ChrisZRH
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Qantas - Which Cities Does It Stand For

Fri Aug 06, 2004 3:23 am

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?

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chris
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StevenUhl777
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RE: Qantas - Which Cities Does It Stand For

Fri Aug 06, 2004 3:30 am

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.
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RE: Qantas - Which Cities Does It Stand For

Fri Aug 06, 2004 3:30 am

Qantas stands for "Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services" Limited.. taken from http://www.qantas.com.au/info/about/company/index
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RE: Qantas - Which Cities Does It Stand For

Fri Aug 06, 2004 3:31 am

QANTAS

Queensland
And
Northern
Territory
Air
Service
 
ChrisZRH
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RE: Qantas - Which Cities Does It Stand For

Fri Aug 06, 2004 3:32 am

oh cool! thanks guys, really thought it's named after cities!
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RE: Qantas - Which Cities Does It Stand For

Fri Aug 06, 2004 3:50 am

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.
 
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RE: Qantas - Which Cities Does It Stand For

Fri Aug 06, 2004 3:54 am

Oh, one of the A's could mean ACT

Or Adelaide, a major Australian city...
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RE: Qantas - Which Cities Does It Stand For

Fri Aug 06, 2004 4:09 am

Chinaeastern is listing by Australian States, rather than cities, Steven  Smile
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RE: Qantas - Which Cities Does It Stand For

Fri Aug 06, 2004 5:40 am

QANTAS

Quick
And
Nasty
Typical
Australian
Service

Oooops! Big grin

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RE: Qantas - Which Cities Does It Stand For

Fri Aug 06, 2004 6:27 am

QANTAS = Queer And Nice Types Air Steward Wink/being sarcastic
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RE: Qantas - Which Cities Does It Stand For

Fri Aug 06, 2004 6:39 am

Queer And Nice--The Airline's Stewards
 
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RE: Qantas - Which Cities Does It Stand For

Fri Aug 06, 2004 7:37 am

Queens
And
Nymphomaniacs
Trained
As
Stewardesses

Ouch!  Insane



 
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RE: Qantas - Which Cities Does It Stand For

Fri Aug 06, 2004 5:05 pm

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

?????
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