"I can definitely see the appeal to big spenders vice high flyers. Not much benefit to top tier FF’s but anyone else with deep pockets and lower status could easily counterbalance the fee with a couple of long haul J flights."
"The idea in vogue at the moment is to switch from hub and spoke to point-to-point. I daresay that when the Sunrise announcement is made this year it will loosely coincide with orders for other widebodies (787s, A330neos etc) that will fly to destinations that currently aren’t served (think..."
"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 totally useless. The squeezy 78..."
"Given the current predicament with airframes, slot restraints in places like HND/HNL, ETOPS to JNB/SCL and oil prices that are now just as likely to head South as they are North - I wouldn’t be surprised to hear of the 6 747-400ERs being extended ‘til 2022. Even if it means they get..."
"Word on the street is that CASA will be inclined to wait until a suitor is selected for Project Sunrise before making ETOPS recommendations to potentially allow for a reduction in their workload evaluating GE engines etc."
"I think it’s safe to assume that Border Force aren’t being entirely honest with you. Stuff I’ve heard of that can impact someone with a ‘clean’ record:-Biometric fail, somewhere along the way a facial read has been accepted that doesn’t match with you cur..."
"Love em or hate em, rumour has it that VH OEB (the ex-Asiana 747 that still has the old school interior with F seats in the nose) has disappeared from the QF booking system this April. Another regular 747 (VH OJS) has also gone missing as of February, sparking salacious rumblings of early 787s de..."
"Don’t know if this was covered by a previous thread but I just wanted to report that Velocity are still quite happy to honour status matches if your work email ends in .gov.au.I sent an email to firstname.lastname@example.org recently with just my Velocity and QFF number and they h..."
"Fellow PER traveller here, I’m a big fan of QF94 and have never been denied an upgrade on that flight - but I prefer this service so I can connect onto QF9 and spend some time in the MEL F lounge "
"All airlines will look at carrying some freight to help with route profitability. But a lot of LCCs are quite happy to proceed with no bags (or close to it) below deck to save on fuel. Of course if pax show up with extra baggage unannounced they’re also very happy to extort them for the pr..."
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