Episode 736: Anniversaries abound, from marriages to Emiroo

February seems to be anniversary time in Oz as it’s a cracker time for a Summer wedding, but that’s not been the case this week as it’s been rather cold and we haven’t (yet) seen any snow, and certainly none in Sydney. Snow however, was exactly what greeted a Sydney bound passenger this week as confusion with the spelling of the airport’s name (and IATA code) when booking saw him arrive in a rather chilly Sidney, Montana.

Speaking of anniversaries, it’s been ten years since the Qantas and Emirates codeshare agreement was formed, giving rise to the unofficial name Emiroo and joke airline code QFEK. We look at what that has meant to Australian travellers

Meanwhile, Qantas is still in the sights of local media however, with another turnback, this time for a QantasLink Dash 8 due to severe turbulence. The event forced CEO Alan Joyce to go on the offensive, pointing out a few facts about turnbacks, comparing them not only to airlines overall, but specifically the local rival, Virgin Australia

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