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 […]
The long and short of it
It’s so short that the seatbelt sign never comes off. It’s QF2469 from Mt Isa to Cloncurry, and it’s the shortest flight on the Qantas network. From wheels up to wheels down, the aircraft – usually a Bombardier Dash-8 – spends just 16 minutes in the air. There’s no time for coffee or meals. In […]
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, […]