Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 31 Jan 2016
Total posts 66
Ok, so we're not flying too much at present which is disappointing, however Qantas, you may have gone a step too far by upsetting my daughter (at Uni) with the removal of the games section, especially Sudoku from your in-flight (at home thanks) magazine.
Please, if possible, restore some decency, sanity and calm (at least in this house) by repairing this oversight with the return of crosswords etc etc etc.
Member since 27 Dec 2020
Total posts 30
If a crossword being removed from a free book 'upsets' your uni age daughter she is going to have a tough time in life, a few too many 'participation awards' by the sound of it?
Member since 25 Oct 2019
Total posts 15
I think we should be grateful that they are still sending the magazine and despite the route map not being there which for me is the best entertainment aha it is still a very nice gesture.
I suggest going to a newsagent and buying a book of sudoku puzzles.
Member since 15 Aug 2017
Total posts 39
I think the magazine is on borrowed time even in digital form. In the age of “bring your own devices” and trying to save costs (weight of the magazine and production costs) aswell as the fact they cannot clean the pages of the magazine between flights. I would say cherish what’s left before it’s completely gone for good.
Delta Air Lines - SkyMiles
Member since 16 Oct 2017
Total posts 170
Some people here seem to be missing a sense of humor...
Member since 09 May 2020
Total posts 67
Yes, I agree I also read the OP as tongue in cheek although I do wonder about the inflight mags.
Not long before the pandemic and probably from the furore from the celebrities' in flight seat cleansing routine posted online I read somewhere that a potent source of infection is the used mags in the seat pocket which as some say cannot be cleaned.
I guess as much as 60% of the mag is advertiser driven either as ads or sponsored articles of some form with shameless product placement which is why they can still print it in far glossy (and classy) paper than your paid tabloid mags in the supermarket aisles.
A bit of a chicken or the egg scenario when many airlines re emerge from the pandemic where cash strapped advertisers would hesitate to pay former premium prices for low pax traffic and exposure which meant the mags will not be produced or subsidied by airlines whom are also cash strapped. If the mags does not get produced now it may never will since pax will soon get used to not having them and bring their own books/mags
Member since 04 Sep 2019
Total posts 9
In today's modern world I am finding it difficult to distinguish between what is sarcasm and whats meant as a serious comment.
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