Qantas Air

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    Apr 14, 2012 4:49 PM GMT
    Qantas is the oldest airline in the world , and also have the world record for the most embarked people aboard an single airplane ( B. 747) during the evacuation of Darwin before cyclone Tracy hit in 1974...
    In 1958 Quantas became the second round-the-world airline , flying Super Constellations from Australia to London via the " kangaroo route " (air routes between Australia and the U.K via the Eastern Hemispheres ) ..
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    Apr 14, 2012 8:13 PM GMT
    Been only once on Quantas; they had good service. My aunt will only fly with Quantas.
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    Apr 14, 2012 8:14 PM GMT
    Neffa is the misspellling of QANTAS deliberate?

    Oh Star Alliance .. what level will they stoop to next?

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    SweetyorkBeen only once on Quantas; they had good service. My aunt will only fly with Quantas.



    I hope your aunt isn't based in Boston,MA. If that's the case, she isn't doing a whole lot of flying icon_smile.gif
  • offshore

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    Apr 15, 2012 1:16 AM GMT
    QANTAS used to mean something. The current management direction is pushing it in the wrong direction.

    I still like the good old red tail though - I'm about to drive several thousand kilometers to a little town in the outback called Longreach. Just to visit the QANTAS founders museum...
  • marius87

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    Apr 15, 2012 1:21 AM GMT
    Driving from Coolum Beach to Longreach for an aviation museum!? Christ, if that isn't dedication I don't know what is!
  • offshore

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    Apr 15, 2012 1:24 AM GMT
    marius87 saidDriving from Coolum Beach to Longreach for an aviation museum!? Christ, if that isn't dedication I don't know what is!


    Well, I'm slightly north of Coolum (30 km or so ;)).
    2ndly there are dinosaur fossils to be seen out that way too...
    3rdly I love driving my old Saab, time to re-kindle my relationship with that car...
  • chi_rock

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    Apr 15, 2012 1:31 AM GMT
    southbeach1500 saidAlthough they are part of our alliance, I have not yet flown them. Something about a 14 hour flight (even in First) just isn't appealing to me. Maybe someday I'll bite the bullet though...


    Have you flown 14 hours in 1st? You might be surprised.
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    Apr 15, 2012 1:37 AM GMT
    chi_rock said
    southbeach1500 saidAlthough they are part of our alliance, I have not yet flown them. Something about a 14 hour flight (even in First) just isn't appealing to me. Maybe someday I'll bite the bullet though...


    Have you flown 14 hours in 1st? You might be surprised.


    I have to agree with you on this one, southbeach.....they can wine and dine me and even kiss my ass in First Class, however, 14 hours is a no-go for me.

    I am the only traveler alive that appreciates and prefers connecting flights. My butt is numb on a three hour plus MCO-DEN trip. SEA to ATL is murder for me.........

  • offshore

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    Apr 15, 2012 1:37 AM GMT
    southbeach1500 saidAlthough they are part of our alliance, I have not yet flown them. Something about a 14 hour flight (even in First) just isn't appealing to me. Maybe someday I'll bite the bullet though...


    How long is your longest shift in the cockpit?
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    Apr 15, 2012 1:49 AM GMT
    southbeach1500 saidAlthough they are part of our alliance, I have not yet flown them. Something about a 14 hour flight (even in First) just isn't appealing to me. Maybe someday I'll bite the bullet though...


    When the corporate A380 is complete, you may find that a better way to travel with a fellow RealJocker. SouthBeach in Australia. Lol.
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    Apr 15, 2012 1:55 AM GMT
    tanlejos saidI hope your aunt isn't based in Boston,MA. If that's the case, she isn't doing a whole lot of flying icon_smile.gif

    No, that would be crazy. She lives in Australia.
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    Apr 15, 2012 1:56 AM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    chi_rock said
    southbeach1500 saidAlthough they are part of our alliance, I have not yet flown them. Something about a 14 hour flight (even in First) just isn't appealing to me. Maybe someday I'll bite the bullet though...


    Have you flown 14 hours in 1st? You might be surprised.


    Longest I've ever done in First was LHR-MIA with strong headwinds. Turned out to be almost 10 hours. Since I don't sleep on planes, there's only so much reading and watching videos I can stand!


