• I agree this would be nice but flying into LAX on QF93 last week (in economy) I was through immigration and at the baggage carousel before people in the global entry line were. I totally accept there are still the 2 hour stories described above, but, in my experience, US immigration processing is...

  • As detailed in another article on this site, Seoul Incheon is the obvious first candidate.

  • Yes, all the OneWorld airlines depart from T1. This is an great idea. Qantas also have a daily code-share flight with Asiana so it's actually 9 airlines. I travel to Seoul every month from Melbourne and use either the Qantas/Asiana codeshare or Cathay Pacific. At the moment Asiana (very kindly) l...

  • Good news that they've moved the powerpoints up. I was in the Business lounge just after it opened and couldn't plug my MacBook charger in. I told the staff and they apparently hadn't been notified at that time, they used my charger for some photos. It still surprises me that architects overlook ...

  • I also spoke to numerous Qantas staff and wrote to Qantas about this retrospective change. I'm a Platinum FF and I just went through all my future bookings and I can now select exit row seats for free not just on domestic flights but international as well. DBX-SYD and MEL-LAX exit row seats in ec...

  • Airline profitability

    Aug 19, 2020, 03:40 PM

    This is a pretty interesting story. Both Korean and Asiana recorded profits in Q2 2020 by aggressively pivoting to using passenger planes for freight. "Korean Air reported an operating profit of 148.5 billion won ($125.2 million) while Asiana saw its figure top 100 billion won, both owing to thei...

  • Asiana Melbourne - Seoul Flights

    Aug 30, 2019, 03:48 PM

    Originally Posted by ChrisCh Hi Scott, we've had to shorten and re-write your post as the entire message appears to have been copy-pasted from another publication, which cannot be recreated and republished here for copyright reasons. Thank you for sharing, however! My apologies, I was ...

  • Asiana Melbourne - Seoul Flights

    Aug 29, 2019, 03:21 PM

    Asiana plans to operate a number of charter flights between Melbourne and Seoul over the Australian summer, with one return flight per week between Boxing Day and February 21 2020, operated by a Boeing 777-200ER aircraft. Reservations have not yet opened.

  • I’ve no doubt a focus on the ICN->OOL travel market makes sense. However, the case for reestablishing a ICN-MEL direct flight is compelling. There’s a view that building the case for it should be like the lobbying that went on to get JAL to fly to MEL. As soon as JAL decided to ent...

  • Very interesting. I was at a meeting this week about flights from Melbourne to Seoul. Out of Seoul, Melbourne is the number 1 destination not served by a direct flight and out of Melbourne, Seoul is the number 1 destination not served by a direct flight. Re-establishing MEL-ICN is Melbourne Airpo...