Qantas

Qantas Has Been Accused of “Fat Shaming” a Passenger – Here’s Why He is Wrong

A Melbourne man has complained to various media outlets in Australia accusing Qantas cabin crew of “fat shaming” him after they forced him from his pre-booked seat. Darren Beales, from Geelong, was recently flying from Melbourne to Brisbane and had…

Qantas Flight Attendant Sacked for Drinking Quarter of a Litre of Vodka During Flight

The Australian Fair Work Commission has ruled that Qantas was right to fire a flight attendant with over 30-years experience after she admitted drinking a quarter of a litre of vodka during a flight between Sydney and Johannesburg.  Alison Warr…

Qantas Makes Good On its Word to Host Chief Executive of Australia’s Newest Airline

Remember 10-year old airline fanatic Alex Jacquot who wrote to the chief executive of Qantas asking for some business advice after he decided to start his own airline that he called Oceania Express during the school holidays?  Well, Alan Joyce…

Qantas Cabin Crew Will No Longer Help You Put Your Hand Luggage In Overhead Bins

We’ve known for several months that Australian flag carrier, Qantas has been cracking down on the hand luggage that passengers are allowed to bring onboard a flight with them.  Qantas has traditionally had a pretty generous hand luggage allowance which…

Is Qantas Going to Take Over Jetstar’s 787 Dreamliners and Swap Them Out for A321LR’s?

While neither Qantas or its low-cost subsidiary Jetstar have confirmed (or denied) anything to date, a new rumour suggests Jetstar may swap out its fleet of Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner’s as part of a major fleet rejig.  If true, Qantas could…

Applications Now Being Accepted: Qantas Hiring International Cabin Crew

It’s time to get your CV updated and there’s not a minute to spare – Qantas has just opened up applications for new cabin crew to join its international fleet in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney.  But the application window closes…

Qantas CEO, Alan Joyce Offers 10-Year Old Boy Some Sage Advice On How to Run an Airline

This is incredibly adorable – During the school holidays, 10-year old airline fanatic Alex Jacquot decided to start his own airline that he called Oceania Express.  Alex appointed himself the Chief Executive Officer of the upstart airline and he even…

Qantas See’s Profit Fall $179 Million On Back of Rising Fuel Prices in its International Business

The Qantas Group may well be the largest airline business in Australia but to retain that position the company’s chief executive Alan Joyce is betting big on a making a success of its international long-haul business.  Unfortunately, like so many…

Qantas Thinks The Future of Air Travel Involves In-Flight Spinning Classes

Ever since Qantas launched its historic direct flight between Perth and London in March last year, the Australian airline has been doing more than probably any other airline to figure out the effects of ultra-long-haul travel – and how they…

This is The Safest Airline in the World… Again

Australian flag carrier Qantas has once again been named as the world’s safest airline by industry publication AirlineRatings.com.  Qantas has consistently claimed pole position in the prestigious ranking of the world’s safest (and least safe) airlines.  The Sydney-based carrier has…

Qantas CEO Says Consumers Have Never Had It So Good: Willing to Pay Premium for Ultra-Long-Haul Flights

Over the last few months, an increasing number of airline CEO’s have issued stark warnings about the potential impact that rising oil prices will have on the aviation industry.  Jet fuel prices have been rising steadily since late 2015 and…

Qantas is Recruiting New Zealand-Based Cabin Crew for Trans-Tasman and International Routes

In the last couple of days, Australian flag-carrier Qantas has posted an interesting job ad for New Zealand-based cabin crew to join its team, working on both Trans-Tasman routes and also long-haul international services.  The airline is currently accepting applications…

British Airways Helps Save Nora the Slow Loris… And Other Tales of Cute Airline Animal Antics

This was just too sweet a story not to share!  A few days ago, British Airways helped save a baby Slow Loris named Nora, transporting the little one in style from Lebanon to its new permanent home of Monkey World…

Airline Economy Food That Actually Looks and Tastes Good: These Airlines Are Experimenting with a ‘Trayless’ Service

Back in 2014, the Australian airline Qantas launched a new dining concept for its Economy Class passengers on longer international flights.  The idea was to improve both the quality and quantity of food the airline offered while also making the…

Australian Airline, Qantas Celebrates Equality and Diversity in New Video Starring Hugh Jackman

