My 17-hour Qantas odyssey – Australia to the UK Nonstop

My 17-hour Qantas odyssey in kangaroo pyjamas

 in the air – The Guardian . UK

The airline has made history with its first non-stop flight from Australia to the UK. Here’s what it was like to be on board

The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner takes off from Perth airport

Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner

This is the story of a flight. But it starts with a few caveats. Firstly, it is not a normal flight – the passengers are not your average travellers as they include ministers, CEOs and more journalists than politicians would normally be comfortable sharing a small space with.   

Secondly, it is not your average payload – the luggage includes cameras, tripods and special pyjamas – and it is a history-making flight. The first to connect Australia and the UK, non-stop. And, thirdly, your Guardian correspondent doesn’t normally fly business class – so this is a dose of unreality.       READ MORE

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