• The enormous amount of fuel burnt getting a guzzling-747 off the ground is enormous & wouldn't stack up for a 1-2 hour flight. 747 access at domestic terminals is a problem, as is crew scheduling - 747 pilots are their most senior and only fly a handful of long-haul flights each month. They w...

  • QF flying the non-stop Sydney to Cape Town route with it's new Project Sunrise fleet would make up for any capacity losses to Africa with the retirement of the B747s. Along with daily departures on Sydney to Jo-berg & the hopeful launch of Perth to Jo-Berg, there's plenty of room to increase ...

  • BA "on track" for new ClubWorld seat

    Jul 20, 2017, 09:30 AM

    BA business seats are one of the worst of the major carriers. They are so poorly designed I'm surprised they passed testing stages. Carrying over the same terrible design on brand new 787 aircraft was an abysmal decision. Poor effort BA.

  • As said, this technology won't have a major impact on overbooked flight. In fact, it could even *increase* overbooking dramas. Take the example of a highly sought-after flight with 150 seats on the plane. 160 tickets are sold a week in advance, in line with common overbooking practices, rendering...

  • Boeing's vision of the future

    Jun 20, 2017, 09:55 PM

    It's sad, I think a lot of fliers love the B747 and A380 as they inspire awe and nostalgia. You just have to look at the order log to see that Boeing's estimations are true.

  • Qantas has just scheduled Boeing 747 flights between Sydney and Melbourne/Brisbane/Adelaide on a few dates between November 2019 and Feb 2020. Adelaide and Brisbane get 1 return flight each and Sydney gets 2. Dates and flight numbers here: https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/284681/...

  • The real issue is the new SYD domestic pickup zones - "Express" and "Priority" - not only are the names confusing but the signage is abysmal and it makes for an awful customer experience. If you're unfortunate enough to have to walk to the further "Express" pick up zone, which is actually th...

  • SYD: Circular Quay (best location, gorgeous views)MEL: South Bank (sterile, modern, next to city, in arts district) or South Yarrah (personality, great restaurant area)

  • Qantas flies from Brisbane and Melbourne into Narita, and from Sydney into Haneda... why do they use different airports for their Tokyo flights?I would have thought that running out of one airport would have optimised costs with contractors and staff... as well as offering consistency.

  • If the price is similar, you'd be shooting yourself in the foot not to go with Malaysian. It would be like choosing Jetstar over Qantas for the same price. That said, AirAsia is great for rock-bottom fairs to Asia (and soon to the US and Europe...) via their new KLIA2 purpose-built low-cost hub.