Qantas has completed its first non-stop flight from Australia to the UK. But what’s the best way to cope with 17 hours in an economy cabin?
Ultra-long haul is the new long-haul. Yesterday, Qantas completed its first non-stop flight from Perth, Australia, to Heathrow – 9,240 miles – in just over 17 hours.
It’s a remarkably long time to be crammed into an airline seat. It’s also potentially dangerous, as being immobile for prolonged periods can lead to blood clots forming in your legs.