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Sunday Mirror - - PUZZLES -

Long-haul travel from the UK changes for ever on March 25 next year – we will be able to fly to Aus­tralia non-stop. It’s made pos­si­ble by the 8,947-mile range of the Boe­ing 787-9 Dream­liner. Aussie flag car­rier Qan­tas will fly the 17-hour marathon from Heathrow to Perth in Western Aus­tralia, a city fast emerg­ing as one of the coun­try’s best des­ti­na­tions, with gal­leries, mu­se­ums, great restau­rants, bars, beaches, wa­ter­sports and winer­ies – and a be­nign cli­mate.

Syd­ney and Mel­bourne are 20 fly­ing hours away so not yet fea­si­ble non-stop, but I’d bet on it tak­ing off within five years.

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