I remember my first flight back to Ireland went something like Perth – Abu Dhabi – London – Cork. It was pure torture; the first half seemed to fly but my god when I got on that second leg I soon realised the pain everyone had talked about.
I think all in all my journey took 24 hours ++
Now it looks like things are looking up! The Australian airline Qantas have announced a non-stop flight from Australia to London in as little as 17 hours direct. #Woo
Unfortunately, they won’t be available until March 2018, so don’t get too excited.
It does show that air travel will only get better in the coming years and it would be epic if you could make that trip in just one flight.
Did you know that when Quantas first introduced their “Kangaroo route” in 1971 from London to Australia, it took four days and nine stops! Madness.
Some facts about this upcoming “Dream liner.”
- Qantas said passengers will be able to book the flights as early as April 2017
- The 14,466km flight between Perth and London will take just over 17 hours
Every passenger in economy class will get a whole inch of extra legroom, compared to those flying on Qantas A380s
Seats will feature personal device holder and USB ports, more storage areas, a seat-back mood light designed to minimise disturbance for other passengers and a high-definition entertainment touchscreen.
The longest non-stop passenger route is currently an Emirates Airlines 14,200 kilometre Dubai-to-Auckland flight started in March 2016, taking 16 hours 35 minutes in an Airbus A380.
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