Nine wide – life at the back of the bus on QF9

Qantas flight QF9 arrives at London Heathrow Airport after its 17-hour journey from Perth. (Qantas)

So what is it like spending 17 hours in an aircraft while flying some 8,000nm? Australian Aviation was among the 140-odd passengers in the economy cabin of Qantas's inaugural QF9 service between Perth and London Heathrow, operated by Boeing 787-9 VH-ZND. The passenger offering on the 787-9 was, in … [Read more...]

History made as Qantas Flight 9 touches down in London

Qantas flight QF9 arrives at London Heathrow Airport after its 17-hour journey from Perth. (Qantas)

When Qantas Flight 9 touched down in London at the end of its historic nonstop flight from Perth a little after 5am local time on Sunday, the remarkable had been made to seem routine. For the first time, Australia and the UK were linked by a direct nonstop air service. For the 229 passengers on board the … [Read more...]