Qantas has gone and announced it’ll run non-stop flights from Perth to London from March 2018, with CEO Alan Joyce hailing the mammoth 17-hour-long trip as “game-changing.”
That casual 14,489km journey will be the first-ever commercial flight route connecting us directly to Europe, giving passengers the option of avoiding a myriad of stop-overs. We believe the correct terminology here is “bloody yieeew.”
Taking advantage of Qantas’ brand-spankers new Boeing 787 Dreamliner jets, the route will also depart from Perth’s domestic terminal, meaning it’ll be less of a hassle for errybody else transferring from interstate.
However, WA Premier Colin Barnett also big-upped the tourism opportunities for Perth itself, saying punters from further east could just choose to chill in the city for a while before embarking on the humungo journey north.
Tickets for the route will go on sale in April next year. Prices haven’t been revealed, but let’s be honest: if you’re the kind of person who’s able to drop that amount of cash on anything above an Economy seat, the price probs doesn’t matter to you.
Also yet to be revealed: how much gin and tonic the new jets will be able to store, but we’re sure the boffins at Qantas have taken this vital concern into consideration.