Articles tagged “ultra long haul flying”

Qantas to Test How the Human Body Withstands the World’s Longest Flight

Qantas to Test How the Human Body Withstands the World’s Longest Flight

Angus Whitley, Bloomberg

Ultra-long-haul flights of nearly 20 hours are considered "aviation's final frontier." How the human body will feel after a flight from Sydney to London, however, is another question entirely.

1 month ago

Singapore Airlines Readies for World’s Longest Flight

Singapore Airlines Readies for World’s Longest Flight

Anand Krishnamoorthy, Bloomberg

As fuel efficiency continues to improve, the next generation of ultra-long-range aircraft will enable more of these routes to pop up. Qantas has debuted a London-Perth nonstop route, for example.

12 months ago

Behind the Hype of Qantas’ Grand Plans to Fly Nonstop to London and New York

Behind the Hype of Qantas’ Grand Plans to Fly Nonstop to London and New York

Brian Sumers, Skift

You have to give Qantas some credit for its public relations strategy. It will be at least four years before the airline launches "hub-busting" flights to New York or London from Sydney but the airline already has almost everyone in the airline industry talking about its plans.

1 year ago

The Exceptional Jet Singapore Airlines Will Use for the World’s Longest Flight

The Exceptional Jet Singapore Airlines Will Use for the World’s Longest Flight

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

Singapore Airlines has unique needs. It wants to fly nonstop from Singapore to New York, and the route is so important for the airline that it's willing to fly the jet with far fewer seats than it could otherwise hold. Not many other airlines are willing to make that tradeoff.

1 year ago

United To Fly Longest Ever Route by a U.S. Airline

United To Fly Longest Ever Route by a U.S. Airline

Brian Sumers, Skift

Business travelers love saving two or three hours of flying time. They'll surely love United's new nonstop. But for everyone else, 18 hours is a long time to spend on an airplane. Even a 787.

2 years ago