• When did RJ and QR start using the BA ORD lounge? When I used those airlines on the ORD-AMM and ORD-DOH routes, they both used the AF lounge and BA didn't want to let anyone other then BA pax in to the BA lounge. The oneworld lounge page also says that both RJ and QR use the AF lounge at ORD.

  • Would Qantas want to go to Helsinki though?The Air Service Agreement with Finland allows for 2800 seats/week with no apparent 5th freedom allowance (meaning they then couldn't fly on to elsewhere in Europe).This would allow 11 flights/week with the current QF 787-9 config, 9 flights with the plan...

  • That might be the shortest path, but it also isn't one that is likely to be used.There are other things to factor in, like wind, ATC requirements, etc.Many airlines, when not flying to China, try to avoid Chinese airspace when possible because of the random delays the PLA-AF creates whenever they...

  • Just the T5 lounges? I'd hope something happens with the T3 lounges, unless BA has a better idea of when LHR will be removing T3 for the planned T2 extensions.I haven't been through LHR T5 for a few years, instead using T3 flights (because the CX and newish QF lounges are better then the T5 BA lo...

  • Seems an odd choice for a oneworld lounge when only 4 oneworld members (BA, QR, RJ, S7) fly to Domodedovo (DME).BA, AY and JL fly to Sheremetyevo (SVO). BA flies to both DME and SVO. JL is moving from DME to SVO when the new Haneda flights start.

  • Originally Posted by patrickk They will need the three 788s to cover for joburg as well. More work for the Dresden fit-out centre. I suspect the 788s will be for regional and so not have PE. Maybe 250-270 seats. If Qantas keeps not putting PE on mid-long haul aircraft (eg the A330 refit), then th...

  • QF can only get more HND slots if Japan releases more slots, and assigns them to Australia, or VA gives up and pulls out.There has been 3 HND international slot releases since the airport started taking long haul flights again for a total of 296 daily international slot pairs once the new slots b...

  • Originally Posted by GregXL The Qantas timetable shows 747s on all the current routes (Johannesburg, Santiago and Tokyo) plus Vancouver for the 2020 northern summer seasonals, yet the next 747 retirement is in February, reducing the fleet to just 5. Keeping capacity on Tokyo for the Olympics woul...

  • Originally Posted by Jedinak K 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 man...

  • 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 can accommodate. The only J...