• “Our research for the 787 showed there were deep psychological needs for having a view to the outside, being able to orient oneself to the horizon and just the pleasure of looking out”So why, Boeing, do you install electro tinting windows so the crew can take control and darken them and turn off ...

  • Ian - agreed - aaargh indeed. My little MacBook has been the best travel computer ever, and smaller, lighter and more convenient than any tablet and keyboard combo I could find at the time. Like you I totally love it, and am typing on it as we speak from the deck of my house. I ditched a MacA...

  • Ah, thanks for that info, my mistake. But a stop all the same. Years ago CX used to do BNE-HKG direct as an afternoon flight, and we used it a lot until it was cancelled in favour of the overnighter.

  • As much as I would like to, we won’t use Cathay from Brisbane because the daily direct flight is an overnighter (07.30 arrival) that doesn’t directly connect with most of the European flights (which leave @ midnight).There is a few times per week day flight that would sort of connec...

  • I am here to tell you that the Qantas Business suite leaves the Swiss offering for dead. Sad to say as a long time Swiss fan, we have pretty much abandoned them now, not a competitive product, especially with the update. On A330/340, Swiss is 5 across in some rows, and there is not aisle access f...

  • Transit Time at Helsinki - 55min??

    Jan 09, 2020, 06:03 PM

    Agree with all the above. My experience of Helsinki is that it is very efficient and 55 minutes for a non-Schengen to non-Schengen transfer is heaps if the flight is on time, or even if a few minutes late. The big BUT can be Heathrow. I doubt I have ever had an on-time departure from LHR, especia...

  • QF or Finnair Plus

    Oct 05, 2019, 07:08 PM

    As someone who uses a Qantas/Finnair combo business ticket to Europe, usually twice a year, I did look at the Finnair program, but remained with QF.From what I could work out from their published tier earning tables, it takes about the same amount of flying to achieve gold in either program. On ...

  • Air Baltic - Yes or No

    Aug 17, 2019, 12:06 PM

    PS having said that, I love Helsinki, and would never pass up the possibility of a visit!

  • Air Baltic - Yes or No

    Aug 17, 2019, 12:05 PM

    Have flown with them only twice, Berlin-Riga and Riga-Stockholm. Flights, aircraft and cabin crew were absolutely fine - bog standard modern airline. On time both flights.Pre-flight a bit chaotic. Berlin-Riga flight had a number of aircraft changes in the week before, including at one stage to a ...

  • The problem with the 737 MAX is that it is a 737. This is a 60’s design that had its genesis in the Boeing 707 in the 1950’s. The 737 MAX is using the same narrow cross section cabin that is over 60 years old, and originally designed for 3+2, not 3+3. In economy, I find Virgin&rsquo...