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Jul 16, 20, 7:35 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 4,772
Posted By Blackcloud

Like other non-Australia based QFFers, I...

Like other non-Australia based QFFers, I appreciate the offer however I can't fly QF until New Zealand opens its borders to allow Australians in and without the need for a quarantine/isolation...
Jul 16, 20, 7:30 pm
Replies: 66
Views: 11,411
Posted By Blackcloud

Like Kiwi Flyer I too would have jumped at the...

Like Kiwi Flyer I too would have jumped at the chance to take one of these flights. Some people value sentiment and just don't see things as binary or dollar cost/benefit terms. Oh and I am in...
Jun 30, 20, 7:19 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 994
Posted By Blackcloud

Exclamation Qantas Cash to end in NZ (30 Sept 2020)

I just got an email and not the happiest about this, although not a big earner for me but it was very good to use in Australia where I got 1 QFF point for each dollar.
After 31 July no longer able...
Apr 2, 20, 4:01 am
Replies: 66
Views: 11,411
Posted By Blackcloud

I agree with you that the QF 747-400ER would be...

I agree with you that the QF 747-400ER would be the candidate for freighter conversion due to its strengthened frame, wings and undercarriage.
But QF has already retired one this year, so my guess...
Apr 1, 20, 8:46 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,495
Posted By Blackcloud

Keeping the 787 pilots current as well which will...

Keeping the 787 pilots current as well which will reduce the training costs when they start to return to pax operations.
777 plane will be next.
I saw one photo where the airline strapped boxes to...
Mar 17, 20, 8:07 pm
Replies: 99
Views: 14,403
Posted By Blackcloud

Yes same reduction but instead of end of May the...

Yes same reduction but instead of end of May the end date has been changed to mid-Sept.
Mar 17, 20, 6:56 pm
Replies: 99
Views: 14,403
Posted By Blackcloud

Reductions now to mid-Sept 2020. Check out the...

Reductions now to mid-Sept 2020.
Check out the new update 18 March
Qantas International network changes. qantas.com.au...
Mar 9, 20, 5:13 pm
Replies: 99
Views: 14,403
Posted By Blackcloud

You just beat me to it by less than a minute with...

You just beat me to it by less than a minute with my post.
The report says SYD-SIN-LHR to be rerouted to SYD-PER-LHR.
So the only majot routes are to the US either LAX or DFW. As the A380 takes a...
Mar 9, 20, 5:10 pm
Replies: 99
Views: 14,403
Posted By Blackcloud

Exclamation Massive QF flight reductions - 8 A380 to be grounded

Reports just in that QF will reduce 25% of flights.
8 A380 to be grounded, 2 in mx, to fly to US.
SYD-SIN-LHR to now be SYD-PER-LHR.
reuters.com...
Feb 25, 20, 3:57 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 4,408
Posted By Blackcloud

Well after many failures with booking, always...

Well after many failures with booking, always stopped at the payment page, I booked my flights earning 540 SC for NZD$2K. I ended up using Qantas App on my phone and the website to do two...
Jan 26, 20, 3:55 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 3,712
Posted By Blackcloud

Didn't you report that QFA380 were equipped with...

Didn't you report that QFA380 were equipped with a tow bar, held in the hold, that could then be used at diversion airports if they were not equipped to handle A380 operations?
Jan 10, 20, 5:04 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 3,513
Posted By Blackcloud

Good advice Dave. However as the OP's desire is...

Good advice Dave. However as the OP's desire is tied to their FF programme it is not part of the the equation.
IMO EK does have a better hard product and alcoholic offering, which does not interest...
Dec 26, 19, 6:47 am
Replies: 3
Views: 1,370
Posted By Blackcloud

I was there that morning, with another FTer I met...

I was there that morning, with another FTer I met in the lounge.


Boarding was finished early and we departed early,


There are only 2 staff to do everything, cook, set up and clean. They...
Dec 15, 19, 3:11 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 5,240
Posted By Blackcloud

Personally I think these will in fact be A380...

Personally I think these will in fact be A380 replacements rather than PS aircraft because I do not believe PS is an commercially viable business case.
A350-1000 are not the biggest sellers and some...
Dec 12, 19, 4:31 am
Replies: 48
Views: 12,152
Posted By Blackcloud

As you were changing the itinerary/ticketed...

As you were changing the itinerary/ticketed segments I think that should have been done through AA, noting that QF may not have had an award seat for the BNE-PER flight that you took. Just because...
Dec 10, 19, 1:39 am
Replies: 16
Views: 3,923
Posted By Blackcloud

I remember years ago after a meeting of the CEos...

I remember years ago after a meeting of the CEos of oneworld where they addressed how the alliance was being weakened by these out of alliance deals.
Besdies saying that there was nothing in the OW...
Oct 7, 19, 4:36 pm
Replies: 77
Views: 25,693
Posted By Blackcloud

I got a 50% SC promotion. I thought great at...

I got a 50% SC promotion. I thought great at least I can now book the Christmas flights but then things happened and I could not book within the 7 days.
So I finally was able to book the flights,...
Sep 25, 19, 5:09 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 3,247
Posted By Blackcloud

I flew once NSN-WLG. The first flight WLG-NSN...

I flew once NSN-WLG. The first flight WLG-NSN was cancelled with 3 hours notice and I booked a Sounds Air (?) flight instead and took the return flight on JQ.
About 30 pax including 3 in our party...
Sep 24, 19, 7:17 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 3,247
Posted By Blackcloud

Question Jetstar to stop NZ regional flights - NZ to raise prices?

From today's announcement would we expect the following from NZ

Announce how many low fares they already offer on regional flights
Fares to raise but claim that it is due to increased demand
...
Sep 24, 19, 7:12 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 1,155
Posted By Blackcloud

JQ to stop NZ Regional Turbo Prop Flying

Not quite Qantas news but for those that travelled JQ regional as expected the experiment is over 30 November 2019.

full story on stuff.co.nz...
Sep 23, 19, 6:01 pm
Replies: 49
Views: 10,912
Posted By Blackcloud

Stand 26 is the one used by SQ and is the one I...

Stand 26 is the one used by SQ and is the one I was referring to attached to The Rock.
WLG has used the entire international side for domestic operations when winds were so strong that it prevented...
Sep 22, 19, 9:32 pm
Replies: 49
Views: 10,912
Posted By Blackcloud

The gate at The Rock can still use the adjacent...

The gate at The Rock can still use the adjacent gates and is part of the "swing" system in which the international terminal can be cordoned off for domestic use, it just reduces the international...
Sep 22, 19, 7:50 am
Replies: 49
Views: 10,912
Posted By Blackcloud

Not in WLG or AKL they would use single door...

Not in WLG or AKL they would use single door entry/exit possibly rear stairs like they do for the A320.
At both airports there are gates that can take the larger aircraft.
Sep 2, 19, 11:58 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 3,351
Posted By Blackcloud

RAAF and USAF C17 are regular visitors at WLG but...

RAAF and USAF C17 are regular visitors at WLG but the SQ A350 will fly from 1 November 2019.
Until then the SQ 777-200ER remains the largest scheduled plane into WLG.
When QF received the 767, the...
Aug 30, 19, 4:04 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 3,351
Posted By Blackcloud

You could try flying other airlines 747-400. I...

You could try flying other airlines 747-400.
I too will miss the 747 when they retire they have lots of memories for me.
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