I live in Australia, so I just walk through security and up to whatever gate I damn well please, have some lunch and go home without ever buying a ticket. And yes, usually I transit in BNE on my way back from international flights, so family and friends will often come and meet me airside for lunch/...Jump to post
Looks good! I'm booked on the same flight (and on that same seat) in November!Jump to post
Never flown BA Business, but man would I get mad if I paid for business class flights and they still wanted me to pay for seat selection. I will almost never pay for a seat, and if an airline wants to make me pay, I'll usually switch airline. However, enough people won't pay for seats, that so long ...Jump to post
Basically anyone who fills a 747-400 fleet regularly = I hate seeing an aircraft swap reduce capacity when the higher capacity is being filled. British Airways and KLM would be my top picks. Especially British, since they have a huge fleet of 747s that needs to be replaced. Delta and United maybe in...Jump to post
I think the idea of the new planes would be to replace the A388/777s on the shorter routes like Iran, Kuwait, Iraq, Saudia etc to free them up to go to new places like Helsinki with the 777 and adding A380s to USA or Asian routes. Or am I wrong? Maybe, but I highly doubt it. If they can fill an A38...Jump to post
I'm booked to fly BNE to SYD via DEL, FRA, LIS, NKC, GRU, EZE and AKL later this year :p
Transit stops is just 3 actually I think. KWI->DXB->MCT->KUL->OOL.
35 years old. Not old. Not a kid. Just judging on my lifetime...if you think today's era is the "glory days" era, you are absolutely, 100% delusional. .... I dont have perspective of the 60s, but compared to the 80s and 90s, flying today sucks I'm not delusional. Last year I flew from Aus...Jump to post
But in seriousness, I think their strategy of a "low cost full service carrier" is a good one and so far seems to be doing good for them. Their widebody fleet needs urgent replacing, which they're doing, and the premium cabins on their shorthaul also need a refurb (seriously, their E190s ...Jump to post
I hope one day they do a RTW fare similar to Lufthansas/Austrian/Swiss (though they'll likely need an Asian destination for that to work) I booked a Lufthansa RTW fare and while intra-European legs were on TAP, I am still annoyed I could not make use of TAPs very good connections to secondary cities...Jump to post
Charlotte for me too.
Casablanca coming up.
Hey to anybody who has a flightstats or similar subscription. I'm looking through my old, old itineraries to find out what aircraft I've been on, and I have two flights I can't place. I'm not sure if data goes back this far (2011) but worth a shot. If anyone can find out what aircraft operated these...Jump to post
Kuwait Airways has potential, but if there's going to be a ME4, Oman Air is better placed for growth. Kuwait's new hard product is pretty good, and they can fly to both Saudi and Qatar but: ⋅ Don't accept Israeli passengers, even for transit. UAE, Oman and Qatar do. ⋅ Poor reputa...Jump to post
Favourite Looks: Airbus A340-600 or BAe-146
Favourite Experience: Qantas 717 in business. Just a really simple, solid regional business experience.
Least Favourite Looks: Airbus A330 (or B787/A350) - the plain an boring twinjets of average size.
Least Favourite Experience: Britten-Norman Trislander.
A340 (particularly -600) is my favourite aircraft that I've never flown on, so a bit worriesome to see so many being retired so quickly. Hopefully SAA keep theirs for a couple more years for me. You'd think Lufthansa will keep theirs till the very end too. Yes, but Lufthansa doesn't fly them anywhe...Jump to post
A340 (particularly -600) is my favourite aircraft that I've never flown on, so a bit worriesome to see so many being retired so quickly. Hopefully SAA keep theirs for a couple more years for me.Jump to post
I don't share your confidence in Darwin being able to pull any of that off - not least because at the height of the last Darwin boom, Jetstar couldn't make their Australia-Asia scissor hub in Darwin work - with all the advantages of being 4 hours from a whole bunch of places in Asia and Australia. ...Jump to post
SomebodyInTLS wrote:Aviato... Erlich, is that you?
I would think it would be next to impossible to get work experience at any security controlled airport in Australia because of the cost and time to get an ASIC card. If it's just for a week as is usual with work experience, it shouldn't be an issue. So long as you're with someone who does have an A...Jump to post
I've done a lot of work in this field, on what I believe is the next paradigm shift for airline travel. While it is still in its infancy, it is costed and plans are moving forward. I've seen some of Google's work as well. The airline business model will change, and will change drastically, and in a ...Jump to post
So I don't count each variant (because I honestly can't remember the good majority), so I just go by major revision: Boeing ⋅ Boeing 707 - Saha Airlines ⋅ Boeing 717 - Qantaslink, Jetstar, Bangkok Airlines ⋅ Boeing 727 - Iran Air I think. Was definitely in Iran circa 20...Jump to post
We've already seen prices to USA in record low, while some carriers are already adjusting aircrafts (read:downgauging) to meet demands. Having JQ operate into mainland USA, IMO, not only means lower aircraft utilisation, increased cost, but also will not help either JQ or QF. If they can fill a pla...Jump to post
With these rumoured new Asian routes potentially opening up soon, are there any particular routes you guys think Australian airlines should be operating to anywhere in the world (not just Australia or Asia) that we don't already service on our own metal? Dozens upon dozens. Australia has such a rob...Jump to post
AA, strip the new paint and bring back the old design. Did I miss the post about this or am I the first to mention this? That tail is ugly! I much prefer the new tail, though I miss the bare metal. But it's always...interesting, inspiring(?) to see stand at an airport in some foreign country and lo...Jump to post
IAG could definitely take some, and I even recall Willie Walsh stating a case could be made for A380s at Iberia in a joint interview with Tim Clark. BA itself should take plenty more - they could fill an A380 on nearly every route out of LHR :p It's almost a responsibility for them to make good use ...Jump to post
What is driving the traffic there, is it all about tour groups to see the wildlife? Lots of investment opportunity in Kenya - tourism is certainly the key driver of the economy there are other areas that would attract people - it's a key centre for banking for instance and oil exploration is in its...Jump to post
Doha airport hands down. In terms of airlines it has to be Emirates. Qatar and Etihad on a widebody service are superior to Emirates, but they also have narrow-body services on routes that are not short haul! I flew ADL to ZAG via DOH and the ADL to DOH flight was spectacular on the A350, but an A32...Jump to post
Just finished finalising a 4 month RTW trip - Australia->India->Europe->Africa->South America->New Zealand->Australia. New Airlines/Aircraft in italics Business Class - Main Flights ⋅ Brisbane to Sydney | Qantas | Boeing 737-8 ⋅ Sydney to Delhi | Air India | Boeing 787 ⋅&nbs...Jump to post
Yes. I've spent too much time in the Middle East including Iran and I just don't want the hassle as well as one of my employees has dual Iraqi citizenship. I halted a sizeable project in the US, moving the investment to Australia instead and and will be withdrawing all my business once I'm able to.Jump to post
Have two home ports From ROK: Sunshine Coast (MCY) Cairns (CNS) Sydney (SYD) Gladstone (GLT) - used to be flights and now it's just the train which is horribly timed, especially on the return. And an increase of flights to OOL from twice weekly to daily. From OOL: DOH/AUH/DXB, hell I'll take SHJ - j...Jump to post
Not now, but back in the day... I used to be afraid of flying and I had to move transcontinentally across Australia. Flew GLT to BNE on a Dash 8-200 and was terrified, was just started to get used to it when it land. Thought I'd be alright for the next flight, BNE to SYD which was on a 767 - which w...Jump to post