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  • Singapore Air Takes Delivery of Jet for World's Longest Flight

    09/23/2018 12:16:37 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 26 replies
    Bloomberg ^ | 09/23/18 | Anand Krishnamoorthy
    Singapore Airlines Ltd. took delivery of the Airbus SE A350-900 ultra long range aircraft to start a non-stop service to New York, a journey of about 19 hours that will become the world’s longest. The first commercial flight between Singapore and Newark Liberty International Airport will be on Oct. 11, Singapore Air said in a statement yesterday. This is the first of the seven A350-900ULRs the carrier has on firm order with Airbus. Reviving the route that the Singapore flag carrier scrapped more than four years ago will help the airline fill a gap in its U.S. network that has...
  • Qantas flights direct from London to Perth – we reveal the hell of flying non-stop for 17 hours [tr]

    03/26/2018 8:14:46 AM PDT · by C19fan · 110 replies
    UK Sun ^ | March 26, 2018 | Jacob Lewis
    I KNOW I shouldn’t think about it, I’ll scare myself to death but after seventeen hours in the air, I can’t get the worst case scenario out of my head. No, not a plane crash. I am convinced that I am breathing more farts than air. I’m on Qantas’ inaugural Perth to London flight, the longest to and from the UK, and the atmosphere in the pressurised tube I’ve been sharing with over 200 other bodies has gotten quite stale.
  • Qantas cops flak for Spirit of Inclusion directive for staff to cut out ‘gender-inappropriate’ terms

    03/06/2018 5:16:02 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    The West Australian ^ | Monday, 5 March 2018 2:30AM | Tyron Butson
    Aussie airline Qantas has copped flak for telling employees to stop using words like “guys” and phrases like “mum and dad”. Qantas staff were encouraged to use partner and spouse instead of husband and wife, and parents instead of mum and dad because it excludes some LGBTI families, according to the new advice. The directive came in an information pack sent out to employees from the company’s People and Culture Group. […] The information pack also declares that Australia was not settled peacefully; and as such, all staff should say “colonization”, “occupation” or “invasion” instead of “settlement”. …
  • Qantas boss gets pie in face from gay marriage opponent

    05/09/2017 11:17:32 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 10, 2017 1:49 AM EDT | Rod McGuirk
    A man who squashed a lemon meringue pie into Qantas Airways chief executive Alan Joyce’s face during a public address in Australia said Wednesday he was protesting Joyce’s advocacy for same-sex marriage. Joyce, a gay, Irish-born 50-year-old, was giving a speech to 500 people in a Perth hotel on Tuesday when Tony Overheu approached from behind, pressed the pie in his face then fled. Overheu, a 67-year-old Christian and former sheep farmer, released a statement accusing Qantas and other companies that support marriage equality of “corporate bulling aimed at social engineering.” […] Joyce has been singled out for criticism by...
  • Passenger dies on QANTAS Airways flight to Dubai

    04/15/2016 1:35:28 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 37 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | 4/10/2016
    Qantas Airways has had more than its share of problems over the past couple of weeks. It has been confirmed that an unidentified passenger died on a Qantas Airways flight bound for Dubai on Saturday. The airline states that the apparent cause of death was a heart attack. Flight QF9 originated from Melbourne on Friday but was diverted to Muscat, Oman, to address the medical crisis. They were, unfortunately, unable to land in time. According to Yahoo News, the airline says that their crew did everything that they could to assist the gentleman. “Our crew did everything they could, including...
  • Australian Jews seek reassurance on Qantas-Emirates deal

    11/13/2012 2:10:26 AM PST · by ilcenter · 1 replies
    Haaretz ^ | Nov.13, 2012 | Dan Goldberg
    Sydney – A new partnership between Australia's national airline Qantas and Emirates Airlines is causing turbulence in the company's relations with the Jewish community, prompted by fears for the safety of Jews and Israelis who purchase seats on the "Flying Kangaroo." The 10-year deal, announced in September, will mean Dubai will now replace Singapore as the major hub and layover spot for customers flying to and from Europe. As part of the United Arab Emirates, Dubai prohibits Israeli passport holders from entering its territory. The UAE and Israel do not have formal diplomatic relations.
  • Qantas A380 Out Of Service After Cracks Found In Wings

