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Travel Qantas test flight completes record 19-hour non-stop flight from New York to Sydney

16:50  20 october  2019
16:50  20 october  2019 Source:   cnn.com

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Advertisement. News. Australia's Qantas completes record -breaking 19 - hour flight . Fifty people flew 16,200 kilometers from Australia's flagship airline Qantas completed the world's longest non - stop commercial flight on Sunday morning, flying from New York to Sydney in 19 hours and 16 minutes.

Australian airline Qantas has completed the longest non-stop commercial passenger flight, researching the potential impacts of ultra-long haul flights on pilots, crew and passengers.

Alan Joyce et al. standing next to a man in a suit and tie: Crew on the Qantas flight from New York to Sydney© James D Morgan/Qantas Crew on the Qantas flight from New York to Sydney

With 49 people on board, the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner flight completed the 10,066-mile journey from New York to Sydney in 19 hours and 16 minutes.

Qantas Group Chief executive Alan Joyce said: "This is a really significant first for aviation. Hopefully, it's a preview of a regular service that will speed up how people travel from one side of the globe to the other."

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19 (UPI) -- A planned 19 .5- hour test flight took off from New York 's John F. Kennedy Airport on Saturday en route to Sydney Airport in Australia. Eventually Qantas wants to operate direct flights from Australia's Sydney , Melbourne and Brisbane to New York and London by 2022.

19 (UPI) -- A planned 19 .5- hour test flight took off from New York 's John F. Kennedy Airport on Saturday en route to Sydney Airport in Australia. Eventually Qantas wants to operate direct flights from Australia's Sydney , Melbourne and Brisbane to New York and London by 2022.

Research into the health and well-being of those on board were conducted during the flight with tests ranging from monitoring pilot brain waves, melatonin levels and alertness to exercise classes for passengers.

Joyce added: "We know ultra long haul flights pose some extra challenges but that's been true every time technology has allowed us to fly further. The research we're doing should give us better strategies for improving comfort and wellbeing along the way."

a large passenger jet sitting on top of a runway: The Qantas Boeing 787 Dreamliner plane arrives at Sydney International Airport after flying direct from New York on Sunday, October 20, 2019.© David Gray /Getty Images for Qantas/GETTY IMAGES The Qantas Boeing 787 Dreamliner plane arrives at Sydney International Airport after flying direct from New York on Sunday, October 20, 2019.

The next test flight will take place in November, from London to Sydney, while there will be another New York to Sydney flight before the end of the year.

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Australian airline Qantas has completed the longest non - stop commercial passenger flight , researching the potential impacts of ultra-long With 49 people on board, the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner flight completed the 10,066-mile journey from New York to Sydney in 19 hours and 16 minutes.

A HISTORIC test flight by a commercial airliner arrived in Sydney today after completing a non - stop 10,000 mile journey from New York in a whopping 19 A similar ultra long-haul service is expected to be trialled from London to Sydney later this year. It could also herald the start of regular non - stop

Qantas has said it hopes to operate direct flights from three cities on Australia's east coast -- Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane -- and New York and London by 2022 or 2023.

Captain Sean Golding said: "Overall, we're really happy with how the flight went and it's great have some of the data we need to help assess turning this into a regular service."

How will the passengers be monitored?

Researchers from Sydney University's Charles Perkins Centre, Monash University and the Alertness Safety and Productivity Cooperative Research Centre -- a scientific program backed by the Australian government -- will examine the impact of the long flight on those on board.

Passengers in the main cabin wore monitoring devices, and experts from the Charles Perkins Centre will study how their "health, wellbeing and body clock" was impacted by a set of variables that include lighting, food and drink, movement, sleep patterns and inflight entertainment.

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Qantas completed a record -breaking 19 - hour research flight with 49 passengers. The group is planning two more research flights from London to Sydney in November and New York to Sydney in December.

The flights from New York and London to Sydney will each take around 19 hours , subject to wind and weather conditions. After each of the test flights in October, November and December, the aircraft will be deployed into scheduled Qantas service. Featured photo courtesy of Qantas .

Those on board were advised to keep a daily log in the lead-up to the flight and for two weeks afterwards, to show how they feel and how they've coped with jet lag.

Pilots and cabin crew will also keep sleep diaries. Cameras were mounted in the cockpit to record pilot alertness.

"People seem to be wildly different when it comes to the experience of jetlag -- and we need more research on what contributes to jetlag and travel fatigue, so we can try and reduce the impact of long-haul flights," Professor Stephen Simpson, academic director of the University of Sydney's Charles Perkins Centre, told CNN Travel.

"We have a long way to go in terms of understanding how the wide variety of influences -- including nutrition, hydration, exercise, sleep and light -- might work together for maximum benefit."

Monash University scientists will focus on the flight crew, recording their melatonin levels before, during and after the flights, as well as studying brain wave data from electroencephalogram devices worn by the pilots.

This information will then be shared with the Civil Aviation Safety Authority "to help inform regulatory requirements associated with ultra-long-haul flights," Qantas said in a statement.

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The New York to Sydney flight is part of research on how ultra-long haul journeys affect our bodies. Image caption All smiles: Qantas crew celebrate after the 19 - hour journey from New York to Sydney . Australian carrier Qantas has completed a test of the longest non - stop commercial

Australian airline Qantas completed the world’s first-ever non - stop commercial flight from New York City to Sydney on October 20, after a flight time of more than 19 hours . The airline transported 50 people more than 16,200 kilometers (10,066 miles)

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