Record-breaking flight lands at Heathrow

Hotel News - 11/11/2005

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A Boeing 777-200LR Worldliner has broken the world record for a commercial aircraft flying non-stop for the longest length of time.

The 777 left Hong Kong flying east and touched down 22 hours, 42 minutes later at London Heathrow.

In order to break the world record, the plane had to fly the 'wrong way round' from Hong Kong, flying over the Pacific and Atlantic oceans rather than flying west to the UK, which takes around 12 hours.

A representative for Guinness World Records presented Boeing representative Lars Andersen with a certificate recognising the 18,662km flight.

If you are travelling from or to Heathrow Airport, it may be worth considering taking an airport hotel.

Airport hotels can be pre-booked at Heathrow to suit a range of all budgets, and ensures availability before you travel.

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