Qantas, the Australian airline, has just test-flown the world’s longest commercial air-route: 16,500 kilometres from New York non-stop to Sydney. There were only 60 passengers aboard the Boeing 787, all in business class, because the plane needed all the rest of the weight for fuel. And, we are told, they danced the Macarena in the empty economy class to stay limber during the 19-hour flight.
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