• BA considered doing this. Refurbishing the interior of a used A380 costs too much. I understand because each airline had a bespoke cabin configuration with little commonality.https://www.flightglobal.com/fleets/package-of-new/used-a380s-pitched-to-ba-was-uncompetitive-cruz/132276.article

  • I recall it's very rare for anyone to successfully (business wise) operate small jets like the E190 as part of the 'mainline' operation.They only seem to work successfully when operated by a contractor like Alliance or an arms-length subsidiary which doesn't have the parents cost structure.VA had...

  • I think Paul transferred them from the sister company (European Aviation/EAL) - the checkerboard livery was shared with EAL. Hence 'ownership' costs would've been very low.

  • I can see one big problem if it the transfer arrangement is retained.. there will be a "capital" (well, points) flight to KF as soon as transfers are re-opened.

  • If you remember back to March (almost an eternity ago) when two week quarantine was announced but in your own home - it was exactly this (lack of compliance) that caused the hotel quarantine system to be set up in the first place.IMO (if/when this is allowed) it should also be restricted to situa...

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  • New round of status extensions?

    Sep 17, 2021, 08:05 AM

    An eight month status extension (for Velocity) just landed in my inbox. My current review date is in late December.Bonus status credits and earn+burn too!https://experience.velocityfrequentflyer.com/partners-offers/airlines/virgin-australia-airlines/2021-status-offers Last edited by Tremere at S...

  • WA's flip-flopping border policy

    Nov 16, 2020, 07:32 AM

    It certainly does not build confidence, more and more I think I'll wait for one of the overseas travel bubbles rather than doing a domestic trip.If they are so brash to force passengers who were in the air at the time into quarantine, there should at least be a guarantee that you will be able to ...

  • Gas & Bloating on flights

    Mar 10, 2019, 11:12 PM

    I always select aisle seats (in economy) on long flights for this reason, so I can get up and head to the loo whenever.Certain types of inflight meals can work against you, SQ's meals are always very filling (bread, noodles etc.) vs Etihad's mid-eastern fare seems to digest better (especially in ...

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