company has announced the Razer Phone 2 that is not only good at gaming but also can be used as your daily driver phone. The announcement of a new gaming Razer mobile Phone 2, which became the second after last year's Razer Phone .
Facebook says hackers accessed data from 29 million accounts as part of the security breach disclosed two weeks ago . Users can check whether they were affected, and what information was accessed, by visiting Facebook's help center .
A Panhandle man was killed by a tree that toppled on a home, Gadsden County Sheriff's Office spokesperson Anglie Hightower said. Emergency responders weren't able to get there in time to save her, thanks to the debris clogging the roads.
A tropical storm watch means that tropical storm conditions are possible within the watch area, generally within 48 hours. The current projection is Michael will be Category 3 with winds between 111-129 miles per hour when it reaches the coast.
While in City Hall in New York, Bloomberg was mentioned as a possible presidential candidate in 2004 and 2008. He had been a longtime Democrat before registering in 2001 as a Republican ahead of his first NY mayoral run.
Nintendo says that other games will receive special saves like this in the future, but it didn't reveal what those games are. And like the original, Legend of Zelda SP also has a second, more hard version that unlocks upon completion of the game.
Heather Dunn is the Coordinator of "Ending the Silence", a program sponsored by NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness). There are a range of conditions on the spectrum from depression, to schizophrenia, bipolar, OCD and so many others.
Sancho backed to shine for England by former teen star Walcott
Klopp should respect that and, in general, it is never a good thing when club managers comment negatively on global football. Moving overseas will also benefit Sancho as a person. "Sometimes the best way to grow is to come out of your comfort zone".
Three strong quakes hit across the world just hours apart
Home to 7 million people, Papua New Guinea is located on the eastern half of the island of New Guinea, to the east of Indonesia . Strong earthquakes struck parts Indonesia , Papua New Guinea , and Russian Federation mere hours apart this morning.
Alexa, Dolby Vision, new Avatars
They will appear in an animated form on the home screen, activity feed posts, profiles, and a bunch of other places. If your console is set to receive automatic updates, it will check to see whether any updates are available.
Monaco sack manager Leonardo Jardim
Monaco have sacked manager Leonardo Jardim , the club have announced, and Thierry Henry remains the frontrunner to replace him. French and British media have reported that former France worldwide Thierry Henry is the favourite the replace him.
Selena Gomez Hospitalized for Emotional Breakdown
While Momina Mustehsan has previously spoken of her panic attacks, model Kendall Jenner described her "debilitating anxiety". She has certain triggers and is also a very sensitive person which is why she cuts herself off from social media.
IHeartRadio Will Be On Google Home Hub
That further distinguishes it from Facebook's device, which sports a camera that toggles around the room while video chatting. Google and GE have a "Smart light starter kit" product, which pairs a Google Home Mini with a single light bulb in one box.
China's Sept Trade Surplus with US Widens to Record $34.13 Bln
Later Friday, Larry Kudlow, Trump's top economic adviser, said in Washington that preparations for the talks were under way. Notably, the September surplus with the U.S. was bigger than China's overall trade surplus of $31.69 billion for the month.