This Throwback Qantas Livery Is Retro Done Right

Australia's Qantas Airlines, one of the world's longest-tenured and safest airlines is having a retro livery applied to a Boeing 737-800. It will be delivered this November, in Seattle. » 10/08/14 1:06pm 10/08/14 1:06pm

It's Been A Big Week For The Biggest Planes

The Airbus A380 is the world's largest passenger jet, and one of the quietest on which to fly. And with 139 of the monstrous jets now in service, it continues to come into its own. This week alone, new A380 service was launched to two U.S. cities by three different airlines. » 10/03/14 12:18pm 10/03/14 12:18pm

Qantas Flight Diverted By Drunk, Booze-Thieving Handcuff Breaker

Qantas flight 24 from Bangkok to Sydney was diverted to Cairns on Sunday morning, after a drunk passenger repeatedly tried to steal scotch from the service galleys. After being restrained, he broke through the plastic zip-tie handcuffs. And then another pair. And then two more pairs. » 9/21/14 3:04pm 9/21/14 3:04pm

Someone Brought A Crocodile On An Australian Flight And It Got Loose

I've never been to Australia, but I imagine that pretty much every single thing there — from plants to animals to rocks — is able to kill me. That goes double for the crocodiles. » 9/24/12 4:00pm 9/24/12 4:00pm

The Qantas Airbus A380 Near-Disaster In Two Tweets

A new Airbus A380 superjumbo jet experienced a massive engine failure shortly after takeoff in Singapore, forcing the Qantas flight to make an emergency landing. Everyone on board survived, including a passenger with two amusing-in-retrospect before and after tweets. UPDATE! » 11/04/10 1:13am 11/04/10 1:13am