• With the reduction in services to Asia providing 18 spare aircraft, they now have no excuse for not starting international services out of smaller cities. Coronavirus is mainly affecting China services. Not affecting Euope or NZ! Qantas has consistently said shortage of aircraft was main reason t...

  • Qantas needs to go back to the pre- Emirates days and rebuild it's Singapore Hub which was so successful.The 3 787s Jetstar are planning on taking out of service could be used to start services quickly from Adelaide and Canberra to Singapore and onwards to Frankfurt and Paris. Passengers from oth...

  • One thing occurred to me. Qantas says Project Sunrise is about reducing the travel time between Eastern Australia and London and New York.Why then are they not asking the manufacturers for faster aircraft?Why are they not looking at super or hyper sonic aircraft?We had supersonic 50 years ago wi...

  • Project Sunrise is pure and simply about the prestige of being first to fly nonstop from Sydney and Melbourne to London and New York. Nothing else!!!Can just imagine Alan Joyce: Oh look Airbus and Boeing can't provide a plane capable of doing it at a price we can afford. Guess we would have to s...

  • I recently saw a photo on Facebook of departure board at Melbourne Tullamarine in early 70s that showed a flight going to Tel Aviv. Wasn't Qantas but can't remember who. Anybody know?

  • French government has today banned all scheduled school trips to France!Son due to go in 2 weeks on school trip. Email received today by his school from sister school in France advising of ban. School was in process of making dcision on whether to go odr not. Taken out of their hands. Trip now ...

  • School trip - access money

    Mar 01, 2020, 05:26 PM

    Thanks everyone! Any other advice still welcome.

  • School trip - access money

    Feb 29, 2020, 01:38 PM

    My 17 year old son is travelling to France in March for 3 week school tripWhat is the best way for him to take access spending money?Doesn't have a credit card. Has a Bank of Melbourne Visa debit card

  • One runway at Melbourne: why?

    Apr 06, 2019, 10:36 AM

    Used to work for ATC. Main factor is wind, not only at Tullamarine but wind at Esssendon as well as runways at both need to be paired for safe operations. Basically operates as one airport with 4 runways! North -Soth runway is much longer than east-west so is used by Internationals and bigger ...

  • Unlikely they will operate out of Darwin as Qantas are in dispute with owners over their high charges. If Qantas are going to order A321LR better do it very quickly as Airlines will be flocking to Airbus for aircraft to replace cancelled 737max orders