There's a New World's Longest Flight

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There's a New World's Longest Flight

Postby Bertros » Mon Dec 26, 2016 2:40 am

The latest such claim comes from Qantas, which this week announced the upcoming launch, in March 2018, of nonstop flights between Perth, Australia, and London. The 14,498-kilometer flight will be the world's longest, at 17 hours, and the first nonstop flight between Australia and Europe.

http://www.airfarewatchdog.com/blog/317 ... 3A143440_a



not sure I could do it in coach. I have done 13 before and I'm at about the end of it when I get off the plane.
I can't even imagine taking a small child on this flight.



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Re: There's a New World's Longest Flight

Postby Bitte_Kein_Lexus » Mon Dec 26, 2016 8:29 am

Pretty sure I've done 13-15 a few times.
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Re: There's a New World's Longest Flight

Postby Jamie_Lambo » Mon Dec 26, 2016 12:37 pm

ive done Beijing > London and Kuala Lumpur > London before both around the 12-14 hour mark, 17hours would be a test
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Re: There's a New World's Longest Flight

Postby Anchor Moy » Mon Dec 26, 2016 1:25 pm

Don't see the point in such a longhaul flight since you just have to get on another plane when you get to Perth. Unless you live there, but realistically, how many inhabitants of Perth will be flying to London ?
I think this is just a bit of promotion for Qantas.

And yeah, 17 hours nonstop on a plane is pushing the limits for me. 12 hours already seems like forever.
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Re: There's a New World's Longest Flight

Postby SinnSisamouth » Mon Dec 26, 2016 1:45 pm

there is a big uk expat population in wa and its a favourite for backpackers from uk
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Postby Jamie_Lambo » Mon Dec 26, 2016 1:49 pm

yeah i think most people fly to perth as its usually cheaper
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Re: There's a New World's Longest Flight

Postby timmydownawell » Mon Dec 26, 2016 2:59 pm

SinnSisamouth wrote:there is a big uk expat population in wa and its a favourite for backpackers from uk
That's true.

Travelling from Sydney I'd rather have two equalish halves with a stopover in the middle. Not a 4 hour flight followed by a 17 hour one. Not that I have any plans to make that trip at all.
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Re: There's a New World's Longest Flight

Postby 2000rielpineapples » Mon Dec 26, 2016 3:12 pm

timmydownawell wrote:
SinnSisamouth wrote:there is a big uk expat population in wa and its a favourite for backpackers from uk
That's true.

Travelling from Sydney I'd rather have two equalish halves with a stopover in the middle. Not a 4 hour flight followed by a 17 hour one. Not that I have any plans to make that trip at all.
who want to be stuck in a plane for 17 hours......

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Re: There's a New World's Longest Flight

Postby ExPenhMan » Mon Dec 26, 2016 3:53 pm

Pussies! My regular flight is 15-15.5 hours non-stop, and that doesn't even get me to SEA: Either Toronto to Hong Kong or Toronto to Taipei. It feels like it's never going to end. Then you look at your watch and it's only been 11 hours, you want to jump out of the jet. Then I upgraded to Premium Economy on the EVA flight to Taipei. That helped some.

Before, I tried to split flights up better. Either to Incheon or Narita from YYZ. Roughly meaning 12-13 hours and then 5ish to Bangkok. But . . .

17 hours? F*ck that!
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Re: There's a New World's Longest Flight

Postby Jamie_Lambo » Mon Dec 26, 2016 4:20 pm

tbh ive had longer bus journeys, at least you have the inflight entertainment, free alcohol, food, decent toilets and can go for a walk about,
some of the long bus journeys have been hell
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