Qantas A380 fleet is grounded

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In a press release issued today, Qantas announced it will ground its entire fleet of Airbus A380 aircraft as a precautionary measure following an incident earlier today involving flight QF32. The aircraft was flying from Singapore to Sydney when it experienced an “engine issue”, later confirmed by CNN as the fall of the engine #2 cover. The aircraft made a safe landing back in Singapore. Flight QF32 was carrying 440 passengers and 26 crew.
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Quiz – Qantas

Ten questions about Qantas: its milestones, its logo, its subsidiaries, its history, etc.

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  1. Qantas was founded in 1920. What was the aircraft type for its first flight, on November 2, 1922?
    A. deHavilland DH.50
    B. deHavilland DH.61
    C. Short Empire C Class Flying Boat
    D. Avro 504K
  2. On which year did Qantas’ logo, the kangaroo, lose its wings, in favour of a simpler shape?
    A. 1947
    B. 1968
    C. 1984
    D. 2007
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Guess The Airline – November 2006 answer

Every month, an airline printed advertisement, minus airline name and logo, is displayed for your guessing pleasure on Guess The Airline. The following is the answer to a previous game.

This game was special. Either it was particularly easy, or the people were particularly clever. Unfortunately, there were a few who didn’t Guess The Airline, but guessed the airport, country, etc. But since they don’t count in the stats, it’s still a perfect score! Once again, this was an advertisement appearing on a Condé Nast Traveller issue of the late 1980s, in the United States. Ready? Scroll down!

Qantas advertisement titled: 'You can come over our house anytime you want', from the late 1980s, featuring the Sydney Opera House.

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Qantas – I Still Call Australia Home

Peter Allen, popular singer in Australia, wrote a very patriotic song, “I Still Call Australia Home”, which became the “signature song” of Qantas. Here are three commercials showcasing the song.

1999


Shortly before the 1999 Superbowl, and during other occasions, people worldwide have seen a very special Qantas commercial featuring the Australian Girls Choir and National Boys Choir. Continue reading “Qantas – I Still Call Australia Home”