By George Stephens • 15 November 2019 • 17:49
A non-stop flight from London to Sydney successfully landed Down Under 19 hours and 19 minutes after it took off from Heathrow.
The Qantas aircraft, which covered around 11,000 miles , completed the journey at 12.28pm Sydney time (1.28am GMT)
While it may sound intense, the ultra long-haul cut around two hours off the existing journey as well due to not stopping.
With just 50 test passengers onboard, the flight was an experiment.
The ” test passengers ” had their sleep, activity levels and body functions monitored to assess for any health risks of being in the air for so long.
If given the okay, Londoners could be flying direct to Sydney in 2023.
The London-Sydney flight follows a similar non-stop journey from New York to the Australian city four weeks ago.
A third and final flight in the experiment, again from New York to Sydney, is due to take off next month.
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