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  • While it codeshares with QF, is there some resistance among Australians who are not of mainland Chinese origin to flying MU, CZ or AC? (I'm omitting CI as that's Taiwanese).

    Dec 09, 2018, 11.30 AM / Sydney-bound China Eastern A350 gets private business class suites

  • I don't like the idea of doors in such a small space. I want to be able to see the window (preferably open). Philippine Airlines 1-2-1 suites (not mentioned in the article) are also Thompson Vantage XL and are good enough, yet they thankfully don't have doors.

    Dec 09, 2018, 11.28 AM / Sydney-bound China Eastern A350 gets private business class suites

  • Yes, I couldn't think of anything worse. Not that I've anything against alcohol, but the bonhomie fuelled by free (practically unlimited) booze would go to extremes. Noisy and disruptive.

    Dec 09, 2018, 11.26 AM / Sydney-bound China Eastern A350 gets private business class suites

  • Not only is it 'not cool', but it also holds up departure. At busier times that means missed ATC departure slots and (especially if travelling down to MEL) holding patterns.

    Dec 01, 2018, 08.59 PM / Qantas cracks down on domestic carry-on baggage

  • Why is there such reluctance to put smaller items under the seat in front of you (assuming you're not in, say, 1A? If they're handbags this allows the traveller to keep an eye on (her) purse. Is it because taller passengers want as much legroom in Y as possible?

    Dec 01, 2018, 08.47 PM / Qantas cracks down on domestic carry-on baggage

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  • 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 ...

    Dec 09, 2018, 06.06 PM / Now Virgin Australia is cracking down on hand-luggage

  • 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...

    Dec 07, 2018, 09.16 PM / Qantas business class to San Francisco: not impressed

  • 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.

    Dec 07, 2018, 09.04 PM / 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 ...

    Dec 07, 2018, 09.03 PM / VA and Phillipine Airlines

  • 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...

    Dec 04, 2018, 10.42 AM / Non-travel related content

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