Category Archives: Qantas – Spirit of Australia

2 of the quirkiest flights on the Qantas network

It takes longer to check in and travel to the airport then it does to fly to this particular destination and it’s the only flight where you can’t actually lie about your weight!

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‘Project Sunrise’ Qantas Research Flights: New York / London direct to Australia

October marks the start of the next phase in planning for Project Sunrise, three ultra long-haul test flights that will be conducting on-board research to understand the needs and effects this kind of travel will have on passengers and crew.   It will represent the world’s first flight by a commercial airline direct from New York to Sydney and only the second time a commercial airline has flown direct from London to Sydney.  The gathering of intelligence from the  series of flights over the next three months are critical steps toward Qantas’s vision to  operate regular, non-stop commercial flights from the east coast of Australia (Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne) to London and New York.

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How the safety videos keep raising the bar: Staying authentic, but getting more creative!

When it first came out last year, Qantas International CEO,  Alison Webster said the airline’s safety video was a creative way to share the spirit of Australia with millions of customers every year while communicating important safety information.

“This video lets us show off some of the amazing places you can travel on our network, and acts as a quick induction on Australian culture for visitors overseas about to fly here on a Qantas aircraft.” she said.

 

 

 

It’s a seamless cinematic transition between cities across the international Qantas network which was filmed over five weeks.   So who are the 20 Australians living in or visiting the destinations featured, as they explain lifejackets, emergency exits and why you should always ask for help if your phone slips between the seats?

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The truth about turbulence

Chief Pilot Richard Tobiano: 

Turbulence is probably one of the most misunderstood elements of flying. For pilots, it’s an everyday part of our job and nothing to fear. Aircraft are engineered to deal with levels of turbulence well beyond anything you’d realistically encounter.

But we’re conscious that turbulence can put passengers on edge – especially if it’s a sudden jolt. And because it is misunderstood, those jolts can be wrongly perceived as a “plunge” or “massive drop”.

It helps to understand why turbulence happens. Some causes are:
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