QQQ is for QANTAS

Our Australian airline is QANTAS, which you may not know began as Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Service. Qantas began in 1920, flying two biplanes in the remote north of the country. In 1930 the company moved to the city, based in Brisbane, where this photo was taken a few weeks ago.

IMG_6867This is one of Qantas’ special paint designs based on Aboriginal motifs. We watched while it was prepared for flight, before boarding in Brisbane on our way home from our Far North Queensland adventure. Here is a better view of this Qantas Dreamtime Jet.

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The usual colour scheme is red and white with a flying kangaroo, proudly Australian, and the longest continuously flying airline in the world. Qantas now operates out of Sydney, and flies around the globe, currently in alliance with many other code-sharing airlines.

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The Flying Kangaroo is seen on their 146 planes of all sizes …. big and small!

IMG_7920We will be back on board this little Qantaslink plane on our way to Lord Howe Island again at the end of November. Thanks to Frizz for the QQQ challenge this week!

 

 

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24 thoughts on “QQQ is for QANTAS

  1. I didn’t know anything about the roots of the QUANTAS plane design, so thank you for: “one of Qantas’ special paint designs based on Aboriginal motifs. We watched while it was prepared for flight, before boarding in Brisbane on our way home from our Far North Queensland adventure ,,,”

  2. I love the way Qantas decorates their planes for different events. It has had some problems in its recent history, but is still a great airline. Lovely post πŸ˜€

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