Qantas announced non-stop flights from Sydney to London and New York this week. The schedule will be launched in 2025.

Qantas has invested in a new fleet of Airbus A350-1000 jets capable of direct flights to anywhere in the world.

The project, called Project Sunrise should go from London to Sydney in 19 hours and 19 minutes and witness two sunrises en-route. A slight improvement on the 58 hours and 7 stops of the original 1947 route.

But how will passengers feel about boarding an aircraft for these ultra-long flights and being on an aircraft for so long?

Qantas Chief Executive, Alan Joyce, says that demand for direct international flights in the ultra-long haul arena are stronger than ever before.

The passenger spaces will also be designed to accommodate ultra-long haul passengers. The seats will be first, business, premium economy and economy with 40% of the cabin devoted to premium seating.

Even in economy, seats will be roomier than usual. Travellers will also have access to exercise areas called ‘wellbeing zones’ to combat the effects of 20 hours in the air. Here’s a BBC report of the announcement.

And a video posted on youtube of the actual flight experience. Are you up for a two sunrise flight?