By W. Wang
If you’ve never been to Bali, you might wonder how long it takes to fly from US (East Coast). Well.. depending where you live, and what airline you choose, you might spend as fast as 18 hours (this gets you to Singapore only, from there you will spend about 1 hour flight to Denpasar Ngurah Rai International Airport, Bali) to more than a day.
In my opinion, the best airline available so far is Singapore airline. With a bit of extra money, you can fly from Newark International Airport to Singapore, non stop 18 hours, in all business class layout Singapore air A340-500 (they call it Economy plus). Another way is to fly Singapore airline in-direct flight from John F. Kennedy International Airport (New York) to Singapore with an hour layover in Frankfurt. The first leg JFK-FRA will take about 8 hours. The second leg, FRA-SIN, will take about another 12 hours.
There are more other airlines which fly to Bali; such as China airline, Cathay Pacific (via Hong Kong), Continental, Japan Airline, American Airline, and many more. You may want to compare both price and total time it takes to get to the destination, before you decide which airline to choose. Go to a very useful website http://matrix.itasoftware.com/cvg/dispatch to compare prices and total flight time from various airlines. You may also go to my website www.DoyanTravel.com and click on “Flight Search” under “Travel Tool”.