Why there is no U in Qantas

For Qantas staff and students of Australian aviation history, there is nothing quite so irritating as seeing Qantas spelt with a "u". Indeed, back in the late sixties, the airline produced this parchment certificate to explain the origins and correct spelling of the airline's name. Unfortunately, this document took on a more sinister meaning in 1999 when I found out that there was no "me" in Qantas!