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The Kangaroo Route is Finally Without Stops: Qantas Airways Announces Service Between London and Perth

“When Qantas created the Kangaroo Route to London in 1947, it took four days and nine stops. Now it will take just 17 hours from Perth non-stop”, said Alan Joyce — who is the chief executive officer of Qantas Group — according to this official press release from Qantas Airways. “This is a game-changing route flown by a game-changing aircraft. Australians have never had a direct link to Europe before, so the opportunities this opens up are huge.”

The perceived ebullience of Joyce in his statement is in response to the first direct link between Australia and Europe — using Western Australia as a hub — of what is to be the shortest and fastest version of the Kangaroo Route in the 70 year history of Qantas Airways: regular passenger service of non-stop flights between Perth and London operated by Qantas Airways with Boeing 787-9 “Dreamliner” airplanes capable of carrying 236 passengers.

Tickets for seats on the flights — whose distance will be 14,498 kilometers and last for a duration of approximately 17 hours — will go on sale in…

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Racism With Food on Qantas — Again?!?

After requesting beef as his choice for the meal during the flight, “I was greeted with this idiot Qantas steward’s loud response, ‘You don’t want the Asian chicken? What a disgrace!’ (Emphasis added where he used it.) And when he got the chuckles of the other (white Australian) passengers around me, I glared at him and he moved on.”

The description for the chicken reads as follows…

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Troubled Qantas to Reduce Fleet, Cut 5,000 Jobs and Postpone Delivery of Eleven New Aircraft

An official announcement released from Qantas Airways Limited revealed significant measures to reduce costs — including reducing approximately 15 percent of its workforce by furloughing 5,000 employees, “freezing” wages for remaining employees, selling its terminal lease in Brisbane, eliminating at least one flight routes, and removing aircraft from its fleet while postponing the delivery of new aircraft — in order to cut costs by two billion Australian dollars over the next three years, as a net loss of 235 million Australian dollars for the second half of 2013 was reported due chiefly to higher fuel prices and intensifying competition both domestically and internationally. Some of the measures to be implemented by Qantas include the following…

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200 Bonus Points For Using Qantas Toolbar

If you have not already done so, download the Qantas Frequent Flyer Toolbar to earn one Qantas Frequent Flyer loyalty program point for every valid search on the Internet — up to a maximum of 150 Qantas Frequent Flyer loyalty program points a month — and if you use the toolbar by Sunday, June 23, 2013, you will qualify for 200 bonus Qantas Frequent Flyer loyalty program points. All you need to do to earn those Qantas Frequent Flyer loyalty program points is the following…

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20% Fewer Qantas Miles Needed for Jetstar Flights

If you are a member of the Qantas Frequent Flyer loyalty program and you plan to redeem your points for flights on Jetstar, you are in luck, as the new Classic Award points pricing was announced, enabling you to book flights operated by Jetstar for 20 percent fewer points. This means that you may redeem as low as…

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Cabin Pressure Issue Forces Rapid Descent of Qantas Aircraft

A Boeing 737-800 aircraft operated by Qantas Airways had been experiencing problems maintaining pressure in the cabin, forcing the pilot to reportedly plunge the aircraft into what has been reported as a “rapid descent” of greater than five miles within five minutes before landing the aircraft in…

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Another Engine Failure on Airbus 380 During Flight

Passengers of Emirates flight 413 have been safely returned to Sydney after the Airbus A380 aircraft bound for Dubai experienced engine failure at approximately 10,000 feet in the air during the flight. A flash of light initially mistaken for lightning reportedly accompanied an apparent explosion of one of the engines which shook the aircraft. The light supposedly illuminated the entire interior of the Airbus A380 aircraft as passengers reported that flames shot out of the defective engine. According to a spokesperson for Emirates…

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Qantas Club: Two-Year Membership For the Price of One-Year Membership

If you join Qantas Club as a member now through Friday, May 25, 2012, you will receive a two-year membership for the price of a one-year membership This offer is good for membership renewals as well, but it is not valid for corporate memberships. As a Qantas Club member, you receive benefits which include the following…

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Qantas Flights Resume; Aircraft Flying Again: Problems Solved?

After an unprecedented action where its domestic and international operations were shut down systemwide three days ago, Qantas Airways announced that its flight schedule has returned to normal after it was ordered during the weekend to end its dispute with its unions by a government labour board, which gave both sides three weeks to reach an agreement, with an additional three-week extension should it be needed if there was progress in the talks. However, despite its return to normal operations…

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