Qantas flies the world’s first 20-hour, non-stop flight from New York to Sydney on Friday. Data gathered from the journey will help to tackle jet lag on ultra-long-haul flights. Photo: Qantas

An in-flight service revolution aboard first 20-hour, non-stop flight – spicy food, bright lights for first six hours to combat jet lag

  • Those on board will eat, drink, sleep, and move about the cabin according to a preset schedule. Pilots will wear brain-monitoring equipment to assess alertness
  • Passengers boarding in New York will immediately switch to Sydney time, and be discouraged from sleeping until they are six hours into the journey
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Qantas flies the world’s first 20-hour, non-stop flight from New York to Sydney on Friday. Data gathered from the journey will help to tackle jet lag on ultra-long-haul flights. Photo: Qantas
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