Jun 17, 2020, 02:05 PM
I must disagree. A large group of us had to recently all our flights to UK and Europe. Those that were flying with Qatar had the easiest, no-hassle and most satisfying experience of receiving either a voucher or a full refund. After this, all of us agree that we will definitely fly with Qatar aga...
Jun 10, 2020, 04:39 PM
Hard to avoid the 777 when it's flown by many long-distance airlines. That said, much prefer the 380 and the newer, quieter aircraft. The Cathay herringbone seat layout is fantastic, Qatar layout is close. Don't like the Air New Zealand J seats in their 787s. Qantas new J class is good.
Jun 10, 2020, 03:51 PM
Not interested in any J design that includes a middle seat. The current Emirates version is terrible. How the heck do you get out of it when it's made up as a bed? Slide down to the end? No thanks - there will be plenty of other airlines flying into Aust. that don't do this.
May 13, 2020, 02:44 PM
Darn, I'll also miss the lounge and the quiet and smooth ride on the long trips. Still thought I could hear the 380 thundering out of Perth every night - didn't realise they had changed.
May 13, 2020, 02:38 PM
Qatar have been fantastic in the way that they have agreed to refund cancelled flights, even to the point of providing a 10% bonus for those willing to accept a Travel Voucher. AND the voucher is NOT back-dated to the date of booking, only to the date of Voucher issue. Well done Qatar, and anothe...
Apr 23, 2019, 02:55 PM
Meant to add that sleeping tablets seem to reset the body clock a lot faster.
Apr 23, 2019, 02:53 PM
Believe depends on flight class. When flying for work long distances in economy, used to take prescription sleeping tablets so that I could be effective the next day, but there were noticeable side effects. Now that I'm travelling in Business for leisure, one or two Restavits do the trick.
Jan 07, 2019, 04:14 PM
Also recommend phoning Qantas at exactly the time, or slightly before, the seats are released, as popular routes seats are snapped up very quickly, sometimes within the first few minutes of their release.
Aug 18, 2017, 02:14 PM
Hmm - according to the April SMH article, with a revised range of 9700 nm, it looks like the ULR could make SYD-LHR in a single hop. Interesting.
Aug 18, 2017, 02:09 PM
I believe that's a key question - can the ULR version fly direct SYD-LHR?