747 Electronics Fail, Pilot Flies Blind Across the Pacific…

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, the 284 passengers on board Quantas Flight 12-a Boeing 747-400 flying from Los Angeles to Sydney-couldn't believe their eyes when they looked through their windows to see another » 10/29/08 1:59pm 10/29/08 1:59pm Boeing from Air New Zealand flying just a few thousand feet from their aircraft. The explanation, as…

Qantas Now Pretty Sure That Your iPod Didn't Almost Crash Their Plane

Early last week a Qantas Airlines Airbus A330 surprised (and injured) its passengers with an inexplicable 300ft climb, followed by an even larger drop. Initial reports » 10/15/08 5:00am 10/15/08 5:00am seemed to place blame on interference from personal electronics — something that Qantas had claimed before. After the news made the rounds the…

Qantas Looking To Blame A330's Sudden Drop in Altitude On Passengers'…

Earlier this week, a Qantas A330 inexplicably climbed 300 feet and then suddenly nose-dived back down. In the cabin, 71 people were injured. Interestingly, the ATSB is now looking at in-cabin interference from personal electronics » 10/09/08 1:45pm 10/09/08 1:45pm as a possible cause of the "irregularity with the aircraft's elevator control system."…

Skype, Porn May Not Fly In Friendly Skies

The good news is, all you guys who have been dreading the use of internet calling on airplanes may be in luck, because airlines and airborne service providers alike are considering a ban on Skype. The bad news is, they're also considering a ban on that age-old lonely traveler's companion, porn, says the AP. Here's a… » 12/24/07 12:45pm 12/24/07 12:45pm

Qantas Revives In-Flight Internet With Wi-Fi and Ethernet Access

Just when most other airlines and airplane manufacturers are removing in-flight internet access, Qantas goes the exact opposite direction (into our hearts) and adds internet access. The A380 and 747-400 planes that will make up their web-enabled fleet will have both Wi-Fi and a charging slot to plug your laptop into.… » 7/24/07 2:00pm 7/24/07 2:00pm