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Qantas and the non-stop Perth to London flight

No Wi-Fi on QF 9: The world´s longest flight without daylight

LONDON: ”It was non-stop till you drop!” The Sun-reporter Jacob Lewis said so after more than 17 hours on Qantas Flight QF 9 from Perth in Australia to London Heathrow. He sat in economy with 160 other people, while others were  booked into a world of beds and champagne.

During the flight Lewis spent time on this activity: He had 1 been, 2 wine, 1 fin and tonic, 7 waters, 4 bags of bar snacks, 1 chicken, rice and veg, 1 bread roll, 1 panna cotta, 1 breakfast, 1 yoghurt with granola, 1 mini banana loaf, 1 cup of tea, 1 orange juice, 4 toilet breaks, 1 movie, Take your pills, 2-hour sleep, 6 hours laying with eyes closed, 1 article written.

A flight without daylight

The route is holding the honor of being the world´s longest flight without daylight. During the nearly 18-hour flight there is time to watch eight Harry Potter films and listen to every one of The Beatles songs nearly twice over.

”I was groggy, aching and ready for bed”, Jacob Lewis wrote in The Sun – after 17 hours and 13 minutes on Flight QF 9, before he went to bed at home in London. The first class return ticket cost 5,127 UK-pounds.

The meals included

There was a main meal, mid-flight, morning bakery and breakfast menus, as well as a free-for-all snack throughout the flight.  Dinner offerings included, cheese ravioli with leek and mushroom cream sauce; and chicken with red rice and roasted Mediterranean vegetables.

When the Kangaroo route first opened in 1947, people hoping to see Australia had to make seven stops over four days. Now we can do it in a single leap.
”This is absolutely fantastic, a real game changer for the world of aviation”, Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce said. He was one of the passengers on the inaugural flight. But to the dismay of many, free Wi-Fi was not available on the flight.

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Gudmund Lindbaek
Gudmund Lindbaek
Journalist founded King Goya a few years back. Always traveling the world. Meeting people, local food and engaging stories are my passion. I don´t collect countries or require gorilla-stalking in Africa. I just want a tiny slice of adventure to be alive, and then excited to return home.


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