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Qantas Airways Limited is the flag carrier of Australia and its largest airline by fleet size, international flights and international destinations. It is the third oldest airline in the world, after KLM and Avianca, having been founded in November 1920; it began international passenger flights in May 1935. The Qantas name comes from "QANTAS", an acronym for its original name, "Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services", and it is nicknamed "The Flying Kangaroo". Qantas is a founding member of the Oneworld airline alliance, along with American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, and the now-defunct Canadian Airlines.


Qantas Airlines' "Project Sunrise" takes off as world's longest nonstop flight

Qantas Airlines' "Project Sunrise" departed Friday night bound some 10,000 miles from New York to Sydney, Australia. Around 40 passengers staggered off after landing a short time ago, having flown for..
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John Travolta shares a rare glimpse of son Ben, 8, flying a plane: He's 'taking my place'

John Travolta shared a rare glimpse of his 8-year-old son Ben with wife Kelly Preston, riding shotgun in the cockpit of a Quantas airplane.
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Videos for Qantas

Australia's Qantas operates longest flight ever [Video]Australia's Qantas operates longest flight ever

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 01:40Published

Non-stop flight from London to Sydney believed to have set record [Video]Non-stop flight from London to Sydney believed to have set record

A non-stop Qantas flight from London to Sydney is believed to have set a long-distance record for a passenger jet. The aircraft left Heathrow around 6am local time on Thursday and touched down in..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:05Published

A look inside Qantas' London-Sydney test flight [Video]A look inside Qantas' London-Sydney test flight

Qantas Airways completed a 19 -hour and 19-minute non-stop test flight from London to Sydney on Friday, as it nears a decision on whether to order planes for what would be the world's longest-ever..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:51Published

Qantas latest to find cracks in Boeing jets [Video]Qantas latest to find cracks in Boeing jets

Qantas is the latest airline to say it has grounded some of its Boeing 737 jets after cracks were found. Julian Satterthwaite reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:31Published

Qantas tests world's longest commercial flight [Video]Qantas tests world's longest commercial flight

Australian airline Qantas landed the world's first ultra long-haul research flight in Sydney on Sunday (October 20) after travelling 16,200 kilometres from New York. Edward Baran reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:08Published


AP Top Stories October 20 5P

Here are the top stories for Sunday, October 20th: US troops leaving Syria for Iraq; Thousands protest corruption in Lebanon; New Orleans tries to demolish cranes after partial hotel collapse; Qantas..
USATODAY.com - Published

Qantas completes world's longest nonstop flight

The flight carried only 50 passengers and crew and no cargo
CBS News - Published

Qantas' nearly 20-hour flight from New York to Sydney to hit the skies. Yes, 20 hours

Australian airline Qantas is testing its first nearly 20-hour nonstop flight from New York to Sydney Friday night.
USATODAY.com - Published

Pop stars The Veronicas at the center of Qantas flight drama, escorted off plane: Reports

Pop singers Jessica and Lisa Origliasso, commonly known as The Veronicas, were removed from a Qantas Airways flight in Sydney by police on Sunday.
USATODAY.com - Published

Australia's Qantas directs flights away from Strait of Hormuz

Australia's flag carrier, Qantas Airways Ltd, said on Friday that its flights over the Middle East would avoid the Strait of Hormuz and Gulf of Oman following the downing of a U.S. surveillance drone..
Reuters - Published

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