Secret Life of the Long Haul Flight

  • Published: 13 November 2017
  • This 2017 documentary tells the story of the long haul flight. Step inside the Qantas A380 as they make the 11,000 Mile journey from London, England to Sydney, Australia. Each year over 300 million passengers fly over 6 billion miles on long-haul flights. Like flying hotels they transport people across the world in comfort and style but what does it take to keep the giants in the sky?

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Comments • 1 742

  • r e j e c t a e d
    r e j e c t a e d  13 hours back


    sorry just to mark where i'm at.

    • True Thought
      True Thought  1 days back

      24 hours and a baby.... Finally, a look inside a fkn dickheads brain. Who does that to a baby? 24 hours of airports and disruptions, of course the baby is pissed...... Great decision.

      • Liviu Diaconescu
        Liviu Diaconescu  1 days back

        Nothing about climate change?,why the governments they trying to washing our brain with “climate change” because our cars polluting (is just to buy the technology from them) ,when one airplane just in one way,consuming tons of kerosene,so if it’s so big problem with “climate change”why building the airplanes?

        • Sat the Pro
          Sat the Pro  1 days back

          Amazing documentary I always wondered what it took to fly soo many people especially when I fly in an A380 specially Emirates or any other premium company

          • in2JC Lala
            in2JC Lala  2 days back

            Awesome ! entertaining..Informative..
            Educational. Thanks too for the stories woven in to complete the picture..Beautiful Tapestry..Nicely put together..Now I understand whats involved in getting things done for a long haul flight. Great pilots & flight attendant...Not forgetting the other passengers in their little cages...I was just so happy to watch..Cant wait for my next long haul flight...MANY THANKS INDEED QANTAS. !

            • Eranda Janaka
              Eranda Janaka  2 days back

              Yes....please accept My marriage [email protected]

              • Niklas Enblom
                Niklas Enblom  4 days back

                The size of the A380 is staggering!! Those airport vehicles look like mosquitoes next to that plane. LOL!! God bless you and your family, Malcolm!

                • Fatima Ali
                  Fatima Ali  4 days back

                  The little baby’s I forgot her name,she’s born in London and live in Sydney now

                  • Caspar Goodrich
                    Caspar Goodrich  6 days back

                    Poor poochie they think they are going to a doggie concentration camp lol and those female flight crew don't need to worry about sexual harassment those boys on board are definitely gay

                    • jennifer ryerse jones
                      jennifer ryerse jones  6 days back

                      That baby did astonishingly well...unless they didn't show her melt-downs!

                      • ZopaleX
                        ZopaleX  6 days back

                        18:04 A380 taking off, shows 737 wing Brilliant.

                      • Matt Dill
                        Matt Dill  1 weeks back

                        I think It's kind of dumb to move to the other side of the world where you have no family or friends to help and support you right when you're starting a family. I mean it could make sense if they were moving from a sub Saharan country or other developing countries. Giving better opportunities and the such. However, the UK economy has always been stronger than Australia's. The only logical reasons I can think of could be if they wanted to get into mining or if they were moving to escape British weather.

                        But that's just my opinion. If it makes them happy......

                        • Linda Pohl
                          Linda Pohl  1 weeks back


                          • Joe Mengler
                            Joe Mengler  1 weeks back

                            To be fair when I’ve flown long haul in economy Ive always been looked after like royalty with both Qantas and Emirates. It’s just a different world. They are fantastic carriers.

                            • RoatanDoug
                              RoatanDoug  1 weeks back

                              Too bad the A380 is going out of production.

                              • LD #22
                                LD #22  1 weeks back

                                "In comfort and style" well it depends if you are in the economy or first class

                                • Melinda Watkins
                                  Melinda Watkins  1 weeks back

                                  This video to me kills all my couriosity about flight workers. It is nice to feel safe flying this high and that far, wow!!

                                  • VineetTheGamer555
                                    VineetTheGamer555  1 weeks back

                                    51:10 Buttery Landing😃😄

                                    • Beep 68
                                      Beep 68  1 weeks back

                                      Feelng peckish? Yes i am!!😜

                                      • pasoundman
                                        pasoundman  2 weeks back

                                        The subtitling has some entertaining flaws. p.s. why would you want to park 70 cars on the wings ?

                                        • Darkboss 101
                                          Darkboss 101  1 weeks back

                                          pasoundman it’s just for us to visualise.

                                        • pasoundman
                                          pasoundman  1 weeks back

                                          @Darkboss 101: It's a wholly daft idea though ! There are far better ways to make a comparison.

                                        • Darkboss 101
                                          Darkboss 101  1 weeks back

                                          pasoundman ... they are just saying you COULD park 70 cars on the wings. It’s just so we get an idea of how big the wings are

                                      • Claire Papadatos
                                        Claire Papadatos  2 weeks back

                                        Bloody brilliant, chaps!
                                        Thanks so much for sharing!👌✌❤

                                        • Ty80 5son
                                          Ty80 5son  2 weeks back

                                          Video : tarmac
                                          Me: it’s called the gate

                                          • Megan Bordenave
                                            Megan Bordenave  2 weeks back

                                            The 2nd Officer does the final check? So now we know who to blame when there's a structural flaw that was overlooked?
                                            How can you check everything when you're standing on the ground and the plane is so huge and tall? Nope.

