Take to the Skies!
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Take to the Skies!

On Sunday 20th October 2019, Qantas took to the skies from New York to Sydney in the world’s longest non-stop flight. The flight carrying 50 people on board the 787-9 Dreamliner touched down in Sydney early morning with ‘A good 70 minutes of fuel in the tank’. The Australian National Airline says that they are currently aiming to increase health and wellness on board their aircrafts and minimize jet lag of both both customers and crew members.

Whilst flying 10,066 miles from New York, America, to Sydney, Australia, the pilots' and crew members’ melatonin levels were watched carefully. Researchers were deployed to monitor lighting activity on board the aircraft as well as all of the consumption levels of passengers and their sleeping patterns. The full flight time on Qantas 7879 from New York to Sydney was 19 hours and 16 minutes.


Still holding the world record for the longest commercial flight and offering a full scheduled service from London Heathrow to Perth on Australia’s West Coast, the company wants to try and be able to host regular flights from New York to Australia as well as London Heathrow.

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 18: The flight crew and cabin crew of QF7879 from New York to Sydney on October 18, 2019 in New York, NY. Qantas is the first commercial airline to ever fly direct from New York to Sydney. The flight was restricted to 40 people plus 10 crew to increase aircraft range, and included medical scientists and health experts on board to conduct studies in the cockpit and the cabin to help determine strategies to promote long haul inflight health and wellbeing on ultra-long haul flights. It comes as the national carrier continues to work towards the final frontier of global aviation by launching non-stop commercial flights between the US and the UK to the east coast of Australia in an ambitious project dubbed "Project Sunrise". (Photo by James D. Morgan/Getty Images for Qantas)

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