From Qantas Business Suites to Dom Perignon
magnums to Riva speedboats, Marc Newson’s design
solutions always impress. His new backpack is part of the
limited-edition Icons and Iconoclasts collaboration for Louis
Vuitton. Here, he responds to the Proust Questionnaire.
without stress.
✜✜What is your greatest fear? Selling out.
✜✜What is the trait you most deplore in
yourself? Obsessing with money, or its lack.
✜✜What is the trait you most deplore in
others? Being conservative.
✜✜What is your greatest extravagance?
✜✜Which living person do you most
despise? The one in charge of the
local planning office on our Greek
holiday island.
Six weeks’ holiday during summer.
✜✜What is the quality you most like in
a man? Ability to command presence.
✜✜What is the quality you most like in
a woman? Logic.
✜✜When and where were you happiest? As
✜✜Which talent would you most like to
✜✜What is your current state of mind?
✜✜What is the most overrated virtue?
Being social.
✜✜On what occasion do you lie? Depends
what you call a lie.
✜✜What do you most dislike about your
appearance? Disappearing abs.
a seven-year-old living in Cairns, Australia.
have? Being a great public speaker.
✜✜If you could change one thing about
yourself, what would it be? I would stop
biting my fingernails.
✜✜If you were to die and come back as
a person or a thing, what would it be?
A serious astronaut (or cosmonaut).
✜✜What is your most treasured
possession? My 1950s Ferrari racing car.
✜✜Where would you most like to live?
Not in one place.
✜✜What is your favourite occupation?
✜✜Who are your favourite writers?
Qantas Frequent Flyers can now use their points for
ASPAR products by Aurora Spa in the Qantas Store,
including hair products and a revitalising body
cleanser, all containing pure essential oils and
botanically active ingredients. ASPAR products are
available in Qantas Business Lounges and in the
Aurora Spas in First Lounges in Sydney and
Melbourne. store.qantas.com
as a holiday.
* Mobile check-in, in-app boarding passes and some alerts not
available for all flights and all airports.
✜✜Who is your fictional hero?
Captain Nemo.
✜✜Which historical figure do you most
identify with? Leonardo da Vinci – although
I certainly don’t compare myself with him!
✜✜What is it that you most dislike? The
vast amount of carelessly designed stuff.
✜✜What is your greatest regret? Not going
into space – as yet.
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Make flying a breeze with the
revamped Qantas App for
AndroidTM. You can now view your
whole trip within the app – from
getting directions to the airport to
check-in and access to your
boarding pass*. Add fare alerts to
favourite travel destinations and stay up-to-date with
essential information including gate number, boarding
time, flight status, baggage carousel and more*. With
easier access to travel products such as car hire,
transfers and activities, the Qantas App is the perfect
travel companion. Get it at Google PlayTM.
Evelyn Waugh and Terry Southern.
Marc Newson with Louis Vuitton
Backpack, $6850, by Marc Newson &
Louis Vuitton for the Icons & Iconoclasts
collaboration. Stockists: 1300 883 880
Qantas Business amenity kits are getting a new look,
with Kate Spade and Jack Spade designs available initially
on A380 flights from this month and then due to start
rolling out across the entire fleet. The chic designs will
be paired with Australian-made ASPAR products by
Aurora Spa, containing pure essential oils and botanicals
to promote relaxation and skin rejuvenation, include
sweet orange and shea handcream, vanilla and orange
lip moisturiser, and an ultra-hydrating face moisturiser.
✜✜How would you like to die?
✜✜What is your motto? A change is as good
✜✜What is perfect happiness? Living
Tim Cahill
Asia’s biggest football tournament, the
AFC Asian Cup, is coming to Australia
in January 2015. Sydney, Melbourne,
Brisbane, Canberra and Newcastle will
host 32 matches between 16 of Asia’s
best football nations. The Socceroos
play three group games (Kuwait in
Melbourne Jan 9, Oman in Sydney Jan
13 and Korea in Brisbane Jan 17) before
the final in Sydney (Jan 31). “Australian
football fans have never seen anything
like this in their own backyard,” says
Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou.
“In years to come, you will want to say,
‘When Australia first hosted Asia’s
biggest football event, I was there’.”
