• Why do I feel there are going to be tears before bedtime with this move?  Now is not the time to expand an airline and especially while so many of us can't even board a plane.  I know that will change, but not any time soon I suspect.  More importantly, money is going to be in shor...

  • I have never fallen for that duty free scam in all the 50 odd years I have been travelling.  I think I only once bought a bottle of brandy on my way home from somewhere and that's about it.  Back when we had film cameras - showing my age now - I remember that rolls of Kodachrome colour ...

  • I don't have an "aversion" to Qantas, I just prefer not to fly with them if possible. The Economy X seats on Virgin suit my needs for domestic travel as I have hip, knee and back problems. QF does not have an equivalent seat and I cannot afford J. I save all my QF points for international trav...

  • Sadly, I don't think this is going to end well. Nothing in the hands of venture capitalists ever has as far as I can see.Virgin will be gutted, and those of us who prefer not to fly Qantas will be left high and dry. I have a conference coming up next March on the Sunshine Coast. If the confere...

  • If we're going to spend that sort of money, and build something from scratch, then surely they can future proof it by building two runways while they are doing the groundworks anyway. Way cheaper to do it now than in 2050 and it's an employment project. The more bods on the ground the better. ...

  • Qantas A380 refurb schedule

    Jul 03, 2019, 04:13 PM

    Originally Posted by FlyingKangaroo Though a bit dated, the PE seat itself on the current A380 is the best I've experienced comfort wise. Unless I'm in J, I'm in no hurry to see the refurbs on my routes. Have yet to fly the 787 and have avoided thus far given the reviews.It's all relative, and n...

  • Qantas A380 refurb schedule

    Jun 26, 2019, 04:05 PM

    Am flying PE MEL-SIN mid October this year. Just keeping my fingers crossed that I don't get the refurbed plane with the new awful PE seats. Thankfully the remainder of my journey to Europe is on Singapore in PE and home on Qatar in Business. Haven't flown on Qantas for donkey's years and not ...

  • Originally Posted by BevanMcBevan (Re Qatar), Really. They're that good? Are they doing this ex SYD? Have to agree. I flew Tegel to Doha a few weeks ago, and even though only a five hour flight we got pjamas. Very comfortable. Stupidly, I packed them in my checkin bag in Singapore, forgetting...

  • Originally Posted by reeves35 Originally Posted by willvill I booked PE to LAX next April and there were NO seats taken at all on that flight in Business(Expert Flyer) . Yet after I booked PE and asked to upgrade, the reply was 'allocation exhausted' which I took to mean not released yet, so I ...

  • Originally Posted by brinkers : The problem, as the T&Cs indicate, is that how merchants are classified is set by the merchant or the merchants bank. It does seem strange that Air Asia X would fall under this umbrella, but they were originally government owned (some time ago now) Not ow...