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Travel Australia’s Qantas operates 19 ½ hour London-Sydney flight

08:25  15 november  2019
08:25  15 november  2019 Source:   ap.org

Qantas to test 19-hour flights to measure health impacts on passengers and crew

Qantas to test 19-hour flights to measure health impacts on passengers and crew Regular nonstop flights between the east coast of Australia and London or New York could soon become a reality. © DANIEL SLIM/AFP/Getty Images Qantas will start testing non-stop flights from London and New York to Sydney in October. In preparation, Australian airline Qantas has announced three test flights, with 40 people traveling directly from London or New York to Sydney, to see how the human body copes with 19 solid hours in the air. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

Australia ’ s national carrier Qantas has completed a 19 -and-a-half hour non-stop flight from London to Sydney , part of a series of tests to assess the effects of very long-haul flights . The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner took off from London ’s Heathrow Airport on Thursday morning and touched down at

Sydney - London 10,557 miles. Flight time cut by up to 4 hours . Qantas has already used its Perth to London route to test shift patterns. The airline will also test Qantas , Australia ’ s flag carrier, has operated a service to Britain since 1938 , using flying boats made by the UK company Short Brothers.

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Australia’s national carrier Qantas has completed a 19-and-a-half hour non-stop flight from London to Sydney, part of a series of tests to assess the effects of very long-haul flights.

In this image made from video, Qantas Boeing 787 Dreamliner plane lands at Sydney airport in Sydney, Friday, Nov. 15, 2019. Australian airliner Qantas completed a non-stop flight from London to Sydney used to assess the effects of ultra-long-haul flights on crew fatigue and passenger jetlag.(Australia Pool via AP) © Provided by The Associated Press In this image made from video, Qantas Boeing 787 Dreamliner plane lands at Sydney airport in Sydney, Friday, Nov. 15, 2019. Australian airliner Qantas completed a non-stop flight from London to Sydney used to assess the effects of ultra-long-haul flights on crew fatigue and passenger jetlag.(Australia Pool via AP)

The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner took off from London’s Heathrow Airport on Thursday morning and touched down at Sydney Airport 45 minutes behind schedule at 12:30 p.m. local time on Friday.

Qantas flight turns back after tire explodes midair

  Qantas flight turns back after tire explodes midair A Qantas Airways flight in Australia was forced to turn back after a tire on the plane exploded midair shortly after takeoff. © Ryan Pierse/Getty Images A Qantas Airbus A380 on August 18, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. The plane was heading from Brisbane to the eastern city of Mackay on Sunday when a nitrogen-filled tire exploded, damaging part of the wing, according to CNN affiliate Seven News.The jet was forced to burn fuel and circle above Queensland's eastern Sunshine Coast for an hour and a half before touching down back in Brisbane. All 76 passengers on board were safe.

Qantas flights from Sydney to London Heathrow operate daily, with a flight duration starting at 24 hours . All cabins include on-demand inflight entertainment and a great selection of food and beverages, while passengers in Premium cabins can enjoy an exclusive Rockpool inspired menu and wine list.

Image caption Qantas already operates non-stop flights between London and Perth. Australian airline Qantas will place an order next year for planes capable of making the 20- hour flight between London and Sydney . Chief executive Alan Joyce told the BBC he was in advanced discussions with

The 17,800 kilometer (11,060 mile) journey is part of Project Sunrise — Qantas’ goal to operate regular, non-stop commercial flights from Australia’s east coast cities of Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne to London and New York.

In this image made from video, Qantas Boeing 787 Dreamliner plane lands at Sydney airport in Sydney, Friday, Nov. 15, 2019. Australian airliner Qantas completed a non-stop flight from London to Sydney used to assess the effects of ultra-long-haul flights on crew fatigue and passenger jetlag.(Australia Pool via AP) © Provided by The Associated Press In this image made from video, Qantas Boeing 787 Dreamliner plane lands at Sydney airport in Sydney, Friday, Nov. 15, 2019. Australian airliner Qantas completed a non-stop flight from London to Sydney used to assess the effects of ultra-long-haul flights on crew fatigue and passenger jetlag.(Australia Pool via AP)

Last month, Qantas completed the first non-stop flight from New York to Sydney, which took 19 hours and 16 minutes.

Another New York to Sydney flight is expected next month to round out the project.

The world's safest airlines for 2020, according to AirlineRatings.com .
The website AirlineRatings.com ranked the top 20 global airlines for safety, as well as picking out the 10 safest budget airlines. Air New Zealand has taken second place, but which carrier is in the top slot?But even the most nervous of fliers should take heart when flying Australia's flag carrier, Qantas -- as it has just been rated the safest airline in the world for what is effectively the seventh year in a row.

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