Qantas tests 19-hour direct flight from New York to Sydney.
When it landed in Sydney on Sunday morning, the Qantas Boeing 787 flight from New York had made history as the longest commercial flight ever. The 49 passengers and crew members underwent several tests to study the effects of such a long journey on the human body.
This was Qantas' first experiment to implement the Sunrise Project, which will consist of nonstop flights connecting three Australian East Coast cities - Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane - to New York and London. The flights are expected to commence no later than 2022. For this experimental flight, pilots had their brain activity monitored, while passengers underwent an exercise routine, mental tests, and a balanced diet.
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