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Qantas Passengers Request Exercise Areas, VR For Longest Flights

January 28, 2019 / Airwise

Qantas customers have requested exercise bikes and virtual reality entertainment among other suggestions for the airline’s ultra long-haul flights between Australia and Europe. Qantas currently flies non-stop between Perth in Western Australia and London, a 17 hour journey, but is looking ahead to the introduction of non-stops from the east coast of Australia to London and New York. The flag carrier is studying new long-haul aircraft that will provide the range needed to fly the 20-hour Sydney-London route from 2022. It expects to announce a decision later this year about which aircraft type it will operate, with the Airbus A350 and Boeing 777X both under consideration.Qantas has used focus group research and asked passengers who have flown the direct London-Perth service about their experience and get feedback.Health and wellness are the top trends coming through the research, the airline said, with “a strong focus on mindfulness and separation of experience at different s...