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Frequent flyers show off their old Qantas bar carts after purchasing them online

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Frequent flyers have been showing off their Qantas bar carts from the iconic Boeing 474 aircraft after Australia’s national carrier sold 1,000 of them to cut costs during COVID-19.

Members of the Frequent Flyers Australia Facebook group have been waiting to receive the fully stocked drink trolleys since they went on sale in September – when they were snapped up within hours of going live.

‘I thought you’d all enjoy this. The cart has arrived,’ one man from Victoria said, uploading photos of the beverages he received.

Members of the Frequent Flyers Australia Facebook group have been waiting to receive the fully stocked drink trolleys since they went on sale in September - when they were snapped up within hours of going live

Members of the Frequent Flyers Australia Facebook group have been waiting to receive the fully stocked drink trolleys since they went on sale in September - when they were snapped up within hours of going live

'I thought you'd all enjoy this. The cart has arrived,' one man from Victoria said, uploading photos of the beverages he received

'I thought you'd all enjoy this. The cart has arrived,' one man from Victoria said, uploading photos of the beverages he received

Members of the Frequent Flyers Australia Facebook group have been waiting to receive the fully stocked drink trolleys since they went on sale in September – when they were snapped up within hours of going live

'I haven't been able to fly or travel this year so the next best thing is to acquire a Qantas drinks trolley, fully stocked of course,' said another happy customer

'I haven't been able to fly or travel this year so the next best thing is to acquire a Qantas drinks trolley, fully stocked of course,' said another happy customer

‘I haven’t been able to fly or travel this year so the next best thing is to acquire a Qantas drinks trolley, fully stocked of course,’ said another happy customer

‘I haven’t been able to fly or travel this year so the next best thing is to acquire a Qantas drinks trolley, fully stocked of course,’ said another happy customer.

‘I love that people have bought these instead of letting them end up on a scrap heap! Enjoy,’ replied one comment.

The vintage bar carts were removed from the airline’s iconic Boeing 747 aircraft after operating for almost 50 years. 

The aircraft retired in July 2020 so it has now become a collector’s item.  

In September Qantas opened its memorabilia storage shed to the public, offering 1,000 carts for sale from $947.70 for a half-filled option to $1,474.70 for a fully stocked option.

The vintage bar carts were removed from the airline's iconic Boeing 747 aircraft after operating for almost 50 years

The vintage bar carts were removed from the airline's iconic Boeing 747 aircraft after operating for almost 50 years

The vintage bar carts were removed from the airline’s iconic Boeing 747 aircraft after operating for almost 50 years

In September Qantas opened its memorabilia storage shed to the public, offering 1,000 carts for sale from $947.70 for a half-filled option to $1,474.70 for a fully stocked option

In September Qantas opened its memorabilia storage shed to the public, offering 1,000 carts for sale from $947.70 for a half-filled option to $1,474.70 for a fully stocked option

'I love that people have bought these instead of letting them end up on a scrap heap! Enjoy,' replied one comment

'I love that people have bought these instead of letting them end up on a scrap heap! Enjoy,' replied one comment

In September Qantas opened its memorabilia storage shed to the public, offering 1,000 carts for sale from $947.70 for a half-filled option to $1,474.70 for a fully stocked option

Each pre-loved cart comes complete with 40 mini bottles of red wine, 40 mini bottles of white and a bottle of Champagne from the airline’s business class cellar, TimTams, pyjamas and an exclusive-to-Qantas first class Sheridan throw.

Within hours of the sale going live, all of the carts were completely sold out, as nostalgic flyers wanted a piece of aviation history. 

Qantas executive manager of product and service Phil Capps said the airline wanted to offer a unique opportunity for aviation enthusiasts to own a piece of the 747 legacy, particularly at a time when travel was out of reach for many.

‘These pre-loved carts served Qantas and our customers well during their world travels from London and Los Angeles to Singapore and Santiago, with each one averaging around 2,000 flights,’ he said.

‘While we no longer have use for them, they still have life in them, especially for those with an appreciation for aviation collectables and an eye for design. 

