• I'd be interested to know how steady the flight was. I fear the greater use of single aisle aircraft on midhaul routes as smaller aircraft tend to rock and roll more in turbulence. So given the choice of an single aisle versus a nice big Airbus or Boeing widebody, I'll take the latter every time.

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    Jan 02, 2022, 01:06 AM

    You missed one vital point. The lounge has no bathrooms. To use the loo you must let yourself out of the lounge by pressing the exit button on the door, visit the loo in a nearby gate lounge, and then find a roaming staffmember to let you back into the lounge as there is no entry button and no pe...

  • Getting very hard to find an open lounge since covid. Intercontinental Adelaide is the only one I've visited lately that operates pretty much normally. Breakfast is in the restaurant rather than the lounge but afternoon high tea and evening drinks and canapesstill operate.

  • 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. 

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  • 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.

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