Doesn't seem confirmed at this point. They've been talking about Perth - Japan flights for years and nothings happened.
I'd also like a source that isn't based on something from Geoffrey Thomas.
I'll believe it when ANA comes out and says it.
My first ever overseas flight was QF PER-NRT on an old 767. Would love it if QF or JAL picked this up for redemption purposes, but either way it will be good for Perth's tourism industry if it does happen (and lasts).
Meeting with an SQ rep recently, apparently they hold over 80% of the PER-Japan market, so it could impact their large number of daily flights.
I live in Perth and wouldn't know Geoffrey Thomas if I fell over him, but I am constantly amazed at the number of knockers that appear every time he is published. To my knowledge, nothing he has written has been proven to be incorrect.
Maybe not on the ANA article, but when his company comes out year on year and decrees Qantas and Virgin Australia are in the top 10 in the world (in 2017 they ranked Qantas number 2 and Virgin Australia number four... yes... globally!) it does call in to question the accuracy of what he and his company say: https://thewest.com.au/travel/air-a...airlines-rate-among-worlds-best-ng-b88647895z
According to those awards Qantas has the best catering in the world - for the third year in a row. Ummm.
Ho hum - so you’ve picked out one year, seems to me that just about every other global airline rating system is equally as believeable. Did he or his paper run the poll, or just report the results? I stated no-one has called him for incorrect reporting. I doubt most people would place too much relevance on any airline rating poll. Can you give us a real case of mis-reporting which justifies the criticism he attracts?
It's just a potential explanation.
I listened to his review of the Dutch findings in relation to MH17 (Perth Tonight interview). I thought it was reasonably balanced.
But then, FWIW, here's this too: Letter to Geoffrey Thomas (Aviation expert) [Archive] - PPRuNe Forums
I just booked a J seat on HND-SYD with KF miles. When the operator asked for seat preference, I requested a window on an odd-numbered row i.e 3, 5, 7 which are closer to the window and more private. But she replied she only had 2,4,6 available so obviously they are keeping those seats for revenue passengers.
Has anyone found a way around this on an award ticket, apart from requesting upon check-in for a seat change? I'm *A gold with United (Premier Platinum) if that helps at all. FYI Surcharge was SG$290 and 83k KF miles.
Looks like the suspension is until 30 October at the earliest:This seems to be only temporary, right? (i.e. it will probably return at some point when international borders reopen, along with the second-daily SYD-HND flight).
That's interesting. A pipe dream but wouldn't it be lovely to have JAL here as a part of the Qantas/JAL tie up that's been mootedAlso, as a matter of interest a JAL plane was in Perth last night operating a charter flight to/from NRT - Live Flight Tracker - Real-Time Flight Tracker Map | Flightradar24