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This is very common practice on high frequency routes e.g. between cities like SYD/MEL/BNE/ADL as if they can move enough people around they will make economical/weather related/incident recovery cancellations. Especially VA & JQ!!!! You know it's happening when you use self-service kiosks an...
Dec 19, 2018, 10.24 AM / How to move to an earlier Qantas, Virgin Australia flight
Hahahaha!! I think MEL and AKL will be fighting for who goes last...!!
Jul 24, 2018, 06.31 PM / Melbourne Airport Rail Link: here’s what you need to know
It'll be leather as they're easier to clean, therefore quicker aircraft turn arounds on the ground. Hence why VA's seats are all leather (the cabin crew clean the aircraft on turn-arounds) and Qantas has cloth seating (as cleaners clean their aircraft, even Domestically).
Jun 26, 2018, 10.58 AM / Photos: QantasLink upgrades Q200, Q300, Q400 aircraft seating
Any news on their 777 upgrades? The product is abismal!
May 02, 2018, 09.10 AM / Philippine Airlines reveals new Airbus A350, A321Neo business class
Cooper81 is 100% correct. Airbus crew rest are typical below while Boeing is up. I’ve worked many of both aircraft types incl 330s, 340-300 and 600, 74s. And they’re a removable “container” so some airlines don’t even have them on Airbus. Virgin Atlantic 330s ha...
Apr 12, 2018, 02.09 AM / Airbus plans to put sleeping bunks into the cargo hold
Feb is very often a glut for airlines. When I was crew years ago I remember operating Sydney-Tonga on a 737 with 20 people onboard this time of year.
Feb 18, 2019, 01.49 AM / Virgin Australia VA23 Melbourne-LA is 60% empty!
I do this journey a wee bit and try my best to go through Narita (Tokyo). Day flight up from this side of the world (albeit I live in NZ). Quick hotel rest (hotels go for about AU$130-150 Hilton or alike). And then a day flight from Tokyo to London next day usually leaves Tokyo mid morning arrivi...
Nov 22, 2018, 03.08 PM / Best way of flying economy from Sydney-London
Before they launched Houston, in the busy season they did a third daily AKL LAX run using the 787, but that doesn't exist anymore. It was also on the once weekly AKL RAR LAX (NZ1 service but that recently swapped onto a 772. So, probably not.
Oct 01, 2018, 12.24 PM / AKL-LAX Equipment upgrade
Originally Posted by xtfer Damn. I guess I'll have to stop carrying a kilo of Epsom Salt with me in carry-on... Hahahaha, ditto 🤭
Jun 21, 2018, 08.01 PM / International Security - Soon have to seperate at screening
So many armchair CEOs !!!!!! Sheesh.
Jun 12, 2018, 07.44 PM / What's next for Virgin Australia internationally?