Within hours of the sale going live, all of the carts were completely sold out, as nostalgic flyers wanted a piece of aviation history

Within hours of the sale going live, all of the carts were completely sold out, as nostalgic flyers wanted a piece of aviation history

 Within hours of the sale going live, all of the carts were completely sold out, as nostalgic flyers wanted a piece of aviation history

The airline operated various incarnations of the 747 'Queen of the Skies' for almost 50 years before retiring the jumbo jet six months early as part of its response to the COVID-19 crisis

The airline operated various incarnations of the 747 'Queen of the Skies' for almost 50 years before retiring the jumbo jet six months early as part of its response to the COVID-19 crisis

 The airline operated various incarnations of the 747 ‘Queen of the Skies’ for almost 50 years before retiring the jumbo jet six months early as part of its response to the COVID-19 crisis

‘There has been huge demand for Qantas 747 memorabilia and frequent flyers have expressed keen interest to convert the bespoke in-flight trolley into everything from lamp stands to storage units. 

‘The fact they come fully stocked with some of Qantas’ most popular on-board service items will hopefully inspire some high-flying fun at home.’ 

The airline operated various incarnations of the 747 ‘Queen of the Skies’ for almost 50 years before retiring the jumbo jet six months early as part of its response to the COVID-19 crisis. 

Each pre-loved cart comes complete with 40 mini bottles of red wine, 40 mini bottles of white and a bottle of Champagne from the airline's business class cellar, Tim Tams, pyjamas and an exclusive-to-Qantas first class Sheridan throw

Each pre-loved cart comes complete with 40 mini bottles of red wine, 40 mini bottles of white and a bottle of Champagne from the airline's business class cellar, Tim Tams, pyjamas and an exclusive-to-Qantas first class Sheridan throw

Each pre-loved cart comes complete with 40 mini bottles of red wine, 40 mini bottles of white and a bottle of Champagne from the airline’s business class cellar, Tim Tams, pyjamas and an exclusive-to-Qantas first class Sheridan throw

The farewell of the last Qantas 747 in July inspired an outpouring of affection and nostalgia from Australians.

Meanwhile, Qantas has grounded most of its fleet due to travel restrictions and recorded a $1.9 billion annual loss for the 2019/2020 financial year. 

Up to 20,000 staff have been stood down while 8,000 have been made redundant.  

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The shocking moment mum, 30, who thought she was having one baby discovered she was having FOUR

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A mother has recalled the moment she found out she was having four babies instead of one at a seven-week scan – and just what life is like with a toddler and newborn quadruplets.

Natalie Maree, 30, from Roebourne in Western Australia, and her husband Kahn had struggled for years with fertility issues before they had their daughter and the quadruplets naturally in July.

Natalie said her ‘jaw dropped’ when she found out she was having four instead of the one she had expected.

A mother has recalled the moment she found out she was having four babies instead of one at a seven-week sonographer scan (Natalie Maree pictured)

A mother has recalled the moment she found out she was having four babies instead of one at a seven-week sonographer scan (Natalie Maree pictured)

A mother has recalled the moment she found out she was having four babies instead of one at a seven-week sonographer scan (Natalie Maree pictured)

Natalie Maree, 30, from Roebourne in Western Australia, and her husband Kahn had struggled for years with fertility issues before they had their daughter and the quadruplets (pictured)

Natalie Maree, 30, from Roebourne in Western Australia, and her husband Kahn had struggled for years with fertility issues before they had their daughter and the quadruplets (pictured)

Natalie Maree, 30, from Roebourne in Western Australia, and her husband Kahn had struggled for years with fertility issues before they had their daughter and the quadruplets (pictured)

‘At our seven-week dating scan, I lay down and the sonographer ran the wand over my belly,’ Natalie told That’s Life.

‘Squinting at the fuzzy screen, I spotted two sacs. “Twins!” I squealed, pointing.’

But the sonographer was quick to correct her, telling her there weren’t in fact just two babies, but four.

‘”Triplets!” I cried. But slowly the sonographer shook his head. Then, without a word, he held up four fingers!’ Natalie recalled.

She said her husband, Kahn, ‘almost passed out’.

