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New world's longest flight: Singapore to New York
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Dingbat
2018-08-07 21:08:03 UTC
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New world's longest flight: Singapore Airlines to fly direct to New York
https://www.thenational.ae/business/aviation/new-world-s-longest-flight-singapore-airlines-to-fly-direct-to-new-york-1.735272

Shouldn't it be "World's new longest flight"?

The headline as is stands seems to mean

"longest flight of the new world"
Stefan Ram
2018-08-07 21:49:25 UTC
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The headline as is stands seems to mean
"longest flight of the new world"
I even understood it this way.

We now are the "new world" -
we do not have your grandpa's flight
companies and regulations any more,
/and/ we have smartphones.
And this is our longest flight.

(Does this mean "longest" by
distance or duration?)

America also is know as "the new world".

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_World
Madrigal Gurneyhalt
2018-08-07 23:05:21 UTC
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New world's longest flight: Singapore Airlines to fly direct to New York
https://www.thenational.ae/business/aviation/new-world-s-longest-flight-singapore-airlines-to-fly-direct-to-new-york-1.735272
Shouldn't it be "World's new longest flight"?
The headline as is stands seems to mean
"longest flight of the new world"
Only if you're being particularly obtuse or a poor reader, ie
one tha reads one word at a time rather than in phrases.
It parses as ..

new (adjective) world's longest flight (noun phrase)

... indicating that it replaces the previous world's longest
flight. Any ambiguity is quickly dismissed by the recognition
that it's not New World's (ie. America) and the context does
not allow an interpretation of a 'new world' either as a
transformed Earth or a newly discovered planet.
Dingbat
2018-08-08 03:35:34 UTC
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New world's longest flight: Singapore Airlines to fly direct to New York
https://www.thenational.ae/business/aviation/new-world-s-longest-flight-singapore-airlines-to-fly-direct-to-new-york-1.735272
Shouldn't it be "World's new longest flight"?
The headline as is stands seems to mean
"longest flight of the new world"
Only if you're being particularly obtuse or a poor reader, ie
one tha reads one word at a time rather than in phrases.
It parses as ..
new (adjective) world's longest flight (noun phrase)
... indicating that it replaces the previous world's longest
flight. Any ambiguity is quickly dismissed by the recognition
that it's not New World's (ie. America) and the context does
not allow an interpretation of a 'new world' either as a
transformed Earth or a newly discovered planet.
I didn't have trouble understanding it. All the same, it seems poorly worded. I would say:

World's new longest flight: Singapore Airlines to fly non-stop to New York

A non-stop flight has no stop en route whereas in air travel parlance,
a direct flight can have an arbitrary number of intermediate stops.
The first direct Qantas flight from Sydney to London had 6 intermediate
stops.
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/oceania/australia/articles/history-of-kangaroo-route-flights-from-uk-to-australia/
Mark Brader
2018-08-08 04:58:53 UTC
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New world's longest flight: Singapore Airlines to fly direct to New York
Shouldn't it be "World's new longest flight"?
No.
Post by Dingbat
The headline as is stands seems to mean
"longest flight of the new world"
It could, but that's ruled out by the context. (Also, if they were
talking about the "New World", they ought to have capitalized it --
but I guess you can't rely on that any more.)

"World's longest flight" is a thing, and it makes sense for the words
to be kept together.
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Athel Cornish-Bowden
2018-08-08 05:23:56 UTC
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New world's longest flight: Singapore Airlines to fly direct to New York
https://www.thenational.ae/business/aviation/new-world-s-longest-flight-singapore-airlines-to-fly-direct-to-new-york-1.735272
Shouldn't it be "World's new longest flight"?
The headline as is stands seems to mean
"longest flight of the new world"
No, it couldn't possibly mean that. It's clumsy, but the only
reasonable meaning is the one intended.
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athel
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