Each year over 300 million passengers, fly over 6 billion miles on long-haul flights - epic daily journeys made by some of world’s biggest planes.
This engaging and revealing 90 minute special will take you on the ultimate insider’s tour of life in the skies, as it follows one of the longest flights in the world - from London to Sydney on the A380. With exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the most experienced long-haul airline in the world, Qantas Airways, it reveals stories and secrets from passengers and staff - uncovering the hidden world of air travel. Catch up now on Channel
Meet passengers making the journey of a lifetime on board Qantas flight QF2 travelling from London Heathrow to Sydney: Malcolm is taking his first ever long-haul flight, travelling to meet his long-lost family in Sydney, while Daniel, Bethanie and their new-born baby are on the way to begin a new life down under. Together with other life-affirming stories of surprise and reunion, the film also follows Mitzi and Alfie, a pair of pedigree dogs, making the trip to meet their owners in Oz.
Meet some of the dedicated, caring and entertaining Qantas Cabin Crew who regularly leave their families and lives to provide world class service at 42,000 feet. What are the best and worst parts of their job? How do they prepare restaurant quality food flying above the clouds? Where are the hidden places they escape to when they need to sleep? All is revealed in this behind-the-scenes special.
Discover the technological wizardry that allows every aircraft to be monitored every second of their 11,000 mile journey. Like flying hotels, they transport people across the world in comfort and style. But what does it take to keep these giants in the sky?
Hear from the Qantas Engineers and backroom staff that form the nerve centre of the airline where they monitor engine performance, wind speed and weather. See the army of people who run the cargo, load the animals, and service the plane - all against the clock.
Absorbing, inspirational and emotional, Secrets of the Long-Haul Flight reveals the challenges, the deadlines and the everyday miracles that turn this marvel of engineering into a staple of the modern world.