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Qantas' last Boeing 747 traces carrier's iconic kangaroo logo after taking to sky for its final journey
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Qantas' last Boeing 747 traces carrier's iconic kangaroo logo after taking to sky for its final journey

On Wednesday, Qantas' last Boeing 747 passenger plane took to the skies for the final time and traced a special image with its flightpath: the Australian carrier's iconic kangaroo logo.

US-Iran tensions: Commercial airlines reroute flights crossing West Asia to avoid danger amid escalating conflict
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US-Iran tensions: Commercial airlines reroute flights crossing West Asia to avoid danger amid escalating conflict

Commercial airlines on Wednesday rerouted flights crossing the West Asia to avoid possible danger amid escalating tensions between the United States and Iran.

Longest direct passenger flight arrives in Sydney from New York in 17-hour 'ultra-long-haul' journey
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Longest direct passenger flight arrives in Sydney from New York in 17-hour 'ultra-long-haul' journey

Last year, Qantas introduced the first 17-hour, direct flight from Perth to London, one of the longest passenger flights in the world.

Bali's Mount Agung volcano erupts but normal operation of flights return
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Bali's Mount Agung volcano erupts but normal operation of flights return

Bali airport spokesman Arie Ahsanurrohim said nine flights between Bali and Australia were cancelled.

'Change Taiwan to Chinese Taipei,' Beijing tells Air India and the national carrier complies: Here's a look at why
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'Change Taiwan to Chinese Taipei,' Beijing tells Air India and the national carrier complies: Here's a look at why

India's national carrier Air India was forced to change 'Taiwan' to 'Chinese Taipei' after Chinese authorities demanded them to no longer refer to Taiwan as a separate region on their websites.

Qantas Airways changes website classification of Taiwan, Hong Kong to recognise them as Chinese territories
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Qantas Airways changes website classification of Taiwan, Hong Kong to recognise them as Chinese territories

Australia's Qantas has changed its website classification of Taiwan and Hong Kong from separate countries to Chinese territories

Margaret Court suggests tennis is 'full of lesbians' and transgenders are controlled by devil
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Margaret Court suggests tennis is 'full of lesbians' and transgenders are controlled by devil

Australian great Margaret Court Wednesday claimed "tennis is full of lesbians" and transgender children were the work of "the devil", adding fuel to a simmering row over her views on homosexuality.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 banned on Australian airlines after battery fires
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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 banned on Australian airlines after battery fires

Three Australian airlines have banned passengers from using or charging Samsung Electronics' Galaxy Note 7 smartphones during flights due to concerns over the phone's fire-prone batteries.

After 17 hours in the air, Emirates Airbus completes world's longest flight
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After 17 hours in the air, Emirates Airbus completes world's longest flight

An Emirates Airbus A380 touched down in New Zealand on Wednesday, completing what is believed to be the world's longest non-stop scheduled commercial flight.

Chinese airline Hainan completes flight on cooking oil fuel
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Chinese airline Hainan completes flight on cooking oil fuel

A Chinese airline on Saturday completed the country's first commercial flight using biofuel, made from waste cooking oil, as the government seeks to promote greater environmental sustainability.

Australia's Qantas named world's safest airline: report
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Australia's Qantas named world's safest airline: report

Australian flag carrier Qantas has been named the world's safest airline in a report published by AirlineRatings.com.

Qantas to sack 500 in restructuring drive
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Qantas to sack 500 in restructuring drive

The Australian airline said it would cut 500 jobs following a review of its heavy aircraft maintenance and engineering operations.

In a first, cooking oil powers Qantas aircraft
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In a first, cooking oil powers Qantas aircraft

Australian airliner Qantas today flew the country's first commercial biofuel flight between Sydney and Adelaide using a mix of conventional fuel and refined cooking oil.

Qantas: Too ugly for suitors?
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Qantas: Too ugly for suitors?

A nasty dispute with unions and limits on foreign ownership are outweighing the airline's cheap valuation, keeping potential strategic partners and private-equity bidders at bay.

Qantas to resume flights after govt intervention
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Qantas to resume flights after govt intervention

Australia's Qantas Airways scrambled to get back in the air on Monday, having grounded its entire fleet over the weekend in a bold tactic to force the government to intervene in the nation's worst labour dispute in a decade.