Roo Tales

Your behind the scenes access to Qantas, the airline and its people.

A big milestone for Qantas Wi-Fi

There’s been a lot of work happening behind the scenes at Qantas to bring fast, free Wi-Fi to Australian skies.First it was the hardware. It took two weeks to fit one of our Boeing 737s (VH-XZB) with the satellite antenna and electronics at our hangar in Brisbane. This is our aircraft for the first few […]

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From the smallest nut to an extra nose cone, we’ve got plenty of spares

Everyone knows an airline has lots of moving parts. But behind the scenes of Qantas’ flying operations is a mammoth engineering service with 250,000 spare pieces of kit ready to be despatched for routine aircraft maintenance and repairs. That’s a lot of parts to manage, but we want to make sure we have whatever it […]

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Thank you for not smoking (at least since the 1990s)

For us at Qantas, your safety is our number one priority. That’s why we’re making safety videos that are both fun to watch and informative, blending important information with some of the country’s most spectacular destinations. Check out our latest video here (opens in new window) or at the bottom of this post. As aircraft […]

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Some (wing) tips on how our planes beat drag

Snapped a photo from the plane window and noticed a small or even large tip at the end of the wing? These angled tips are ‘winglets’; and for such a small part of an aircraft they pack a big punch. They help us fly more efficiently and smoother. They do all this by reducing something […]

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How do you fly a plane inside a Jumbo?

For more than 90 years, Qantas has been moving unique and oddly-sized items around the world. Formula 1 cars, fragile artwork, live animals, aircraft parts (including engines) – just about anything you can think of. One object we had never flown until recently? Another plane. Let alone two. For the first time, Qantas loaded two […]

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