• The USA is currently still a member of the WHO. It takes a year for the withdrawal process to happen, by which point, it (among other things) will have been reversed by the incoming US administration.The Qantas and IATA statements about distancing on aircraft and filters refer to viral transmissi...

  • The issue with that idea is that it blames travelers who might have Covid while letting people who do have Covid, but caught it locally, stay at home.A small percentage of people can't be trusted. Why blame everyone else who can be?Canberra has had a 99.9% compliance with home quarantine requirem...

  • Wait, you only have to book and pay for a flight that would earn points, you don't actually have to fly on said flight? o.O (that's how this would seem to read)My last flight was in early Dec 2019. Status rollover at end of July. I'm currently sitting on 750SCs thanks to the "bonus" SC they gave ...

  • Qantas hasn't received any 787s since last December when VH-ZNK was delivered.ZNL, ZNM and ZNN are ready for delivery and have been stored by Boeing as Qantas has deferred delivery.

  • vaccine development is highly dependent on a number of things, including type of virus, strain of that virus, how 'stable' that virus is (ie, how fast it mutates and the effects of that mutation), how big the need for a vaccine is and the cost.There is no 'cure' for HIV because it hijacks the imm...

  • 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.

  • 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...