Qantas is proud sponsor of the
Socceroos. afcasiancup.com/tickets
AQUIRE is Australia’s market-leading
business rewards program. With a wide
range of partners and benefits, Aquire
members could earn Aquire Points* on
everyday business expenses. Think of
Aquire Points as another kind of
currency for your business. Once Aquire
Points have been converted to Qantas
Points^, to any Frequent Flyer
membership account at a rate of 1:1, they
can be redeemed for great rewards. The
Aquire program now has more than
40,000 members and has recently
partnered with the SME Association of
Australia. The Association exists to
support a diverse range of business
owners and entrepreneurs of all ages
who run start-ups, small businesses and
medium-sized enterprises.
For more information on SME
Association of Australia membership
and to join Aquire, visit aquire.com.au
* A business must be an Aquire Member to earn Aquire Points. A $50 join fee applies. An annual membership fee of $179
(inclusive of GST) will also apply, but this will be waived for the first year for businesses which join Aquire on or before March
31, 2015. Aquire Points are offered under the applicable partner’s terms & conditions. Aquire membership and Aquire Points
are subject to the Aquire terms & conditions. ^ You must be a Qantas Frequent Flyer member to earn and redeem Qantas
Points. Membership and the earning and redemption of Qantas Points are subject to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program
terms & conditions. A joining fee may apply. We recommend you consult your accountant or tax adviser to ensure
you understand possible tax implications, for example, fringe benefits tax (if applicable).
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IN 1964, Australian air travel took a giant step
into the future with the introduction of the
first pure jet aircraft into domestic airline
service. Trans-Australia Airlines (TAA) and
Ansett-ANA took delivery of their first Boeing
727 jets on the same day. Government-owned
TAA promoted its Boeing as the “Whispering
T-Jet” with new standards in comfort, safety
and speed. The first TAA jet service left
Melbourne for Sydney on November 2, 1964.
By this time, Qantas was already flying its first
Boeing 707 jets on overseas routes. Qantas and
TAA (renamed Australian Airlines in 1986)
merged in 1993 prior to full privatisation in 1995.
This month, Qantas in conjunction with
Shop Small® is supporting the small business
owners who do big things for customers and
communities around Australia. Customers
can help, too, by shopping locally at
participating businesses throughout
November. Qantas is running some great
offers to support these businesses and
encourage people to shop small, including
a chance to win two Business Class flights
anywhere on the Qantas operated network.
records and connecting Australians to the world.
“Since starting on the route in 2011, the feedback
from our corporate customers – especially those
who are in the resources, technology and
agricultural sectors – tells us they like flying into
the Dallas hub because it gets them closer to
their final destinations in the US and offers great
onwards connections,” he said.
The new service coincides with the 60th
anniversary year of Qantas services between
Australia and the US. In 1954, Qantas operated
a Super Constellation from Sydney to San
Francisco, its first trans-Pacific offering.
In Texas, during a packed press conference
inside DFW airport, Vanessa Hudson, Qantas
Airways Senior Executive Vice President, The
Americas, said the introduction of the A380
would offer more comfort and greater travel
options. The DFW hub fans passengers out to
50 North American destinations via Qantas’
code-share partner American Airlines. The A380
allows a direct flight back to Sydney without
having to go via Brisbane as previously.
Sharing the limelight with the A380 on the
Largest plane, longest route, warmest welcome – the
day, and joining select guests for dinner and a
inaugural Sydney-DFW A380 flight was big in every way. rooftop drinks party at cool Dallas restaurant
Barter, John Travolta told of dreaming of flying
HAT TO WEAR? For the occasion of the first A380 a plane with Qantas livery. “I am thrilled to be part of this historic
flight from Sydney to Dallas Fort Worth (DFW), the
moment for Qantas,” said Travolta. “It’s exciting news for Americans
Qantas flying kangaroo dressed in Texan livery: a stetson
that the world’s biggest and one of the most luxurious passenger
hat and neck scarf in a fetching American stars print. There to appreciate
aircraft is now flying between Dallas Fort Worth and Sydney. Flying
the effort at the Texas end and see the plane taxi, in all its super-sized
over Sydney Harbour on the Qantas A380 is one of life’s truly amazing
glory, were hundreds of airport workers, dignitaries, officials and, to
experiences. Every American should take the opportunity.”
personally welcome VIP passengers, Qantas ambassador John Travolta.
Several years ago, Travolta, a pilot himself, approached Qantas for
It was a big deal: The world’s largest passenger aircraft (wingspan
permission to use the airline’s livery on one of his own planes. They
79.8m) flying the world’s longest non-stop route, some 13,805km (ahead
have been firm friends since. “This airline has a heart, and really cares
of Johannesburg to Atlanta, and Dubai to Los Angeles), in more than
about people and the planet. They never brag about it, but I can!”
