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

Long haul, short haul… shopping haul?

There are no window seats on this Qantas flight. In fact, there are no windows…not that you’d see much anyway. It only flies after dark. Last night, while you were sleeping, Qantas transported over 240,000 kilograms of shirts, suits, sunnies, socks, shoes – and much more – across our domestic freight network. Freight is a […]

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A week in the life of a Boeing 737

The Boeing 737 is the world’s bestselling single aisle jet aircraft. And it’s the workhorse of the Qantas domestic fleet. Recently we checked in with our operations centre who gave us the low down on the high life of a 737. We joined VH-VZZ, the rego of one of our “seven-threes” as they are called, […]

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Codeshare combination is easier than you think

Picture it: you’re at the airport, looking at the departures board and strangely, there’s five flights heading to the same destination at exactly the same time. Coincidence? Not really. It’s most probably part of the wonderful and carefully crafted world of codeshares. Codeshare is a phrase used by airlines to describe a level of behind-the-scenes […]

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Our latest Dreamliner is named after an outback icon

Watching the sun rise while sitting on her horse, 28-year-old Jess, a jillaroo, will spend the day riding across the dusty plains of the Australian outback. She’ll tend to cattle, mend fences or find herself resting in the shade of a gum tree. Jess thinks she has the best job in the world. And the […]

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Mind the jet blast

Did you know the hot compressed air expelled from a jet engine when it’s on the ground can travel up to 170km/h, that’s equivalent to what you’d experience during a Category 4 Cyclone. These huge gusts of wind, aka jet blasts, give aircraft thrust. So while it can propel an aircraft through the skies, on […]

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