If you’ve ever travelled to Europe, you’ll know that the flights are PUNISHING.
Taking up to 30 hours, possibly longer, the stopovers prolong your journey to such an extend that you lose a day of your precious holiday simply in transit. Well, enough of that.
As early as next year, QANTAS are predicting non-stop flights to Europe after taking delivery of new ‘Dreamliners’.
Qantas is looking at direct flights between Perth and London as a ‘real option’ when the airline launches its first 787-9 Dreamliners.
Long-haul routes between Sydney and Chicago and Melbourne and Dallas are also on the table, according to a report on the Daily Mail.
The 787-9 Dreamliner, built by Boeing, costs $345 million AUD. A Qantas spokesman told Daily Mail Australia that price varied according to the plane’s specifications and the amount bought.
Qantas will buy eight of the 787-9s, with the goal of gradually replacing its older Boeing 747s across 2018 and 2019.
So, because I know you’re wondering, what’s different about the 787-9 Dreamliners?
Alan Joyce, CEO of QANTAS says, ‘They have larger windows, improved cabin pressure and experience a reduction in turbulence’.
Source: Daily Mail