• Noting the PERTH route is their most profitable international route and about 70% of passengers are not transit its hard to see any change there despite all the arm chair experts

  • I understood the issue at Haneda was the required spacing (ie longer) between aircraft movements adjacent to a380 movements. Thus you lose capacity with a380...ironic in the sense a380 more than make up for that with with increased Pax.

  • With their A380sDaily - Dallas; London (Via Singapore); up to 3x to LAWith the left over capacity for Melbourne Singapore daily and Syd - Hong Kong.Note these routes are shorter too.

  • 12 aricraft means 5x daily flights given sparring.Geoffrey Thomas is quoted today in The West saying the Perth flight will switch to the A350 which effectively means a daily London and NYC from Melbourne and Sydney is all they can do with 12 aricraft.

  • SAA rotates both A330s and a340s on the PERTH route which as I understand it is one of their most profitable. The bigger issue is SAA as a going concern as they are corporately in trouble.

  • Hand luggage with Qantas

    Jan 19, 2019, 03:21 PM

    I just did PERTH - Singapore (Qantas); Singapore - Tokyo (QF code share; JAL metal); Tokyo - Brisbane (Qantas). I normally do SQ but they were waitlisted on most options.I was carrying my standard hand luggage and flying business. I have been platinum for 15 yrs. All good so far.At the gate at Br...

  • Originally Posted by tommygun It looks like I'll be in the minority here, but it seems to me FF points are a currency. One that Qantas, and others, set the exchange rate at their discretion. The points have been earned by loyalty sure, but they have still been earned not given away. So why shoul...

  • Sorry it’s a zero sum game there are more people with on average fewer points and the same aggregate points. SCs play key role in your priority for bookings and FF points can be used at the Qantas store to buy everyday appliances. They are not limited to just flights.You can buy them off Qa...

  • Sorry but what is the fundamental problem with this. You have earned he points so why shouldn’t you have he right to use / transfer as you see fit. Qantas happily sells points to banks etc - this is all about protecting Qantas as being the sole source of points available (outside of flying...

  • I witnessed a celebrity (her name shall remain anonymous) next to me in first on LAX-Sydney...she flew first and her nanny and infant in business...that could work too!