For the past five or so years, our members have become used to the ever increasing presence of Emirates aircraft in Australia. Most capital cities have started with a service via Asia, or even a direct service from Dubai in the smaller 777s, often with onward flights to New Zealand to ensure the aircraft is kept busy. After a while, the Dubai service is upgraded to larger … [Read more...]
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When the Qantas and Emirates partnership first came to light, many of our members pondered on the impact it might have on services to New Zealand. While Qantas has been steadily reducing widebody capacity, in favour of more frequent 737 operations, Emirates have been putting their biggest aircraft on the route. Each day, an Emirates A380 leaves Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne … [Read more...]
One of the more common questions over the past few years on the Australian Frequent Flyer’s forum has been our members asking when Qantas was going to put the A380 on its lucrative Dallas route. The current 747 operation has had its fair share of issues with marginal range at times, thanks to high winds and subsequent delays. That question was answered last week. Just … [Read more...]
In the past 2 years, the two big airlines, Qantas and Virgin, have been adding capacity in the battle for the consumer’s dollar. At the lower cost end of the market, Jetstar has also been adding capacity, while Tiger was restricted by authorities from expanding after their grounding. With all this extra capacity, consumers, it could be argued, have never had it so good. Sub … [Read more...]
December is not the best month for cheap travel no matter where you are going. Regardless of whether a country celebrates Christmas and the New Year, travel always seems to be at a premium. One of our members however is looking at travelling not only during the busiest time of the year, but also to a location not exactly well serviced from Australia. My wife and I would like … [Read more...]