    02/07/2012 7:37:50 PM PST · by Gamecock · 52 replies
    Fox Business ^ | Feb-07-2012
    <p>SYDNEY – Qantas Airways Ltd. (QAN.AU) said Wednesday it has taken one of its Airbus A380 superjumbos out of service after cracks were discovered in its wings.</p>
  • BREAKING NEWS: Qantas grounds entire fleet

    10/29/2011 12:03:51 AM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 39 replies ^ | 29th October 2011
    QANTAS has grounded its entire domestic and international fleet of aircraft and will lock out all staff involved in its industrial dispute from Monday night. The incredible move, coming in the middle of a bitter dispute with staff, will strand thousands of passengers in Australia and around the world. "We are grounding the Qantas fleet now," Qantas chief Alan Joyce has said. This means: * passengers in 12 planes at airport gates at the time of the announcement had to disembark; * 64 planes currently in the air, carrying 7000 passengers, are continuing to their destinations, but passengers with connecting...
  • Qantas Aims to Bring 5 Carriers to China (airlines)

    09/14/2011 1:28:25 AM PDT · by Cronos · 1 replies
    International business Times ^ | 14 Sep 2011 | Vittorio Hernandez
    Australian flag carrier Qantas plans to get a larger cut of the Chinese passenger market by planning to bring five carriers to China, The Sydney Morning Herald reports. By getting a bigger share of the Chinese market - one of the fastest growing because of the country's red-hot economy - Qantas hopes to reverse its $200 million annual loss on international services. According to the International Air Transport Association, the Chinese market will be the world's most profitable for 2011.As part of Qantas' expansion, the air carrier has filed several trademark applications with the name RedQ as the front runner...
  • White Makeup Good, Black Makeup Raaa…cist!

    08/29/2011 3:11:35 AM PDT · by AustralianConservative · 4 replies
    Weekend Libertarian ^ | 29 August, 2011 | B.P. Terpstra
    (Photo Exhibits Above) Remember Whoopi Goldberg at the Academy Awards, 1999. Great stuff! She was dressed up as Elizabeth I -face painted white, naturally. But when, in 2011, “two white men declare a black man their hero and are denounced as racists,” what message are elites sending out? QANTAS has overreacted.
  • Rats in cabin ground Qantas jet

    06/04/2011 12:20:18 AM PDT · by raygun · 10 replies · 1+ views
    BBC ^ | 2 June 2011 Last updated at 00:28 ET | someguy
    The discovery of five baby rats in a cabin compartment on a Qantas jet has caused a flight to be grounded.
  • Qantas has another mid-air drama

    01/24/2011 5:34:18 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 26 replies
    Sky News ^ | January 25, 2011
    Qantas's mechanical woes continue, with an aircraft flying from Adelaide to Melbourne forced into rapid descent after its cabin depressurised. Oxygen masks dropped in the Boeing 737 400 with 99 passengers onboard after its cabin lost pressure about 30 minutes out from Melbourne on Tuesday morning. 'The flight crew requested a rapid descent to 10,000 feet,' a Qantas spokeswoman told AAP. 'The aircraft landed without incident and no medical assistance was required.' She said the cause of the depressurisation was not known, but it could have resulted from an air conditioning fault. One passenger told ABC radio the depressurisation caused...
  • US-bound Qantas 747 diverted to Fiji due to engine problem

    01/18/2011 9:35:30 PM PST · by george76 · 9 replies
    A QANTAS flight from Sydney to New York was diverted to Fiji due to an engine problem yesterday - the latest in a string of troubles for the Australian flagship airline. The incident follows an engine blowout on another Qantas 747, as it was seconds away from takeoff at Sydney Airport on Saturday. The two engine issues are the latest in a shocking run for the national carrier, which had to ground its entire A380 fleet in November after one of the Rolls-Royce Trent 900 engines exploded in mid-air shortly after takeoff from Singapore.
  • Another Qantas jet engine failure during preperation for takeoff from Sydney Airport

