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Qantas - Which Cities Does It Stand For  
User currently offlineChrisZRH From Switzerland, joined May 2004, 423 posts, RR: 8
Posted (10 years 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 4738 times:

Qantas, probably the airline, the most times get written wrong! Quantas  Laugh out loud ,even other airlines, newspapers, etc. use the U after Q
but for what different cities does it stand for?
Q = Queensland?
A =
N =
T =
A =
S = Sydney?

regards,
chris


Christian Galliker - AirTeamImages
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User currently offlineStevenUhl777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 4631 times:

Well, you got the first letter right...

The wording may be slightly off here, but my understanding is that it is an acronym for:

Queensland
And
Northern
Territories
Aerial
Services

It think it's officially Qantas Airways, Ltd. now. The airline is based in Sydney, though you can trace it's founding to Longreach, which is a VERY small town in Queensland, northwest of Brisbane.


User currently offlineERJ170 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 6763 posts, RR: 17
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 4620 times:

Qantas stands for "Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services" Limited.. taken from http://www.qantas.com.au/info/about/company/index


Aiming High and going far..
User currently offlineBA84 From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 418 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 4617 times:
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QANTAS

Queensland
And
Northern
Territory
Air
Service


User currently offlineChrisZRH From Switzerland, joined May 2004, 423 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 4608 times:

oh cool! thanks guys, really thought it's named after cities!


Christian Galliker - AirTeamImages
User currently offlineChinaeastern From China, joined Apr 2004, 348 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 4574 times:

ChrisZRH:
although this has been discussed many times b4, your idea is kinda interesting:
let Q stand for queensland, N stand for new south wales, T could stand for tasmania then, S doesn't stand for sydney as it is a city, but south australia.
forget about the A's as they can always mean "and"
the added U sound by media could be regarded as a w sound stands for west australia. Oh, one of the A's could mean ACT.
then, there is a very good reason for them to keep p**sing off melbourne as there is no V in the name.


User currently offlineStevenUhl777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 4565 times:

Oh, one of the A's could mean ACT

Or Adelaide, a major Australian city...


User currently offlineAirbus_A340 From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2000, 1560 posts, RR: 19
Reply 7, posted (10 years 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 4540 times:

Chinaeastern is listing by Australian States, rather than cities, Steven  Smile


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User currently offlineSkymonster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 4441 times:

QANTAS

Quick
And
Nasty
Typical
Australian
Service

Oooops! Big grin

Andy


User currently offlineMalb777 From Australia, joined Jul 2004, 462 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (10 years 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 4397 times:

QANTAS = Queer And Nice Types Air Steward Wink/being sarcastic



thank god i was not born a bird. this type of flying is much better
User currently offlineGreg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 4375 times:

Queer And Nice--The Airline's Stewards

User currently offlineTrolley Dolley From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (10 years 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 4322 times:

Queens
And
Nymphomaniacs
Trained
As
Stewardesses

Ouch!  Insane





User currently offlineQantasflyer From Australia, joined Mar 2004, 396 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (10 years 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4170 times:

Thats harsh guys! and higly untrue! I mean really ..
Nasty
Typical
Australian
Service

?????



Qantasflyer That's the spirit. The Spirit of Australia!
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