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My 17-hour Qantas odyssey in kangaroo pyjamas

My 17-hour Qantas odyssey in kangaroo pyjamas The airline made history with its first non-stop flight from Australia to the UK. Here’s what it was like to be on board This is the story of a flight. But it starts with a few caveats. Firstly, it is not a normal flight – the passengers are not your average travellers as they include ministers, CEOs and more journalists than politicians would normally be comfortable sharing a small space with. Secondly, it is not your average payload – the luggage include cameras, tripods and special pyjamas – and it is a history-making flight. The first to connect Australia and the UK, non-stop. And thirdly, your Guardian correspondent doesn’t normally fly business…

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Longest flight ever to depart UK

Longest flight ever to depart UK The latest incarnation of the “Kangaroo Route” is much more than a hop, skip, and a jump. On Sunday, March 25, the longest flight ever to depart from the UK will take off from Heathrow International Airport en route to Perth, Western Australia — a journey of over 9,000 miles. Scheduled to take 16 hours and 45 minutes, Qantas passengers have enough time for both a good night’s sleep and a full workday. It also overlaps an entire day, leaving London at 1:15 PM and arriving in Perth at 1 PM on Tuesday. The plane itself is among the most modern and cozy of commercial airliners. The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner features 42 ‘suites’…

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