May 21, 2013 |
Australia's Qantas Airlines is promoting the announcement of its extended flight routes by commissioning a series of books that last exactly as long as each flight . For passengers, that could mean less worrying about when it's safe to use electronic devices such as a Kindle or iPad. As Business Insider reports, the ad agency Droga5 Sydney is collaborating with Hachette to produce the collection of custom books. Called "A Story For Every Journey," each one promises to take only as long as a specific flight to read, so that you'll finish just as the plane touches down.
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April 6, 2002 |
Qantas Airlines faces a federal fine of more than $50,000 after failing to heed a U.S. law enforcement warning and allowing a group of 17 undocumented Chinese passengers to fly to Los Angeles this week from Australia, the Immigration and Naturalization Service said Friday. The 17 Chinese nationals, who arrived Wednesday aboard Qantas Flight 93 from Melbourne, were among the largest groups smuggled into Los Angeles International Airport in recent years, officials said. All were taken into INS custody but are expected to apply for political asylum.
March 25, 1999 |
Koala Comeback: Qantas Airways is bringing its koala icon out of retirement after nearly a decade. The koala will be used to tout the airline's service in ads from London-based M&C Saatchi. The koala, used from 1967 to 1990, had been portrayed as a curmudgeon who never was pleased with the airline's service, prompting the tag line "I hate Qantas." The new commercials will show a gentler koala who loves the airline's service.
November 9, 1990 |
Qantas, Australia's international airline, is in a financially critical position and will slash jobs and flying hours in a bid to remain competitive, the airline's chief executive, John Ward, said today. "Our financial position has reached a critical point where immediate action is necessary to contain costs and improve our competitiveness," Ward said in a statement. "This is not just a short-term situation. It is part of a longer-term imperative."
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May 24, 2005 |
Howard Morris, the comedic actor who provided memorable support for Sid Caesar on the landmark "Your Show of Shows" in the 1950s and later played rock-throwing hillbilly Ernest T. Bass on "The Andy Griffith Show," has died. He was 85. Morris, who had heart problems in recent years, died Saturday at his home in Hollywood, said his son David, who was with him when he died. During his 60-year career in show business, Morris worked as an actor, director and voice-over artist.
October 10, 2004
Get three bonus flights within Australia when you purchase an Airpass from Qantas Airlines. The $999 tickets, which include round-trip travel from Los Angeles to Sydney or Melbourne, Australia, offer three bonus domestic flights to destinations such as Canberra, Brisbane, Adelaide, Queensland's Gold Coast, Sydney and Melbourne, and Hobart and Launceston in Tasmania. For $200 more, visitors can chose Cairns, Hamilton Island, Townsville, Alice Springs, Ayers Rock or Darwin.