Had a wifi equipped QF BSI 738 on MEL-BNE this weekend and the connection was fast, consistent and hugely convenient. Then I got an old 738 on the return and it really did put into perspective how dated that product is! I really hope they consider installing the XZ fleet product on some of the older...Jump to post
Is OEB the only 744 remaining in the old 4 class configuration? When is it due for retirement? I just booked SYD-JNB return next June/July, and after flying her JFK-LAX this year I am praying to the gods I don't get her again - she is in dire need of a new cabin product. I know they often use this b...Jump to post
The way the Dutch Saint Maarten locals explained it to me, the beach naturally disappears during the summer/fall months, replaced by rock and boulders and usually around late October to early November, mother nature brings the beach back. Truck loads of sand are not brought in. That is a myth. This...Jump to post
I would love to see EK retain the capacity by launching DXB-PER-AKL. Replace the seasonal 2 x weekly QF PER-AKL service with a daily year round 777, slap a QF code on it and align the schedule for connections to/from PER-LHR.Jump to post
I have no idea why ET or KQ would fly direct to MEL when PER would allow for convenient connections to every single major city in the country. ADD/NBO-PER arriving in the early morning, team up with QF or VA and offer ~2 hour connections to ADL, DRW, MEL, SYD and BNE. Yes, the African diaspora is bi...Jump to post
With TT now operating PER-MEL/SYD/BNE, are we close to seeing them make a return on PER-ADL? I'm actually surprised they launched BNE before to be honest.
Would love to see JQ or TT launch PER-ASP or PER-DRW, fares to the NT can be pretty high from WA.
Virgin's new ad campaign is stunning. Website has had a lovely makeover too. Their marketing is always so much slicker in comparison to QF.
If only their profits were looking "up".
Hopefully the 332s take over the 738s which have found themselves on a near 6 hour flight to PER these days.Jump to post
Visiting Fiji for the first time and I am already in love. FJ is such a fabulous airline, especially in J. Managed to get their sole 333 on SYD-NAN today. It got me thinking, would a seasonal NAN-PER flight be justifiable? Bali has a stigma for many these days and with good timings they could market...Jump to post
Stayed overnight in SYD at the Rydges and was shocked to see how many widebodies boarded from remote stands this morning! AC to YVR, LA to AKL/SCL, QF to PVG and SQ to SIN all had pax bussed and then up stairs. Is this a regular occurrence for SYD?Jump to post
I made a bucket list trip and visited SXM and Anguilla from Australia two months ago and I honestly cannot believe what is happening. I knew I was visiting in the beginning of the hurricane season but any locals I talked to thought I was crazy for being weary about terrible storms. I pray that these...Jump to post
Given the number of Indonesians working and living in Australia, and the close proximity allowing flights with 737 it seems odd to me that there aren't alternative points other than CGK and DPS. After all, it is a long archipelago. Do you think we might see flights from alternative points in the fu...Jump to post
I have heard on the grapevine that an airline (from Asia) that currently does not fly to PER yet has been in town evaluating the airport over the past week or so I know who it is- a little out of left field and not that exciting, but I guess it's an extra notch in the PER belt. The monopoly carrier...Jump to post
I have heard on the grapevine that an airline (from Asia) that currently does not fly to PER yet has been in town evaluating the airport over the past week or so If not MU, the only possibilities would be JL/NH to NRT, CA to PEK or VN to SGN. Unless it's something way out of the box like a subsidis...Jump to post
If anyone can help me out with any of the following, I would be very appreciative!
AA 297 LAX-HNL 29 September 2005 752
SQ 638 SIN-NRT 3 July 2008 380
JO 72 NRT-HNL 8 July 2008 744
SQ 21 EWR-SIN 14 October 2010 345
I'm really excited to see what PER-LHR does for WA tourism. I expect many will now spend a few days in Perth much like many spend 2-3 days in Los Angeles on their holidays into (or out of) the USA. As for PER-PVG and PER-NRT, I think both are a matter of when, not if. As 787 and 350 fleets continue ...Jump to post
qf789 wrote:MH to operate 737-800 for all of NW17/18 to PER
http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/air ... e-changes/
I would say it would cost a ridiculous amount of money to charter a widebody plane and fly it from the USA to Australia.
I'm sure you could easily accomodate 250 passengers across QF, UA, DL, AA, NZ and HA over a few days.
