今日の英語の習慣化の題材は、日本語の翻訳ものと検証できる、Qantas航空のNew York - Sydney間の最長飛行時間、19時間の記録Flightを完了したという記事です。
(CNN) — Regular nonstop flights between the east coast of Australia and London or New York could soon become a reality -- and in preparation, Australian airline Qantas has announced the first of three test flights will takeoff this Friday.
The aim? To see how the human body copes with 19-20 solid hours of air travel.
This inaugural test flight, operated by a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, departs New York on October 18 and is due to arrive in Sydney Sunday morning, local time.
On board will be 40-50 "guinea pig" passengers, pilots, crew, scientists and medical experts.
Most of the people on board the test flights will be Qantas employees, but there will be six Qantas Frequent Flyer volunteer passengers as well.
Qantas previously announced its goal of operating direct flights between London, New York, and three Australian cities -- Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne -- by 2023.