QF10 has taken a different flight path today, normally it flies SE over Europe, flies over Turkey than down into Iran to the Middle East, todays departure has seen it depart east over Poland, Belarus then into Russia and looks like it will be flying into Pakistan and northern India, south of the Himilaya'shttps://www.flightradar24.com/QFA10/112bb779
Interesting you should mention that.
The west australian is reporting in todays paper that the flight from London to Perth took only 15 hours 45min which shaved an hour off the usual timings.
On the way out of Perth they are taking off around 30mins.
The report also states travel agents are saying that demand is good and it has been difficult to find premium seats.
Here is the link to the storyhttps://www.airlineratings.com/news/qan ... d-records/
I am not sure what facts GT is basing the times on but to say QF are taking 30 minutes off the PER-LHR flight is complete nonsense. The best flight time is 16hrs55mins. Of the 32 flights (not including the one in the air but that one looks like it could be the best time) taken so far only 5 have gone under 17 hrs and in the past week alone the flight time has exceeding the actual block time 4 times, with 2 days the flight running at 17hrs38mins.
GT is usually pretty liberal with facts!!!
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