• Qantas revamps priority boarding

    Nov 23, 2019, 01:46 PM

    I couldn't help but notice the gate attendant on my own Virgin flight from Melbourne this week checked in passengers without status who simply jumped across from the other boarding lane. So I wouldn't go so far as to say that Virgin have perfected the solution. At the end of the day, it simply...

  • Singapore Airlines are certainly dominating this route, particularly now that it's an all-A350 service.

  • Virgin to buy back 100% of Velocity

    Sep 16, 2019, 10:23 PM

    I wonder where Virgin would find the (estimated) $700m to fund the purchase, especially given that they have already tallied $1.9b in losses over the last 7 years.

  • Interesting he mentioned Tokyo-Cairns as an example of a route that this aircraft can serve. I wonder how many slots are available at Narita/Haneda to cater for the expected increase in narrowbody services for niche routes ?

  • In short, no. To quote Alan Joyce from another AusBT article, "Brisbane has an advantage: it’s closer to a lot more (US) destinations than Sydney or Melbourne, so that gives us the ability to do things like Dallas, or to do other cities in the States that we can’t do from any other...

  • Mirroring the comments of Mark and the other posters. Surprised that the moderator has not stepped in.

  • Impossible to contact Qantas

    Jul 26, 2019, 11:16 PM

    I think that Qantas' customer telephone service must be based on the 'Centrelink' model. I had a business class booking for tomorrow morning. Checked my Qantas app tonight before going to bed and noticed my flight had been cancelled (No one from Qantas bothered notifying me. If I hadn't checked ...

  • Originally Posted by greg959 Originally Posted by nige00160 DJTECH / JOHNNY9, thank you very much for that advice. I followed your suggestion, called the Qantas FF Service Center, requested the ORC, and had my missing Status Credits and Points returned in a matter of minutes. The curious thing ...

  • DJTECH / JOHNNY9, thank you very much for that advice. I followed your suggestion, called the Qantas FF Service Center, requested the ORC, and had my missing Status Credits and Points returned in a matter of minutes. The curious thing is that in the multiple emails and online chat conversation...

  • I had a similar situation recently. I was originally booked as a Premium Economy passenger of QF12 JFK > LAX with onward connection to Brisbane on QF16. Qantas cancelled the QF12 leg and shuffled me across to AA as a regular Economy passenger - which earns fewer status credits and points (and ...