On Friday evening, United Airlines launched what is (for now) the World’s Longest Flight from the U.S.: an 8, 7000 flight between Los Angeles and Singapore.
Scheduled to take 17 hours and 55 minutes, the flight actually arrived more than an hour early.
I’ll be doing a few reported stories on the flight – and how to survive such a long airplane journey – but for now here are a few snaps from the pre-flight festivities.
Flight crew lines up for a group picture before United flight 37 takes off.
Plenty of props on hand to help celebrate the inaugural.
More pictures to come. Along with an hour by hour report on my (rough) journey. Thanks, United, the for the ride to Singapore.