• I take CX in PE between Australia and Asia roughly every 2-3 weeks. Loads are generally very strong. IMO if the product is good then it is worth paying for on a 7-9 hour sector..

  • This is fantastic news!!! Have been struggling to get seats on the 330 service regularly given the heavy loads....

  • Qantas boosts flights to Asia

    Jul 29, 2016, 05:18 PM

    I think both PAL and QF have struggled to make BNE-MNL work with any decent frequency, at least with a widebody. PAL is likely to move to BNE-MNL direct (and possibly increase MEL-MNL frequencies) once it takes delivery of its first A321neos next year.  The question for QF is whether it is g...

  • Qantas boosts flights to Asia

    Jul 27, 2016, 01:52 PM

    Good news about Manila. I really hope the A321neo (LR or non LR) and/or 787 can enable QF to offer more point to point direct routes out of non-Sydney capitals into Asia. There are many business travellers out there who do not wish to fly LCC (or certain Asian legacy carriers) and are covering ne...

  • SQ brings A380 back to Melbourne

    Jul 26, 2016, 06:37 PM

    Not hot enough for QF it seems. Their point to point connectivity out of MEL is woeful.... 

  • If you use your QFF account for all CX travel your QF mileage accrual will be substantially slower than were you to accrue MPC points for CX bookings. It might depend how long you anticipate being in Asia. If longer term I would definitely switch to CX for this and other ...

  • I am flying SIN-MEL this Saturday night in J on points and received a confirmation around 1.5 weeks ahead of time having asked over the phone while making another booking. However I agree with other comments that it depends entirely on loads and sometimes you won't know until very close to the da...

  • I fly both types to and from Melbourne regularly (at least once a month) in J and Y.  Yes its true that the new ER cabins are much nicer but even the older 300s are not a disaster when compared with many other airlines. The remaining 300s range in age from around ~9-14 years (again not ancie...