May 05, 2021, 08:38 AM
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
Feb 04, 2021, 12:34 PM
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...
Dec 23, 2020, 11:37 AM
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.
Aug 19, 2020, 12:48 PM
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.
Aug 10, 2020, 03:52 PM
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...
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...
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 ...
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 ...