21 Oct 2019

Passengers monitored for jet lag on first direct flight SYD-NYC

From First Up, 5:38 am on 21 October 2019

For the first time ever a commercial airline has flown non-stop between New York and Sydney. 49 passengers and crew were onboard the Qantas test flight, which took 19 hours and 16 minutes to fly 16 thousand 200 kilometres though the air. Those onboard were monitored before and during the flight - and will continue to be over the next two weeks, as researchers try to find ways to combat jet lag. First Up's Lydia Batham spoke to Dr Sun Bin from the University of Sydney, who will be analysing the data, about what they hope to find out.