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 […]
What a brew ha ha
Coffee is the lifeblood of the early morning traveller. We serve 130,000 coffees a week in our domestic and international lounge. Maria, one of the baristas in our Melbourne Business Lounge, makes hundreds of coffees a day for her frequent flyers. She’s passionate about coffee and also her passengers, remembering the names and coffee types […]
QUIZ: Beach Boys lyric or Qantas route?
Bermuda. Bahamas. Mexico. Tahiti. Fiji. If you could design your own round-the-world trip, there’s a chance it might look a bit like that. Believe it or not, it was once a routine commercial Qantas itinerary. They called it the Fiesta Route. In the 60s and 70s, a Boeing 707 ‘V-jet’ (named for its more powerful […]
Rain, hail or shine, Dave keeps an eye on the weather
At Qantas there’s only one thing we love to talk about more than aircraft – and that’s the weather. When you fly to six different continents and more than 55 destinations across Australia, there’s a world of weather to keep an eye on. That’s why we have our own in-house team of meteorologists in our […]
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 […]