    01/15/2011 11:49:40 AM PST · by george76 · 25 replies
    AAP ^ | January 16, 2011
    THERE'S been another engine failure on a Qantas aircraft, this time as it was preparing to take off at Sydney Airport. Flight QF11 to Los Angeles, carrying 344 passengers... Passengers on the 747 described hearing "a loud bang" and then watching as black smoke poured out of the crippled engine. The captain then reportedly announced over the intercom that the engine had "cooked itself". A spokeswoman for Qantas said the plane was on the runway and cleared for take-off when it had a "low-speed engine failure".
  • Qantas time bomb, first account from flight crew of Singapore A380 superjumbo incident

    12/10/2010 3:08:01 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 12 replies · 3+ views
    Herald Sun ^ | 11th December 2010 | Geoff Easdown
    <p>FEARS of jet fuel gushing from ruptured tanks gripped the pilots of the crippled Qantas A380 superjumbo after the emergency landing in Singapore last month.</p> <p>In the first account by a member of the flight crew, senior Qantas check-captain David Evans reveals the most dangerous period during the three-hour drama was during the 50 minutes it took to offload the 469 passengers and crew, reported the Herald Sun.</p>
  • Crew saved crippled Qantas A380 from disaster

    12/03/2010 5:42:43 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 28 replies · 3+ views
    The Weekend Australian ^ | 4th December 2010 | Steve Creedy
    THE crew of a crippled Qantas airliner averted disaster last month. As the crew of Flight QF32 began to reconfigure the damaged A380 aircraft for landing in Singapore, they were bringing in the superjumbo without many of the systems they took for granted and with only one engine functioning normally. Only the No 3 engine had reverse thrust, no leading edge slats were available, there was limited aileron and spoiler control and anti-skid braking was restricted, an Australian Transport Safety Bureau report said yesterday. The nose wheel steering was limited and the pilots knew the nose was likely to pitch...
  • 'Unprecedented' number of failures on ill-fated Qantas A380 flight

    11/19/2010 3:28:38 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 21 replies ^ | 19th November 2010 | Kate Schneider
    NEW details have emerged revealing just how close Qantas flight QF32 came to disaster earlier this month. Turbine fragments flew out of the plane’s engine when it exploded in mid-air, severing cables in the wing, narrowly missing the fuel tank and taking out flight control systems during the November 4 incident, according to a preliminary report by Airbus. The pilots were forced to deal with an "unprecedented" number of issues during the two-hour ordeal, Vice President of the Australian and International Pilots Association, Richard Woodward, said. “The amount of failures is unprecedented,'' Mr Woodward, a Qantas A380 pilot who has...
  • Airlines: Rolls modified engine before blowout

    11/18/2010 6:48:07 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    ap ^ | Thursday November 18, 2010, 7:06 pm EST | David Rising and Michael Weissenstein
    Airlines give strongest sign yet that Rolls-Royce knew of engine fault before 1 blew out
  • Global A380 fleet needs to swap 40 engines: Qantas

    11/17/2010 5:09:05 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 32 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 11/17/10 | Balazs Koranyi
    SYDNEY (Reuters) – The world's fleet of Airbus A380 aircraft will need to replace around 40 Rolls-Royce engines to ensure safety after one such engine broke apart in flight this month, Australia's Qantas said on Thursday. That would represent about half of all Rolls-Royce engines currently in service on A380 aircraft, the world's largest passenger plane with a list price of around $350 million each. "We've been talking to Airbus and Rolls-Royce and we understand that the number (of engines to be replaced) is around 40," Qantas Chief Executive Alan Joyce told reporters. "We've already replaced three and there could...
  • Qantas flight makes emergency landing

    11/14/2010 8:44:13 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 14 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | Nov 14, 2010 | CNN Wire Staff
    (CNN) -- A Qantas Airways flight carrying 199 passengers was forced to turn back to Sydney, Australia, on Monday because of a technical problem, the airline said. Specifics of the Boeing 747's technical problem were not immediately clear, Qantas spokesman Simon Rushton said. The flight was bound for Argentina. The flight landed without incident and everyone aboard the aircraft was fine, Qantas said.