• Qantas to retire oldest Boeing 747s

    Jul 21, 2017, 08:02 PM

    Wow - now I feel really old! I was a lowly second-year engineering apprentice at QF Mascot back in '91 when that beautiful shiny new 747-400 arrived!I recall stomping through it many-a-night, checking out how the 'other half' lived upstairs and in the nose whilst on night shift in Line Servicing ...

  • JAL offers free inflight Internet

    Jun 22, 2017, 11:39 AM

    I used this service during a recent work trip around JP, and the user-experience was just fine. The bandwidth is choked back to under 1MB/S, but this isn't really an issue for light surfing, emails, etc.I believe they are using Gogo's Ku platform (NOT 2Ku) for this service. It runs via the Astron...

  • Qantas launches inflight Internet

    Jan 19, 2017, 09:50 AM

    Never, but as the contract is already signed it then becomes appropriate to use the past tense suffix -ed. I suppose my actual error was in using 'is' instead of 'was'...:-)

  • Qantas launches inflight Internet

    Jan 18, 2017, 04:03 PM

    The promise is indeed for 12MB to each pax - but that is caveated by an estimation of the average number of pax expected to be using the service, as the onboard modem simply cannot handle 12MB to every single seat.It's the same basic contract KPIs that Viasat agreed with Finnair (among others) an...

  • Given current data habits (using Netflix, Hulu, YouTube etc) it will be very interesting to see what QF offer and how long they retain their free Wi-Fi policy. I really think they will have to offer a sufficient level of service to enable streaming, but I don't think they will like their bills mu...

  • Originally Posted by apacau Originally Posted by rufusfly Originally Posted by apacau I flew HKG-MEL a couple of weeks back and the plane was full in both classes. We were in J and not a single seat free (though they managed to find one for JB of course, who happened to be onboard!) How was yo...

  • Jetstar annual PAX figures

    Oct 04, 2017, 03:35 PM

    Brilliant - thanks everyone!

  • Jetstar annual PAX figures

    Oct 03, 2017, 02:37 PM

    Hi there educated aviation-types!I'm trying to find some data around Jetstar Group PAX figures over the last few years, but it seems that this data is absorbed into the QF totals everywhere I look.Can anyone assist with these figures?Thank you in advance to anyone who might be able to help :-)

  • I'm not so sure about the good value part, either. I have been traipsing to and from BNE-HKG for the past few months, and almost always end up flying QF.At $2.8k the HX J (Business Saver) product provides zero loyalty points, and charges for rebooking, cancellations, and no-shows. If you want all...

  • Originally Posted by Skippybear : I find VA's upgrades are very hit and miss. I bid for an upgrade SYD/DPS using points. Never heard a thing. I enquired at check-in and also at the gate. The flight left with empty J seats. Not impressed as a Gold Member. Yep, this happens waaaay too often, espec...