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Where do the limits lie for ultra-long-haul air travel?

If you have encountered CNN’s Richard Quest on a flight, there’s a good chance that it was setting a new aviation endurance record. In March, the business journalist was aboard the inaugural non-stop flight from Australia to the UK, Qantas flight 9 from Perth to London – a point-to-point distance of 9,009 miles. Qantas has already said its planned London-Sydney nonstop (10,561 miles) will not begin until 2022.

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