In this week's High Flyer blog for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, AusBT editor David Flynn asks readers to rate the efforts of Qantas and Virgin Australia in their fight for the hearts, wallets and bums of Australia's business travellers.
"Are we there yet?" It's not children making the plaintive plea, but my legs, some 10 hours into a flight where they – and the rest of me – are sandwiched into economy.
On almost any other flight my legs wouldn't be asking this question. If this was a hop to Singapore or Hong Kong I'd already have checked into my hotel and may even be back out on the street.
But I'm on Qantas' flight QF7 from Sydney to Dallas (well, Dallas Fort Worth if you want to be accurate) and there's still more than five hours to go before we touch down in the city of large hats.
This is one of the longest flights in the world. It feels even longer in economy – especially when you don't score a seat with extra legroom.
But business travellers are increasingly having to make international treks down the back of the bus, thanks to the belt-tightening impact of the GFC.
So how do you survive the long haul in the cheap seats?
Head over to this week's High Flyer blog for our top tips plus a swag of great advice from other frequent flyers!