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Snake on plane grounds flight from Australia to Japan

A tiny snake as slender as a pen forced the grounding of a Japan-bound Qantas flight in the Australian city of Sydney overnight, stranding hundreds of passengers. The non-venomous reptile, about 8 inches long, was found near the doorway of a Boeing 747-400 bound for Tokyo on Sunday night, a…

Snake on a plane grounds Qantas flight

A tiny snake as slender as a pen forced the grounding of a Japan-bound Qantas flight in the Australian city of Sydney overnight, stranding hundreds of passengers. The non-venomous reptile, about eight inches (20 centimetres) long, was found near the doorway of a Boeing 747-400 bound for Tokyo on Sunday…

Qantas planes in near miss collision over South Australia

Australian authorities were Saturday investigating how two Qantas passenger planes got so close that it triggered a collision warning alert, forcing them to take evasive action. The incident happened over southern Australia on Friday and involved two Airbus A330s travelling in opposite directions between Sydney and Perth. The Australian Transport…

Thousands stranded as Australian airline goes bust

SYDNEY — Budget carrier Air Australia collapsed Friday, stranding thousands of passengers as its domestic flights and international services to Honolulu, Bali and Phuket were all grounded. The news came a day after embattled Australian flagcarrier Qantas said it was slashing at least 500 jobs, cutting costs and closing two…

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