• Could You Endure 20 Hours In Coach? Qantas Plans To Find Out

    28 days ago - By Jalopnik

    The world's longest commercial flight is 9,534 miles from Newark to Singapore and takes anywhere from 15 to 19 hours depending on winds. Nineteen hours is a long time to spend anywhere consecutively other than a womb or a grave, both of which provide more legroom than coach, but Australian airline Qantas wants to know...
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  • At 19 hours, it's the world's longest flight. But how will the human body cope?

    At 19 hours, it's the world's longest flight. But how will the human body cope?

    28 days ago - By CNN

    Regular nonstop flights between the east coast of Australia and London or New York could soon become a reality.
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  • Qantas to ply dry runs of longest flights from October

    Qantas to ply dry runs of longest flights from October

    28 days ago - By Travel and Tourworld

    Qantas said Thursday it will simulate the world's longest direct flights with Boeing's Dreamliners as soon as October. The payload of 40 passengers and crew, most of them employees, will undergo a host of medical checks and assessments.
    The Australian airline wants to start direct flights connecting Sydney to New York and London as early as 2022. Chief Executive Officer Alan Joyce describes the services as aviation's final frontier.
    The services, which take about 20 hours, aren't yet a sure thing. Qantas still hasn't decided on a Boeing or Airbus SE plane that can fly the route fully laden...
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