Qantas flight aborts midair after landing gear fails

first_imgSource = e-Travel Blackboard: J.L <a href=”http://www.etbtravelnews.global/click/162a2/” target=”_blank”><img src=”http://adsvr.travelads.biz/www/delivery/avw.php?zoneid=10&amp;cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE&amp;n=a5c63036″ border=”0″ alt=””></a> A Qantas plane bound for Shanghai was forced to circle Sydney for more than three hours yesterday after its landing gear failed to retract.Flight QF129 operated by an Airbus 330 had taken off at 11:30am carrying nearly 200 passengers, but once in the air the captain found an issue with the landing gear.In a statement released yesterday, Qantas Group Executive Government and Corporate Affairs Mr David Epstein said the captain had been unable to fully retract the aircraft’s landing gear and subsequently had to burn fuel before returning to Sydney Airport.“The service was unable to continue to Shanghai because the drag on the landing gear would have resulted in fuel being burned in excess of the volume required to complete a non-stop flight” said Epstein.“Following procedure, the captain circled the aircraft over the Tasman Sea for approximately two hours in order to burn fuel and ensure that it was below its maximum landing weight.Qantas said the aircraft landed safely at 3pm and that it was not an emergency situation or landing as there was no safety issue at any stage.Passengers, baggage and cargo were then transferred to a replacement aircraft departing for Shanghai, arriving five hours later than scheduled.last_img read more

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first_imgGo back to the enewsletterMGM Resorts International has opened the first Bellagio-branded luxury destination hotel brand outside of the United States in Shanghai, China this week.Bellagio Shanghai has 162 guest rooms and suites. Guest rooms are spacious at 60 square metres with suites from 100 square metres.Set to inspire an elite clientele accustomed to experiencing the best, the Bellagio Shanghai sets itself apart with distinct highlights. For the pinnacle of class, the Presidential Suite is the ultimate in sophistication and the high life, spanning 400 square metres, with its own home theatre. Suites at Bellagio Hotel are all tended to by butler, with some rooms featuring a private terrace on which guests may fully enjoy the striking Lujiazui skyline.Culinary options at Bellagio Hotel cater for both international and local tastebuds and include LAGO, by award-wining chef Julian Serrano, serving authentic Italian cuisine.Mansion on One pays homage to Shanghai’s legacy, mingled with Cantonese delicacies and an authentic Peking Duck oven to suit all desires of taste and experience, set in a fully restored 1920s heritage building with 11 private dining rooms, each with its own unique decoration and style.A throw-back to Las Vegas nostalgia, Café Bellagio is designed to recreate the classic American diner experience with modern sensibilities for breakfast, lunch and dinner.The Lounge offers a touch of luxury at business meetings, or is ideal for an intimate moment with a friend, serving signature afternoon tea and artisanal coffee, small plates, cocktails and craft beer.For events, Bellagio Shanghai’s Grand Ballroom, Bella Vista, offers two meeting rooms and an Executive Boardroom, offering over 1,800 square metres of event space. The Grand Ballroom has a 7-metre-high ceiling and windows with natural light, while the atrium demonstrates the merging of cutting-edge technology with welcoming elegance, with a state-of-the-art LED and integrated audio system.A 17-metre-tall, 270° LED screen in the Atrium dazzles guests on arrival.MGM Resorts International’s hotel brands include Bellagio, MGM, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage. Enjoy Your Own “Bellagio Only” NightTo celebrate the grand celebration of Bellagio Shanghai, an exclusive room package is available for stays until 10 September 2018.Deluxe River RoomCNY 2,888 per nightSpecial BenefitsDaily breakfast for two at Café BellagioSelection of Afternoon tea set at The Lounge for 2 persons or Aroma Blast Treatment for 1 person at Spa at BellagioSelection of Set Dinner for 2 persons (food only) at LAGO by Julian Serrano, or Aroma Blast Treatment for 2 persons at Spa at Bellagio, if staying for two consecutive nights or more.Deluxe SuiteCNY 6,888 per nightSpecial BenefitsDaily breakfast for two at Café BellagioPersonalised in-room check-in and check-out24-hour hotel butler serviceThree pieces of laundry or pressing per staySet Dinner for 2 persons (food only) at LAGO by Julian SerranoAroma Blast Treatment for 2 persons at Spa at BellagioEarly arrival by 12pm and late checkout till 4pm (subject to hotel availability)Go back to the enewsletterlast_img read more