The mum-of-five conceived the quadruplets via C-section, following months of weekly scans to check that they were growing okay (pictured pregnant)

The mum-of-five conceived the quadruplets via C-section, following months of weekly scans to check that they were growing okay (pictured pregnant)

The mum-of-five conceived the quadruplets via C-section, following months of weekly scans to check that they were growing okay (pictured pregnant)

The mum-of-five conceived the quadruplets via C-section, following months of weekly scans to check that they were growing okay (pictured pregnant)

The mum-of-five conceived the quadruplets via C-section, following months of weekly scans to check that they were growing okay (pictured pregnant)

Natalie revealed it takes her and Kahn one and a half hours to feed all four babies (pictured), and as soon as they go to sleep she is 'counting' down until the next one

Natalie revealed it takes her and Kahn one and a half hours to feed all four babies (pictured), and as soon as they go to sleep she is 'counting' down until the next one

Natalie revealed it takes her and Kahn one and a half hours to feed all four babies (pictured), and as soon as they go to sleep she is ‘counting’ down until the next one

Natalie was diagnosed with 'unexplained infertility', called 'anovulation', several years ago - and this required ovulation induction - or injecting hormones to stimulate regular ovulation (pictured with her husband Kahn and daughter Kiki)

Natalie was diagnosed with 'unexplained infertility', called 'anovulation', several years ago - and this required ovulation induction - or injecting hormones to stimulate regular ovulation (pictured with her husband Kahn and daughter Kiki)

Natalie was diagnosed with ‘unexplained infertility’, called ‘anovulation’, several years ago – and this required ovulation induction – or injecting hormones to stimulate regular ovulation (pictured with her husband Kahn and daughter Kiki)

Natalie was diagnosed with ‘unexplained infertility’, called ‘anovulation’, several years ago – and this required ovulation induction – or injecting hormones to stimulate regular ovulation.

She said that twins run in her family and so there was a ‘small chance’ that she would have a multiple pregnancy, but nothing could have prepared her for the moment when she found out she was having four.

The mum-of-five conceived the quadruplets via C-section, following months of weekly scans to check that they were growing okay.

Natalie and Kahn’s quadruplets, Maioha Kahn (2.3kg), Frankee Gene (1.92kg), Marley Rose (2.2kg) and Maddison Grace (2.1kg) were born on July 21 within the space of minutes. 

Natalie has also been real about the 'post-baby body bounce back', recently sharing two pictures of herself on Instagram including one in her T-shirt (pictured)

Natalie has also been real about the 'post-baby body bounce back', recently sharing two pictures of herself on Instagram including one in her T-shirt (pictured)

Natalie has also been real about the ‘post-baby body bounce back’, recently sharing two pictures of herself on Instagram including one in her T-shirt (pictured)

In the other photo Natalie (pictured) posted, she has pulled the T-shirt up to reveal her five-week post-partum stomach

In the other photo Natalie (pictured) posted, she has pulled the T-shirt up to reveal her five-week post-partum stomach

In the other photo Natalie (pictured) posted, she has pulled the T-shirt up to reveal her five-week post-partum stomach

Since their birth, Natalie has been sharing regular updates about daily family life on her Instagram page, Kiki and the Quads

What is anovulation?

* Anovulation occurs when an egg does not release, or ovulate, from a woman’s ovaries.

* Chronic anovulation is a common cause of infertility. According to the National Institutes of Health, these conditions account for almost 30 percent of female infertility.

* Anovulation is typically, although not always, coupled with irregular or lack of menstruation. However, with anovulatory cycles, there may be bleeding, which a woman may mistake for a normal menstruation, although this would only rarely occur on a regular, monthly basis.

Source: Fertility Women and Infants

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She revealed it takes her and Kahn one and a half hours to feed all four babies, and as soon as they go to sleep she is ‘counting’ down until the next one.

Natalie has also been real about the ‘post-baby body bounce back’, recently sharing two pictures of herself on Instagram.

In one of the snaps, she can be seen smiling in a T-shirt, while in the other she has pulled the T-shirt up to reveal her five-week post-partum stomach. 

‘If I only posted the first picture, the comments would have been along the lines of “you look great for just having quads”,’ Natalie posted.

‘If I only posted the second photo I would’ve received “you should be so proud of what your body has done”.’ 

The 30-year-old mum-of-five said while there were ‘parts of her’ that wanted to only post the first photo, there was another part of her that wanted to ‘prevent a false sense of reality’ and only share the second.

‘But the reality is I grew four miracles in this belly,’ Natalie said.

‘The reality is I feel beautiful in the first photo. The reality is I am god damn proud of what my body has done and can do.’

