NEW YORK - The world's longest commercial flight -- Singapore to Newark, N.J. -- is being cancelled.
Singapore Airlines says that it will end its nonstop flights between Singapore, Newark and Los Angeles. The two routes were flown on gas-guzzling Airbus A340-500s.
The airline found the only way to make the route profitable was by configuring the plane with 98 business class seats that sell for about $8,000 roundtrip. Other airlines operate the same plane with about 250 seats in first, business and economy classes.
The new titles for longest distance and duration flights will go respectfully to a Qantas route between Sydney and Dallas and a Delta flight between Johannesburg and Atlanta.
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