4) The Dockers win their first AFL Flag...Perhaps I'm missing something here, but I've managed to have booze on my recent QF flights in J (e.g., SYD > ADL and MEL > SYD). Usually I order sparkling wine over my usual gin & tonic since I hear the sparkles from the wine will kill airborne COVID faster, so maybe that's why they are limiting the spirits selection?
What about the third option:
3) Spirits return of travelling to WA without a border pass or quarantine?
need I point out that it seems kinda irrelevant to me about what prices people flying on the company dime pay .. it's not coming out of their own pockets so in a way what do they care? (I mean absolutely ZERO offense to business pax with this comment).
I don't think that's fair to many business travellers. In a previous job while I didn't personally pay for flights, my company billed my travel expenses to our client, and our clients weren't normally cheapskates, they also have budgets to meet and don't want to overspend. It becomes part of their overall view of our company as to whether we are providing services in a frugal way, and I was the primary interface with the client and it was my travel, so it reflects on me directly. We would never fly short-haul business class for example, but full fare economy on any airline was okay if it was necessary to meet a specific client need (short notice flights typically).
In my current job, where I've done the most travel especially long-haul international (obviously, pre-Covid), travel expenses don't get billed to clients, however it does come out of a departmental budget. My bosses who manage this budget want it to go as far as it can while also ensuring the employees are satisfied with their travel experience. While we do have a travel department that recommends certain airlines and negotiates contracts, if I can make the case to my boss that an alternate airline would have a similar cost or even save money, for a better travel experience, he would generally accept that. While I don't personally drink spirits, something like the A380 IFE debacle would be an example where I might make the case that paying for a "premium" airline like Qantas isn't worth the money if they aren't delivering premium service, and we should consider alternates.
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