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Quantas sets record for longest commercial flight

Looking to add more ultra-long haul flights
Posted at 8:35 AM, Oct 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-22 09:35:01-04

Just the thought of spending 19 hours on a flight is enough to make most people antsy.

But a bunch of passengers did just that this weekend.

They were aboard a record-breaking Qantas flight from New York City to Sidney, Australia.

At 19 hours and 16 minutes it became the longest commercial nonstop flight.

Passengers and crew all wore monitors, as the airline looks at the effects of such ultra-long haul flights.

They'll make the trip again next month, if all goes well, they hope to add permanent non-stop routes from New York and London to three Australian cities by 2023.

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