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  1. pauly7

    Pandemic Travel – The Great Escape to Canada (and back, we hope!)

    Well, I know that there has been a dire shortage of anyone on AFF travelling internationally recently and thus no international trip reports have surfaced for months and months.... but here is a thread to hopefully keep a few people engaged with the hope of international travel returning someday...
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    Qatar Airways / Business Class [bassinet seats?]

    Hi QR frequent travellers A question that is surprisingly hard to answer thanks to QR’s wonderful website! Does anyone know if QR’s A350’s have bassinet seats in J? Can’t seem to find the answer... seat guru also does not have any seats marked as bassinet seats. Thanks!
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    Qantas & Virgin response to 2019/20 bushfires

    Qantas and Virgin have responded to the horrific AU bushfires: QANTAS - $1 million cash (no strings) to bushfire relief and recovery - Free travel for fire fighters and equipment - QF group airlines collecting passenger donations at airports - QF loyalty encouraging people to convert points...
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    Qantas picks up NT route as Virgin exits

    Qantas has added new flights between Alice and Darwin following Virgin’s decision to exit the route. QantasLink chief executive officer John Gissing said the airline would launch three additional weekly return flights between Alice Springs and Darwin...
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    New route: Qantas to launch Tamworth - Brisbane flights

    Qantas has announced that it will be launching a Tamworth to Brisbane direct route as of 29 March 2020, https://www.finder.com.au/qantas-set-to-launch-flights-from-tamworth-to-brisbane
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    New route: Qantas launches Mildura - Sydney (and increases Bendigo)

    New Mildura to Sydney route to begin 29 March 2020 Introduction of three more weekly flights between Bendigo and Sydney These routes estimated to boost spending in regional Victoria by more than $3 million each year Sale fares for Mildura-Sydney available from $179 one-way QantasLink will...
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    Virgin launches new advertising campaign...

    Where to start... https://www.afr.com/companies/media-and-marketing/virgin-australia-dials-down-hot-hosties-in-favour-of-a-flying-toupee-20191107-p5387z
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    Qantas confirms interest in Sydney to Kangaroo Island direct flights

    Qantas has confirmed it is looking at the feasability of introducing direct flights between Sydney to Kangaroo Island. The airline already operates daily flights between Kingscote and Adelaide using its Q300 aircraft and seasonal flights between Kingscote and Melbourne using a larger Q400...
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    QF and VA join forces to lobby against rogue monopoly AU airports

    Gathering steam now - with VA and QF combining and heading to lobby CBR together after claiming a huge lack of regulatory oversight of AU’s monopoly airport operators. Watch out PER and all.... PS quoted as saying ‘Landing fees make it almost impossible to discount fares’...
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    Airlines eye new slots at Haneda (Tokyo)

    Japan makes more slots available to Australian airlines at the coveted Haneda. Assuming VA is still wedded to HKG, QF will probably pounce on them. Will we see MEL expansion? Full articles: https://www.theaustralian.com.au/subscribe/news/1/?sourceCode=TAWEB_MRE170_a_GGL&dest="]NoCookies |...
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    VA Financial Results Thread: Turnaround may prove tricky for new Virgin Australia CEO

    Turnaround may prove tricky for new Virgin Australia CEO Scurrah Shareholders will press Virgin Australia Holdings' new CEO Paul Scurrah to present a robust strategic plan on Wednesday, when the airline is expected to report its seventh consecutive annual loss, on top of $1.2 billion worth of...
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    VA fires second in command to depart immediately

    Virgin Australia's second-in-command will depart the airline this week after his position was removed in a management restructure under new chief executive Paul Scurrah. Rob Sharp's role as group executive will be split into two new positions: chief operations officer and chief commercial...
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    SQ App / Reward bookings

    Hi all quick question, is anyone else having issues looking for reward seats on the SQ app? It’s very buggy and searches mostly return just a blank screen!
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    US DOT Grants Tentative Approval to QF/AA Joint Venture

    AMERICAN AIRLINES CEO PREDICTS “GOOD NEWS” ON PROPOSED QANTAS ALLIANCE American Airlines chief executive Doug Parker says he expects to hear some “good news” soon about the fate of the proposed joint-venture with Qantas. In February 2018, the two carriers applied to the United States...
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    Emirates 777 Business Class seats

    Hi all I rarely fly the Emirates 777 (try to avoid) but have 5 flights coming up in quick succession... all in J and flying solo as for work. I prefer having access to the aisle to go and wander around if I get bored and need to stretch and also to get things out of my bag in the overhead so I...
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    CATHAY to Codeshare on QANTAS Hong Kong Flights

    Qantas has sought regulatory approval for Cathay Pacific to codeshare on its flights between Australia and Hong Kong. The apparent expansion of the airlines’ recently-announced codesharing arrangement is revealed in a Qantas application to the International Air Services Commission (IASC), the...
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    T1 -> T3 Dubai / BA -> EK transfer

    Hi all Transiting via Dubai this week as for once my TA hasn’t been able to get me on QF or EK all the way (peak travel periods I guess). So I’m doing BA into Dubai then transferring across to EK. BA arrives into T1 in Dubai (have never been here!) and EK of course out of T3. Any members...
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    Anyone flying Tiger ATM?

    Hi fellow AFF members. Favour to ask - is anyone flying Tiger at the moment who might be able to take a photo of their inflight magazine.... apparently there is an article on the Melbourne suburb ‘Brunswick’ that I wanted to get ahold of for work to review.... Yes I’ve already checked and...
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    QantasLink to operate A320

    Hi all Not sure if has been posted but appears 2 A320s from Jetstar are on their way over to QFlink for WA operations. Will be nice to see an A320 in QF colours! Happening March: QantasLink to operate Airbus A320 aircraft - Airline Hub Buzz | Airline news and Information
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    VA Passenger of Size treatment

    Thought I’d post these two incidents and see what people thought. I don’t have a strong position on it, but given I’ve seen it personally twice in a few months, as recently as last week - thought others might be interested. Flight 1 (about 3 months ago) Mel / Syd - fairly busy flight but...
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