• Doesn't make economic sense to invest in growing an Embraer fleet and train crew and pilots with this type to then suddenly swap it all for a more expensive A220 order which will need crew re-training and changes to facilities within a 10 year period. To me it seems like AJ's dangling the carrot ...

  • Unfortunately I feel like this is only going to be amongst the first of many airlines partially retiring their A380 fleets. It seems inevitable that not all of QF's A380s will return too.

  • With the global economy in tatters and businesses struggling, what is the feasibility of Project Sunrise at this stage? You would think that with the airline industry struggling as it is, a lot of airlines will be smaller than they are and air fares will be more expensive. It will be difficult...

  • Jun 05, 2020, 10:43 PM

    They need some way to maintain traffic on their websites. And have to deliver a new flavour with all the depressing news on the downturn of air travel and airlines dropping left, right and centre.

  • Hi David,Would you be able to confirm if the chaffeur service will be reinstated once the coronavirus situation improves or has it been permanently scrapped?

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  • I think post-COVID VA needs to have international presence to compete with QF. Swapping B777s for B787s would make financial sense for VA given their current situation, if their new owners can make that happen. It will allow fleet synergy for domestic and international use (B777s are too large f...

  • Originally Posted by Himeno Originally Posted by Michael Kao My guess is that it's highly likely. After they shift the MEL flight to HND, they have one extra slot for NRT. Perfect for another SYD-NRT flight. They don't have "one extra slot for NRT". They have as many flights to NRT as the airport...

  • They haven't officially announced what equipment will be utilised for this route so until then it's speculation.

  • Meh, at least Singapore's safety videos aren't cringey like the Qantas cricket team safety video. But yes I do agree that the safety videos should get back to being in an aircraft environment because who puts a seatbelt whilst chilling on an outdoor bench?

  • 737 Max 8 grounded by China

    Mar 12, 2019, 03:47 PM

    Boeing 737 Max has also been grounded in Singapore, Indonesia and Ethiopia.

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