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Global Aviator 27th Jan 2019 22:26

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?


blow.n.gasket 28th Jan 2019 00:44

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 ? !!

Bend alot 28th Jan 2019 01:27

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.
Laser tag, drone races and a pool table.

Fliegenmong 28th Jan 2019 01:37

Make it 12 abreast and tell the world it's what the customers asked for!!! :)

runway16 28th Jan 2019 01:49

Better still. Put the seat kickers and the screaming kids in a compartment by themselves.

Logohu 28th Jan 2019 02:08


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......

Rated De 28th Jan 2019 02:24


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.

27/09 28th Jan 2019 02:33


Originally Posted by Global Aviator (Post 10372898)
“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.


reefrat 28th Jan 2019 03:13

Cheap and cheerful,, Shuffle board up the aisle,, worked on the liners, should work on retro quaintase

layman 28th Jan 2019 04:08

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.

regards
layman

bazza stub 28th Jan 2019 04:40

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.

Qantas 787 28th Jan 2019 04:58

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.


cattletruck 28th Jan 2019 06:00

I'm sure there'd be room for a grand piano in there somewhere.

Weapons Grade 28th Jan 2019 06:02


Originally Posted by 27/09 (Post 10372977)
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.

Rated De 28th Jan 2019 06:19


Originally Posted by cattletruck (Post 10373039)
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

nomorecatering 28th Jan 2019 06:51

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.

Preemo 28th Jan 2019 06:54

The A380 is fantastic. Give me the Emirates inflight entertainment system and fast internet and I'd be happy.

goodonyamate 28th Jan 2019 08:07

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.

cattletruck 28th Jan 2019 09:34

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.

Fliegenmong 28th Jan 2019 11:41

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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