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The flight where not only your bag gets weighed

Is it ever okay to weigh passengers as part of the check-in process? While this is not something that we do for most of our flights, it is a practice that has its place on certain routes to certain destinations. Approximately 600 kilometres east of mainland Australia in the middle of the Tasman Sea is […]

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Sixty years of Qantas jet flying

The year was 1959 when Australia joined the jet age after we took delivery of our first Boeing 707. The four engine jet engine aircraft helped put Qantas on the world stage and provided a new level of passenger comfort. Our first service took off from Sydney to San Francisco on 29 July 1959 flying […]

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Propeller Propaganda

If you were an airline marketing executive before television and the Internet, getting the attention of a potential passenger was an art form. Major carriers would enlist high profile artists and designers to produce eye-catching posters and advertising material to lure customers to spend their holidays (and what was a much larger proportion of average […]

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Onboard the Qantas flight which was out of this world

When Qantas flight QF596 from Brisbane to San Francisco took to the skies on 24 July 1969, it was running two hours late. On purpose. As the Boeing 707 cruised high above the Pacific Ocean, Captain Frank Brown was scanning the starry sky around him. For weeks, Captain Brown had checked and double checked the […]

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Having the ‘right stuff’ to fly into Queenstown

Queenstown is the thrill seeker capital of New Zealand – and the thrills start before you’ve even landed. The runway at Queenstown airport sits on the edge of a lake in a small valley, squeezed in between mountains reaching more than 5000 feet high. Depending on the route, passengers can take in the sights of […]

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