• SQ and CX are already flying limited services to a myriad of Australian ports. UA and DL are also serving Australia albeit not daily atm. Then there are smaller airlines such as China Airlines and mainland Chinese. Qatar ain't the only one but your point about QF missing out on the action is valid.

  • This could be a diversionary tactic by REX to reduce the price of the new VA which they would like to invest in. Perhaps their real strategy is to build a hub and spoke airline connecting trunk and reginal routes. At the moment they don't control the feed traffic into their rural towns through SY...

  • The orientation towards the aisle means that pax who love to stare out the window at the pretty clouds (me) will have to go to the nearest chiropractor on landing. I wonder if the seat could be switched so that its back is on the aisle with the orientation towards the window? Sounds like there wo...

  • I predict the return of A380 production. The aircraft will be loved equally by airports, pax and airlines - with new, more efficient engines, even better cabins and slot busting capabilities. I get that 787s and A350s allow ultra-long-haul but airports such as SYD, LHR and many in Asia will be sl...

  • The (737-900) flight itself was fine (we were in Y). It was up there with any western European carrier...except you get the very distinct impression that ELAl is an extremely safe and secure airline with both flight and cabin crew trained to their eyeballs and very proud to be presenting their co...

  • Sydney Airport P7 Parking

    Dec 25, 2019, 08:13 AM

    Yep. I use P7 a lot. Big caveat though is the access roads into T1. They are often what cause people to miss their flights especially at peak times (mornings on weekends). Warning: Do not use the Marsh Street exit from the M5 or via the tunnel under the runway (General Holmes Drive). Rather, take...

  • As I was getting into my seat on an Air Canada flight SYD -YVR, my phone slipped out of my pocket and disappeared into a crevice between the seat cushion and the wall of the cabin. I hadn't had a chance to switch it to airplane mode and the flight was 14 hours long. Can you imagine my embarrassme...

  • International from Hobart?

    Mar 01, 2018, 08:49 AM

    I don't know if anyone here is too young to remember....TAA and Ansett's very first international flights in the 70s (I think) were operated from HBA to NZ (AKL?)...If they were sustainable then, why not now? Yep to the Chinese tourists, but what about the other most common visitor groups to Aust...

  • Citibank hey? I have a debit card on a transaction account. Same one you've all suggested. I agree that it is the best option. However, their security is way too OCD. On a trip to US and Canada (Citibank's bread and butter market) they suspended the card three times when they suspected that it wa...