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What a sad decline :( Boeing used to convince people that its aircraft were reliable by building reliable aircraft. Now it builds shoddy crap and hands out little cards to the passengers to try and convince them to step on board.
That makes no sense at all. Employees engaging in industrial action need customers on their side to place pressure on the employer to negotiate in good faith. The most effective industrial action will cost the employer dearly while not affecting customers.
Edit: I imagine the only way for the...
Yep I've flown EY in Y a couple of times when SQ wasn't an option e.g. to northern Africa. The AUH F lounge is nice but 45 minutes of F lounge in no way makes up for a miserable 24 hours in EY Y. The tiny seats (9 across 787s and 10 across 777s), generally unpolished nature of the Y service...
My first visit to the My Lounge today and I agree it doesn't feel like a lounge, more like a holding pen - probably because they just installed some fences in the terminal and put some vinyl flooring down! At 9 am on a Saturday it's standing room only, loud and not at all a relaxing vibe :(
Flights/day SYD-OOL: QF 4, VA 9
Cost for Y & J: QF $139/$673, VA $99/$579
Hard product: Barely distinguishable Lounge: VA has the edge
If QF can command the premium pax with that offering, how can VA ever succeed?
VA's success in OOL brought QF back after they abandoned it to JQ, so replacing VA with TT could be counter-productive. QF loyalists will buy a JQ Y middle seat for $1500 rather than a $500 VA J seat, but I can't imagine too many VA customers would set foot in the TT area of a terminal let alone...
Maybe my wishful thinking but I can't imagine DL supporting an ongoing LA/QF relationship. A DL/LA/VA joint venture seems more in line with what Ed Bastian has been saying about integrating partners around DL.
A DL/LA/VA Pacific joint venture? Using the DL 777s displaced by the extra LA 350s to bump BNE/MEL-LAX to daily? And a VA/LA FF partnership (one that DL won't thwart like they did to VA/AC)? Now you're talking :D