This article belongs to Travelwise column.

Some concerns have been raised in relation to some of the maintenance practices of Australia's national airline Qantas and the Australia authorities have put the airline on a 'watch' list.

Qantas A380

The latest incidents include a faulty brake system on an A380, a failed engine on a 747 and a Boeing 737 that was allowed to fly with a cracked cockpit window.

Travelwise already has Qantas subsidiary Jetstar on a no-fly list and we now have no other alternative than to put Qantas on a watch list.

For passengers, it may well be wise to find alternatives other than Qantas in terms of Australian domestic air travel, while on international routes, there are a number of other airlines that fly between Australia and destinations throughout the world.

This advice applies until further notice.

Henk Luf.