• @Bob Burgess:"I can see the reason for dropping premium economy on the shorter A350 flights from Singapore around Asia but most Australian cities are a long enough flight away to deserve premium economy..."Sector duration for NGO(Nagoya)->SIN is longer than ADL->SIN yet SQ hv deployed only ...

  • @watson374:"...ex-AB A332 frames they have don't have the galley space because they were optimised for trans-Atlantic flights.....which are quite a bit shorter than MH's KUL-AKL.."Agree. KUL-AKL of MH is about 36% longer than TXL-NYC of AirBerlin. In fact, it's even longer than SYD-HNL or PER-JNB.

  • @eminere:Probably a matter of design priority and possibly related to the results from customer focus groups during product planning/ development:Sleeping together trumps dining together?

  • 2 immediate reactions re this product plan for Eurowings:A) Will instantly provide Eurowings with the highest spec premium seat design among all widebody LCC operators worldwide. Previous record holder was AirAsiaX with their inclined/ski-slope style lie flat seat.B) In the J mkt, large degre...

  • @reeves35:"It would've been strange giving over precious LHR slots to the A350s. The A380 also enables them to maintain and grow capacity into other restricted ports.."Ever since MH took final 380 delivery in 2013, I don't think they ever lack fleet capacity for growth and those "restricted port...

  • Originally Posted by hutch : Originally Posted by MCA : Really disappointing news from such an excellent airline. Sad to see a brilliant aircraft such as the 777 now one to avoid from an ever growing list of airlines. Whilst I agree that this ruins the appeal of CX, I think the problem is the ...

  • Originally Posted by MCA : Really disappointing news from such an excellent airline. Sad to see a brilliant aircraft such as the 777 now one to avoid from an ever growing list of airlines. No need to avoid 777 if:A) one is not flying in Y cabin class which is not the discussion focus of this we...

  • Originally Posted by JacobW : It's kinda weird they put 9 abreast on A350 which has a slightly wider cabin, while 10 abreast on B777 which has a slightly narrower cabin Interesting math you have there.  Max cabin width per OEM specs:350=221in(5.61m)777=231in(5.87m)How can something with 221...

  • I used to think like many others here and would hv included CX(+KA if you're really talking about mainland China network) due to quality of the carrier itself and HKG hub.  Not anymore.Delays caused by congestion @ HKG hv now reached a point where connections are often not as reliable as it ...

  • Qatar Airways, Doha - Adelaide

    Jul 18, 2016, 12:24 PM

    "..doesn't make much sense how it is cheaper"Actually, it makes tremendous sense how 1) ADL-MEL-DOH-ADL fare is cheaper than 2) ADL-DOH-ADL or MEL-DOH-MEL fare fm an airline demand/yield mgmt perspective.  E.g.A.  1) is easier to fill seats per flight than 2) which means lower mkting /s...