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What Is The Meaning Of "Qantas"?

Wed May 08, 2002 5:28 pm

Where is the name from?

Sorry I this topic has already been discused!
 
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RE: What Is The Meaning Of "Qantas"?

Wed May 08, 2002 5:30 pm

Queensland And Northern Territories Aerial Services
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RE: What Is The Meaning Of "Qantas"?

Wed May 08, 2002 5:31 pm

It means:

Q ueensland
A nd
N orthern
T erretories
A irlines
S ervice

I am not sure about the last two meanings, but should be something similar.

Hope that helped.

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RE: What Is The Meaning Of "Qantas"?

Wed May 08, 2002 5:38 pm

Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services
http://www.qantas.com.au/company/factfiles.html follow the link to history.
 
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RE: What Is The Meaning Of "Qantas"?

Wed May 08, 2002 5:41 pm

Andreas is right, it should be Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services

you can learn more about Qantas from their web site http://www.qantas.com.au/company/history.html

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RE: What Is The Meaning Of "Qantas"?

Wed May 08, 2002 6:05 pm

And I thought it was:

Q - Quick
A - And
N - Nasty
T - Typical
A - Australian
S - Service

:D

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RE: What Is The Meaning Of "Qantas"?

Wed May 08, 2002 7:00 pm

I was always told it was:

Q (Queers)
A (And)
N (Nymphomaniacs)
T (Trained)
A (As)
S (Stewards)

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RE: What Is The Meaning Of "Qantas"?

Wed May 08, 2002 7:06 pm

ahaha...
where did you hear that one OZ777...lol..thats great..but sorry to burst ya bubble, not all Male Flight Attendants are gay!!

Mike
 
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RE: What Is The Meaning Of "Qantas"?

Wed May 08, 2002 7:26 pm

It used to be an in-house joke at Qantas. More of a reference to some of the female FA's exhibiting more testosterone than the guys on board. And to the lay over tactics of some of the crew in Bahrein!!

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RE: What Is The Meaning Of "Qantas"?

Wed May 08, 2002 7:34 pm

I thought it was Queens And Nancy Types As Stewards?
 
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RE: What Is The Meaning Of "Qantas"?

Wed May 08, 2002 7:37 pm

These are really very funny guys  Laugh out loud

Is Qantas really that bad servicewise or is everyone just taking a jab at the name 'QANTAS'? I've never flown Qantas.

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RE: What Is The Meaning Of "Qantas"?

Wed May 08, 2002 7:41 pm

They have improved!! Though they used to be REAL bad in my opinion.
Though i am hearing very bad things about them at present!

Mike
 
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RE: What Is The Meaning Of "Qantas"?

Wed May 08, 2002 7:46 pm

Yeah, same here. Ever since the demise of Ansett I've heard mostly bad things about Qantas here. Surely it couldn't have degraded that much? Then again they do have the market share now. A friend of mine who flew on Qantas 3 months ago thought the onbard service was great, in fact one of the best he ever experienced on any airline. It was a 763 HKG-MEL flight.

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RE: What Is The Meaning Of "Qantas"?

Wed May 08, 2002 7:50 pm

Yer there International is usely very very good. Most USA carriers talk about their crews!!

It really depends on your crew on the day. Some people will swear by Qantas, and some not. Im in the middle. I stand by AirNZ!! All the way!

Cheers
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RE: What Is The Meaning Of "Qantas"?

Wed May 08, 2002 7:58 pm

When did Qantas crews last lay over (so to speak) in Bahrain?! Any that did must be around 104 years old by now! (...and possibly working for United.)
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RE: What Is The Meaning Of "Qantas"?

Wed May 08, 2002 8:05 pm

I think their Wunula Dreaming colour scheme is probably one of the best ever. Do they still have aircraft painted in the special scheme? I hope to see it at CLK one day.


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RE: What Is The Meaning Of "Qantas"?

Wed May 08, 2002 9:46 pm

Qantas servie is quite good especially when compare to US carriers like US Airways.
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RE: What Is The Meaning Of "Qantas"?

Wed May 08, 2002 9:49 pm







Hi, the name means :- Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services....


Regards Davey..
 
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RE: What Is The Meaning Of "Qantas"?

Wed May 08, 2002 9:54 pm

I think their domestic service is as good as China Eastern's international service.
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