• The report mentioned fleet being mothballed and the financial bottom line being hammered. I’m sure the thousands of staff being mothballed would use the term hammered to express how they’re feeling. 

  • Review: Qantas Club lounge, Broome

    Jul 28, 2020, 01:26 PM

    Chris, are you sure the club is the only air conditioned part of the terminal? Last December, after a hot day charging round Broome, I certainly remember the delightful feel of deliciously cool air on my bald bits in the downstairs departure lounge. Believe me, there is nothing more tragic than a...

  • How important is priority boarding?

    Jun 29, 2019, 02:07 PM

    I qualify for priority lanes, but often in capital cities I go to the non-priority lane as it’s shorter. My preference would be to board by row number only. Once in Cairns I saw a full Jetstar Boeing 787 boarded in 10 minutes. It was a Japanese school group. The teachers lined the pupils ...

  • Staff travel: who 'owns' the points?

    Apr 02, 2019, 08:27 AM

    It’s an interesting assumption that companies won’t gain much. Once I worked for an organisation with offices in two regional centres. The lead in fares between the two started at over $500 return. Fares closer to $1000 were common. Regular travellers were expected to use points ear...

  • The sequence number is used in the airport processes eg check in, baggage tracking, couting passengers etc. As it will be 3 digits or less, it’s a short and unique way to identify individual passengers that is easily understood in multilingual situations whilst minimiconfusion.

  • No Qantas flights, just Jetstar

    May 09, 2020, 05:37 PM

    On the flip side, I am sure that there will be Jetstar travellers unable to use credits on a Qantas only routes.I understand why you are upset about the change of airline, but please remember you are in a dire situation where the tax payer is funding all domestic flying because Qantas is losing $...

  • New normal?

    Apr 04, 2020, 05:28 AM

    Others have mentioned the economic and technological impact of COVID. Another impact will be psychological and social.Airline flights and cruising enabled the rapid spread of COVID. People have been stranded with border closures. This is the first time that it isn't just the destination that is ...

  • Carbon offset refunds

    Apr 04, 2020, 04:40 AM

    The terms and conditions are that the offset payment is not refundable. This is clearly stated when making the offset purchase. When QFF points are earned on offset payments, they are credited within 7 days of booking. The member retains these points regardless of whether the flight operates. h...

  • Hello,I used to live in Cairns and often flew JQ because of the better schedules. It's always a personal preference, but getting the full QF experience with lounges etc would often require a connection or time compromise. I also prefer JQ for the cabin service. QF have moved to double catering on...

  • I was on a flight with James Strong. He was in a windowless economy class seat on a 737. I spoke to him briefly and he said he asked for the least desirable seat so that paying passengers would not be disappointed. Classy.