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      Great news.

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      Quote Originally Posted by northshorepom View Post
      17hrs on 1 plane beats 12 hrs on one, dick about through security and hang about knackered for 3 hours, followed by 8 hrs on another plane any day of the week

      I would gladly use this. If I lived in Perth I'd be booking it already for whenever my next trip back might be
      Aye but unless you live in London or Perth then it's 17 hours on a plane dick about through security and hang about knackered for 3 hours and then another hour or more on a plane so I don't really see the difference - of course if you live in London/SE or WA perfect!
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      Personally, I would rather have the stop over. I have never done a 17 hour flight, but my father in law did and described it as the worst experience ever and he had more miles flown than most airline staff

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      I wonder is a direct flight to Sydney or Melbourne 'technically' possible?

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      I think I'd probably prefer to do this. On the way to Australia I had a stopover in Singapore but on the way home I went from Perth to Edinburgh with a quick stop in Doha except I think we were running slightly late and security was so busy so it was just a mad rush. First flight was 11 hours. I just found it really stressful. It's a really long flight but I think I could just knock myself out with drink or a sleeping tablet or just watch more films. I'd try it once anyway lol
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      Quote Originally Posted by Beaty View Post
      I wonder is a direct flight to Sydney or Melbourne 'technically' possible?

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      Not yet. But, it is rumoured that this new service will start in Melbourne and pick up in Perth before going direct to Heathrow.
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      I've down Dubai to Auckland which I think was about 16 and a half hours. I would differently do this! When can I book tickets lol! On my return leg from Dubai I found it stressful with the extra security and plane previously taking off an hour and a half late I nearly missed my connection and was informed if I didn't sprint to the gate I would be staying over in Dubai on my own overnight (travelling along). This was stressful and I'd rather stay on the plane and not change.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Lady Rainicorn View Post
      Aye but unless you live in London or Perth then it's 17 hours on a plane dick about through security and hang about knackered for 3 hours and then another hour or more on a plane so I don't really see the difference - of course if you live in London/SE or WA perfect!
      Not just London/SE, there are lots of areas within a 2/3 hour drive of Heathrow who'd benefit from this too.

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      Too Long on one plane for me. I quite like a stopoff at hk/Singapore from Brisbane to have a shower/relax etc

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      Got to be good for Perth in the long run. I don't know what Perth airport management expected, since the place was privatised the parking charges (and the cost of just about everything else) is extortionate. We were talking to friends yesterday about the old airport when we emigrated. Quaint I think you could call it. Had a petting zoo with kangaroos and other native animals. Parking was free. We really felt like we'd arrived in Aus seeing a Roo 20 minutes after getting off the plane.

     

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