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Qantas to fly from London to Australia non-stop

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Now you may find this a very good idea. As a bloke approaching 50 I can tell you travelling 9,000 mile (14,498km) on a flight that will take 17 hours isnt good for your health. Surgical stocki… Read More
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banned4m, 2w agoPosted 4 months, 2 weeks ago


Now you may find this a very good idea.

As a bloke approaching 50 I can tell you travelling 9,000 mile (14,498km) on a flight that will take 17 hours isnt good for your health.

Surgical stockings & a handful of aspirin should stop deep vein thrombosis. Hopefully the pilots do the same.

Passengers will be able to fly from London to Australia non-stop when airline Qantas launches its new service from March 2018.
Australia's national carrier says it will connect Perth, in the west of the country, to the UK capital using Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners.
The 9,000 mile (14,498km) flight will take 17 hours.
Perth will be a hub for passengers from eastern Australia going to the UK, tourism minister Steven Ciobo said.
He also said the new service would boost employment and tourism in Australia, a sector growing three times faster than the rest of the national economy, and one that supports 580,000 jobs.
Mr Ciobo also said that the UK was Australia's third-largest source of international visitors, with 660,000 people travelling from there to Australia in 2015.
"When Qantas created the Kangaroo Route to London in 1947, it took four days and nine stops," Qantas chief executive officer Alan Joyce said.
"Now it will take just 17 hours from Perth non-stop."
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3 Likes #1
Struth
2 Likes #2
So in reality it's still one stop for most people just the option now includes Perth!
3 Likes #3
I don't think 2 x10 hour flights are good for the constitution either . Nothing wrong with 3 months (depending on the prevailing winds) on a prison barge , it was good enough for most of our Australian friends' ancestors oO

Edited By: rogparki on Dec 11, 2016 23:00
#4
Why is Australia not the fifth nation of the United Kingdom?

Edited By: splender on Dec 11, 2016 23:04
#5
the flights are going to be very expensive so probably only business class and if they dont want to kill off their customers with space to get up and walk around.
1 Like #6
Come on Mr Branson. Get your thinking hat on and open up your purse. Where's the "2-hr" flight to Australia in that space plane idea of yours?
4 Likes #7
17hrs in economy, Ohhh ouch! :p
#8
Was always going to happen considering how long some of the middle eastern airline flights are now
1 Like #9
Are most people in a rush to get to Australia though? I mean no one goes for the weekend and I would say a vast amount go for longer than a week and more like 10days+. I would therefore guess that most people include the stop off in Singapore or Hong Kong or Dubai on the way out and back as part of their holiday and so are people really going to want to spend 17hrs in a plane, or rather 10hrs, get out spend overnight in nice hotel/different country and then the 6hrs the next day? After 17hrs you are hardly going to be up and about the next day anyway are you. Don't think it will be popular for the masses, especially if your final destination is Sydney and the like.

Edited By: ThePasty on Dec 11, 2016 23:37
#10
Would these be more expensive than one stop flights? Discuss.
The plane only has to take off once - I assume that requires a lot of fuel.
But novelty value and demand could mean Quantus charge more.
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pothole
Come on Mr Branson. Get your thinking hat on and open up your purse. Where's the "2-hr" flight to Australia in that space plane idea of yours?


He's too busy destroying the NHS
#12
I thought Qantas already had this covered thanks to their alliance with Emirates.
Qantas flew London to Dubai and then Dubai to Aussieland.

Personally, taking a transit is very good for your knees.
#13
Anything over 9 hours and I start to get twitchy; took a 14 hour flight once, after missing a connection.

Hour 10 I was restless.
Hour 11 I was pacing up and down the cabin
Hour 12 I was feeling a bit hemmed in
Hour 13 I was ready to open the doors and jump the 30,000 feet to the ground
I dont really remember hour 14, perhaps they slipped something into my 150th cup of decaf tea.
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ThePasty
Are most people in a rush to get to Australia though? I mean no one goes for the weekend and I would say a vast amount go for longer than a week and more like 10days+. I would therefore guess that most people include the stop off in Singapore or Hong Kong or Dubai on the way out and back as part of their holiday and so are people really going to want to spend 17hrs in a plane, or rather 10hrs, get out spend overnight in nice hotel/different country and then the 6hrs the next day? After 17hrs you are hardly going to be up and about the next day anyway are you. Don't think it will be popular for the masses, especially if your final destination is Sydney and the like.

aint Dubai just 6hrs from UK? that still leave a fair stretch.
Singapore about 14 hrs, leaving 10hr is a bit better?
#15
I have to use the red wine onboard to knock myself out but I wish theyd give you the option of being knocked out and rewoken upon arrival. That way you miss the gruesome flight , films and foods.
#16
I'd probably die if i did that flight. The last flight i did from America was really bad, spent 7 hours standing up at the back of the plane because when i sit down i get these painful leg twitches. The last few hours i basically passed out in my seat.

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