• Darwin has not seen domestic widebodies since the early 2000s B767 days. A330s will be great for travellers to and from the Top End, which is enjoying a domestic tourism boom and a resources-driven economic upturn.  With A330s arriving at DRW from BNE and SYD in the middle of the day ea...

  • Interesting article and conjecture in the comments. Some additional context: on 13 August, I counted three Cathay Dragon A320s and two A321s passing though Darwin on their way to Alice Springs, certainly for storage. Most were pretty old - at or close to 20 years. They add to the 12 Cathay group ...

  • As a frequent international and transcontinental flyer, the toilet downgrade in QF A380 and A330-200 business class is one of the few things that really irritate me - and regularly inconvenience other passengers, judging by comments I hear from them and crew. Note that the business class toi...

  • VA: SYD-PER goes A330

    Jun 06, 2013, 09:04 PM

    The 'amateur shot' is actually quite flattering, in that it does not indicate the tight legroom (for busiess class) or the tiny and flimsy tray tables. Suggest you try a Qantas transcon flight then a VIrgin flight and tell us what you think. The difference is amazing.

  • Garuda's BNE limo service

    May 24, 2013, 12:26 AM

    2-2 layout in business, yes, but considerably more legroom and recline than Australian domestic 737s,. Plus all Garuda international 737s have reasonable AVOD via a pull-up screen. Economy has seat back video similar to newer Qantas 737s. Quite comfortable in either class.

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