Qantas sets off on longest-ever flight to rescue stranded Australians from ...

Qantas sets off on longest-ever flight to rescue stranded Australians from ...
Qantas sets off on longest-ever flight to rescue stranded Australians from ...
Qantas sets off on its longest-ever flight to rescue 115 stranded Australians who endured the second-toughest lockdown in the world in South America A repatriation flight to Darwin is set to become Qantas's longest ever service The flight will bring 115 stranded Australians home from Buenos Aires, Argentina  Stuck in the world's second toughest and longest lockdown behind Melbourne 

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A flight bringing home 115 stranded Australians is set to become the longest commercial service ever operated by Qantas.

The 14,683km repatriation flight from Buenos Aires in Argentina to Darwin will touch down just before 8pm on Wednesday. 

The flight, which is 184km farther than Qantas' Perth to London journey, is the third longest route in the world.

The passengers have been stuck in the world's second longest lockdown in Argentina, only being surpassed by Melbourne on Sunday.

Qantas's longest ever flight is set to land in Darwin just before 8pm on Wednesday, bringing 115 Australians home fro Buenos Aires (pictured, a Qantas plane at Darwin Airport)

Qantas's longest ever flight is set to land in Darwin just before 8pm on Wednesday, bringing 115 Australians home fro Buenos Aires (pictured, a Qantas plane at Darwin Airport)

Buenos Aires was in lockdown for a 244-day stretch from March 20 to November 11 in 2020, plus a short circuit-breaker lockdown in May this year.

The flight from Argentina's capital city will see travellers get amazing views of the South Pole, after careful planning plotted the fastest route to travel over Antarctica.

'We're used to looking at the world map as a rectangle but of course we are a globe, so when you look at it like that it makes perfect sense to fly over Antarctica,' Northern Territory Airports' aviation development analyst Bruce Dale told The Australian

The Boeing 787-9 being used for the flight has particularly large windows and paired with the air quality in the region, those on board will get the best possible views en

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