The Fastest Trip From Australia To London Through The Ages

See you in 219 days...
London, here we come, chappie!
London, here we come, chappie!

The latest Qantas flight direct from Perth to London will be the shortest-ever passenger trip between the two countries when it launches in 2018.

At 17 hours, it brings our part of the world a little closer to Europe, but spare a thought for our ancestors who would board their vessel in London, and arrive down under more than six months later.

Here's the journey, measured in days, through the ages, with the first airplane launching in 1935.

A three-hour layover doesn't seem so bad now, huh?