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First Direct Flight from Australia to London Touches Down

The maiden flight of a new non-stop regular passenger service between Australia and Britain has touched down at London's Heathrow Airport.   The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, operated by Qantas Airways, arrived Sunday in London just over 17 hours after setting off from the western Australian city of Perth.   The new link with Perth — a 14,498-kilometer (9,009-mile) journey — is around three hours quicker than routes that involve stopovers in the Middle East to change...

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