By Steve Dellar  |  03-25-2018   News
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Australian airline Qantas landed in Perth this morning for its maiden direct flight from London. Yes, that’s a 17-hour direct flight between Australia and Europe.

The Australian company uses their new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner which, given that it is twice as fuel-efficient as the Boeing 747, is able to do the 14,500km trip without problems.

Qantas chief Mr. Alan Joyce, who was present during the flight, explained that the success of the Perth-London route would pave the way for direct flights from Perth to Paris in the future: “We do have the rights to fly to Paris daily; we’ve never had those rights before.”

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“When we last did Paris it was from Singapore to Paris and it was three a week, and it was hard to make it economically work. So we are keen on it (starting a Perth to Paris route), we are interested in it, but we need to bed this one down first.”

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en-gb"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">First <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/qantas?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#qantas</a> non-stop flight to London from Oz touches down. <a href="https://t.co/mliWlGW2bn">pic.twitter.com/mliWlGW2bn</a></p>&mdash; Mandy Squires (@mandy_squires) <a href="https://twitter.com/mandy_squires/status/977767316304916481?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">25 March 2018</a></blockquote>

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Mr. Joyce said. “It’s off to a great start it’s only the first flight but we need to show that economically it’s going to work out.”

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en-gb"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Passengers in Perth are preparing for the first non-stop flight from Australia to the UK, which will last 17 hours. ️🇦🇺🇬🇧<br><br>Look at how it compares to the original ‘kangaroo route’ ✈<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/5liveBreakfast?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#5liveBreakfast</a> <a href="https://t.co/t03l9YLw6G">pic.twitter.com/t03l9YLw6G</a></p>&mdash; BBC Radio 5 live (@bbc5live) <a href="https://twitter.com/bbc5live/status/977466535601164290?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">24 March 2018</a></blockquote>

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According to the International Air Transport Association, the Perth-London flight immediately becomes the world's second-longest after Qatar Airways' route from Doha to Auckland. There are other carriers, like Emirates and United Airlines who have also already flown non-stop journeys greater than 14,000km.

Source:

http://www.news.com.au/technology/innovation/first-qantas-perthlondon-direct-flight-touches-down/news-story/40cd1df465f6e088e020dd05731b21fb

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Anonymous No. 21488 1522013232

That's a long time to be on a plane. I hope they loosen up the rules on masturbation.

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