15 hours. This was big – even by Texas standards.
Destination NSW CEO Sandra Chipchase was confident the new
DFW Airport spent $US2.8m ($3.2m) to add a jet bridge at Terminal
service would benefit the local economy. “The US is one of our top
D’s gates 15 and 16 to accommodate the double-decker plane. Airport
five key inbound visitor markets. In the past financial year, 317,000
chief executive Sean Donohue praised Qantas’ “significant investment”,
US visitors contributed approximately $546m into the NSW economy.
noting that the route, which has been operating since 2011, previously
The more we can encourage them to visit Sydney, the better.”
with a 747, was delivering an economic boost of $US200m ($229m) a
On the ground at DFW, Airbus VH-OQL, Phyllis Arnott, named
after the first Australian woman to gain
year to the region. It was, he said, “a great day, a true milestone and one
BBFor airfares and
of the most important days in the 40-year history of the airport”.
a commercial pilot’s licence, received the
Qantas now operates six flights a week into DFW, with the bigger
ritual top-to-tail drenching from local fire holiday packages to
Dallas call Qantas
plane increasing seat capacity on the route by more than 10 per cent
engines. The welcome painted near Holidays on 1300 339
per week. Marking the inaugural flight, Qantas CEO Alan Joyce noted
Phyllis Arnott’s forward door said it all: 543 or visit qantas.com/
that the initiative reflected the airline’s history of endurance, setting
“G’Day Texas”.
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Film fest
Sydney summer will blast off with the world’s
largest short-film festival, Tropfest, on December 7.
Now in its 22nd year, Tropfest attracts a live
national audience of some 150,000 people. The
main event, at Sydney’s Centennial Park, is a free
outdoor festival with live entertainment, food and
bars, red-carpet arrivals and screenings followed
by an awards ceremony. The festival is broadcast
live on national television. tropfest.com/au
Christmas ballet
After a successful season in Melbourne,
this month, The Australian Ballet will
enchant audiences with Peter Wright’s
The Nutcracker (Nov 28-Dec 17) at
Sydney Opera House. Acknowledged as
one of the most popular ballets of all time,
The Nutcracker has become the iconic
family Christmas ballet. Instagram and
Facebook users can hunt for the handcrafted
Nutcracker doll that will be popping up in bars,
restaurants and shops at #nutcrackerhunt. Qantas is
proud Lead & Production Partner of The Nutcracker.
First World
War Galleries
is marking 100 years since the beginning of WWI
with a $32.5m redevelopment of its First World
War Galleries, opening to the public in early
December. Until the opening, visitors to the
memorial can have a sneak peek into the new
galleries through small windows along the
Orientation Gallery entry corridor. awm.gov.au
Lana Jones in
The Nutcracker.
25 years
of dance
M O NA , H O B A R T
Roy Lichtenstein, In The Car 1963
The most comprehensive survey of pop art to be seen
in Australia, Pop To Popism opens at the Art Gallery
of NSW this month (Nov 1-Mar 1). One of the most ambitious
exhibitions undertaken by the gallery, it features 200 works
by more than 70 of pop art’s greatest, including Andy Warhol,
Roy Lichtenstein, David Hockney, Richard Hamilton,
Martin Sharp and Brett Whiteley. artgallery.nsw.gov.au
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Sculptures weighing up to 13 tonnes, cinema,
live performances, storyboards and drawings
combine to create an immersive experience in
Matthew Barney: River Of Fundament, opening
at MONA, Hobart, on November 22. The solo
show displays the intuitive, multidisciplinary
creative process that marks Barney’s artistic
approach. Leading up to the exhibition opening,
Barney’s film River Of Fundament will be
screened at Hobart’s Federation Concert Hall
(Nov 21) and A Conversation: Matthew Barney
And David Walsh will be held at Hobart’s
Odeon Theatre (Nov 22). mona.net.au
The monumental portraits of one of America’s bestloved visual artists will come to Australia as part of the
Sydney International Art Series. Chuck Close is noted for
the inventive techniques he uses to paint the human face
and his large-scale, photo-based portraits of the likes of
Brad Pitt, Kate Moss, Lou Reed, Barack Obama and Roy
Lichtenstein. The exhibition opens November 20 at the
Museum of Contemporary Art. mca.com.au
Australia’s leading Indigenous arts
company, Bangarra Dance Theatre
celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.
