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Old 27th Jan 2019, 22:26
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The Australian today QF - NY what pax want.

“Research to be released today finds passengers want spaces on the record-long flights where they can relax and exercise including on exercise bikes. Others have called for childcare facilities, a bar and bunk beds.

Qantas International chief executive Alison Webster says the airline is welcoming ideas from passengers and has surveyed customers on the direct Perth-London flights for suggestions. “Our job is to determine where the demand is and create this cabin in a way that makes it affordable for customers and commercially viable for the airline,’” she said.”

Nice research... Where will it fit on an 11 abreast?
Stuff of fantasy?
Why not a lap pool to?

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Old 28th Jan 2019, 00:44
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Here’s an idea from the people who have to fly these things for 18+ hrs or so .
What about separate crew rest and toilet facilities forward of the security door as a mandated security/ FRMS requirement for all ULR aircraft ? !!
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Old 28th Jan 2019, 01:27
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Turn the isles into treadmills.
Make all the seats massage seats.
Have a dating app for the pax on the plane.
Put up a few dart boards and have cash bonuses for a bulls eye during turbulence.
A few games like musical chairs and pass the parcel.
[email protected] tag, drone races and a pool table.
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Old 28th Jan 2019, 01:37
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Cool

Make it 12 abreast and tell the world it's what the customers asked for!!!
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Old 28th Jan 2019, 01:49
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Better still. Put the seat kickers and the screaming kids in a compartment by themselves.
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Old 28th Jan 2019, 02:08
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Why not a lap pool too?
QF tried that once on an A380 service out of LAX after a water pipe burst in the cabin. Didn't go down too well with the pax apparently......
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Old 28th Jan 2019, 02:24
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Here’s an idea from the people who have to fly these things for 18+ hrs or so .
What about separate crew rest and toilet facilities forward of the security door as a mandated security/ FRMS requirement for all ULR aircraft ? !!
Must be a slow news day!
How obliging of QF.

Of course they are not interested in the long term health impacts on the poor souls crewing these things. A comfortable quiet place to rest for crew impedes the commercial viability as that volume can be used for revenue.


“Our job is to determine where the demand is and create this cabin in a way that makes it affordable for customers and commercially viable for the airline,’” she said.”
Commercial viability is the only consideration, Alison; the more seats the better. You might want to pick, order and finance an aircraft first, before committing to an interior design.
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Old 28th Jan 2019, 02:33
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Originally Posted by Global Aviator View Post
“Research to be released today finds passengers want spaces on the record-long flights where they can relax and exercise including on exercise bikes. Others have called for childcare facilities, a bar and bunk beds.

Qantas International chief executive Alison Webster says the airline is welcoming ideas from passengers and has surveyed customers on the direct Perth-London flights for suggestions. “Our job is to determine where the demand is and create this cabin in a way that makes it affordable for customers and commercially viable for the airline,’” she said.”

Nice research... Where will it fit on an 11 abreast?
Stuff of fantasy?
Why not a lap pool to?

Sounds like Qantas need to start operating ocean liners. They are already equipped with this sort of gear and to a high level of comfort. Companies that ran ocean liners back last century started airlines, I guess there's no reason the reverse couldn't happen today.

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Old 28th Jan 2019, 03:13
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Cheap and cheerful,, Shuffle board up the aisle,, worked on the liners, should work on retro quaintase
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Old 28th Jan 2019, 04:08
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I wonder if this was part of the survey?:
"These facilities will cost more than the standard fares. How much extra are you prepared to pay for these facilities?"

Humans are funny beasts - there is usually quite a gap between what they'd like and what they're prepared to pay.

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Old 28th Jan 2019, 04:40
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What I want is an airline who lives up to the glossy brochures, that’s all.

Safety, actual safety, an easy breezy no hassles experience, air conditioning on the ground, edible food (not sh!t on a stick), staff who give a sh!t like they do on the ads, clean aircraft. Basically the bullish!t they sell as the service you’ll get, I’d settle for that.
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Old 28th Jan 2019, 04:58
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What customers want and what customers are willing to pay for are two different things.

How about focusing on the basics like food - the onboard catering for international has gone so far backwards to save costs. For most of us stuck down the back, the fact you get better food on a Sydney Melbourne flight compared to a international flight over 10 hours is a disgrace. Exhibit B is the lack of a breakfast for the international flights arriving back from Asia in J...

Until they improve the basics, all of these things are merely distractions to the basics of making it viable.

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Old 28th Jan 2019, 06:00
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I'm sure there'd be room for a grand piano in there somewhere.
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Old 28th Jan 2019, 06:02
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Sounds like Qantas need to start operating ocean liners. They are already equipped with this sort of gear and to a high level of comfort. Companies that ran ocean liners back last century started airlines, I guess there's no reason the reverse couldn't happen today.
Methinks the White Star Line ran into a tad of difficulty, circa April 1912, which would have dampened any hope of commencing a future airline.
Bookings, I believe, were somewhat slower post-April 1912.
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Old 28th Jan 2019, 06:19
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I'm sure there'd be room for a grand piano in there somewhere.
Always the showman, Sir Richard Branson promised casinos and gyms on their A380 fleet.
Neither the aircraft nor the 'amenities' eventuated.
A quick check of their fleet shows all aircraft stuffed with seats.

Virgin eyes gyms, casino, double beds on A380 jet

A slow news day.
Did QF order anything or is this simply like Red Q, another thought bubble providing column inches for struggling hack journalists?

https://www.ausbt.com.au/qantas-to-g...re-it-launches
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Old 28th Jan 2019, 06:51
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High speed internet is all I want. That's all most people want. Although I;m not sure how Youtubing Air Crash Investigations would go down with the other pax. Surfing the web, Facebook, Youtube and movies. Cheap and easy. No bowlling alley required or swimmimg pool. I did hear on one Captains Choice tour one crew brought an inflatable kids pool. It's the only 767 to ever have a pool deck.
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Old 28th Jan 2019, 06:54
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The A380 is fantastic. Give me the Emirates inflight entertainment system and fast internet and I'd be happy.
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Old 28th Jan 2019, 08:07
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How about you find a way to pay for and use the other 40 odd game changers you’ve already ordered before you order something else.
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Old 28th Jan 2019, 09:34
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I also think it's well within the captain's and FO's capabilities to don ponchos and guitars and serenade the pax with Nandos style music throughout that big boring bit.

Even Elvis could make an appearance.
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Old 28th Jan 2019, 11:41
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Now make it 13 abreast and tell the world it's what your 'Customers' asked for....ha ha....think you'll ever get me back??....no chance break dance!!
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