6 October 2012 | Transport
You can always discover another way things can go wrong with the logistics of flying. We’re in Kashgar in the far west of China and checking in to fly Kashgar-Urumqi (everything to the far western side of China goes through Urumqi) and on to Guangzhou. From there we’l...
9 May 2011 | Transport
Lined up beside the luggage carousel at the Qantas domestic side of Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport were these wire cages containing – it would appear – the abandoned baby strollers from February, March and April. ▼
What’s up? Did passengers get fed up of waiting...
16 March 2011 | Transport
I’ve had three tight transfers in recent months, two successfully, one a total failure.
▲ Coming in to Singapore over the Rhiau Islands
• Singapore Changi Airport – inbound from Phuket on Silk Air, out to Melbourne on Singapore Airlines with a crazy tight 50 m...
Repair an A380 – 14 June 2011?
17 November 2010 | Transport
▲ Crossing the Pacific in a Qantas A380, view from the tail-mounted Skycam
How long before the Qantas fleet of A380 aircraft gets back into the air? They’ve been grounded since QF32 suffered an ‘uncontained engine failure’ on take-off from Singapore's Changi Airp...
Qantas Engine Failures
7 November 2010 | Transport
▲ A Qantas 747 taking off (seen from British Airway's Heathrow Terminal 5)
Google ‘Qantas’, ‘engine failure’ and ’Singapore’ and you’ll follow a sorry tale. On 4 November a Qantas A380 (double decker Airbus) suffered an ‘uncontained’ engine failure as it climbed ...