                                            • Jonathan Inglis
                                              Jonathan Inglis  2 weeks back

                                              Did anyone else cry at this....because I didn't. 😂😂😅😅🥺🥺🥺🥺😭😭😭😭

                                              • KaikalaMoon
                                                KaikalaMoon  2 weeks back

                                                Great documentary!

                                                • Lewis Hancock
                                                  Lewis Hancock  2 weeks back

                                                  Thats the wrong wing for the A380!

                                                  • Cherry Rose
                                                    Cherry Rose  2 weeks back

                                                    Living in Australia sounds n looks good!

                                                    • Chidalu Ezeani
                                                      Chidalu Ezeani  2 weeks back

                                                      I was watching this on my private jet

                                                      • Takudzwa Nyadzayo
                                                        Takudzwa Nyadzayo  2 weeks back

                                                        Might aswell just expose your secrets to terrorists

                                                        • C Q
                                                          C Q  2 weeks back

                                                          Interesting. Thanks for sharing.

                                                          • Lance Pena
                                                            Lance Pena  3 weeks back

                                                            Felt like i just watched a 15min long video.

                                                            • Tom MacBride
                                                              Tom MacBride  3 weeks back

                                                              Wonderfully entertaining! Cheers!

                                                              • DoubleDS9
                                                                DoubleDS9  3 weeks back

                                                                This is an excellent documentary. It gives a true 360 view of all the aspects that go into a long haul flight. Thank you for sharing this!

                                                                • DoubleDS9
                                                                  DoubleDS9  3 weeks back

                                                                  This doco covers, among other things: engineers, cleaners, attendants, safety, passengers and their stories, freight, pets, catering, departure times, takeoff, history, operations centre, real time data, meal service, cabin crew, cleaning the toilets, business class, crew compartments, air traffic control, weather, wake up calls, landing, ground services after landing, baggage, and maintenance,.

                                                              • Elias Auret
                                                                Elias Auret  3 weeks back

                                                                NO. OH NO NO NO NO NO. IT IS NEVER 'TARMAC', BUT INSTEAD RUNWAY, RAMP, APRON, ETC.

                                                                • Triple Seven
                                                                  Triple Seven  3 weeks back

                                                                  fucking lesbians

                                                                  • Triple Seven
                                                                    Triple Seven  3 weeks back

                                                                    Why the fuck would you call your child "eirlys".... stupid name

                                                                    • Rizzel Concepcion
                                                                      Rizzel Concepcion  3 weeks back

                                                                      70 cars can park on the wing?! are you kidding me?! its not titanic! its a plane bitch!

                                                                      • hi_im_ trash
                                                                        hi_im_ trash  3 weeks back

                                                                        'catering trucks. never there on time, probably better if they never turned up at all' - top gear

                                                                        • Sassy The Sasquatch
                                                                          Sassy The Sasquatch  1 weeks back

                                                                          then have the audacity to serve you 'hot food' stone cold, just clock em in the jaw oughtta get there shit together.. oh wait

                                                                      • jaaaaaaannnne
                                                                        jaaaaaaannnne  3 weeks back

                                                                        Apparently when I was 6 months old I screamed all the way from London to San Francisco

                                                                        • jaaaaaaannnne
                                                                          jaaaaaaannnne  3 weeks back

                                                                          Fluffy -Fluffy yeah whoops. Does your insurance cover therapy? Bc if not I got you

                                                                        • Fluffy -Fluffy
                                                                          Fluffy -Fluffy  3 weeks back

                                                                          That was you??!

                                                                      • Rodrigo
                                                                        Rodrigo  3 weeks back

                                                                        I care more for the dogs than the people in the airplane.

                                                                        • Vlog me please
                                                                          Vlog me please  3 weeks back

                                                                          Wow the camera person gets a free flight

                                                                          • Lance Pena
                                                                            Lance Pena  3 weeks back

                                                                            Vlog me please are u a feminazi? Why not just use cameraMAN?

                                                                        • Vortigan07
                                                                          Vortigan07  3 weeks back

                                                                          12:08 And that brief check up just cost you seventeen million pounds!!

                                                                          • Aircoll
                                                                            Aircoll  3 weeks back

                                                                            50:40 that's not an A380 wing.

                                                                            • Robert Kelly
                                                                              Robert Kelly  3 weeks back

                                                                              That flight attendant speaking to Malcolm on the plane, was so ridiculous and fake. Ew

                                                                              • Katrina Rob
                                                                                Katrina Rob  3 weeks back

                                                                                The baby is so adorable

                                                                                • Siegrid Thomas
                                                                                  Siegrid Thomas  3 weeks back

                                                                                  That guy looking for his sister's is huge and so is his sister...must be Yorkshire pudding ?

                                                                                  • chapmasi
                                                                                    chapmasi  3 weeks back

                                                                                    I always fly Emirates from MAN to BKK and it's always on the A380. Like a flying cathedral, love them

                                                                                    • Paul Carrbengi
                                                                                      Paul Carrbengi  4 weeks back

                                                                                      Hey lady you are talking a load shit ...