Every few months, another airline claims it has the longest non-stop route in its schedule, and for a while, it does. And then, sometimes even before the new route's flight begins, another champion is proclaimed.
This time it's Singapore Airlines, which is restoring a Singapore-to-New York route it dropped in 2013, promising then to return when it had better long-range plane choices...and now it does.
Starting October 12, the 9,537-mile route will take off, displacing the current champ, Qatar's Doha-to-Auckland route, which covers 9,032 miles. But keep your eyes and ears peeled for more announcements from others; the arrival of the 787 and A350 long-range versions may spur even more long-distance routes.