Following an Australian tour of capital cities,
regional towns and remote communities
(supported by Qantas’ travel partnership)
the company will present a free gathering
on the forecourt of Sydney Opera House
(Nov 30) as part of Corroboree Sydney 2014.
The show will take the audience back to
Bangarra’s beginnings with a traditional
Yolngu performance from North East
Arnhem Land, guests Christine Anu and
Deborah Mailman, and the Bangarra
dance ensemble. bangarra.com.au
What a hoot
Giggle & Hoot And Friends is a 50-minute stage
spectacular of singing, dancing and fun, based
on the award-winning ABC4Kids TV program.
Jimmy Giggle and the owls will be joined by
Bananas in Pyjamas, and Zap, Mimi and Jango
from Hoopla Doopla. The show will tour to
Melbourne (Dec 17-21), Brisbane (Jan 3-11),
Sydney (Jan 13-16), Newcastle (Jan 17-18)
and Canberra (Jan 24-25). Qantas is a Brand
Partner of Live Nation. livenation.com.au
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Dawn Fraser
Bill and Giuliana
Rancic (above);
Lauren Potter (right)
with us
Alessandra Ambrosio
So many stars in the sky.
Celebrating its third anniversary with the Qantas Group, employee loyalty specialist
Accumulate has launched its new employee benefits proposition to help Australian
businesses overcome employee retention issues. Employees will be able to shop for
thousands of compelling benefits such as discounted products, experiences and
partner offers, including qantas.com flight and hotel vouchers and Qantas epiQure
memberships. Businesses can also customise the benefits offering and the branding
of the online portal. Find out more at accumulate.com.au
star of the US television musical hit Glee received an especially warm
welcome when her flight touched down in Melbourne in September.
Qantas flight attendants Michael James and Pearly Collier-Harris
surprised Lauren Potter (who plays Becky Jackson) by bursting into song
and soon had other passengers clapping along. They sang Vanessa Amorosi’s
hit Absolutely Everybody, the theme song for this year’s e.motion21 Dance
Spectacular, which Potter was in town to co-host. The volunteer organisation
e.motion21 provides dance and fitness for children and young adults with
Down syndrome, a cause close to the actress’ heart.
“When I was young, I dreamed of being an actress, but loads of people
told me I couldn’t,” Potter said. “I learned to ignore those people.”
Australian Olympian Dawn Fraser flew with Qantas to Japan in October to
celebrate the 5oth anniversary of the Tokyo Olympics, where she won the 100m
freestyle gold medal for the third consecutive time, setting an Olympic record.
Model Alessandra Ambrosio and her fiancé, Jamie Mazur, fitted in some
sightseeing when they arrived in Sydney last month, heading to Taronga Zoo
and Bondi Beach before Ambrosio began her duties as a guest judge on
Australia’s Next Top Model.
E! Fashion Police host Giuliana Rancic was in Australia on promotional
duties, too. As a Westfield style ambassador, she attended a number of fashion
events around Australia with husband and reality co-star Bill Rancic.
Qantas news, initiatives & sponsorships.
Qantas Club, providing customers with an improved travel
experience – more luxury and space. At more than 1500sq m
(double the size of the previous lounge) and designed to give
customers a new level of comfort and convenience, the
lounge has seating for more than 350 guests, a sophisticated
barista service, dedicated business centre with Apple iMac
computers, meeting room and family zone featuring
children’s work stations, toys, books and games. Customers
can also expect better quality and fresher produce from the
new onsite kitchen, and beer taps have been added to
complement Qantas’ award-winning range of in-lounge
wines selected by the Qantas Wine Panel.
Darwin Qantas Club Lounge
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Qantas CEO
The Suite spot
Last month we unveiled the superb
new interiors that will feature on 28
of our Airbus A330s, with the first to
start flying later this year.
Designed by Marc Newson and
produced by Thompson Aero Seating,
with fully-flat beds and direct aisle
access for every passenger, our new
A330 Business Suites increase flexibility
and privacy. They offer an ergonomic
seat for greater comfort and there’s
enough space to allow passengers
to eat while continuing to work.
The Economy cabin on the
international A330s will be fitted
with new, next-generation Recaro
seats, which have been so popular on
our A380 aircraft. Customers in both
cabins will be able to enjoy the latest in
in-flight entertainment, with Panasonic
systems and Q-Streaming technology –
enabling them to stream content directly
to their own devices.
