Is Sydney to London - via Beijing - a good option?

"I just had a friend fly on China Eastern (MU) which he said was very 'average.' Apparently one way was better than the other. Allegedly there was one bottle of red, and one of white per aisle so after five or six pours it ran out. He said English skills of the crew were just adequate. Air Chin..."

1 week, 3 days ago

Qantas QF7/8 changing from an A380 to a Boeing 787?

"Originally Posted by kimshep @timothyshears, No. SYD-SCL is currently 4 days a week. I would think that, rather than changing SYD-DFW, QF would be more likely to go daily on SYD-SCL with a B787-9 to equal LAN - and maintain capacity. For South Africa, it is also highly possible that QF might beg..."

3 weeks ago

ADL - SYD Flight Diverted to MEL on 14 March due to storms in Sydney

"Mark Sydney, did you receive a hotel room? Which hotel? Did you get there by bus, Uber or taxi?"

4 weeks ago

Gift ideas for international colleagues

"Originally Posted by Stephen D Originally Posted by mspcooper My usual gifts are Tim Tams, Hand crafted Boomerangs, Koala stuffed toys, Kangaroo stuffed toys. Boomerang was the most appreciated one followed by Tim Tams. I have given Tim Tams to Americans, and those new malt flavoured versions a..."

1 month, 5 days ago

ADL - SYD Flight Diverted to MEL on 14 March due to storms in Sydney

"I agree that you should complain. 5000 extra FF points as 'compensation' would be insufficient.However if your wife (or you) had looked at the various online travel agents such as booking (dot) com or others, somewhere in the suburbs there would have been a room available: as one other above imp..."

1 month, 1 week, 2 days ago

Qantas 29/30

"Sunday or Monday, supposedly, sees it back to a B789."

2 months, 1 week, 3 days ago

QF fleet management & 747 replacements

"Originally Posted by PERflyer Great discussion. Certainly raises intereting points about yield and capacity. Rembering Qantas’s international business until recently was making a loss year after year. Now profitable again on the international side they are clearly happy to sacrifice marke..."

2 months, 1 week, 5 days ago

Qantas Finally Cancels Remaining Airbus A380s

"Originally Posted by djtech Originally Posted by Ladtsmt It'll be a great day when all the Qantas Airbus380s are gone. It was the company's biggest mistake. It should have purchased a long haul Boeing, either the 777 or the latest technologically updated 747. Unfortunately 20/20 hindsight is to..."

2 months, 2 weeks, 1 day ago

Virgin Australia VA23 Melbourne-LA is 60% empty!

"By May we'll know the answer because the government agency will have issued its monthly report, always with a time lag as it must collect lots of information from international airlines and airports."

2 months, 2 weeks, 4 days ago

Delayed Baggage

"Originally Posted by tommygun Originally Posted by jrfsp On this topic, my case has been completely lost, I have travel insurance, they have asked for original receipts for proof of ownership. I have no receipts for my clothes, who would? I have Gold level cover so surely people cant be expecte..."

3 months, 1 week, 4 days ago

Now Virgin Australia is cracking down on hand-luggage

"Do the airlines do dry runs to estimate how much extra time retaining the current effective free-for-all, or implementing checks, takes? Both impose time penalties. In the latter case if many bags have to be carried down stairs to be stowed in the hold after passengers that have overweight (or ..."

4 months, 2 weeks, 2 days ago

Qantas business class to San Francisco: not impressed

"Originally Posted by Rufus1 Originally Posted by Michael Ikle Simply a 3rd tier airline that can only realistically be compared to Pegasus Airlines of Turkey. My simple message to all the Australian Qantas addicts - sometimes lifelong bad habits are hard to change, but once you do it, you'll be..."

4 months, 2 weeks, 4 days ago

VA and Phillipine Airlines

"I should have added that PR is not in any major alliance such as *Alliance, SkyTeam or OneWorld. Some find this annoying, especially since Philippines has developed so much economically.Even if it wanted to be, other member(s) might well use any veto they had to block it. "

4 months, 2 weeks, 4 days ago

VA and Phillipine Airlines

"Maybe VA is using 'partnership' in an extremely loose sense to indicate, as occurs, that normally PR passengers booked to or from other Australian domestic (or some VA international ports like NAN) will normally travel on VA and not QF/JQ. Like you, I don't know of any other relationship PR has ..."

4 months, 2 weeks, 4 days ago

Non-travel related content

"I agree, and while we all understand that these sites must attract advertising content (or 'advertorials') to make money for the owners and pay for any staff, I really wonder what pages about watches or upmarket cars have to do with business travel.Nothing, in my view.The site should stick to its..."

4 months, 3 weeks ago
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