Natalie added: ‘The reality is I’d be lying to myself and all of you if I said I loved what my belly looks like now’.

Since their birth, Natalie has been sharing regular updates about daily family life on her Instagram page, Kiki and the Quads (the quads pictured with their sister)

Since their birth, Natalie has been sharing regular updates about daily family life on her Instagram page, Kiki and the Quads (the quads pictured with their sister)

Since their birth, Natalie has been sharing regular updates about daily family life on her Instagram page, Kiki and the Quads (the quads pictured with their sister)

Natalie’s honest post resonated with thousands of parents around the world, who thanked the mum for ‘keeping it real’ and being so ‘brave’. 

‘Absolutely no one can tell you how you should feel,’ one fellow mum posted.

‘They can certainly comment on how beautiful you look. But, I know personally that doesn’t help you.’

She added: ‘I only grew twins and I hate my stomach. But, I was blessed with two healthy beautiful babies and this is what gets me through’.

To find out more about Natalie Maree and her family, you can visit her Instagram page here.

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HSC students are evacuated AGAIN from a north Sydney school on third day of mysterious email threats

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Hundreds of Year 12 students have been evacuated from a school in Sydney’s north following three days of mysterious email threats to campuses across the state.

North Sydney Boys High School in Crows Nest is the latest to evacuate pupils after receiving a threat from an anonymous source just after 9am on Thursday.

A police operation is underway at the school, and all students and staff are safe.

Neighbours who live near the school reported hearing police helicopters circling the area at about 10.30am. 

It comes after Wednesday morning’s biology exam was interrupted after numerous New South Wales schools received a threatening email.

North Sydney Boys High School in Crows Nest is the latest to evacuate pupils after receiving a threat from an anonymous source just after 9am on Thursday

North Sydney Boys High School in Crows Nest is the latest to evacuate pupils after receiving a threat from an anonymous source just after 9am on Thursday

North Sydney Boys High School in Crows Nest is the latest to evacuate pupils after receiving a threat from an anonymous source just after 9am on Thursday

Neighbours who live near the school reported hearing police helicopters circling the area at about 10.30am

Neighbours who live near the school reported hearing police helicopters circling the area at about 10.30am

Neighbours who live near the school reported hearing police helicopters circling the area at about 10.30am 

It comes after Wednesday morning's biology exam was interrupted after numerous New South Wales schools received a threatening email. Pictured:  Students on an oval at an evacuated Castle Hill school on Tuesday

It comes after Wednesday morning's biology exam was interrupted after numerous New South Wales schools received a threatening email. Pictured:  Students on an oval at an evacuated Castle Hill school on Tuesday

It comes after Wednesday morning’s biology exam was interrupted after numerous New South Wales schools received a threatening email. Pictured:  Students on an oval at an evacuated Castle Hill school on Tuesday 

They follow hoax emails containing bomb threats sent to about 20 high schools on Tuesday, which led to thousands of Sydney HSC students having to abandon exams as schools were evacuated.

NSW education department secretary Mark Scott said those people making the threats may be deliberately creating ‘frustration and annoyance’.

‘We want students to be able to sit their exams…they’ve got a lot on their minds, it’s a stressful time and it’s been a stressful year – this is the last thing they need,’ he told ABC Radio on Wednesday.

‘So this is particularly malicious for these students.’

Mr Scott said despite the threats, more than 60 per cent of all HSC exams had already been sat and the whole process would be completed within a fortnight.

‘We want to minimise disruption, prioritise safety and … assure people we’re working very closely with police to help swift identification of the people responsible,’ he said.

Earlier, Premier Gladys Berejiklian said Tuesday’s threats were being investigated by the Cyber Crimes Squad.

Any HSC student whose exam was disrupted by an evacuation would get special consideration when it was marked

Any HSC student whose exam was disrupted by an evacuation would get special consideration when it was marked

Any HSC student whose exam was disrupted by an evacuation would get special consideration when it was marked

‘The students do not need to re-sit the exams, so we are working out the best way to make sure they’re assessed,’ she told Sydney radio 2GB.

‘It was a very scary thing, but I know police are on to it and I’m confident police will get to the bottom of it.’

Education Minister Sarah Mitchell said the stunt was ‘a disgrace, not a funny prank’ and warned severe penalties would be applied when the culprit was caught.

