12 June, 2016. 11:45

ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact

IN AN AGE WHERE flying is considered the safest method of transport, hundreds of people die every year from doing it.

However, in the opinion of one semi-retired Brisbane landscaper, there’s one airline that can almost guarantee that they won’t fly you into a mountainside.

Glenn Campbell agrees that when you fly with Qantas, the odds that you’ll end up upside down, on fire and dead are remarkably slim.

“I put a high value on my life,” said the 55-year-old.

“That’s why I fly with Qantas, because I don’t want to gamble with my life,”

“Flying with any other airline is as risky as taking an overnight bag full of drugs to Bali.”

While it’s slightly more expensive to fly with the nation’s flag carrier, it’s a price that many are prepared to pay for peace-of-mind.

Campbell says there’s still a feeling of theatre when you fly with Qantas – that it’s an event. Passengers often know how to use cutlery correctly and don’t wear thongs and swimwear on board.

“That’s why I’ll always fly with Qantas, they price the mouth-breathing bogans out of the market and won’t kill you. A perfect airline.”


  1. Very re-assuring since I am flying to Rio for the Olympics with Qantas am pleased to know other people have such faith.

  2. I just got off a Qantas flight from Melbourne to Dubai. My seat was broken and slammed back into the poor guy behind me when I tried to recline it. The sky view camera didn’t work nor did the maps. It took over an hour to clear away the trays after the meal service and when I complained I was told “sorry but it’s a full flight”. I have been on other airlines full flights and they still manage to clear the trays within 20 min… And some airlines now provide free or low cost airlines.

    Qantas is resting on its laurels while it’s competitors surge ahead with better equipped planes and better service.

  3. Oh I forgot to mention… even flying with the worst airlines is still safer than most other forms of transport. You are more likely to get hit by a car when crossing the road than die in a plane crash


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