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Direct Aisle Access, separation from the aisle/privacy, and a fully flat bed are the big ones in my view. The ability to charge personal devices is also very useful. I also admit I like shoulder space too (the Cirrus/reverse herringbone config's big weakness is shoulder space).
Jan 18, 2018, 02.36 PM / What do you want to see in a business class seat?
Awww crap. I've got a DXB - BNE in early June I hope to god I get a plane with the new product. Either that or I'm going to have to get myself completely wasted to have even a hope of sleeping on the plane...At least I've still got 3 out of 4 legs on the A380. But I've never been able to get...
Jan 12, 2018, 01.31 PM / Emirates suspends Brisbane Airbus A380 flights
This would be very good for both airlines (particularly VA), and provide some extra competition to BA/QF/CX. I hope it gets approved... indeed I'd be surprised if it isn't approved.
Dec 22, 2017, 03.09 PM / Virgin Atlantic looks for codeshare on Virgin Australia's HKG flights
Given how SQ's PE in the A350s is only 18.5" wide and thus a somewhat marginal upgrade relative to business class, I would've thought they'd keep the PE on regional A350s... strange.
Dec 14, 2017, 11.04 AM / No premium economy on Singapore Airlines' regional Airbus A350s
Do any first class lounges serve cuvee de prestige?Not to my knowledge. Usually they save the higher-end stuff for the on-board experience and serve a nice non-vintage on the ground.The PJ in the lounge, combined with QF's usual cuvee de prestige's up in the air (usually Sir Winston Churchill, Co...
Dec 12, 2017, 06.55 PM / Qantas now serves a secret Champagne at its London lounge
If all of these planes are being dedicated exclusively to North America and no European routes...The BNE-LAX-JFK route seems like an obvious choice (helps phase out 747s too), and Dallas is probably the most likely destination for the other two jets (given its AA's biggest hub). Chicago is a smal...
Sep 07, 2017, 05.22 PM / Qantas 787-9 confirmed and potential routes from Brisbane
Originally Posted by aniljak : If Qantas got the Airbus A350, would expect to see 787s shifted to Jetstar and used to serve asian tourist routes. Doubt they would operate both types on long distane routes. 787s are smaller than A350s so its perfectly possible QF will operate both types lon...
Aug 19, 2017, 12.12 AM / Qantas to convert remaining A380 orders to A350-900ULR
No First Class?I find that hard to believe honestly. The markets to LHR and JFK (the two ports which A350-ULRs would want to serve) have obvious First demand. Plus, given that lower capacity = lighter load = longer range, it makes sense to go for a four-class LOPA on the jet. First Class passenge...
Aug 18, 2017, 05.12 PM / Qantas to convert remaining A380 orders to A350-900ULR
I know this is a double post but I've done a bit of an analysis. The A350's claims of such incredible seat width are... well not entirely deceptive but overstated.Calculating the "seating envelope" (aisles + armrests + seat pans) makes it clear that at the armrest level, the A350 only gives 1.4" ...
Jul 28, 2017, 05.10 PM / Should Qantas have bought the Airbus A350 instead of the Boeing 787?
Originally Posted by patrickk : Originally Posted by StudiodeKadent : Originally Posted by freshthoughts : Originally Posted by Joe : Wish it was the A350...much better plane. +1 to that, A350 has much better dimensions with comfortable seating 9-accross. That's an overstatement. At arm...
Jul 28, 2017, 04.21 PM / Should Qantas have bought the Airbus A350 instead of the Boeing 787?