• It was grand to watch the fire tenders spray long and strong over the last QANTAS Queen of the Skies and to see the giant plane emerge slowly and gracefully through the shower and down the taxi way. She passed the crowd ever so slowly as if giving her salute to all who waved, cheered and cried at...

  • What a sad week. Qantas doing its last passenger flights and British Airways announcing the end of its Queens of the Skies, too. Heathrow won't be the same without them. Before covid-10 caused all hell to break loose on air travel and airlines grounded their fleets, my big idea was to fly to Sing...

  • Here, here, Janeblogs. It was sad missing out on one last flight. We'd been fortunate to have flown many thousands of miles and over many years, and even (in my case, a last flight from Vancouver) on her. There were people who'd never been on a Queen who "struck gold" for a first, last and only f...

  • Best news of the day. We're just saying goodbye to the Queen of the Sky - sad news. Now daylight has dawned, Mr Rockpool and his third rate food will be gone. He's been over-hyped for too long, be it in first (and in the relevant lounges), business, premier economy, or cattle. Its quality has gon...

  • I'll admit to being disappointed, even though my typing fingers worked at speed, others worked faster. Enjoy your flight, people, you did well. It was your turn. I console myself with the memory of making my last international flight (before the curtain fell) back from Canada on VH-OEJ, "Wunulla"...

  • 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...