• BA and about a dozen others. 

  • Most of the time savings onboard will be in the collection process. It's far, far quicker to just go around with a garbage bag and stick everything in that than to collect individual trays, rearrange them to fit in the trolley then put them all away.  But for Qantas, the majority of the sav...

  • Planes have had satellite phones for the best part of 15-20 years now, and I have never (in over a million km of flying during that period) been stuck on a plane with someone near me loudly chatting on the phone. The closest I've come (and actually the only time I've ever heard a phone in use) wa...

  • I thought Virgin's seats were already flully-flat?

  • Both contain life jackets. The one just beneath the console is for the seat directly on the aisle while the one near the floor is for the seat with a console on both sides. There will (presumably) be space for shoes beneath the ottoman. Question for David - is the position of the TV screen adju...

  • Positives could include: - Being more attractive to US-based travellers who might have multiple FF loyalties and chose to fly United/Delta over Qantas. - Being able to utilise AA's lower cost base to increase margins and improve profitability.

  • Technicality, but the $300 threshold is per retailer rather than being per invoice. So you could submit 100x $3 invoices (all at the same retailer) or submit 1x $300 invoice for the same end result (though it would take them a LONG time to sort through and verify that number of invoices).  ...

  • Not quite sure what you're talking about. GST is a transaction between the purchaser and the government. The business is simply the facilitator to that transaction. They have no claim to any monies involved in that purchaser-government transaction (it's not their money).  Business can only...

  • The Qantas Club is the Qantas Club, not the British Airways Club or the Cathay Pacific Club. Just because they share lounges with the Frequent Flyer programme doesn't mean that they are the same thing. 

  • Which is exactly why Qantas won't unbundle their fares. The necessary drop in fares would never be met by the revenue that charging for bags would create, because so many people will carry their luggage on regardless of the fare/baggage situation.