• I personally think it looks garish and cheaply ostentatious. As a long time owner of European vehicles, I am probably biased but my view is the Japanese should stick to what they are good at - building reliable and safe mass market vehicles. Lexus and Infiniti (to a much lesser extent) have never...

  • How utterly ridiculous. The fact that it is necessary to rig up a business card to engage the power and lighting shows how impractical and half baked this idea really is. Chris, I note your stay was at a Double Tree property rather than a full-blown Hilton. I presume that the same issues would...

  • The proof of the pudding will, of course, be in the eating. I’ll reserve judgement until I can actually taste these new offerings.   The description of the food as being “restaurant style” is just meaningless marketing dross. No airline I have flown with has ever provided...

  • Mitch, on what basis do you say that VA is "...uping (sic) the game with improved food options..."?There is certainly nothing in the article to that effect.

  • As people who follow my comments on this website well know, I am no fan of VA. However, I must disagree with you on this issue Mark. A business traveller would have a very good reason for considering flying with VA where the option is between an ANZ A320, with no proper J class or a VA 738 wit...

  • I have spoken with a couple of friends who are pilots (both commercial and GA) and the general view is that there is no significant safety risk posed by mobile phone use.Many posters would be aware that some pilots, in fact, use iPads connected to cellular data whilst in the flight deck provided ...

  • Qantas US operations

    Apr 22, 2018, 10:55 AM

    Originally Posted by Timmy22bc Originally Posted by MarkJohnSon The premise of this analysis is flawed.It is not always the ex-BNE QF15 that turns into QF11, it is often QF11 (ex-SYD). It is my experience that as QF15 is the first to arrive it always is QF11. I've tested this a few times by le...

  • SC earn for Children

    Apr 11, 2018, 12:14 PM

    As Shark Bait states, QFF does not allow family pooling. That is a feature of the Velocity programme and, in my view, a bad feature at that. I think it allows people to falsely inflate their status by soaking up credits from family members. It cheapens what is already a severely weakened freque...

  • No lounge is perfect all of the time. Like any operation some staff are going to be better than others. I think The Pier is an excellent lounge. One of the best in the world. In my view respectful view, it is nonsense to suggest CX has dropped the ball.

  • Congratulations Chris

    Apr 11, 2018, 12:09 PM

    Well said Mark. It is fair to say that David and Chris are quite the dynamic duo.