Whether you are travelling on a
domestic service or internationally to
and from Asia, we can’t wait to introduce
you to these beautifully redesigned
aircraft in the coming months.
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Fourth Ashes Test between Australia and England, MCG, Melbourne, 2013
as the Australian team takes on the world’s best in all three forms of the game. The
2014-15 season begins with Australia facing South Africa in both the KFC T20 INTL
Series (Nov 5-9) and the Carlton Mid One-Day International Series (Nov 14-23).
Australia will then take on India in the Commonwealth Bank Test Series (Dec 4Jan 7), a four-match contest for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. The home side will
then compete in the Carlton Mid One-Day International Tri-Series against India and
England (Jan 16-Feb1) before the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 begins on February 14,
with 49 matches being held across Australia and New Zealand throughout February
and March. Qantas is proud to be a sponsor of the Australian cricket team.
cricket.com.au; cricketworldcup.com
an exciting new partnership with Sky,
Foxtel, Fox Sports and Multi-Channel
Network to offer customers a whole
new package of breaking news, sport,
entertainment and lifestyle programs.
Sky News will supply multiple news
bulletins throughout the day on
international and domestic flights as
well as broadcasting its new international
Australian news service live to the
Qantas network of overseas lounges,
giving customers away from home the
chance to watch the latest news, sport
and business updates from Australia.
Foxtel and Fox Sports will offer
customers a library of premium lifestyle,
drama, food, entertainment and sport
programs in addition to Qantas’
extensive Inflight viewing already
available. With this recently expanding
to include 77 additional hours of movies,
20 more hours of TV and double the
amount of new-release blockbusters,
the options are endless!
A new range of premium magazine
titles will also be available in Business
and First class, including Vogue, GQ,
Delicious, Inside Out and Donna Hay.
There are a number of other
enhancements coming over the next
12 months, including new Inflight
Entertainment systems and new
entertainment in our lounges and
terminals. So sit back, relax and enjoy
the latest Qantas has to offer.
Alan Joyce
with Paul Robinson
Jane Gleeson-White
(A&U, $33) The sequel
to Double Entry (2011)
details the accountant-led
“revolution” that ushered
in the new age of capitalism; when the
United Nations ruled that “natural capital”
was the equal of GDP. Corporate
accounting would never be the same.
Alex Malley (Wiley, $25)
The CEO of CPA Australia
and LinkedIn “influencer”
shares many of the
experiences and insights
garnered on his trek to the big office.
Malley maintains that fulfilling an effective
leadership role demands you stay true to
yourself and hang on to your dreams.
Tim Harcourt
(NewSouth, $35)
Exploring assorted
international trading
avenues and chatting to
everyone from NGOs to business leaders
to governments and labour officials, the
Airport Economist investigates what
makes our increasingly integrated
global economy tick.
Paul Roberts
(Bloomsbury, $30)
TAKE A JOURNEY into Australia’s glossy hub
of online travel at Qantas Travel Insider – recently
refreshed with a great new design that responds
to all devices so you can read anywhere, anytime.
You’ll be taken away by beautiful galleries, exclusive
online articles and celebrity travel tips, as well as
redesigned old favourites such as our “One Perfect
Day” city guides. With more than 6000 articles
covering 60 countries and hundreds of cities,
travelinsider.qantas.com.au is the place
to start your journey.
Chasing quick profits
and the short-term fix,
over-indulged narcissists pursue expedient
policies and damn the cost. Roberts
examines our running-off-the-rails
“impulse society” and concludes we
can still halt our slide into the abyss.
Qantas has been awarded both the experts’ choice and readers’ choice
Best Inflight Wine Program in the Saveur Culinary Travel Awards 2014,
which recognise providers that put cuisine and culture at the forefront of
the travel experience. The Experts’ Choice winners list represents the best
destinations and travel providers in 21 categories, as chosen by a panel
of industry experts and Saveur magazine editors.
The G-Shock is the world’s first hybrid watch,
so-called because it receives both GPS signals
and radio-wave time signals giving the unbeatable
accuracy of an atomic clock – automatically,
wherever you are. The watch displays home and away
time zones, making it ideal for a traveller, and boasts
clever features including a ceramic antenna sensitive enough to receive time
information as long as it is facing slightly upwards. The case is reinforced with
strengthened fine resin and carbon fibre. BANI M c SPEDDEN
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$1199 g-shock.com