Feb 02, 2022, 03:07 PM
Finnair from Asia to Europe via Helsinki works very well, with either a stopover at the airport hotel in Helsinki, or there are usually convenient onward connections. Same on the return. The previous business class was excellent in all respects, and it looks like even better in the new incarnation.
Sep 23, 2021, 09:16 AM
Totally agree with FlyingFox and all the others wanting day flights to be day and not turned into night the moment the wheels leave the ground. I always choose day flights between SYD and all European ports -- day flight between SYD and wherever in Asia, overnight in airport hotel, and day flight...
Sep 22, 2021, 02:54 PM
Pax on longhaul flights have different preferences for whether they want to be in day or night, so ability for a passenger to override a cabin-wide shutdown of the windows is essential.
Aug 26, 2021, 10:27 AM
A pity to lose Alitalia's very appropriate acronym: Always Late In Takeoff Always Late In Arrival. We need a competition for an acronym for ITA.
Jul 04, 2020, 04:20 PM
There was a time not all that long ago after first class was withdrawn from some of the QF 747s, and the lower deck business class was extended to take up the space. If you were lucky, you could score one of the old first class seats near the front for a business class fare.
Feb 03, 2022, 02:38 PM
Why has Skytrans, the well established Queensland regional airline serving Far North Queensland and the Torres Strait Islands, suddenly become Flexflight, a Danish carrier? The timetable still seems the same, with the former Skytrans routings and timings, though flight numbers are different. To m...
May 19, 2021, 04:02 PM
Many frequent flyers rely on international trips to earn the bulk of their status points. With few if any international flights available for the foreseeable future, and only domestic travel possible, it is much harder than usual to reach the required level of points to maintain or improve one's ...
Aug 21, 2020, 05:57 PM
Several international carriers are flying regularly into and out of Australia at present (Emirates, Qatar etc,). Why isn't Qantas? If the reason is that these other airlines have their networks abroad to keep them going, would Qantas's international situation change if the domestic market here in...
Apr 15, 2020, 03:31 PM
No doubt business travel will be reduced, but it won't disappear. Just as there is a big difference between looking at paintings in the Louvre on line and looking at them for real in the actual gallery in Paris, so there's a big difference between social/commercial interaction with someone on a s...
Feb 12, 2020, 04:02 PM
The JAL business class window seats give you a lot of privacy and direct (if very narrow) aisle access. The clincher for me is the Japanese main meal menu on JAL. A superb and authentic Japanese experience.