Everything you need to know about the record-breaking Qantas flight from London to Sydney


A flight destined to be the world’s longest has departed London for Sydney as part of research into how 19 hours in the air affects the human body.

Qantas is flying a Boeing 787 Dreamliner from Heathrow to the Australian city non-stop for only the second time, with a view to launching a regular commercial service in 2023. The aircraft has just 50 passengers on board in order to ensure it can manage the 11,060 miles, expected to take 19 hours and 18 minutes.

In addition to crew and media, there will be a number of travellers participating in a study by the Australian flag carrier, in association with the University of Sydney, to monitor how such a long trip across multiple timezones can be managed….

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