Member since 13 Sep 2013
Total posts 114
Does anybody else feel like the Ausbt Community Forums have just become a space for people to vent their latest frustration with QF?
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 11 Dec 2017
Total posts 122
Now for the downvotes!
Member since 24 Dec 2013
Total posts 105
Not really. Of the 16 topics in 'Latest Discussions' only 3 are venting on QF. That seems low considering QF's dominance in Australian aviation.
Jetstar Airways - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 24 Aug 2018
Total posts 36
Don’t we all rant about family?. Recent flights on QF 09 and QF 10 had a wonderful group of FAs. One of them, a more senior in age, happened to fly both the Melb. / Perth and return sector and went out of his way to call us by name and congratulating my wife on her 1400+SC and it always pleasure to be greeted on a return trip from OS by one of our own.
Member since 21 Jan 2014
Total posts 253
I first started watching this site during the mining boom, should have seen it then, every 2nd comment was someone bagging QF and everyone threatening to move their business to VA which was the flavour of the month, it has certainly changed since then.
Member since 10 May 2017
Total posts 55
My favourite type of rant,
Member since 08 Feb 2018
Total posts 106
I agree, people have a bad flight or experience and the solution is to rant about QF on a forum. People on here tend to fly a lot, and guess what, when you fly a lot occasionally you'll get a bad one. How about contacting Qantas, or if its that bad take your business elsewhere.
Member since 04 Nov 2017
Total posts 69
Those days it's more of the other way around.. frustrations with VA and people moving their business to QF.
And every once in a while a "Why doesn't VA join *A or ST" pops up with it... even though *A is no longer an option for VA (since the ex-turned enemy NZ and their BFFs at UA will block any VA application) since the NZ bust-up.
Member since 31 Jan 2016
Total posts 64
Let's be honest, we've all had really crappy flights with a range of carriers from alleged poor service to engineering issues and really bad weather (storms etc), however, we all appear to arrive at our destination somewhere near the time we thought we would, even if we do have some additional nights near the airport. If this is as bad as it gets, 'How good is this....???'.
A little fatalistic, yes, but also a little precious, we are, me thinks.
Be happy that we live in Oz, that there are regulations to help us make it home and that J is not Y with a spare middle seat or that in translating 'Strine' into American F does not equal J …. :)
p.s. and that we have free press to vent our rants when needed...!!!
Member since 21 Apr 2016
Total posts 7
I think, Qantas (and Australian aviation) gets a bad rap too often. We seem to forget the quality (as compared to US domestic / Intra-Europe) and the world leading safety records but whinge on small things. So in the spirit of it - here are some good Qantas stories from my experiences.
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 13 Dec 2015
Total posts 27
I would say there are a lot of people who are very precious about defending Qantas. Perhaps not quite so bad as the AFF site. There’s a bit too much of a sports team view of particular airlines. I like parts of both:
Member since 04 Jun 2015
Total posts 73
I do find some of the anti Qantas rants, and rants about
other airlines rather amusing, especially when it comes to people complaining
about first or business. I don’t view it as a “first world problem” or think
that people cannot have a bad experience, but it seems when some people are behind
a keyboard they can just go nuts. For example I’ve read people say they wouldn’t
feed their first meal to their dog, or the wine is no better than a cleanskin
from Dan’s etc. Makes me wonder if they are trolling for a reaction, but I imagine
perhaps they have never flown in a premium cabin and built there expectations
up the same way I did for the final season of game of thrones.
I have sometimes (rarely with QF) had average experiences across
all classes but never bad enough to rant away the way some do. Any business
with humans involved will make mistakes as none of us are perfect. And not to
play the “first world problem” card, but less than 20% of the world’s population
have even been on an aircraft, gives me personally some perspective when I don’t get my second
scotch and coke till an hour in.
Member since 22 Dec 2015
Total posts 25
I have been loyal to Qantas since 1992 - sure I have had some bad flights with a grumpy crew or technical problems (way beyond the control of a human - like dodgy IFE or a seat malfunction) but after flying on US carriers (both domestic and international), let me tell you the worst Qantas flight is still better than the best US flight.
Member since 05 Dec 2018
Total posts 93
Here’s my criticism I think Qantas’s online chat service should learn from their baby Jetstar. I find Jetstar online chat support quick to respond and able to solve issues quickly. Qantas always takes a while to get back..
Member since 21 Mar 2011
Total posts 427
There are times, when QF and its subsidiary JQ, (which no one wants to widely admit, is owned by QF), does drive us round the twist.
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