Qantas Completes Record-Breaking 19-Hour Marathon Flight | NBC Nightly News

Qantas Completes Record-Breaking 19-Hour Marathon Flight | NBC Nightly News


JOURNEY ABOARD A RECORD-BREAKING PASSENGER FLIGHT RECORD-BREAKING PASSENGER FLIGHT FLYING NONSTOP FROM PASSENGER FLIGHT FLYING NONSTOP FROM NEW YORK TO SYDNEY, FLYING NONSTOP FROM NEW YORK TO SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA. NEW YORK TO SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA. TOM COSTELLO WAS THE AUSTRALIA. TOM COSTELLO WAS THE ONLY AMERICAN TOM COSTELLO WAS THE ONLY AMERICAN BROADCAST REPORTER ON ONLY AMERICAN BROADCAST REPORTER ON BOARD. BROADCAST REPORTER ON BOARD.>>CONGRATULATIONS ON BOARD.>>CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR INAUGURATION>>CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR INAUGURATION HISTORY FLIGHT TO YOUR INAUGURATION HISTORY FLIGHT TO SYDNEY. HISTORY FLIGHT TO SYDNEY.>>Reporter: 9:30 P.M. SYDNEY.>>Reporter: 9:30 P.M. IN NEW YORK AS THE>>Reporter: 9:30 P.M. IN NEW YORK AS THE QANTAS SUNRISE PROJECT IN NEW YORK AS THE QANTAS SUNRISE PROJECT TAKES OFF FOR DOWN QANTAS SUNRISE PROJECT TAKES OFF FOR DOWN UNDER. TAKES OFF FOR DOWN UNDER. A 19-PLUS HOUR UNDER. A 19-PLUS HOUR RESEARCH FLIGHT TO A 19-PLUS HOUR RESEARCH FLIGHT TO MONITOR PASSENGERS AND RESEARCH FLIGHT TO MONITOR PASSENGERS AND PILOTS. MONITOR PASSENGERS AND PILOTS.>>WE’VE GOT AN EAG PILOTS.>>WE’VE GOT AN EAG MEASURING MY BRAIN>>WE’VE GOT AN EAG MEASURING MY BRAIN WAVE ACTIVITY. MEASURING MY BRAIN WAVE ACTIVITY. I’VE GOT A LIGHT METER WAVE ACTIVITY. I’VE GOT A LIGHT METER MEASURING THE AMBIENT I’VE GOT A LIGHT METER MEASURING THE AMBIENT LIGHT, RELATED TO THE MEASURING THE AMBIENT LIGHT, RELATED TO THE MELATONIN LEVELS. LIGHT, RELATED TO THE MELATONIN LEVELS.>>Reporter: IN THE MELATONIN LEVELS.>>Reporter: IN THE PASSENGER CABIN, IT’S>>Reporter: IN THE PASSENGER CABIN, IT’S ABOUT FIGHTING JET PASSENGER CABIN, IT’S ABOUT FIGHTING JET LAG. ABOUT FIGHTING JET LAG. RATHER THAN TURN THE LAG. RATHER THAN TURN THE LIGHTS DOWN RIGHT RATHER THAN TURN THE LIGHTS DOWN RIGHT AWAY, THEY STAY IN LIGHTS DOWN RIGHT AWAY, THEY STAY IN SYNC WITH SYDNEY. AWAY, THEY STAY IN SYNC WITH SYDNEY. ADDING MEALS AND SYNC WITH SYDNEY. ADDING MEALS AND EXERCISE. ADDING MEALS AND EXERCISE. WE’RE TRICKING OUR EXERCISE. WE’RE TRICKING OUR BODIES. WE’RE TRICKING OUR BODIES.>>WE’RE TRICKING OUR BODIES.>>WE’RE TRICKING OUR BODIES AND DELAYING>>WE’RE TRICKING OUR BODIES AND DELAYING SLEEP. BODIES AND DELAYING SLEEP.>>Reporter: QANTAS SLEEP.>>Reporter: QANTAS WANTS TO MAKE THIS>>Reporter: QANTAS WANTS TO MAKE THIS LONGEST FLIGHT A WANTS TO MAKE THIS LONGEST FLIGHT A REGULAR SERVICE BUT LONGEST FLIGHT A REGULAR SERVICE BUT MUST FIRST PROVE REGULAR SERVICE BUT MUST FIRST PROVE PILOTS CAN WORK 22 MUST FIRST PROVE PILOTS CAN WORK 22 HOURS OR LONGER PILOTS CAN WORK 22 HOURS OR LONGER SLEEPING IN SHIFTS. HOURS OR LONGER SLEEPING IN SHIFTS. 