Wednesday, March 14, 2007

The tail end of the tale

I was curious to know how many of you were familiar with the Qantas logo, the white kangaroo in a red triangle. Alice came in first but many of you recognised it too. Australia's national airline is currently in the midst of a privatisation turmoil. In the mean time, the men were opening an electric box so well concealed in the aircraft's tail that I had no idea it was there until they lifted the trapdoor. Qantas, which carries out extensive maintenance checks on all its aircraft, is one of the safest airlines in the world.

Je me demandais combien d'entre vous reconnaitraient le logo de Qantas, un kangourou blanc dans un triangle rouge. Alice a été la première mais pas la seule. La compagnie aérienne nationale australienne est actuellement au centre d'un psychodrame à rebondissements lié à sa privatisation. Pendant ce temps ces hommes sont allés ouvrir une boite électrique dont je n'avais aucune idée de l'existence jusqu'à ce qu'ils aient fini de dévisser la trappe de visite. Qantas, qui s'impose un programme extensif et systématique de révision et de maintenance, est l'une des compagnies les plus sûres du monde.

4 comments:

Olivier said...

peut-etre un probleme dans la date et heure dans ce post, la reponse est apres la question ;o)))

Kate said...

Safe is very good!! It's a bright, distinctive paint job, and i like it and the photo.

Norman said...

The only major airline [as those who've seen the movie "Rainman" might recall] which has never had a fatality. When Qantas played "Rainman" on their flights, they cut that scene from the movie because they didn't want to un-nerve passengers who were transferring to a different airlines on their next leg.

That's NOT a cut I'd have made had I been in charge.

Keropok Man said...

what i like is their frequent flyer points. for short routes, they still give you a minimum of 1000 points!

i think i have enough points for a one way trip to sydney! better accumulate more points so i can come back to Singapore! haha...