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Qantas could also opt for the lower weight Airbus A330-300 regional that has been designed for the domestic market. No lengthy retraining of pilots or engineers. Saudi Arabian airlines has both that aircraft and standard A330 in its fleet. The regional is available now too.
Oct 16, 2017, 12.23 PM / Qantas eyes Boeing 737 MAX, Boeing 797 for domestic fleet
I have flown PER-SYD-PER regularly over the past few years and found the priority lane works fine most of the time. With the recent downsizing of some flights from the A330 to the B737 on some flights I've had to change my strategy. With the B737 and only one aerobridge in use I have to get to th...
Oct 02, 2017, 01.36 PM / Priority boarding with Qantas, Virgin: what's your experience?
The lounge offering is also improving from 31 October. In the letter I received they advised they are also giving 2 Qantas Club lounge invitations every membership year in addition to the Amex lounge passes. That should improve the lounge rating to a 4/5.
Sep 29, 2017, 12.00 PM / Qantas American Express Ultimate Card
People forget that the Boeing 747's sales only improved with each development of the jet. The 100 series only sold about 200 frames. The current A380 has wings built for a longer fuselage and if a new longer model is produced the cost per seat would drop and compete strongly with the long ra...
Jun 08, 2017, 11.01 PM / Airbus A380neo back on the board as Emirates eyes 20-strong order
I'm planning to fly to Johannesburg next April and now hoping I can sneak a seat in the new first class cabin. Hoping my gold status will be enough.
May 01, 2017, 01.15 PM / Qantas refreshes Boeing 747 first class
It is just one guest. I have gold status but also get 2 QF lounge passes from Westpac each year. When I was in Singapore last year I used my gold status to get one guest into the QF lounge and a lounge pass for the other. Maybe your friend, if eligible, could sign up for one of the credit cards t...
May 23, 2017, 01.07 PM / QFF gold/Oneworld Sapphire 2 guests lounge access
Qantas should have got another 2 A380s and retired those 747s. Their running costs are a lot higher than an A380 and you can't underestimate the cost of annoying loyal Qantas passengers by providing substandard business class products. A little bit off topic, I have aÂ feeling that the reason the...
Jan 06, 2017, 05.23 PM / Qantas refresh for old Boeing 747s
I fly from Perth to Sydney every few months and usually fly QF582 on a Monday afternoon. Diinner is servced on the flight. I love the business suites.
Nov 18, 2016, 12.45 PM / QF Business SYD PER