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Qantas

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Airline Carrier

The Resume

    (November 16, 1920- )
    Born in Winton, Queensland, Australia
    Name stands for Queensland and Northern Territories Air Service
    Nationalized by Australia after World War II
    Privatized in 1993

Why Qantas might be annoying:

    Its name is pronounced 'Kwantas' as if it begins with a 'Qu,' but it doesn't.
    Its frequent flyer program was criticized by the Australian Consumer Commission, which ordered greater disclosure to members concerning seat availability (2004).
    It had a policy of not seating adult males next to unaccompanied children, leading to accusations that the airliner treated all men like potential pedophiles.
    Despite what those lying bastards in 'Rain Man' told you, Qantas has had fatal airplane crashes.

Why Qantas might not be annoying:

    As of the end of 2008, it had not had a fatal accident since 1951.
    It was the first airline to introduce business class (1979).
    Two of its aircraft are painted in Australian aboriginal designs and it has sponsored several aboriginal artists.
    Skytrax rated it as one of the five best airlines in the world five consecutive years (2004-08).

Credit: C. Fishel


Featured in the following Annoying Collections:

Year In Review:

    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 8 Votes: 12.50% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 15 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 1 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 1 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 6 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 42 Votes: 73.81% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 7 Votes: 57.14% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 30 Votes: 76.67% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 33 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 19 Votes: 36.84% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 14 Votes: 28.57% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 23 Votes: 34.78% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 31 Votes: 51.61% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 201 Votes: 66.17% Annoying