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Are you sure about the western pier? BA have departed from the eastern pier everyday for the past week. Used to 'always' be gate 24 but it varies more these days.
Feb 28, 2019, 01.15 PM / British Airways changes Sydney lounge from Qantas to The House
Nice summary, thanks Chris
Feb 27, 2019, 12.33 PM / The five best benefits of Qantas Platinum for first class flyers
I believe, and am happy to be corrected, that part of the poor economics of the A380 is that it was built to be extended. That is, the airframe is strong enough (ie. heavy) to support an extended version of the plane without any significant reengineering
Feb 18, 2019, 02.12 PM / RIP superjumbo: Airbus axes the A380
You’d think if they smash together CX, AA, QF and BA into a massive lounge at LHR T3 they could generate some savings
Feb 01, 2019, 10.56 PM / Oneworld to open its own network of airport lounges from 2019
Turns out I'm an idiot - I had the day and month of the ESTA expiry with the year of my passport expiry. Glad this article came out as I would have been in trouble for my trip next year!
Dec 18, 2018, 05.23 PM / USA lengthens ESTA processing times: no more instant approvals
Originally Posted by madmat777 Still always love the idea of flying on the 747 and sad to see them go. Sitting in the back of F gave an amazing view during taxi and take-off. And sitting in the front of F you could heard the nose wheel skids bring the spinning wheels to a stop in the wheel well.
Feb 03, 2019, 02.12 PM / Last Qantas 747 with F seats being phased out
This is a tourist route primarily so the reliability issues of an older aircraft are arguably less important - might actually be a good fit for the ageing birds.
Dec 12, 2018, 03.52 PM / Qantas extends Boeing 747s for Sydney-Honolulu
The Helsinki 'eye' (ie, the Ferris wheel) has one car that's a sauna so you can mix saunas and sightseeing Also, there is a sauna at HEL with access from the Finnair non-Schengen lounges.
Aug 16, 2018, 12.34 PM / Travel suggestions for Helsinki
Anecdotally the security queues are shorter at TBIT than the terminals, at least in the mornings. If you have your boarding pass for AC in Sydney (QF issued me one for AC during IRROPS, so it's possible) then the choice is yours. Suggest that if it's hot or cold or wet or the transit time is <...
Jun 29, 2018, 01.13 PM / Transit from Qantas to Air Canada at LAX
I prefer facing backwards when landing as your whole back is pushed into the seat rather than having your belly squashed by the belt especially when the brakes are slammed on. Deceleration on landing is stronger than acceleration on takeoff so it works for me. And, as said above, in the air it ma...
Jun 10, 2018, 12.19 PM / Not facing forward on takeoff?