• So sad the last 747 from Brisbane to Los Angeles left with no grand official farewell. Staff at the airport were out with their cameras as were many of us passengers. No notification came over the loud speakers in the terminal, and it was only as she rolled down the tarmac that the captain mentio...

  • It wasn't the fault of the Concorde that both British Airways and Air France ceased their flights. That dreadful accident at Charles de Gaulle Airport, Paris was caused by a strip of metal on the runway. Had the plane missed it and that it sliced a tyre, part of which flew up and ruptured a fuel ...

  • COVID-19 has had a far wider impact than SARS. The latter's greatest impact was the Asian region and its airlines. The former has impacted the whole world. All airlines have grounded most of their fleets. A quick "bounce back" is highly unlikely, even for those of us who currently have our feet "...

  • "If you took the aggregate (of all of those dramatic events since WWII), they wouldn't be the equivalent to what has happened here. It's hugely serious and it's devastating for the business." So the situation will be very different in the future for travel, particularly if going abroad. This is...

  • I took a photo at Eagle Farm in January 1970 and recently placed it on an old Qantas ticket folder. The photo is grey from age and the quality of the Kodak Box Brownie lens. This plane was just a "Jumbo Jet" back then. People went out to see this special 'girl', and Qantas was doing its Show &...

  • 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.

  • No more Mk1 skybed!

    Jun 08, 2019, 02:05 PM

    Skybeds may have had a slight slope, but you weren't hemmed in as per the 787 and A330 claustrophobic flat beds. I have to raise the head to get any form of comfort down in the dungeon.

  • I've found the 'Nightmare' 787 sleepers claustrophobic. Everything in the area is compressing you and I'm of average build and height. Heaven help the tall and large person.

  • Qantas status and loyalty bonus

    Feb 28, 2019, 02:49 PM

    Please, oh please, use English rather than acronyms. Not all readers understand the jargon. All jargon in any industry or profession is intended to keep those not within the fold out. This series of comments and questions is not too bad. Sc = status credits - I assume, but it gets rather rugged w...