For many years, Australian flag carrier, Qantas has taken a public view on political matters and its role within society.  The airline’s openly gay chief executive, Alan Joyce,  has championed LGBTI rights within Australian society and the airline has a…

How Much Fun Should Cabin Crew Have Downroute? This Qantas Cabin Crew Was Sacked for Drinking Two Peach Martinis

Okay, we freely admit this headline is slightly misleading – rather, Luke Urso a member of cabin crew for Australian flag carrier, Qantas wasn’t sacked for drinking while on a trip but for what happened after he had been drinking. …

Qantas Backtracks on Controversial Roster Experiment for Ultra-Long-haul Cabin Crew

Back in May, we reported a major disagreement which had broken out between Australian airline, Qantas and it’s London-based cabin crew who work some of the carriers longest flights.  At the time, the union which represents the cabin crew even…

Were You Affected by this Big Error in Qantas’ Job Ad for New London-Based Cabin Crew?

Last week, we reported on the news that Qantas was advertising for new cabin crew to join its London-based team who operate the airline’s history-making flight between Perth and the United Kingdom – as well as flights to Singapore and…

Qantas is Hiring Cabin Crew for its UK Base at London Heathrow Airport

For the first time in over a year, Australian airline Qantas has started a recruitment campaign for new cabin crew at its UK base at Heathrow Airport in West London.  The airline is able to accept applications from British and…

Cabin Crew Working On Qantas’ Flight From Perth to London Are Suffering Fatigue Because of “Trip Length Trial”

To much fanfare, Qantas launched the first ever direct scheduled flight between Australia and Europe at the end of March.  A journey, which in 1947 would take seven stops and almost a week to complete, has today been cut down…

Former Qantas Flight Attendant Says Sexual Harassment Is “Rampant”: Quits Job After Alleged Assault

A former Qantas flight attendant has told an Australian TV channel that she was forced to quit her dream job after being sexually harassed by an in-flight manager.  Hannah Rowlands, who worked on Qantas’ domestic network through ‘Maurice Alexander Management’…

What’s All The Fuss About Qantas’ New Flight From Perth to London? It’s Not Even The Longest In The World

Of course, asking what all the fuss about Qantas’ new epic 17-hour, 20-minute marathon flight from Perth in Western Australia to London isn’t meant to downplay it’s very real achievement.  But the point still stands – this new direct flight…

Here’s How Qantas is Trying to Make its Ultra-Long Perth to London Flight as Healthy as Possible

On 25th March, Qantas will commence service on a new flight which will take the record for the world’s longest flight.  The 14,498km service between Perth in Western Australia to London will take 15 hours 45 minutes – for the…

Qantas Has Released First Pictures Of Its Latest Indigenous Aircraft Livery: Celebrating The Yam Plant

Fresh from the paint shop, Qantas has just released the first pictured of its latest indigenous aircraft livery which honours Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.  The artwork has been painted on the Australian airline’s latest Boeing 787-9 aircraft and…

Qantas Has Just Launched a Brand New Safety Video: ‘Aussies Being Aussies’ Around The World Tour

Over the last few years, Qantas has used its in-flight safety videos to double as marketing films for Tourism Australia.  We’ve been taken on tours of the great Australian Outback and the country’s greatest city’s while also being briefed on…

The Revolutionary ‘No Tray’ Airplane Meal: Why Don’t More Airlines Copy the Example of Australian Carrier, Qantas?

Dining at 39,000 feet isn’t normally regarded as the best experience – and that’s just when talking about a Business or even First Class meal.  But how about the experience in Economy?  The rubbery meat, dry vegetables and stale bread…

Qantas is Now Selling Adorable Mini Cabin Crew and Pilot Uniforms for Young Aviation Fans

Australian flag-carrier, Qantas has unveiled a set of incredibly cute mini uniform outfits for young aviation fans to dress up as cabin crew and pilots.  The designs are based on the real uniform that Qantas flight crew wear, designed by…

Netflix is Going to Take the In Flight Entertainment Experience to New Levels With Its Free Streaming Service

In January 2016, the popular television streaming service, Netflix became a truly global TV network – simultaneously, the service launched in 130 new countries around the world.  It was a massive expansion on the 60 territories Netflix was previously present…