The main exams affected were legal studies and visual arts in the morning, but most afternoon exams went ahead as planned.

Ms Mitchell said any HSC student whose exam was disrupted by an evacuation would get special consideration when it was marked.

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Fox News host slams Jacinda Ardern and claims the New Zealand PM is locking up Kiwis

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An American Fox News host has slammed Jacinda Ardern in an attack on New Zealand‘s policy of keeping people detained in quarantine hotels until they agree to take a coronavirus test.

Laura Ingraham, host of conservative news show The Ingraham Angle, claimed on Wednesday the New Zealand prime minister was locking up travellers in ‘quarantine camps’. 

Ingraham, 57, used a Facebook live clip of Ms Ardern answering questions on quarantine hotel procedures in June, to justify her claims. 

‘They’re throwing people into quarantine camps,’ she told viewers.    

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American Fox News host Laura Ingraham (pictured above) has slammed New Zealand's coronavirus pandemic response in a bizarre rant on The Ingraham Angle on Wednesday

American Fox News host Laura Ingraham (pictured above) has slammed New Zealand's coronavirus pandemic response in a bizarre rant on The Ingraham Angle on Wednesday

American Fox News host Laura Ingraham (pictured above) has slammed New Zealand’s coronavirus pandemic response in a bizarre rant on The Ingraham Angle on Wednesday 

Ingraham claimed New Zealand's Government and prime minister Jacinda Ardern (pictured above) was 'throwing people into quarantine camps' to fight the spread of the virus

Ingraham claimed New Zealand's Government and prime minister Jacinda Ardern (pictured above) was 'throwing people into quarantine camps' to fight the spread of the virus

Ingraham claimed New Zealand’s Government and prime minister Jacinda Ardern (pictured above) was ‘throwing people into quarantine camps’ to fight the spread of the virus 

‘The American left and their media poodles have long held up New Zealand as the model for how to properly deal with a lot of things, including COVID.

‘But anyone who loves freedom should take note because the Kiwis have a terrifying new response to rising COVID case numbers,’ Ingraham said. 

The four-month-old Facebook live clip showed Ms Ardern explaining all hotel quarantine guests must remain in isolation until they return a negative test.    

‘If someone refuses, in our facilities, to be tested, they have to keep staying. So they won’t be able to leave after 14 days, they have to stay on for another 14 days. 

‘You either get your tests done and make sure you’re cleared or we will keep you in the facility longer,’ Ms Ardern said. 

The prime minister said this was a ‘good incentive’ and explained ‘most people will look at that and say “I’ll take the test”‘.   

Ingraham then put on a New Zealand accent to mock Ms Ardern’s video clip.    

The conservative news presenter (Ingraham pictured) blasted New Zealand's two-week mandatory hotel quarantine system and also mocked Ms Ardern's accent

The conservative news presenter (Ingraham pictured) blasted New Zealand's two-week mandatory hotel quarantine system and also mocked Ms Ardern's accent

The conservative news presenter (Ingraham pictured) blasted New Zealand’s two-week mandatory hotel quarantine system and also mocked Ms Ardern’s accent 

‘No leaving the camp until you’re negative,’ the Fox News host said. 

New Zealand has a similar quarantine system to Australia where travellers returning from overseas must isolate in a designated hotel for 14 days.   

Ingraham used the clip, from June 29, to claim New Zealand was responding to current ‘rising COVID case numbers’.      

New Zealand has recorded 1,593 cases of Covid-19 and 25 deaths; a rate of 388 cases and five deaths per million of population.

That compares to 1,076 cases and 35 deaths per million in Australia, and 27,000 cases and 703 deaths per million in the United States.

New Zealand, which last recorded community transmission on October 23, currently has 70 active cases and reported 6 new cases in hotel quarantine on Thursday.   

New Zealand previously enjoyed a 102-day streak of zero community transmission but battled against outbreaks in August and September. 

New Zealand was declared coronavirus-free in June, after a strict national lockdown, and has since experienced small outbreaks (coronavirus testing in Auckland pictured above)

New Zealand was declared coronavirus-free in June, after a strict national lockdown, and has since experienced small outbreaks (coronavirus testing in Auckland pictured above)

New Zealand was declared coronavirus-free in June, after a strict national lockdown, and has since experienced small outbreaks (coronavirus testing in Auckland pictured above) 

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