• Bain was IMO never the best option for VA. You simply cannot trust US equity firms to keep their promises. VA will end up as a purely 737 trunk route LCC, with a lacklustre Premium Economy replacing Business. Regional routes will be limited to only major centres such as Cairns and Newcastle, and ...

  • VA had some very expensive leases so Rex would need to do some hard negotiating.  But Rex has a history of older aircraft so wouldn't be surprised to see something like a few ex-Delta MD80's come out of the Mojave desert. 

  • Funny how all four US carriers cancelled their orders about the same time. It's pretty certain they were pressured to do so as the US Govt feared that if Concorde succeeded it would put Europe way ahead of Boeing and Douglas. They did everything possible to ruin Concorde and we have them to blame...

  • VA got into trouble, a la Ansett, with their attempts to become a mid-longhaul carrier. Domestically they were doing okay. But please, not Indigo, else we will see VA just become Tiger 2.0, leaving all the cream to QF who will then have carte blanche to charge whatever the like for their premium ...

  • I find it odd that all the A321s have been ordered Economy only. They are too long range to waste on most domestic routes, and the longer international routes mentioned all have a need for at least a Premium Economy zone. Look at Scoot, AirAsiaX, etc who all have one. And with the QF A330s not ha...

  • A little surprised as I see references to Y and J in many other posts, and presume that business travellers would know these two codes, but fair enough I guess.

  • My wife and I are doing eight hours in the QF A330-200 with its pretty ordinary single loo for 28 business class pax. Is there anything that would impede a business passenger from going back and using an economy loo, if our one business loo had a queue? I've read that Qantas rarely stops people c...

  • Aircraft swap and downgrade ADL-PER

    Jul 17, 2018, 01:56 PM

    They only use the 717 ADL-PER twice a week (Fri & Sun) but surprised they use an Economy only 717 on a 3 1/2hr flight, particularly as a 1720hrs flight must be a very popular business flight. I like the 717 and the ones with J class are comfortable.

  • You might be able to do it by cancelling the original flights, rebooking into a points upgradable fare and then reissuing the original tickets by paying the change fee and additional airfare collection. You'd retain the same penalties of the original fare but I think would be allowed to apply to ...

  • Two hours is the min connecting time at LAX so your 3 1/2 hrs should be easy.