What’s an ultra long-haul flight? As the name suggests, a really, really, really long flight. Bum-numbingly long. Wikipedia defines an ultra long-haul (ULH) flight as any flight over 12 hours long. Antipodeans should rightfully sniff at such a definition, given our regular 14- or 15-hour schleps up to the Middle Eastern hubs. No, we’re talking next level: think up to 20-hour, non-stop flying time. Sounds painful. Why? Ah, the million-dollar question. A drop in oil prices and a rise in more fuel-efficient aircraft are two of the key reasons. But […]

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