• How the mighty has fallen! Instead of the mostly unloved A380 becoming the flag carrier after the loss of the 747s, it's the Boeing 787. This is a pale reflection of the great and much loved Queen of the Skies, the Boeing 747. Economy comes at a cost of dignity.Leave the seats, etc to use some of...

  • $1,850 for 4 year Qantas Club membership. I paid that amount in 1995 for life time membership and across the last 26 years have received my money's worth, although the days of the uncrowded quiet lounges are over. Today the club membership continues, but I believe platinum membership takes preced...

  • Looking at the pictures of "business" class food, great shots. I'll have the snack box, please, but you can make a smoked salmon sandwich to go in it. Mushy avocado and feta cheese. Pumpkin salad. Bleagh! Each to his/her own, but I'll pass every time. I'll be happy with the little packet of bikki...

  • What's all the fuss about food on a one and a half hour flight? I take a train from Brisbane to Nambour. It takes about that amount of time (on the proviso Queensland rail doesn't  muck up timetables and trains waiting on a siding for another to pass, as most of the distance is single line. ...

  • Rex eyes Sydney-Canberra flights

    Mar 23, 2021, 03:18 PM

    Not quite back to the future, but all I can think of is Compass, Mark I and Mark II. They tried to challenge Ansett and Qantas (or was it still Australian Airlines?) in the 1990s but came a cropper. Too many good businesses try to expand into the realm of their firmly fixed competitors, and throu...

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  • Qantas further status extension

    Nov 29, 2020, 06:19 PM

    Losing status credits is a right pain, but with just national travel there's no way to attain and/or retain the upper levels. A trip from the east coast to Perth achieves 30-40+ credit points while that to the US 90-120+ (both depending on the class of travel). I guess I'm just going to lump it a...

  • Australians working overseas

    Nov 29, 2020, 06:04 PM

    Why would I want to travel abroad? Too many countries are hot beds of covid-19. I used travel frequently to the US and UK for business and leisure, now I wouldn't dare. After leaving Australia, how do I get home? How long mandatory quarantine (at least a fortnight)? How much out of my pocket? I'l...

  • Qantas Centenary Celebration

    Nov 29, 2020, 05:54 PM

    I went to Longreach for its celebration. The village had a public holiday, school children performed in choir and band, service organisations were present, and there was cake - a decorated one for show and patty cakes for all attendees. David Fysh (clearly some relation of Hudson) and Tony Martin...

  • Qantas A380 refurb schedule

    Jun 28, 2019, 10:52 PM

    I realise Qantas want profits, profits, profits and that means readucing seat size and pitch. All this reduction in comfort for passengers is sending them elsewhere when alternative and more comfortable airlines fly the same routes. Why bother with premium economy when the "comfort" is really lit...

  • Mr Joyce, 2021 is the Golden Anniversary of the first 747 flights from Australia. How about keeping at least one to celebrate that great day, or even a few more days in 2021? You'd get more appreciation and love from passengers who dread the squeezy 787 nightmare liner.

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