I was incredibly surprised when I flew DL JFK to SXM last week that even some international flights do not get lounge access for J pax. As an Australian, that's pretty much unheard of.Jump to post
What are the next retirements planned after -OJM? I hope to god OEB goes soon, I just did JFK-LAX on that bird and the J cabin was in atrocious condition - the air conditioning panel above leaked on me for over an hour, and I don't mean a drop every minute... I mean to the point where I had to hold...Jump to post
Seriously, make up your minds. VA are finally, FINALLY, getting their act together. If you believe all they should be is Virgin Blue again then fine, that's valid. But these weird contradictions don't bolster that argument. I agree. The current 737 product on East-West services is subpar for the pr...Jump to post
I went to Maho Beach yesterday (honestly one of the best days of my life) and throughout the day many people still grabbed on to the fence, but far less than what I have seen in videos. In terms of authority enforcing the rules - a lady working at sunset bar came and told everyone to get off the fen...Jump to post
I've literally just flown halfway across the world from Australia to visit SXM on Sunday. If they close the beach because of one person's stupid actions, I will be furious. RIP, but this was entirely her fault.Jump to post
Out of interest how are pax treated on both VA and QF when they book a J class Perth flight only to find an equipment change, or even a scheduled, 737 seat? They're paying massive fares for vastly different products. Is there compensation or lower upfront fares to reflect this? I've done J class ME...Jump to post
Hello, It's been on my bucket list since I was 5 years old, and I am finally venturing to St Maarten this weekend to witness Mago Beach in all its glory. I've come all the way from Australia so would appreciate any tips/tricks to get the best spot, best photos (I'm dying to get one right under a jet...Jump to post
I also forgot to mention that the baggage claim area in Terminal 7 at JFK (I assume the one used for domestic flights as it's segregated from the rest) was absolutely TINY. Seeing 300+ exhausted people battling to find their bags and zig-zag their way through the crowds was hilarious to watch. It wa...Jump to post
I flew QF 93/11 MEL-LAX-JFK yesterday, and our first flight was about 30 minutes late, making the connection hideously stressful. After reading some reviews on how the connection is pretty easy, I was shocked to see what an absolute mess immigration and security was - people screaming at everyone, c...Jump to post
Is there actual statistics to show transcon traffic to PER is decreasing as it's constantly discussed? I fly regularly on both QF and VA A330's from MEL to PER and no matter what time of the year they are ALWAYS at least 85-90% full. I've only had one or two half empty flights since I can remember. ...Jump to post
I find it amazing QF sees more potential in a PER-CDG or FRA route than relaunching PER-HKG or even PER-NRT. Surely both on the radar with QFs focus on Asia & hopefully with A380's launched on the SIN/HKG route will free up A330's. I find it amazing QF sees more potential in a PER-CDG or FRA ro...Jump to post
With QF moving capacity via PER opposed to DXB surely there's a sweetener in the deal for EK? Qantas backs Emirates partnership but plans more direct Perth-Europe flights Qantas is still keen to work with Dubai-based Emirates on routes to Europe, even as it starts to open up more of its own, execut...Jump to post
According to the ABC, flights operated by Silk Air from Singapore to Karratha from March 2018. Karratha mayor, Peter Long, has announced that agreement has been reached with the carrier to trial the flights over a twelve month period. However, before the flights can commence some building work need...Jump to post
UL to Melbourne Confirmed from October 29th UL604 CMB 23:50 - 15:25+1 MEL A333 D UL605 MEL 16:55 - 22:15 CMB A333 D https://www.ausbt.com.au/srilankan-airlines-to-fly-colombo-melbourne-from-october Melbourne has now added AC, JL and UL within just a few weeks I was hoping UL would perhaps consider ...Jump to post
I would say a 77L could comfortably make LAX-PER in a premium-heavy (but still 3/4 class) config. Anything further is probsbly a stretch.Jump to post
Part of the problem with EK424/5 is the timings don't allow for any connections, and even for Perth locals the timings are pretty terrible It's crazy to think EK was once 21 x weekly to PER and now they can barely fill a twice daily flight! I wish QF would hand over PER-AKL to EK and allow them to ...Jump to post
My partner who works for SAA said that they are evaluating BNE! If this ever comes to fruition, I have a few questions! Could the A346 make the return journey non stop? And secondly, as VA crew, I know sometimes we can have up to 90 pax connecting from BNE-PER-JNB, so would this make the PER-JNB RO...Jump to post
I flew PER-SIN on SQ last year on Christmas day and the flight was full to the brim. We managed to have a family breakfast, a big lunch celebration and then leave for the airport and get on the 5:00pm service and be in Singapore just before it ticked over to the 26th.Jump to post