One of the newsletters I receive alerted me on to the fact that there is a social media campaign about Qantas’ new plane (a 787-900) that next year will fly Perth to London without stopping to refuel. (Actually, the Financial Review has also mentioned it.)
The campaign is for the plane to be named the David Boon. David Boon, the former Test cricketer, is said to hold the record for the greatest number of VB tinnies consumed on an Australian flight to London (52), for the 1989 Ashes tour. No doubt it won’t come to pass, but what great publicity for flight (although who, besides people from Perth, would want to go on it, especially in economy even with a little extra pitch but narrower-than-usual seats?).