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Yes, Chivas is quite acceptable - but in Business Class (J) I would be inclined to expect 18 yr old Chivas for a true premium experience.
Oct 19, 2017, 07.48 PM / Thai Airways Boeing 747 Royal Silk business class (Sydney-Bangkok)
My bet is for DFW. It's a 'known' entity for QF, both operationally (for the route) and also from a marketing perspective (QF had good US market penetration with AA). Choosing Seattle (a non-AA hub) would be interesting but difficult. Choosing Chicago would be even harder - QF would need to rely ...
Oct 16, 2017, 10.58 AM / Qantas to fly Boeing 787 from Brisbane to Los Angeles, New York
I'm not sure that I understand Alan Joyce's repeated claim that "Sydney will be full". I am sure that it hasn't escaped his attention that Sydney West will be becoming operational at the very time these frames are starting to be delivered. It is fairly obvious that QF and VA will need to offer se...
Oct 16, 2017, 10.44 AM / Qantas eyes Boeing 737 MAX, Boeing 797 for domestic fleet
Let me guess, David. Was it HH?
Oct 10, 2017, 03.42 PM / Don't lose frequent flyer or hotel points to 'loyalty leakage'
"Qantas now lets you buy Gold, Platinum status with points"Unintentionally, a little misleading, I would think. Perhaps, a more accurate description would be:"Qantas now lets you RETAIN Gold, Platinum status with points"Sorry to be pedantic - but there might be a few misguided souls out there dra...
Oct 07, 2017, 10.59 AM / Qantas now lets you retain Gold, Platinum status with points
Am currently in the USA right now. Travelled internationally from Paris (CDG) to Dallas (DFW) two days ago. No need to arrive earlier. The process was Business Class check-in desk, agent asked a few questions about my resident city, reason for trip etc. All very 'conversational' and if you didn't...
Nov 10, 2017, 04.41 AM / New US Security measures
Addendum: [Edit function not working]Malaysian Airlines has just announced COO Izham Ismail as Bellew's successor.
Oct 21, 2017, 11.52 AM / Malaysian Airlines CEO Peter Bellew Quits
Peter Bellew the recently installed CEO of Malaysian Airlines has just unexpectedly resigned. He is poised to return to Ryanair as Chief Operations Officer to assist in their current restructuring effort. Bellew joined Malaysian on September 1, 2015 and began re-organising the Malaysian carrier t...
Oct 21, 2017, 11.43 AM / Malaysian Airlines CEO Peter Bellew Quits
Thank you both for your valued input. It is appreciated.
Oct 16, 2017, 11.09 AM / Preferred OW Lounge Access In CDG (Paris)? American or Cathay?
It's been a while since I visited Paris .. approx. 30 months. Upcoming trip and I'd like some feedback on which is the preferred oneworld lounge for an international departure to the other side of the Atlantic - American Airlines or Cathay Pacific? Any recent experience of these two would be appr...
Oct 12, 2017, 12.21 PM / Preferred OW Lounge Access In CDG (Paris)? American or Cathay?