Promenade deck on a QANTAS Empire flying boat.
The Australian services started from Southampton
in 1938 reducing the previous flight time to
Brisbane from 12½ days to 9 days. Return fare
London - Sydney was £274 including all overnight
Below Right: One
of the six QANTAS Short S.23 Empire flying boats.
All Empire aircraft received names beginning with
C, with the Australian boats named; Coolengatta,
Cooee, Carpentaria, Coogee, Corio and Courang.