This week’s featured link:
Qantas flights direct from London to Perth – we reveal the hell of flying non-stop 17 hours from Australia in economy on the UK’s longest route – The Sun
We have a theme this week, and it’s all about really long flights. Forget the stupid click-bait headline on this one. This is still a worthy read despite its tabloid-y style. The idea of flying 17 hours crammed into a coach seat where the sun never rises sounds just downright awful. If you live in Eastern Australia you have to stop somewhere, and I don’t know why you’d do this over a Middle East or Southeast Asia stop. Even if you do live in Perth, that stop may not be such a bad idea.
Two for the road:
‘New airplane smell’: Aboard a 24-hour Singapore delivery flight – USA Today
Ok, so this one is better than being a coach passenger to Perth, but it still sounds terrible. I don’t want longer range airplanes. I want faster ones.
New nonstops to New Zealand will be O’Hare’s longest flights – Chicago Tribune
And here’s another one. I guess if you live in Flint, Michigan, congratulations, you can now fly with one stop to New Zealand instead of two.