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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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