Qantas A380 Featuring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John

Exactly a week after the first A380 of Qantas Australian Airlines was named after a nice old lady, who was one of the pioneers of Australian aviation, the first commercial flight was completed by the giant airbus.

John Travolta has a good relationship with the airline. He was a Boeing 707 pilot for Qantas and after their contract was over, he received a 707 from them as a private jet with Qantas livery. The plane is parked in front of his house as he lives in a small village, where taxiways lead to the houses from the central runway and besides garages there are hangars for the private planes. See our earlier post about his topic.

Now that the first flight of the new A380 took off for los Angeles it was a nice idea from the airline to invite both travolta and Australian actress-singer Olivia Newton-John together to this ceremony.

The following pictures are from this welcome ceremony in los Angeles. In the pictures you can also see:

– Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa

– Qantas Captain Peter Probert

– Qantas Creative Director Marc Newson

Qantas A380 ft John Travolta

Qantas A380 ft John Travolta

Captain John Travolta

Captain John Travolta

Qantas A380 welcome ceremony, LA

Qantas A380 welcome ceremony, LA

Just a cynical note from me: can you imagine the flight with JT and Olivia on board? As they are getting their 20th note from the passengers delivered by the stewardess: “please sing Summer nights for us”, finally they give in, the stewardess pulls away the curtains of the first class and the 2 of them stand up in line: Olivia in front and John behind. Then they start singing Summer Nights and by the time the famous shoo-bop-bop part comes, they are already dancing between the isles. 🙂

By Szafi


4 Responses to “Qantas A380 Featuring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John”

  1. 1 Marilyn October 25, 2008 at 5:51 am

    Would have loved to have been there! My daughter ran into JT and his wife in NY, and said JT was very pleasant and friendly!

  2. 2 Jeff November 6, 2008 at 3:24 pm

    John Travolta is a really driven individual. I really enjoy his movies and can’t sing his praises enough about his piloting ability.

    He really dragged himself up from a virtual standstill to become what he has today.

    I enjoyed Grease of course, but I find myself really enjoying those movies where he plays the bad guy: “Face Off”; “BattleField Earth”; “Pulp Fiction”; “Broken Arrow”; etc. Of course his other movies (too numerous to mention) were great as well -“Staying Alive”; “Grease”; etc. A complete list can be found at:

    Great accomplishments John!

    John is quite a character and I would really enjoy meeting him someday.

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