19 HOURS IN COACH SLEEPING IN SHIFTS. 19 HOURS IN COACH COULD BE MISERABLE SO 19 HOURS IN COACH COULD BE MISERABLE SO QANTAS IS TALKING COULD BE MISERABLE SO QANTAS IS TALKING ABOUT GIVING PEOPLE QANTAS IS TALKING ABOUT GIVING PEOPLE MORE LEG ROOM AND ABOUT GIVING PEOPLE MORE LEG ROOM AND TAKING OUT A BUNCH OF MORE LEG ROOM AND TAKING OUT A BUNCH OF SEATS TO CREATE AN TAKING OUT A BUNCH OF SEATS TO CREATE AN AREA TO EXERCISE AND SEATS TO CREATE AN AREA TO EXERCISE AND PLAY WITH CHILDREN. AREA TO EXERCISE AND PLAY WITH CHILDREN.>>WE KNOW PEOPLE WANT PLAY WITH CHILDREN.>>WE KNOW PEOPLE WANT THE CONVENIENCE OF>>WE KNOW PEOPLE WANT THE CONVENIENCE OF AVOIDING STOPPING. THE CONVENIENCE OF AVOIDING STOPPING. THEY WANT TO FLY AVOIDING STOPPING. THEY WANT TO FLY DIRECT, WILLING TO PAY THEY WANT TO FLY DIRECT, WILLING TO PAY THAT LITTLE MORE. DIRECT, WILLING TO PAY THAT LITTLE MORE.>>Reporter: AT 5:30 THAT LITTLE MORE.>>Reporter: AT 5:30 A.M. EAST COAST TIME,>>Reporter: AT 5:30 A.M. EAST COAST TIME, THE CABIN FINALLY GOES A.M. EAST COAST TIME, THE CABIN FINALLY GOES DARK WITH 11 MORE THE CABIN FINALLY GOES DARK WITH 11 MORE HOURS TO GO. DARK WITH 11 MORE HOURS TO GO. IT’S 2:30 P.M. ON THE HOURS TO GO. IT’S 2:30 P.M. ON THE EAST COAST, IT’S 5:30 IT’S 2:30 P.M. ON THE EAST COAST, IT’S 5:30 A.M. IN SYDNEY AND EAST COAST, IT’S 5:30 A.M. IN SYDNEY AND OVER THE PACIFIC A.M. IN SYDNEY AND OVER THE PACIFIC OCEAN, THE SUN IS OVER THE PACIFIC OCEAN, THE SUN IS COMING UP. OCEAN, THE SUN IS COMING UP.>>WE EXPECT TO HAVE COMING UP.>>WE EXPECT TO HAVE YOU TOUCHING DOWN IN>>WE EXPECT TO HAVE YOU TOUCHING DOWN IN SYDNEY JUST AFTER YOU TOUCHING DOWN IN SYDNEY JUST AFTER 7:35. SYDNEY JUST AFTER 7:35.>>Reporter: FINALLY,

9 thoughts on “Qantas Completes Record-Breaking 19-Hour Marathon Flight | NBC Nightly News

  1. I've got a question.Where are the federal carb police on airplanes?Are they not pumping exhaust into the ionosphere?Combustion engines are regulated to the point that their just about junk.Not to mention that the plane was huge and only had a few people on board. crap like this makes no sense.Something has to change in this world .There shouldn't be 700,000 planes in the sky per day with only a few people on board per plane.

  2. When I was 7, 12, and 14, I crossed the Pacific as a military dependent on 4-engine props between Tokyo and San Francisco. That meant a 12 hour flight, a one hour refueling stop, a second 12 hour flight, a second one hour refueling stop, and a third 12 hour flight, for a trip time of 38 hours. I would gladly have traded that for a 19 hour and 16 minute flight.

  3. What is the point of having a long flight, its better if they do multiple transit since long flight seems to be dangerous since it exhaust the machine and the pilot

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