• By only having the 34 seat Saab, REX aren't asking for a huge amount of extra people to be flying that route, so it could work. Also if they are happy to fly the 737 with full business and 1/3 economy then good on them. I think if they ever sign the ATR42 and 72 deals that they looked at the last...

  • I have flown on this plane multiple times and really like it.  The overhead lockers is actually fine, I easily fit my roll on luggage in the one over the 3 seats. I don't know if it actually is smaller, but the one over the 2 seats seat slightly shallower (but i didn't try). The seats are wi...

  • I think keeping the business seats is smart move, especially for the Sydney Melbourne leg. I do agree that no extra service on board is needed. If they want to upsell it a bit more for those seats they could include a $15 airport food voucher and guaranteed direct overhead storage, so you can enj...

  • Even if REX had 2 regional flights that connected and you had half of each flight continuing onto the 737, you would be looking at 1/3 of the seats being taken. In the short term until they up there fleet numbers, it makes sense to focus on the point to point. Once they have more flights ava...

  • This is a smart and will be profitable move. Pre covid Sydney - Melbourne was 2nd busiest route in the world. And Rex clearly going to start with that route as that's where they want to base the aircraft. As for joining the market in March, it is good timing. As passenger numbers slowly pick up s...

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