A BOAC Argonaut Speedbird poster from 1952.
Adam Nebbs
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Travellers' Checks by Adam Nebbs

The first direct London to Hong Kong flight 70 years ago took a total of 37 hours

  • The BOAC Argonaut had pressurised cabins, allowing it to operate at twice the speed and altitude of its compar­atively cumbersome counterparts
  • The first flight, which took off from Heathrow on August 23, 1949, arrived in Hong Kong three days late

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A BOAC Argonaut Speedbird poster from 1952.
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The new 120-passenger Coral Adventurer will sail from Darwin, Australia, and circumnavigate the island of New Guinea, on a unique cruise departing in October next year.
Adam Nebbs
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Travellers' Checks by Adam Nebbs

New Guinea: an Australian cruise offers the chance to explore ‘the last unknown’

  • The 35-night voyage starts and ends in Darwin and, at US$17,000 per person, does not come cheap
  • Plus, Plaza Premium Group’s short-stay hotel finally opens at London Heathrow

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The new 120-passenger Coral Adventurer will sail from Darwin, Australia, and circumnavigate the island of New Guinea, on a unique cruise departing in October next year.
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