Mustard seed powered Qantas Dreamliner heading for Melbourne

The New Zealand Herald  2018-01-29 22:57:39

The world's first dedicated biofuel flight between the United States and Australia ? using mustard seed in a Qantas Dreamliner ? is scheduled to land in Melbourne around lunch time.The flight, QF96 from ...

Qantas names latest Dreamliner ?Quokka? in honour of native species

Breaking Travel News  2018-01-15 09:46:12

Qantas? third Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner will be named after one of Australia?s cutest native animals, the quokka. Unique to Australia and largely found on Rottnest Island off the coast of Perth, quokkas ...

Singer denied entry to Qantas lounge over Ugg boots

The New Zealand Herald  2017-12-19 21:42:07

Australia's flagship carrier, Qantas, has refused lounge entry to a 1980s pop icon because she was wearing Ugg boots.Joanne Catherall, vocalist for English synth-pop band Human League, was denied entry ...

Qantas joins the Dreamliner club with first international flight

The New Zealand Herald  2017-12-14 04:05:39

Qantas' Dreamliner makes its international debut tomorrow between Melbourne and Los Angeles, and the plane promises to deliver insurance against any fuel price rises, says the airline's chief executive ...

Flying from Sydney to Darwin with Qantas

The New Zealand Herald  2017-12-03 21:30:00

Brian Kelly flies from Sydney to Darwin with Qantas. The plane: A Qantas 737-800. Qantas has 75 of these planes in their fleet. They carry 174 passengers. Class: Economy. There didn't seem to be any ...

Qantas unveils new lounge at London Heathrow Airport

Breaking Travel News  2017-11-29 13:00:03

Qantas has welcomed the first customers into the new spacious Qantas London Lounge at Heathrow Airport, as the airline counts down to its non-stop 787 Dreamliner flights between London and Australia.

Where pilots and cabin crew sleep on a Dreamliner

The New Zealand Herald  2017-11-27 18:37:42

It's not just business class passengers who get comfy beds in Qantas' new Dreamliner planes.Both cabin crew and the pilots have their own rest areas in the Boeing 787s, which Qantas will have eight of ...

Brexit could have 'huge implications' for aviation industry - Irish-born Quantas CEO Alan Joyce  2017-11-27 13:39:42

Qantas CEO Alan Joyce has said that the aviation industry is worried about the consequences Brexit will have on global travel.

Hot stuff: Qantas to use mustard power in Dreamliner

The New Zealand Herald  2017-11-19 00:00:00

Qantas will use an industrial type mustard seed to power its new Dreamliner between Melbourne and Los Angeles.The airline is working to use Brassica Carinata (carinata), a non-food, mustard seed which ...

Flight delayed after passenger refuses to use flight mode

The New Zealand Herald  2017-11-15 08:06:12

A Qantas flight was forced to return to the gate because a passenger refused to put his tablet on flight mode as required, it has been reported.Melbourne's 3AW was told flight QF2133 from Canberra to Melbourne ...

Hooking up during a flight is getting easier with Qantas' 'accidental dating app'

The New Zealand Herald  2017-10-18 07:13:34

James Weir imagines the infinite possibilities of an accidental in-flight dating app. Hooking up 30,000 feet in the air has been made easier with a somewhat-accidental in-flight dating app.This week, ...

Marathon flights prompt big Qantas study into jet lag

The New Zealand Herald  2017-10-17 19:31:39

The prospect of 20-hour, ultra-long-haul flights and how passengers will cope has provided impetus for a study of potentially tens of thousands of people. The University of Sydney's Charles Perkins Centre ...

After 93 years, Qantas finally gets the flight it wants

CNN  2017-10-16 22:44:12

The Australian airline on Monday took delivery of the first of eight 787-9 Dreamliners from Boeing. It's a jet that Qantas is pinning its future to -- part of a years-long turnaround from record losses.

Revealed: The brand-new Qantas Dreamliner

The New Zealand Herald  2017-10-15 23:40:31

Qantas has unveiled its first Dreamliner 787-9, saying it is a milestone in the airline's near century of history.During an event held at Boeing in Everett north of Seattle, chief executive Alan Joyce ...

Queen of the Skies making slowly making way for Qantas' new planes

The New Zealand Herald  2017-10-13 01:42:24

Qantas is about to take delivery of the first of its new Dreamliners, allowing the airline to keep phasing out an old favourite - the jumbo jet.The oldest of the airline's Boeing 747s has recently been ...

Fares could rise after Emirates cans A380 superjumbo flights from Auckland to Australia

The New Zealand Herald  2017-10-11 03:00:01

Emirates is cutting its services from Auckland to Australia in a major shake-up of the transtasman market.Although partner airline Qantas will partly fill the gap with new services from Melbourne and Brisbane, ...

Flight from hell: Mother suing Qantas over horror journey

The New Zealand Herald  2017-10-06 07:52:36

A Queensland mum claims she lost hearing in one ear and her children also suffered ear injuries when their flight ran into rough turbulence after a family holiday.Joanna Spooner and her two children, then ...

'Where else could you have an openly gay Irishman running the national airline' - Qantas boss Alan Joyce  2017-10-03 15:27:46

The boss of Australia?s iconic Qantas airline, Dubliner Alan Joyce, has heaped praise on Ireland for the outcome of its same-sex marriage referendum last year.

First Boeing Dreamliner for Qantas takes flight

The New Zealand Herald  2017-09-29 05:22:46

Qantas' first Dreamliner has taken to the skies above Seattle as the airline prepares to launch its Perth-to-London services.The 787-9 is due to join the airline around the middle of this month after completing ...

Qantas uses transtasman 'fuel mules' to top up its aircraft in Auckland

The New Zealand Herald  2017-09-20 23:49:31

Qantas last night flew a jumbo jet and an Airbus A330 across the Tasman into Auckland to use as "fuel mules" for its aircraft hit by the aviation gas shortage.The Boeing 747-400 was a special flight scheduled ...