Qantas added to its list of aviation firsts non-stop flights from Perth to London using the 787-9 Dreamliner. Non-stop flights from Perth to London. The 14,498 kilometre service will be the first regular passenger service to directly link Australia with Europe.The first non-stop commercial flight between Australia and the UK has touched down in London.
QF9 arrived to London at 5.02am local time on Sunday morning after a 17-hour long-haul from Perth. This is the third longest route in the world. The flight marks the first time Australia and Europe being connected by non-stop flight.
Qantas flight QF 9 departed Perth at 6:45 pm and arrivd at London, Heathrow at 5:05 am next morning. Qantas flight QF 10 departed London Heathrow at 1:15 pm and arrived back in Perth the next day at 1:00 pm. The outbound journey is scheduled at 17 hours, 20 minutes, while the return is 16 hours, 45 minutes.
Is the experience like for passengers on board the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner for more than 17 hours? VIPs from Qantas, politicians and members of the media enjoyed the luxuries of business class or premium economy, other passengers endured 17 hours in the cheap seats.
Boeing Dreamliners offer a higher cabin pressure, closer to that found at ground level, and more humid air than that found on most other planes. This helps passengers feel less dehydrated and tired after long flights.