United Airlines announces their longest flight ever.

Fasten your seatbelts and get comfortable, this Friday United Airlines announced their newest flight offering. Their new addition is not just any route; it is the longest routine flight by a U.S. Airline. The 8,700-mile stretch travels from Los Angeles to Singapore on the Chicago-based airline. At 17 hours and 55 minutes, this flight is no joke. Such a long time in the air is not for every traveler. Fortunately, we can help.

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Here are some travel tips to make long flights easier.

Sometimes it pays to splurge for first class seating, especially on extended flights. An extra 10 inches of space makes all the difference on an 18-hour flight. Plan accordingly, and if your budget allows, book first class seating. You will thank yourself later.

Come prepared to be comfortable. You will want to have a neck pillow handy when you try and get some shut-eye. Dress for comfort, not for style. Loose, warm clothes will enhance your overnight accommodations.

Noise-canceling headphones are a lifesaver on flights. You can watch your stored movies or listen to your tunes with no distractions. These come in handy for sleeping too.

You may not want to spend too much on airline snacks, so be sure to bring your own. This way, you are sure to have just what you are craving. Also, a common mistake travelers make is filling up on coffee before or during the flight. This dehydrates you and hinders your ability to sleep. Sip some tea instead. The natural caffeine provides you with enough traveling energy but still allows you to sleep if you like.

Take the trip to Singapore on United Airlines, and enjoy no layovers. With these helpful tips, 18 hours in the air will be a breeze.

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