• This is exactly why I prefer Cathay to Qantas, I like a daytime flight both ways. It's also good if the client's budget is tight because a daytime flight in premium economy is bearable, but overnight flights on Qantas means economy.With regard to the Virgin flights, I am keen to give them a try b...

  • Thanks Chris, plenty of good options here and most I had never thought about!

  • Went through this and into the new lounge today. Long line, they need that second security channel ASAP. But the new business lounge is astounding, no way would I have thought I was in the space occupied by the old lounge. Tasty Mexican food too!

  • I'd agree, Qantas overall winner mainly due to lounges, which on long east-west flights are more important than say SYD-MEL. They'll pull further ahead when inflight Internet starts, especially if QF is first which they will be and free if Virgin charges for wifi. I have flown Virgin as I prefer ...

  • Incredible! My only concern right now is how much noise you could get from a family of four sitting together, we already know how noisy one or two kids can be with a parent, but put the whole family together in this 'open living room' design and I reckon there will be a LOT of noise.

  • Good question. I honestly don't reckon there's much more Qantas can do in that space. Too small to be a bar, unless it was self-serve, but then you'd have people standing around drinking and talking loudly and that would disturb passengers in the first rows of business class, it already can be a ...

  • I thought they were exactly the same seat but according to SeatGuru, Etihad's A380 business class seat is 20 inches wide but on the Boeing 787 it's 22 inches. Apart from that they are the same. But there are more pronounced differences in legroom and comfort in each plane depending on where you'r...

  • Qantas domestic business lounges can be used by OneWorld Emeralds including Qantas Platinums but not by anybody with Silver or Bronze or no status at all, unless those people are for example flying business class with Qantas. Golds can get into the Qantas Club lounges.

  • Oneworld lounges in Singapore

    Jan 21, 2017, 11:51 AM

    The Qantas lounge is better on pretty much all counts. including fresh-cooked meals with two 'plate of the day' choices, delicious deserts, a tended bar for cocktails and a decent selection of wine, and champagne available for elite flyers. Much more room than the BA lounge. On the plus side the ...

  • I don't see anything wrong with pocketing an Express Path card and using it next time. Often when I get to the airport between peak travel periods there is no queue for security so I join a regular line and keep the Express Path card. I certainly think it's a bit much for the SYD staffer to go al...