Food is included in the ticket price on Qantas flights, but now that you mention it they do charge for alcohol, and, digging deeper into my memory, I believe they carry a pouch of cash and an EFT machine. So I was wrong. They can handle transactions.
The reason they don’t charge for headphones must just be that they haven’t got around to it yet!
One amusing thing I’ve noticed is in the way they edit films. On the way to London a few months ago I watched Last Holiday. That was a pleasant film with no bad language or anything like that. But Qantas did cut a scene.
Those of you who have seen the film are probably wondering what on earth would have been ‘inappropriate’ for airline viewing. Well, it was the scene where Queen Latifah’s character is sitting in her economy class seat and having trouble with the passenger in front of her reclining his seat into her knees. An argument ensues and the result is that she asks to buy a first class ticket instead. The other passengers cheer when she mentions the ‘greedy airline putting all the seats so close together’. The next shot is her in a first class seat. That whole economy seat argument is cut from the Qantas airline version of the film! I found out when I rented the DVD last week.