• Writing this from the MEL Business class lounge on 17 April 2021. The  QF Club next door is closed so the Business lounge is horrendously overcrowded, noisy and filthy. Mentioned this to the desk staff who simply shrugged their shoulders. If Mr. Joyce persist in reducing the amenity of ...

  • Rex are doing dessert! Better than QF business class where they are only offering a mean little chocolate.

  • New menus are all fine, but I still feel like an unloved veteran Plat. No comms from VA enticing me to sample their new wares. Nothing to tempt me back onboard. Indeed, the VA message seems to be ‘we are interested in a different demographic now, not you’. Like countless others I...

  • I agree with much of the above. VA simply need to get on with it. What was mooted as a March relaunch of Business class now seems pushed into an April rollout. NASA used to turn around Space Shuttle missions in shorter time than this Business class catering relaunch!To compound this has been...

  • First things first.... Humbly suggest VA fix up their domestic offering before eyeing off a return to overseas flights. I flew Business with them over the weekend at it was still embarrassingly poor. 

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  • Qantas Club Reopening?

    Apr 19, 2021, 11:13 PM

    Flew MEL-SYD in business on 17 April and the QF club was still closed. As a consequence the Business lounge was overcrowded, noisy and filthy. Reminded me of the horrendous BA lounges at Heathrow.Begs the question: Does QF see nothing wrong with devaluing its business class offering to its most v...

  • THONGS in business class.

    Apr 19, 2021, 11:02 PM

    As @JohnPhelan points out, the real issue with thongs is safety - regardless of the class of travel. Any landing requiring evacuation will mean scrambling over razor sharp twisted pieces of debris that will cut uncovered feet to ribbons. It’s no coincidence that the pilots wear leather shoe...

  • A knife and fork. Not plastic, but metal. Together with a starched napkin they are among the last vestiges of fine dining in QF domestic business class. Yet there’s an ever present, unloved piece of culinary artillery too - the dessert spoon. The unfurling of the napkin to reveal the presen...

  • Just watched VA CEO Jayne Hrdlicka answering questions about the future of the airline on the ABCs “The Business”. When quizzed on what being a mid-market carrier meant, she said guests would see VA “stop doing things that they didn’t ever really understand”. Pushed...

  • Are Gold and Platinum members of the Virgin Australia Velocity Frequent Flier program rushing for the emergency exit yet? I’ve had Velocity Platinum status for many years, but it has to be said that the future now looks bleak for top tier frequent flyers at Virgin. The prospect of cutbacks ...

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