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Pioneering Catalina flying boat lowered from Powerhouse ceiling

October 17, 2022 5 comment

In 1951, the Catalina completed the first return flight from Australia to South America. The aircraft was piloted by Sir Patrick Gordon Taylor, his two-week journey was the first crossing of the South Pacific Ocean and a vital step in expanding the global aviation network.

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No ramp sees wheelchair user carried onto Jetstar flight

October 7, 2022 2 comment

Brad Wszola said the incident made him feel like a “second-class citizen”, while his wife Jenny was later told by the airline that its status as a low fares carrier meant it could only provide “limited specific assistance” to passengers.

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Perth Airport swaps boarding passes for facial recognition

October 5, 2022 5 comment

The futuristic tech also eliminates the need for a passport check at both the bag drop and boarding gate, which the business hopes will reduce delays.

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Flight Centre CEO blames lockdowns, not Joyce, for Qantas ills

September 30, 2022 8 comment

Graham Turner argued state premiers and Prime Minister Scott Morrison made “rash decisions” based on “little science” that ultimately caused “devastating outcomes”.

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Qantas named world’s fifth-best airline

September 26, 2022 0 comment

The Flying Kangaroo moved up from last year’s position of 8th, while Virgin dropped from 34th to 43rd and Jetstar from 56th to 57th. 

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No pipeline means trucks to take fuel to Western Sydney Airport

September 24, 2022 5 comment

The NSW government admitted it’s still only “currently investigating” the potential for a pipeline to launch in the “early 2030s” – despite the terminal opening in 2026.

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