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Qantas Airways long-haul flights are not meant for cattle class

The only way airlines can make decent money flying to the far side of the world is by letting business class subsidise the rest of the cabin.
Alan Joyce, second left, with the flight crew in New York, Oct. 17. Photographer: James D. Morgan/Getty Images for Qantas

Spicy food, bright lights — how the world’s longest flight aims to beat jet lag

It’s a key test run as Qantas Airways prepares to start direct commercial services connecting Sydney with New York and London as soon as 2022.

Human guinea pigs about to embark on world’s first 20-hour airline flight

Researchers will screen the brains of pilots in Qantas’ Dreamliner for alertness, while monitoring the food, sleep and activity of few dozen passengers.

On Camera

Doctors treat Covid-19 patients in an intensive care unit at a Hospital in Rome, Italy | Bloomberg

Why coronavirus treatments shouldn’t take back seat to vaccines

Everything would have to go right to get a vaccine this year, but several types of treatments may be able to help patients in a matter of months.

Can schools & students be trusted with Covid norms or should classes begin as curve flattens?

Over two lakh parents across India have opposed the Ministry of Home Affairs’ plan to reopen schools in July.

Defence

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh | Photo: ANI

Chinese troops present in sizeable numbers at LAC, India has done what’s needed: Rajnath

Defence Minister says India and China perceive LAC differently, leading to regular jostling; Beijing ‘should seriously deliberate’ and resolve the issue amicably.

The Chinese are so predictable, Modi & Shah should’ve seen them coming on 5 August 2019

India should’ve anticipated the Chinese appearance in Ladakh, even the timing of it, when the status of Jammu & Kashmir was changed.