It seems like a life time ago now (1987) but after 12 months in South America flying dodgy airlines and traveling over land I headed home on a Qantas 747 plane out of LA.
The 12 months were at times a very hard slog and I was unwell from the rigors of my travels.
The sense of reconnection with Oz and the confidence of an Australian Icon were over whelming / emotional and hard to explain as I boarded the plane.
I slept like never before safe in the knowledge that this was the best airline in the world and that nothing, nothing could go wrong.
Now over 20 years later I watch with distress as Qantas continually comes up in the news with fault after fault.
I have spent a life time in maintenance of highly complex systems and clearly see that there are fundamental problems occurring in the maintenance systems at Qantas knowing that a disaster is near at hand.
Do you feel safe flying with Qantas?