Apr 30, 2022, 02:17 PM
True they need cash as all businesses do but points are also a liability accrued and held on airline balance sheets with profits only recognised when the points are consumed - so finding ways for customers to use and burn those points is equally good for airlines
Oct 05, 2021, 08:40 PM
With Sunrise already A350 and A321XLR currently on order plus existing A380/A330 fleet, hard to see QF replacing 737’s with anything other than MAX. Not sure it’s a great idea being broadly single sourced to Airbus across the fleet except for a dozen 787’s, Joyce will dangle the...
Aug 27, 2021, 01:57 PM
Yes but state premiers have benefit of time, VIC not till Nov 2022 and NSW Mar 2023, ScoMo will win or lose on NSW and VIC voters, IMO he’ll open up otherwise he’s already cooked and done - and if he opens up and by end March wins and it’s all gone sideways he’ll shut it a...
Aug 26, 2021, 09:46 PM
IMO this plan will go ahead, many pundits say Federal Election in March, ScoMo will want as much as possible back to some normality to have any hope of winning. He’s said a number of times he wants everyone around the table at Xmas….it’s the election he cares about. Mid Decembe...
Dec 08, 2020, 10:27 PM
I doubt it.....QF is heavily invested in 737’s (crew, training, spares etc) and for the troubled MAX program, an airline with an impeccable safety record such as QF I think means AJ will work Boeing over for some super cheap planes.....Boeing needs someone like QF to stick with the 737 and ...
Jul 16, 2020, 06:52 AM
Is there anyone here with any inside knowledge on potential restart of flights into Melbourne? I have flights booked for August and trying to determine do I hold out a bit longer or change the ticket now into Sydney.Kinda hoping they may restart say August 1st or something.
May 30, 2020, 11:29 AM
Not aware of a clear definition but I would assume it relates to “Permanent Residency” in a country other than Australia. I am Australian citizen and flew out of Sydney about 6 weeks ago to the US where I am Green Card Permanent Resident, even just showing the Green Card alone wasn't completely e...
Mar 28, 2020, 09:18 PM
People put a lot of crap on AJ but I think Qantas was in good shape going into this and will come out in good shape. Certainly would be crazy if they're not using this opportunity to “fine tune” the business and people. I think this will fastrack decline of the A380's and speed up more 787 and A3...
Jul 03, 2019, 12:36 PM
I just booked to Mumbai via Cathay Pacific (HKG) but not really any easy option with QF, other option that was quite reasonably priced was but longer was with Qatar Airways via Doha.
Jun 05, 2019, 12:01 PM
Clearly from recent news of new routes QF must be getting great returns on the 787, talk of A380’s shuffling to SIN, HK and HND seem to suggest they are trying to get better utilisation/return from them (aka they are too big). The big questions are the Sunrise long haul replacement, what ha...