The Longest First

If people are going to putting up with the burden of being on a plane for 20 hours, then they might as well do it in style. Qantas has just the thing.

It looks absolutely delightful, but this bureau would be worried about leaving something behind in one of the many closets, drawers and compartments that the suite features.

Wouldn’t stop this correspondent though.

Reblog: For the world’s longest flights, Qantas has ordered Airbus A350-1000 aircraft — Travel in your own way

Qantas, the Australian airline, has officially confirmed the purchase of 12 new A350-1000 aircraft for its ultra-long-haul Project Sunrise initiative. This will help the company achieve its goal of operating the world’s longest commercial nonstop flights, allowing passengers to fly directly from Sydney and Melbourne to destinations such as London and New York.

For the world’s longest flights, Qantas has ordered Airbus A350-1000 aircraft — Travel in your own way

Long Legs in Short Spaces

Qantas’ announcement that the Airbus A350-1000 is to be used for their longest of long haul flights is a big step for the national carrier.

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The key detail that the flights are likely to be close to twenty hours is certainly feet-curling and back-aching.

The stopover certainly took some time, but that time was a welcome change of scenery on 20+ hour journeys.

Don’t Phone Home

Qantas likes to see itself as a premium service airline, but that service doesn’t extend to its call centre. Callers face waiting times of hours and when they do get trough the staff face accusations of a lack of training.

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Even top tier members, Platinum One, have been having problems getting a human to speak to.

It’s a shambles situation and the airline needs to up its game.