How long do you think you could sit in an airplane before losing your mind entirely?
If 17 hours doesn’t faze you, then you will soon be able to embark on the world’s longest commercial passenger flight.
Aussie airline Qantas will launch a 17-hour non-stop daily service from London’s Heathrow airport to Perth in Western Australia.
The trip is made possible with the use of revolutionary Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner planes that focus on comfort, with things like lower cabin noise, turbulence reduction technology and improved air quality (and likely, a far cry from these in terms of comfort level).
Not only do these elements make it easier to sleep during the flight, other jet lag-battling measures include more natural light, moister air, and a lower cabin pressure.
The hope is that the new flight increases tourism in Perth.
The planes are not yet able to reach up to 10,553 miles to fly to cities like Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. An additional 4-hour flight will take you to eastern Australia, if that’s where you want to end up (what’s four hours when you’ve done 17, right?).
“We expect many travellers from Europe will start their time in Australia with a visit to Perth before going on to see other parts of the country,” Qantas CEO Alan Joyce said in a statement.
“Australians have never had a direct link to Europe before so the opportunities this opens up are huge.”
The London-Perth flights carrying 236 passengers will go on sale in April 2017 but won’t launch until March 2018 – so you have plenty of time to plan that epic summer vacation.
In the meantime, you can also look forward to the potential of cheaper airfare costs in Canada soon.