8 ways you’re already in Australia when you board your Qantas flight

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Flying on Qantas’ daily flight to Melbourne is a special experience.

While trips from the UK take off from the other side of the equator, you’ll feel already in Australia by the time you step on board the award-winning Qantas A380 aircraft.

Qantas takes special care to ensure your Aussie experience doesn’t just begin when you land. Here’s how:

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Your seat is high-tech

Qantas has a great tradition of innovation. The Qantas A380 seats in all cabins feature PC power and USB ports along with in-seat telephones. Enjoy the freedom and flexibility of keeping your personal electronic devices on in flight mode from the moment you board to when you disembark.

To experience the Qantas difference for yourself, head to the Qantas website for the latest information on fares and availability for flights to Melbourne.

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You’ve already seen a kangaroo

As you wait to board the A380, take a look at the plane before heading down the jetway.  On the tail of every plane is the famous symbol of Qantas, a flying kangaroo.  The real roos will be waiting for you in the Victorian countryside near Melbourne.

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An award-winning cabin designed by an Australian

The Qantas A380 will take you from London to Melbourne in complete comfort due to an interior designed by Australian industrial designer Marc Newson. Everything from the lighting to seat layout has been Aussie engineered with the customer’s comfort in mind. The seats you’ll be sitting in during the flight were developed to aid in sleep and coziness. To construct the seats, Qantas hired German seat manufacturer Recaro – the same company that builds vehicle seats for Audi and Aston Martin.

Welcome aboard!

Australian style uniforms

Australians are known for their taste in style. That’s why Qantas selected Australian designer Martin Grant to design its crew uniforms.  The Qantas Cabin Crew look debuted in 2013 and is all Aussie from head to toe.  In 2016, Qantas will debut its new pilot uniforms.

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Australian films at the touch of a screen

Many of the 100 movies and 500 TV programs that are shown on Qantas flights are Australian made or feature Australian artists, allowing you to get familiar with the Aussie accent before you even arrive.  If the timing is right, you may even be able to catch a game of Aussie Rules football on Foxtel TV.  Your cabin crew will happily explain the rules.

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The Spirit of Australia

From the moment you step on board, you’ll feel welcomed by the flight crew’s friendliness. Qantas has been in operation for 95 years, and carries a tradition of respect, kindness and customer service. Don’t hesitate to ask the Qantas Cabin Crew for trip suggestions, they are enthusiastic about sharing their love for Australia.

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Australian wines on board

Australia is known for high-quality wines and Qantas serves many of them on board. Visiting Victoria’s famous Yarra Valley?  Try the celebrated wines from the region before you even cross the equator. Don’t know which wine to choose?  Qantas Cabin Crew undergo a ‘Sommelier in the Sky‘ training program and can help make recommendations.

Red curry of duck with grilled eggplant, stir fried beans and fragrant rice

Tasty food designed by an Australian chef

Qantas is an industry-leader in inflight dining and has enlisted well known Australian, Qantas Consulting Chef Neil Perry and his Rockpool team to design its First and Business menus. Highlights include the popular signature steak sandwich with tomato and chili relish in First and red curry of duck with grilled eggplant, stir fried beans and fragrant rice in Business.

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