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What's it got to do with London? A lot of people fly to Singapore without going on to Europe, and at the moment Singapore Airlines are eating Qantas' lunch with four wide-body flights a day. All Qantas can offer is a 737.
Mar 08, 2018, 05.32 PM / Qantas revamps Airbus A330s with an extra business class loo
Just got an email from DQ advising of the seat change for an up-coing trip. This is a real downgrade for those flying cattle class - really can't justify SQ's J fares for a five hour flight. SWMBO and I had windows & aisle seats in the 2-4-2 arrangement on the A330, now have 2 out of 3 abr...
Feb 22, 2018, 11.17 PM / Singapore Airlines brings Boeing 787-10 to Perth from May 7
It might be an old, unfashionable design, but the 2-2-2 arrangement on Qatar's 777s is extremely spacious and ultra-comfortable, especially for couples. True, you may need to step over your partner to access the aisle from the window seat, but legroom is so great (78" pitch) that is hardly an iss...
Dec 28, 2017, 02.49 PM / Qatar is bringing its new Qsuites business class to Sydney, Canberra
Qatar have had several false starts with new equipment for PER so I won't be holding my breath. On the other hand, all my flying these days is leisure with SWMBO and we love the spaciousness and side-by-side seating of the current 777 product. Recently flew DOH - VIE on a 787 with the same busine...
Dec 15, 2017, 03.06 PM / Qatar Airways' Airbus A380 to fly Perth-Doha from May 2018
I'd like to see the propellers shielded - this looks like a leg-slicer for the unwary.
Jun 03, 2017, 01.54 PM / Dubai plans July launch of passenger drones as airborne taxis
Originally Posted by patrickk For Perth Airport to treat the national carrier so shabbily is just dumb. National carrier? Surely you jest. Sydney Airlines pulled all its international flights from Perth (then instituted a 737 to Singapore). If you want to go anywhere overseas, Qantas is not an o...
Apr 26, 2018, 01.54 PM / Qantas, Perth Airport argue over Jo'burg flights
Originally Posted by Red Cee Common sense tells you that all Qantas services should depart and arrive from the same terminal. Common sense tells you that all international services should depart and arrive from the same terminal.
Apr 25, 2018, 05.48 PM / Qantas, Perth Airport argue over Jo'burg flights
The problem for Perth Airport - and the taxpayer - is that establishing an international service from T3/T4 has required the duplication of a whole swag of international gateway tasks including customs, quarantine, security etc. Border Force had to recruit additional staff (about 60, so I'm told ...
Apr 25, 2018, 05.46 PM / Qantas, Perth Airport argue over Jo'burg flights
We were booked SIN - RGN on Silk Air, leaving at 12:00 hrs, which had us arriving in RGN in time for an afternoon excursion. Subsequently got an email from SQ saying the flight was now changed to 15:50 - too late for our excursion. OK, we'll change to an earlier flight - went to "Manage your book...
Aug 21, 2016, 03.15 PM / Singapore / SilkAir flight change rigmarole.
Singapore / SilkAir flight change rigmarole. Minor rant
Aug 21, 2016, 03.03 PM / Singapore / SilkAir flight change rigmarole.