On 16 November 1920, Queensland And Northern Territory Aerial Services (or QANTAS for short) was incoporated. This makes next Monday, 16 November 2020, the airline’s 100th birthday!
But the story of the birth of Qantas goes far beyond the signing of a piece of paper in 1920. In this episode, Qantas Founders Museum curator Tom Harwood joins Matt to tell the full story of how Qantas was founded and grew to become Australia’s beloved national carrier.
- 1:00 – Fortnightly news round-up
- 11:51 – Interview with Tom Harwood
- AFF on Air Discussion thread – a dedicated AFF thread to discuss the podcast and ask questions
- “100 years of what?” – an informative article by Tom Harwood on the Qantas Founders Museum website
Frequent Flyer Gazette articles referenced in the fortnightly news round-up:
- Qantas Closes Airport Service Desks
- NSW & ACT to Reopen Victorian Border from 23 November
- Fly to Lord Howe Island with Qantas Points
- Bonus Points & Status Credits on Transfers to Velocity – November 2020
- Berlin Brandenburg Airport is Finally Open!
- The Cheapest & Most Expensive Countries for Domestic Flights