• Will a stretched A380 be able to service ultra long haul? I understand Airbus have have them on the drawing board just waiting for orders. The dumpy dugong is begging to be lengthened, as was the B 737-100.

  • Another 'out there' idea, why not have exercise bikes linked to generators powering the a/c.... Seriously, don't regs require all pax to have seat belts loosely fitted at all times? Difficult to achieve when 'exercising' in the hold.

  • In it for the long haul...

    Jan 19, 2018, 03:40 PM

    17+ hrs in the dreaded 3-3-3 no thank you. As bad as an MRI.

  • Qantas has some stiff competition esp the middle eastern carriers so I can understand Joyce's looking outside the box to remain in the game.  I'd love to fly the roo, but as a BNE local for me, the Perth option is a non starter.  EK via DXB until tempted elsewhere.

  • Sad if the BP-VA partnership ends.  Although expensive, I believe BP is quality fuel and the velocity points were a bonus.  I'll shop around in future.