Thursday, November 10, 2005

How Long Is Too Long?

This would take some endurance…

LONDON, England (AP) -- A Boeing Co. jet arrived in London from Hong Kong on Thursday after 22 hours and 43 minutes in the air, breaking the record for the
longest nonstop flight by a commercial jet.

The 777-200LR Worldliner -- one of Boeing's newest planes -- touched down shortly after 1 p.m. (1300 GMT) at London's Heathrow Airport after a journey of more than 18,662 kilometers (11,664 miles).

A representative of Guinness World Records, which monitored the flight, presented Boeing's Lars Andersen with a certificate confirming it was for the longest nonstop commercial flight.


Andersen said the Hong Kong-to-London flight showed the future of air travel.

God, I hope not. I’ll wait for the space planes to start rolling off the factory floors, thanks.

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