• As mentioned when the idea was floated, the issue with an A380 is that HND will only allow 1 there at a time and only during the night slot period. If QF were to start flying an A380 to HND, they would have to change their flight times as they wouldn't have been allowed to keep it parked there al...

  • Yes, prior to Narita opening in May 1978, everyone used Haneda when flying to Tokyo. They build NRT because of capacity at HND and the increasing noise issues from jets. Once NRT opened, all international flights (with some exceptions for Taiwan) were moved from HND.They started international fli...

  • When HND reopened to long haul international flights, there was a requirement that any airlines getting new HND slots had to maintain service to NRT, which is why QF started MEL-NRT the moment they started SYD-HND.It would seem that requirement is now dead. A number of European carriers had been ...

  • Japan was getting ready to reopen to Australia and Singapore before Omicron arrived. The new variant changed things. Japan just got hit with the Omicron wave in the past 10 days or so with a number of prefectures going back into the limited style of lockdown Japanese law permits.Japan had reopene...

  • HND International security has always had a priority lane, but it has been limited to airlines and flight class on said airlines as determined by the terminal operators. They have normally had a list of permitted airlines at the start of the security queue.To date, QF hasn't been a permitted airl...

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  • IATA Vaccination Passport

    Aug 31, 2021, 09:30 PM

    I would hope that any government or company that requires vaccine evidence will have an alternative way that doesn't rely on assuming that everyone will always have a working smart phone that is compatible with their chosen app.

  • Aren't most of the Qantas lounges operated by a local service company such as a hotel chain like Accor, with the only Qantas staff (or local ground handling company staff) being at the front desk?It would seem more likely that the contracts with Accor (etc) have expired and Qantas, given the curr...

  • Qantas further status extension

    Aug 19, 2020, 04:06 PM

    I didn't get extended. I had already earnt my Aug 20-July 21 year by Nov 19.I'm currently sitting on 650SC after the bonus SC of half retain for current tier + 1 month of boost.The holiday I would have been having in Oct/Nov clearly isn't going to happen. I'm unlikely to be able to travel again u...

  • "Oneworld - obviously a competitive alliance advantage by having two (2) homegrown members in the USA. Star Alliance and SkyTeam only have one each."Both Star and Sky used to have 2 US members each, until they both merged with the domestic alliance partners. Oneworld never had a 2nd US based me...

  • Maybe the government should nationalize and merge both QF and VA to get them through this problem, then demerge and sell off in a few years once the industry has recovered.

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