Emirates is Adding a Fourth Daily A380 Flight to Sydney After Qantas Moves its Operations to Singapore

Nearly two weeks ago, Australian flag-carrier, Qantas announced plans to significantly rewrite its joint venture with Emirates and shift operations from Dubai to Singapore.  Now, Emirates has unveiled a first look at the Dubai-based airline’s Australian operations once Qantas pulls…

Qantas Eyes ‘The Last Frontier’ in Aviation as Chief Exec Tells Australian’s They’ve Never Had it So Good

Australian flag-carrier, Qantas has been making some pretty major announcements in the last few months and weeks.  First came the long rumoured news that the airline would operate the world’s first direct flight from Australia to Europe.  Clocking in at…

Emirate’s Pain is Norwegian’s and Qantas’ Gain: Some Interesting Developments Coming Soon

Things could start getting really interesting for Emirates in the next 12-months – as if the Dubai-based carrier hasn’t been on enough of a rollercoaster ride already.  In the last couple of days both Norwegian Air Shuttle and Australia’s flag…

Qantas Cabin Crew to Get $2,500 Bonus – But Might Have to Face an Epic 20 Hour Flight by 2022

Australian flag-carrier is celebrating one of its best years ever and as an award to its employees, everyone is going to receive a bonus of $2,500 AUD.  That’s equivalent to about $1986 USD or €1664.  It comes after Qantas posted…

More and More Airline’s Are Turning Their Safety Demonstrations Into Destination Promo Videos

The humble airline safety video started off as a simple and efficient way to brief passengers quickly and consistently.  The only problem was that passengers found them dull – before long, many passengers just weren’t paying any attention to the…

Pride In Flight: Big U.S. Airlines Show Support for LGBTQ Staff and Customers in June

President Trump might not be celebrating LGBT Pride this month but the Big Three U.S. airlines definitely are.  June, traditionally see’s Pride events held around the world to celebrate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) diversity.  It marks the Stonewall…

News Roundup – 31st May 2017. A Summary of Airline News from the Past Week

Emirates has finally announced what many industry commentators have speculated upon for ages – A new First Class suite for the airline’s Boeing 777 aircraft.  And the date has been set.  The new product and a refreshed Business Class and…

News Roundup – 25th May 2017. A Summary of Airline News from the Past Week

The parent company of British Airways has expressed its displeasure with what it sees as an unnecessary plan to extend Heathrow Airport, the airline’s home in West London.  Willie Walsh, CEO of International Airlines Group said: “Airlines were never consulted…

Qantas is Hiring UK-Based Cabin Crew – But Hurry, Applications Close Sunday 07th May

Just a few weeks ago, Qantas reopened Cabin Crew recruitment for both its Sydney and Melbourne bases.  The new Flight Attendants will get to work on some of the longest flights in the airline’s network including Los Angeles, Dubai, Dallas and Johannesburg. …

News Roundup – 25th April 2017. A Summary of Airline News from the Past Week

The terrible financials facing Emirates at the moment hasn’t stopped it from scooping up awards.  Yesterday, the mega carrier won four more accolades at the Business Traveller Middle East Awards, including Best Airline Worldwide. Certainly, something sets Emirates apart from…

Qantas Has Reopened Recruitment for International Cabin Crew

Qantas has once again reopened recruitment for its international Cabin Crew based out of Sydney and Melbourne.  If you’re an Australian citizen or have Australian permanent resident status, this is a fantastic opportunity to join the national flag carrier.  But…

It’s Official: Qantas Does Support Marriage Equality Despite Criticism from Politicians

Over the weekend, the CEO of Qantas, Alan Joyce, received a fair amount of flak for publicly supporting gay marriage.  He had written in his personal capacity to Australian prime minister, Malcolm Turnball,  making the case for marriage equality. But…

News Roundup – 01st March 2017. A Summary of Airline News from the Past Week

It was a busy week for Qantas as the airline admitted that profits had dropped 7.5% in the six months to the end of December 2016.  But as a cost saving programme at the airline continues, Qantas unveiled a bigger…

Calling Aussie Wannabes – QantasLink Advertises for Expressions of Interest

It’s been a while since Qantas opened up any kind of recruitment for new cabin crew but the wait is finally over. Expressions of interest have just opened for new flight attendants at its QantasLink subsidiary and eligible candidates can…

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