The 20-hour flight is coming. And it may have a gym and bunks.

Qantas CEO Alan Joyce in Sydney, Australia. Foto: Bloomberg photo by Brendon Thorne.

The goal of a non-stop flight from Sydney to London -- half the way around the planet -- took a leap forward as the world's top planemakers convinced Qantas Airways they can make the 20-hour route a reality.

A year after Qantas Chief Executive Officer Alan Joyce publicly challenged Boeing and Airbus to design a plane capable of making a viable direct flight from Sydney to London or New York, he says the manufacturers have succeeded...

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