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Qantas Sets Aviation Record With Perth-To-London Flight

Qantas Airways started direct flights between Australia and London this weekend, passing a major milestone by reducing to 17 hours a trip that once took 12.5 days. The Perth flight is a high-profile test for a planned ultra-long-haul network that the airline hopes will span the world by 2022. Qantas needs business travelers to pay up for the shorter flight to London rather than make a stop in Asia or the Middle East.

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