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Important Qantas staff travel note
**JAN 8th 2020** QF9, QF10 to LHR Qantas will re-route some flights to Europe as airlines avoid airspace around Iran after Tehran launched a missile attack on US-led forces in neighbouring Iraq on Wednesday. Qantas’ non-stop flights between Perth to London (**QF9** and **QF10**) frequently fly over Iran and Iraq. The airline said on Wednesday it would redirect those flight to go over Afghanistan instead, following flights from Australia's east coast which travel via Singapore. However, 90 passengers will be bumped from Qantas' 236-seat Boeing Dreamliners on the leg from Perth to London to reduce weight and enable the jet to travel the longer route, a Qantas spokesman said. The detour will add 40 to 50 minutes to the flight time. Return flights from London can operate with a full passenger load thanks to favourable prevailing winds.