Qantas:

Oz to UK – non stop

7 June 2019 | Transport

I flew on the non-stop Qantas flight from Australia to England, Perth. It took 16 hours 47 minutes, slightly faster than scheduled and although it’s not the longest non-stop flight it’s certainly right up there. Qatar’s Doha-Auckland is slightly longer and Singapore A...

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Airline Lessons

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...

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Abandoned?

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...

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Airport Transfers

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...

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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...

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