The New York-to-Sydney Flight That Redefines Long Distance

Qantas just completed a record-breaking 19-hour, 16-minute nonstop flight from New York to Sydney. It’s one of three research flights to determine if the routes can be made commercial and–researchers hope–teach us how to avoid the dreaded jetlag. Photo: James D. Morgan/Qantas Play Video The Middle Seat A diary from a test trip on Qantas…

The New York-to-Sydney Flight That Redefines Long Distance

The New York-to-Sydney Flight That Redefines Long Distance

The New York-to-Sydney Flight That Redefines Long Distance


Qantas just completed a record-breaking 19-hour, 16-minute nonstop flight from New York to Sydney. It’s one of three research flights to determine if the routes can be made commercial and–researchers hope–teach us how to avoid the dreaded jetlag. Photo: James D. Morgan/Qantas

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The Middle Seat

A diary from a test trip on Qantas lasting nearly 20 hours that marks the first step in what’s considered the final frontier of commercial aviation; London-to-Sydney is next


Qantas just completed a record-breaking 19-hour, 16-minute nonstop flight from New York to Sydney. It’s one of three research flights to determine if the routes can be made commercial and–researchers hope–teach us how to avoid the dreaded jetlag. Photo: James D. Morgan/Qantas

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