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I'd be wary of suggesting AA (American Airlines). It seems that apart from JetBlue, EI's other partner in the US is now .. United Airlines (complete with logo et al on the newly designed EI website). Nearly fell off my chair when I saw that! It seems that while AA is a founding member of OW - and...
Mar 20, 2019, 03.17 PM / Qantas, Aer Lingus end frequent flyer partnership
Hooray! A highly welcome and intelligent move by the Brazilian government. Previous experience with obtaining a Brazilian visa for tourist travel back 15 years ago meant obtaining a visa took upwards of 3 weeks (Sydney) or alternatively, turning up at the Brazilian Consulate in Buenos Aires, Arge...
Mar 20, 2019, 03.07 PM / Brazil axes business, tourism visa requirements for Australians
Whilst BA seem to manage this with a far larger fleet, I wonder about the logic of a split (high / low) premium fleet of only 12 A350-1000 frames? Does Virgin Atlantic have commitments ie: firm orders or options on more than 12? It has the potential to make the prospect of irregular ops a bit of ...
Mar 20, 2019, 12.28 PM / Virgin Atlantic’s new A350 Upper Class business class launches April 8
Perhaps it was EI, but somehow I doubt it. There's not a shred of information of it on the newly designed EI website, which I would expect to find if EI was the initiator. Similarly, since EI's recent move towards a more upmarket, non-LCC approach, they have rejigged their Frequent Flyer program ...
Mar 20, 2019, 12.12 PM / Qantas, Aer Lingus end frequent flyer partnership
Strange move by QF. Over the years, I've often travelled LHR-DUB and v.v, as well as using DUB-Rest of Western Europe on EI and have always seen plenty of Aussies doing the same. These are the times when you'd love to be a fly on the wall of 'strategy' meetings in Coward Street. We'll never know,...
Mar 20, 2019, 10.54 AM / Qantas, Aer Lingus end frequent flyer partnership
Qantas could - on international, at least - cut the volume of 'boarding card' stationary in half tomorrow if they so wished. I am always amused that your 'receipt' for checked luggage is always printed on full sized 'boarding pass' paper stock, when many other carriers simply use a 'sticky' (smal...
Feb 22, 2019, 07.43 PM / Qantas and Jetstar axes paper boarding passes
Originally Posted by GregXL The loss of an order for 40 787s as a consequence of the death of the A380 program isn’t going to dampen the celebrations at Boeing! So, you think that the loss of an MoU valued at USD $13.5 billion (at retail price) is 'inconsequential' ? Wow .. just wow.
Feb 19, 2019, 10.53 AM / Emirates has ordered A330neo and A350
Thanks for your feedback, Taylor. Your call to SQ and their response indicates to me that their RES system is checking availability and then explicitly validating eligibility against the physical address recorded in your FF program membership, rather than just checking against your IP address. Sn...
Feb 16, 2019, 12.35 PM / SQ Country Quotas for F/F Redemptions..
@aggie57 - a timely and well thought-out post.The fact that there are so many discordant views to your post shows just how ubiquitous (and contentious!) the provision of WiFi on aircraft has become. It is also highly interesting to see how this has evolved and the many problems / scenario's there...
Feb 16, 2019, 12.00 PM / Inflight WiFi - luxury or necessity?
Originally Posted by patrickk The A330 neo will replace the regional 777s and the A350 the longer range 777s. The 777-9s will replace the A380s in time. I would also suggest that the A330-900NEO order may well be the death-knell for EK's MoU for the B787-10's which will probably be allowed to qu...
Feb 15, 2019, 02.21 PM / Emirates has ordered A330neo and A350