    It's a bummer. I do Zurich to Executive in Lauderdale in a 7X. Ot vice versa. Thank God you can enter the U.S. at Executive. Getting an aircraft through MIA is worse than the flight.
  • offshore

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    Apr 15, 2012 2:03 AM GMT

    Maybe you should get that license for the triple 7 and then you can WORK your way to Australia icon_smile.gif
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    Apr 15, 2012 2:37 AM GMT
    southbeach150,

    Are you flying passengers or cargo? Which line?

    What a great job!
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    Apr 15, 2012 2:58 AM GMT
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    Apr 15, 2012 3:00 PM GMT

    Southbeach - why not buy a Oneworld Explorer ticket and break it up?

    LAX-HNL-NAN-SYD?

    or

    LAX-HNL-HND-HKG-SIN-DRW-SYD?

    start with these and build it into a round the world trip! icon_cool.gif
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    Apr 15, 2012 3:13 PM GMT
    I heard somewhere that, statistically, the safest flight is one in a Qantas aircraft with a female pilot, because neither has ever had a fatal commercial passenger aircraft accident.

    It sounds a bit like tempting fate though.
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    Apr 15, 2012 3:37 PM GMT
    Ex_Mil8 saidI heard somewhere that, statistically, the safest flight is one in a Qantas aircraft with a female pilot, because neither has ever had a fatal commercial passenger aircraft accident.

    It sounds a bit like tempting fate though.
    It's a proven fact that women pilots are more capable than male pilots. For one, their lower center of gravity reduces the effect of G-loading during maneuvers (good for fighter pilots). Second, they are naturally better at multi-tasking than males, which means they can handle more tasks at once when shit hits the fan (the inevitable emergencies that most passengers will never even know happened cause it's taken care of before it gets out of hand).
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    Apr 15, 2012 4:34 PM GMT
    AA flights have more delays for mechanical reasons than any carrier that I regularly use.

    The pilots are doing a fine job with the equipment they have.
  • calibro

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    Apr 15, 2012 4:39 PM GMT
    eh... i actually fond them to be lacking all the times i flew with them... much preferred air new zealand
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    Apr 15, 2012 4:40 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 said
    chi_rock said
    southbeach1500 saidAlthough they are part of our alliance, I have not yet flown them. Something about a 14 hour flight (even in First) just isn't appealing to me. Maybe someday I'll bite the bullet though...


    Have you flown 14 hours in 1st? You might be surprised.


    Longest I've ever done in First was LHR-MIA with strong headwinds. Turned out to be almost 10 hours. Since I don't sleep on planes, there's only so much reading and watching videos I can stand!


    that's what plane sex is for
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    Apr 15, 2012 5:02 PM GMT
    tanlejos saidNeffa is the misspellling of QANTAS deliberate?

    Oh Star Alliance .. what level will they stoop to next?

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    SweetyorkBeen only once on Quantas; they had good service. My aunt will only fly with Quantas.



    I hope your aunt isn't based in Boston,MA. If that's the case, she isn't doing a whole lot of flying icon_smile.gif


    I could be such a galah sometimes ..Hahaha...
    I worked 10 years as an airline steward with Qantas , and cannot spell QANTAS correctly ...Arrgghhh...
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    Apr 15, 2012 5:06 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 saidAlthough they are part of our alliance, I have not yet flown them. Something about a 14 hour flight (even in First) just isn't appealing to me. Maybe someday I'll bite the bullet though...


    I just did. I booked a trip to NZ/AUS. But I fucked up and couldnt get a direct outbound.
  • offshore

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    Apr 15, 2012 11:05 PM GMT
    Ex_Mil8 saidI heard somewhere that, statistically, the safest flight is one in a Qantas aircraft with a female pilot, because neither has ever had a fatal commercial passenger aircraft accident.

    It sounds a bit like tempting fate though.


    Very wrong - off hand I can think of 2 or 3 commercial flights that fatally crashed that had female pilots.
  • offshore

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    Apr 15, 2012 11:47 PM GMT
    The original post referred to 'female pilot', so I just counted all the ones with a female pilot - not specifically a captain or PIC.