Roo Tales

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

Welcoming Stan On Board Our Wi-Fi aircraft

Have we mentioned lately that we’re excited for inflight Wi-Fi? It’s already installed on one of our domestic aircraft and we’ve been testing it in the background ahead of switching it on for customers to use. Wi-Fi on Qantas domestic will be free and fast. Fast enough to stream entertainment to your device the same […]

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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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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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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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