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The seating companies are working on lie-flat/direct-aisle-access products for narrowbody aircraft anyway. BE/Rockwell Collins are making a "super super diamond" seat for this purpose and Virgin obviously will be looking at that.
Jul 19, 2017, 10.38 AM / What do you want in a transcontinental Boeing 737 business class?
Considering that QF will also have 787s flying on the transcon legs eventually (the first example being the PER-MEL-LAX-MEL-PER-LHR-PER route), and could probably shift A330-200s over to the route when 787s start replacing the A330 fleet... The only flaw in this strategy is frequency.I love ...
Jul 17, 2017, 04.11 PM / Qantas: no plans for new transcon Boeing 737 business class
There's been quite a bit of research recently going into how to make direct-aisle-access-fully-flat-bed Business products work space-efficiently in A320s and 737s. Could VA be planning to deploy any of these?
Jul 06, 2017, 02.20 PM / Virgin Australia to launch all-new domestic business class
Clearly the A380 was too big for Qantas. Does this mean First Class ex. MEL is doomed? I'm not entirely sure about that. I do think, however, whatever replaces the A380 will be much smaller and will have a First Class offering that's no more than 8 seats. Personally I'm wagering QF will take...
Jul 06, 2017, 02.05 PM / Qantas trims first class on Melbourne-Los Angeles flights
Great news for Virgin and fantastic news for Hong Kong visitors. This will help break OneWorld's hold on the Hong Kong - Australia market.
Jul 05, 2017, 02.14 PM / Virgin Australia plans Sydney, Brisbane flights to Hong Kong
VA's domestic lounges are perfectly good. Not as good as QF's new domestic lounges in BNE and PER, but at least as good as, if not better than, the QF domestic lounges in MEL and SYD.
Jul 12, 2017, 01.14 PM / Virgin Australia lounges: are they up to scratch?
So... Qantas did it because they could get more profit out of doing it?Surprise. Businesses try to maximize profits.That said, I doubt a 2-4-2 787-9 is more expensive, cost-wise, than a 3-3-3 777-300ER. Qantas could've easily gone up against Virgin Australia and competed on price so long as VA di...
Jun 25, 2017, 10.32 PM / Why Qantas didn't fit 2-4-2 economy seating to the Boeing 787-9
Qantas is more polished and generally a bit more "high end" in terms of soft product/service. That said, Air NZ is still very good, friendly and personable. Air NZ feels a bit more 'friendly and warm' whereas Qantas is more professional/buttoned down. Of course, seat-wise things get a little...
Jun 22, 2017, 07.18 PM / Air NZ vs Qantas
Originally Posted by loopflyer : Will be in Melbourne area for 3 days for the first time and I would like to avoid the cookie cutter globalised big city (which is now everywhere) experience with the now ubiquitous ferris wheel, and vegan, halal, hindu, kosher, kebab, sodium light, peanut free re...
May 24, 2017, 01.25 PM / An Aussie Experience Still Possible Near Melbourne?
Originally Posted by Packetman21 : No. Why would anyone have to deal with a 17.3 inch seat with HARDLY any legroom just to save $100? Air Asia has tried (and failed) to do long haul but it just doesn't work with LCCs. Last edited by Packetman21 at May 22, 2017, 06.57 PM.Scoot does quite a bi...
May 22, 2017, 09.59 PM / New Jetstar Routes 2017/2018