• Horses for courses, I suppose, but I quite like the menus and service on QFi in Business. Can't speak for First. I've always quite enjoyed the food (well, as much as you can at 38,000ft at a weird time of day), and find the service professional without being too over the top. I do really like the...

  • I'm not so sure about that. The Project Sunrise aircraft will seat about 300pax in a 4-class configuration, according to Joyce. That's nowhere as large as an A380 or even the B744ERs, so it won't require Qantas to funnel the same level of connecting traffic from BNE/ADL etc through SYD to fill th...

  • Qantas has done some excellent work on its menu for PER-LHR, which should be the starting point. I would like them to go further, and push the boundaries on what can be done in the galley. There are some amazing concepts and products beginning to be offered by interiors vendors, including inducti...

  • Great news. I also agree with Poolprouk, above, that it sounds like Qantas regularly checks its customers’ views on a range of ideas that are out there in the marketplace - including whether to follow BA, NZ and the US3 on unbundling. It can be just as useful for Qantas to confirm that its...

  • New for the Roo: Qantas Boeing 787-9

    Oct 21, 2017, 01:39 AM

    Boeing designed the 787 economy cabin for 8-abreast seating, which was a rather luxurious configuration. To the best of my knowledge, only JAL has stuck with that configuration, however. All other airlines opted for a 9-abreast economy cabin, which results in roughly 17 inch wide seats. (ANA init...

  • What's the freight capacity on the 777-8X versus the A350ULR? My understanding was that the ULR loses a lot of its freight capacity, to pick up the increased fuel load in a (largely) unmodified airframe.Might impact the economics a bit, if the -8X is designed to carry freight, whereas the ULR has...