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Fri May 10, 2019, 07:40 PM

Aviation Enthusiasts; How about a 21 hr flight? Qantas ponders SYD-LHR

Qantas is looking to initiate Sydney - Melbourne service to Heathrow and New York and is seeking the development of new generation, ultra long-range aircraft;

https://www.news.com.au/finance/business/travel/qantas-promises-sydney-to-london-route-by-end-of-year/news-story/4db0b27f81fa8e8643cf186b3382fc52

The article mentions they already operate Perth to LHR (17 bleedin' hours!!!) and today's flight is using a B787-9

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Reply Aviation Enthusiasts; How about a 21 hr flight? Qantas ponders SYD-LHR (Original post)
A HERETIC I AM May 2019 OP
msongs May 2019 #1
A HERETIC I AM May 2019 #2
abqtommy May 2019 #3
A HERETIC I AM May 2019 #5
krispos42 May 2019 #4
FirstLight May 2019 #6
krispos42 May 2019 #8
BootinUp May 2019 #7
krispos42 May 2019 #9

Response to A HERETIC I AM (Original post)

Fri May 10, 2019, 07:53 PM

1. hawaiian air considering a honolulu - london non stop. might take that flight nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Fri May 10, 2019, 07:56 PM

2. That's a loooong day!

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Original post)

Fri May 10, 2019, 08:26 PM

3. I flew quite a bit in the '90s, some 15 and 16 hour legs of long trips.

I don't fly any more...

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Response to abqtommy (Reply #3)

Fri May 10, 2019, 08:42 PM

5. I did the LAX - SYD several times in the 90's

My day started in Detroit, so fly to LAX, get there around 4 or so then wait till 10 or 11 PM when many of the westbound transpacific flights took off. Ended up at the Gold Coast, QNSL, leaving Sunday morning, arriving Tuesday mid day after around 36 hours of travel and losing Monday altogether!!

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Original post)

Fri May 10, 2019, 08:40 PM

4. As long as they have Benadryl on tap, people will be okay

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Response to krispos42 (Reply #4)

Fri May 10, 2019, 08:58 PM

6. also...

those chairs that elevate the feet? 21 hours would surely be an increased risk of blood clots...

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Response to FirstLight (Reply #6)

Fri May 10, 2019, 09:30 PM

8. A shot of Benadryl with a blood-thinner chaser.



More seriously though... yeah, they'd need to have bigger seats, both in width and in seat pitch. And entertainment galore!

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Original post)

Fri May 10, 2019, 09:29 PM

7. Lewis Black is not in favor

Last I checked.

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Response to BootinUp (Reply #7)

Fri May 10, 2019, 09:39 PM

9. "THERE'S STILL 15 HOURS TO GO!!!!!!!"

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