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  • Quite right, Boof, we were juggling 787 config sheets and transposed the economy count for the -8... thanks for the pick-up!

    Jan 20, 2017, 04.59 PM / Japan Airlines moves Sydney-Tokyo to Boeing 787-9

  • That's correct: the first five A380s were leased from Airbus and are expected to be returned to Airbus once they hit the 10-year mark, with the five new A380s filling their superjumbo-sized shoes. Singapore Airlines has already confirmed the first of those five is being handed back to Toulouse.

    Jan 19, 2017, 07.31 PM / Singapore Airlines: two all-new business class seats for 2017-18

  • All those 'reports' are merely repeating what's been said in one (poorly-written) article by one (questionable, with zero track record) website.There's never a shortage of rumour in this business, but when you see such a story published by a reputable news outlet - not spread second-hand by blogg...

    Jan 19, 2017, 04.26 AM / Cathay Pacific eyes more routes for Dragonair aka Cathay Dragon

  • That's correct, there are reports of SQ planning to not have premium economy on the regional A350s (unlike the first batch of A350s) as well as the Boeing 787-10. If so, we'd still see premium economy on some flights out of Australia such as those on the A380 and Boeing 777-300ER, but for some ot...

    Jan 18, 2017, 03.35 PM / Singapore Airlines: two all-new business class seats for 2017-18

  • From SMH: ViaSat exec says "ViaSat has provided Qantas a 12 megabits per second [Mbps] service level agreement to each connected device on the plane."

    Jan 18, 2017, 02.00 PM / Qantas to offer free (and fast) inflight Internet from February

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  • Some great advice here from the AusBT readers, especially with regards to transit points and the different Cathay Pacific lounges – thanks to you all for sharing your experiences!RodH: you'll also want to consider the departure gate of the flight you're hopping onto, of course. And remember that ...

    Jan 21, 2017, 05.52 PM / Cathay Pacific business class lounge, Hong Kong

  • Kdunton: the Qantas lounge is admittedly a bit of a bunker, although you're not really going there for the view... food and drinks are decent, unsure how it compares with the Cathay lounge sorry!

    Jan 21, 2017, 05.42 PM / Cathay or Qantas business lounge in Melbourne?

  • The standard for international airlines is three hours before the flight.However, Serg, if you are travelling without any checked luggage you can check in online and go to the airport much earlier – either proceed straight to the departures area (bypassing CX counters) or if an ID check of some s...

    Jan 18, 2017, 02.28 PM / When does Cathay Pacific open check-in at Melbourne airport?

  • No more news as yet – but when there is, we expect (and hope) that you'll read it here first

    Jan 15, 2017, 07.55 PM / VA's A330's to Hong Kong and Beijing

  • Spa treatments are available for any passengers on any airline (even Chairman's Lounge members flying SQ!) - and as others have mentioned here, you just rock up to the front desk and ask if there's any spa sessions available.Obviously busy travel days (weekends, Mondays) see more people seeking a...

    Jan 12, 2017, 02.46 PM / How to make a booking at the Qantas First Lounge (Sydney) spa

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