• Completely agree. My firm would eventually allow me to travel interstate for work if I wanted to, but I'm not boarding a full plane. May I remind Alan that we're in a global PANDEMIC. It's not some minor economic blip, it's a health crisis. Blocking out a middle seat is, frankly, the least airlin...

  • Baffling and disgusting to see these airlines - some of which pay $0 in tax each and every year - now BEGGING for tax-payer cash. Forget a bailout, let them fail or nationalise one. If a company which pays $0 in tax can't survive even a few months without a bailout, that's the board's fault. It's...

  • Although the lounge isn't terrible unless super busy, QC MEL, similar to MEL airport itself, has by far the most tired design and layout in the country - which really isn't good enough given Melbourne is the 2nd largest city.  The main problem is a lack of space as the lounge, bizarrely, re...

  • Alan Joyce: the worst is over

    Aug 28, 2014, 01:30 PM

    I very much doubt "the worst is over." Being a very frequent flyer domestically, the drop in Qantas service has been quite dramatic just in the last 3-5 years. Although Virgin's service isn't a whole lot better, I flew them for the first time in 3 years a few weeks ago and was impressed. Althoug...

  • I agree, can't trust Qantas management these days. Although some believe that this change is fair, ultimately the QC is there for those who do travel often but just not often enough to gain enough status credits.  At the end of the day QC members are paying far in excess for what they get b...

  • Filthy tray tables

    Oct 16, 2018, 10:16 AM

    Absolutely agree. I've really noticed this in the past year or two, which I had not before (because the tables were generally clean). Qantas domestic planes are often quite dirty across the board, as they clearly aren't vacuumed between fights. It has to be said that the black material seats don'...

  • Originally Posted by ryanpst Only been once. Didn’t enjoy it, tried to make some calls and the background noise was off putting - even tried a few locations and different seat and table combinations and just couldn’t get comfortable. Hopefully this lounge design isn’t repeated ...

  • Originally Posted by Lps988 Whats the lounge like on Sunday evening? guessing it wouldn't be as bad noise wise compared to during the week? Good q - my visit was actually a Sunday night at around 6 - 7.30pm. Can't image the place at 6pm on a weeknight.

  • Recently visited the new MEL QC and although aesthetically quite nice, it has to be the noisiest lounge I've ever sat in. The hard surfaces from wall to floor combined with the narrow length of the lounge create an actual echo chamber, where every glass, piece of cutlery and plate is continuo...