• patrickk, those tasks need not take 90 minutes.

  • To physically achieve A380 refueling in Darwin only takes 30 minutes, with passengers staying on-board. If the ground crew have no experience with A380's this might become 45 minutes for the first 1-2 times. Why oh why is Qantas making this into a massive 90 minute stopover and wasting so much ...

  • Qantas pauses Perth-Paris plans

    Jun 07, 2019, 04:55 PM

    No, they don't change their aircraft ordering, but they do deploy those aircraft onto alternative routes. The 787 that might have been used Perth to Paris might now be used on the new Brisbane to Chicago route.

  • Probably 10 ground hours in MEL is to provide the minimum 8 hours crew rest time necessary for Royal Brunei to use the same crew to fly back again to BWN rather than stationing a 2nd crew in MEL to take over from them for an immediate return flight.

  • NO, Tiger fly the A320's, which I prefer because the seats are at least an inch wider. I think the A320's are a tad quieter as well.I would like to see Qantas buy

  • The answer to your question is "Yes" when onthe same ticket, but could you not get a CX flight directly to Melbourne? That would be the obvious better choice.

  • My wife and I recently flew 7 sectors with Emirates, in economy. Two of our four A380 flights were fine, as was one of our three 777 flights. The other 3 flights were diabolically poor including toilets becoming dirty and out of consumables, including toilet paper, with nobody attending to this...