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A golden jubilee for the Queen of the Skies

Fifty-years ago, test pilot Jack Waddell was at the controls as the first Jumbo Jet flew high over the Pacific coast of the United States. “Rather majestic, you might say?”, he called in over radio. The year was 1969 – and air travel was about to change forever. If you’ve ever flown internationally with Qantas, […]

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‘Qantastic!’ the album

1971. It was the year Qantas flew its first jumbo jet – and the year Qantas released its first album.

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That new plane smell

There’s nothing quite like picking up the keys to a new car. But how does the process work when you’re picking up a new aircraft?

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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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