BOEING has come up with some interesting routings following the recent ”Comment” column in ABTN where we suggested that London ” Sydney non-stop was a technical possibility for the 777-200LR. Seattle has published some possibilities for a 300-seat 777LR with full reserves and cargo. New York ” Auckland ” 17.8 hours; New York ” Singapore ” 18.2 hours; London ” Perth ” 16.2 hours; London ” Honolulu ” 14.5 hours; Tel Aviv ” Los Angeles ” 16.4 hours and Washington ” Beijing ” 13.9 hours. London ” Sydney is 19.3 hours. In each case we have noted the worst-case scenario regarding wind. The return journey can in some cases be much quicker, but the flights could take longer, the Heathrow ” Sydney route lasting 21.5 hours under certain conditions. Boeing has also announced that the overhead rest area for pilots, available exclusively on the long-range 777 family, is now certified for occupancy during taxi, takeoff, and landing. Relief pilots can be seated comfortably in the rest area without interruption at the beginning and end of long-range flights, freeing up premium seats in the main cabin for revenue passengers.