• The other thing to note is that Indigo and its airlines are very big on Airbus A320s, Indigo actually places bulk orders to spread across its LCC outlets. This is of course incompatible with Virgin being pretty much all Boeing 737 for domestic and short-range international routes, only half of wh...

  • A 'leaner' domestic-only Virgin sounds a bit like JetBlue which has done well in the USA against AA, Delta and United. About time that VA dropped the 'Tiger' brand and all of the old John Borghetti pretensions and started afresh, which is what it seems like it could do under this new ownership an...

  • I don't think the business travel market is big enough that VA can win a big enough slice of it from Qantas. A lot of businesses run on 'cheapest fare on the day' and end up flying Jetstar unless the staff have QF specified in their contract. I agree that Southwest is very popular for businesses ...

  • Yes, I have business interests in Asia and have applied for exemption. Was approved within a few days. But you'll have to spend two weeks in quarantine at a hotel, covered by the govt, on your return.

  • That's a very good point! Fortunately if you are using Grab you enter the address in advance. I have given up on taxis in Singapore unless I am in a rush. Grab can also be much faster from Changi, there can be a queue of people waiting for the taxi,.

  • If there is a big media opening event which I'm sure there will be then maybe the winners will attend this, and this event will see a lot of locally-based people enter the airport with security passes because they are not flying out and be escorted to the lounge and back out again. Maybe this is ...

  • QF SYD First Lounge day spa hours?

    Aug 21, 2019, 11:50 AM

    I was in there last week, I think it currently closes at 4pm with last appointment at 3.30pm.

  • Cathay's premium economy seats on the Boeing 777 and Airbus A330 are quite decent, the biggest drawback was that when they launched only the seats in the front of the cabin had a proper padded calf-rest and leg-rest which swung up from beneath the front of your seat, all other rows had to make do...

  • Qantas A380 refurb schedule

    Jun 26, 2019, 04:35 PM

    Originally Posted by johninoz Am flying PE MEL-SIN mid October this year. Just keeping my fingers crossed that I don't get the refurbed plane with the new awful PE seats. Thankfully the remainder of my journey to Europe is on Singapore in PE and home on Qatar in Business. Haven't flown on Qantas...

  • Qantas A380 refurb schedule

    Jun 26, 2019, 04:31 PM

    Originally Posted by OttoV If anyone knows, please let me know when VH-OQK is ready to do the Melb to Dallas run. Qantas doesn't fly at all between Melbourne and Dallas.