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Hooray!A competitive Chinese 'Premium' product might well force the legacy western carriers - think QF / NZ / BA etc - to reevaluate their current 'premium', over-stretched pricing offers.Bring it on, I say.
Aug 10, 2018, 10.24 AM / Air China's new Airbus A350 business class raises the bar
What a fascinating article / set of responses.From the 35 responses above, we can deduce that the majority of respondees are presumably not … bon-fide 'business travellers'. Why ? Check the following quotes from the original article: "78% of passengers across the Asia-Pacific region say th...
Aug 10, 2018, 10.16 AM / Survey: 50% of passengers would swap their inflight drink for WiFi
Thank God there is no mention of QF / VA 'regional business class'. Think routes to Wagga, Albury etc. That could be embarrassing.
Aug 01, 2018, 01.28 PM / Regional business class is business with a difference
Going forward, I wouldn't be surprised to see more of QR's input and influence being recognised and adopted by oneworld, given its full membership of OW .. and significant shareholdings in British Airways, Cathay Pacific, LATAM and Meridiana / Air Italy (perhaps a future oneworld member / affilia...
May 15, 2018, 12.49 PM / Qatar Airways Premium Lounge, London Heathrow Airport
I agree entirely, tonyfisicaro86.QF has flown the JNB market for years and it has taken a lot of time and effort to grow it slowly. A PER-CPT-PER route would introduce an entirely new route, an entirely new market (CPT) which is a 'world class' destination .. and open up Australian markets to a n...
Apr 11, 2018, 04.45 PM / Qantas scraps plans for Perth-Johannesburg flights
Some small parts of your last paragraph are a bit on the fallacious side, I'm afraid. If you and your partner do a 'no-show', sure - QF will benefit from the lack of passenger weight and passenger baggage weight.However, you forget that they have to provision (what will become) unconsumed food fo...
Aug 14, 2018, 12.14 PM / Points and SC's on a no show
With the recent accidental death of HNA Chairman Chen Fang in Paris, I would expect some considerable changes in management and strategy from within the group. And as @traveller14 succinctly notes, the Chinese Mainland Government may enforce some further unforeseen restrictions based on capital r...
Aug 01, 2018, 01.44 PM / HNA Group - Too many airlines?
@grannular and @bollen,The Freddy Awards have been in existence since 1988 .. ie: 30 years, so not exactly 'new'. From their 'About' page .. "Introduced in 1988 by InsideFlyer magazine’s Randy Petersen, the “Freddies” are named in honor of Sir Freddie Laker and have grown in ...
May 12, 2018, 12.04 PM / Do Airlines (specifically Qantas) care about awards like to Freddie Awards?
Staff Travel and a Queens Birthday long-weekend? Not a great mix, IMHO. My advice? Keep it short (flying time) and ensure there's plenty of flights daily (in case you get bumped). I would suggest New Zealand (anywhere), possibly Fiji, maybe Singapore or at a stretch, Hong Kong. The other option i...
May 08, 2018, 11.18 AM / Where to go?
Originally Posted by Grannular I am guessing probably not. I would think most people wouldn't have heard of Freddie Awards before. I know I haven't. [/end]I would respectfully disagree. In previous years, Qantas has promoted voting for Qantas in the 'Freddies'. It has included website elements an...
May 01, 2018, 03.32 PM / Do Airlines (specifically Qantas) care about awards like to Freddie Awards?