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How Jetstar (and others) avoided a crash similar to Air France AF447

How Jetstar (and others) avoided a crash similar to Air France AF447

Ben SandilandsJul 2, 201712 Comments

After all the controversy over Air France AF447 a short ATSB report about a Jetstar incident shows how good safety cultures can avoid tragedy

Tigerair bites harder into growing Canberra low fare market

Tigerair bites harder into growing Canberra low fare market

Ben SandilandsMay 26, 201711 Comments

Tigerair has taken a second swipe at the Canberra low fare market and still no Jetstar response

Jetstar scores high in managing assets, but product?

Jetstar scores high in managing assets, but product?

Ben SandilandsMay 7, 201724 Comments

Jetstar shows it knows how to conjure up extra jets worth of capacity for nothing, but at very personal customer cost

Jetstar v Choice, and a pox on both houses

Jetstar v Choice, and a pox on both houses

Ben SandilandsApr 28, 201736 Comments

Choice, the consumer news service, has totally lost the plot in its attack on Jetstar

Will A4ANZ lobby seek third runway for Melbourne Airport?

Will A4ANZ lobby seek third runway for Melbourne Airport?

Ben SandilandsMar 9, 20177 Comments

Don't expect the new airline lobby to bust airport parking rip-offs, but they may force runway and airspace upgrades

Why an airline called Norwegian is of interest in Australia

Why an airline called Norwegian is of interest in Australia

Ben SandilandsFeb 27, 201711 Comments

How long before Australia is surrounded by offshore low cost carriers flying its domestic routes?

Why God hates people flying routes less frequently flown

Why God hates people flying routes less frequently flown

Ben SandilandsNov 28, 2016

Flight cancellations are very annoying, but they aren't symptomatic of safety failings

Qantas, Virgin prohibit Samsung Galaxy Note 7s, but issues remain

Qantas, Virgin prohibit Samsung Galaxy Note 7s, but issues remain

Ben SandilandsOct 15, 201610 Comments

Gradually, but at a civilised pace, urgency over the lethal potential of the Samsung device is creeping up on Australia's air safety regulator

Qantas to replace Jetstar on Melbourne-Tokyo (Narita) route

Qantas to replace Jetstar on Melbourne-Tokyo (Narita) route

Ben SandilandsSep 16, 20164 Comments

Qantas comes back to Melbourne-Tokyo non-stops with faster full service products in a resurgent market

ATSB takes three years to investigate pushback bingle

ATSB takes three years to investigate pushback bingle

Ben SandilandsAug 18, 20164 Comments

Australia's safety investigator exhaustively concludes that airlines need to keep a sharp lookout while reversing their jets. Really? Yes.

Tigerair takes on rest of Asia with alliance

Tigerair takes on rest of Asia with alliance

Ben SandilandsMay 16, 20165 Comments

A long game by Singapore to engineer a low cost airline boost to its hub and tourism industry has spawned an LCC alliance that will benefit Virgin Australia's Tigerair franchise

Why Jetstar's latest incident should alarm flyers

Why Jetstar's latest incident should alarm flyers

Ben SandilandsMay 14, 20167 Comments

The ATSB says a 'serious incident' is one that could end in a crash, and Jetstar has just had another one

Qantas + NBN sets up a huge contest for market control

Qantas + NBN sets up a huge contest for market control

Ben SandilandsFeb 23, 201630 Comments

The Qantas decision to pair with the NBN to deliver broadband to its A330s and 737s next year is the biggest competitive product initiative yet taken in mainline domestic air travel

Qantas posts record statutory PBT of $983m in first half

Qantas posts record statutory PBT of $983m in first half

Ben SandilandsFeb 23, 201632 Comments

Qantas has beaten most expectations in its first half year to 31 December financials posted on the ASX this morning, and announced a $500 million on-market share buy back but declar

Fairfax attacks Jetstar for no free upgrade for reporter yet ignores critical safety story

Fairfax attacks Jetstar for no free upgrade for reporter yet ignores critical safety story

Ben SandilandsDec 29, 201526 Comments

The decline in editorial values in Fairfax is written large in

ATSB rates Jetstar Darwin diversion as 'serious'

ATSB rates Jetstar Darwin diversion as 'serious'

Ben SandilandsDec 23, 20158 Comments

That puzzling diversion of a Jetstar 787-8 on its way from Melbourne to Singapore to Darwin on Monday 21 December has been rated as a 'serious' incident by the ATSB, which the safet

Boeing quietly unveils the 737 MAX it didn't want to build

Boeing quietly unveils the 737 MAX it didn't want to build

Ben SandilandsDec 8, 201532 Comments

According to various US reports Boeing is about to unveil the first of its Boeing 737 MAX line in a private ceremony in Seattle. The MAX is a jet Airbus forced Boeing

How badly do you want to fly this Xmas!

How badly do you want to fly this Xmas!

Ben SandilandsDec 7, 20152 Comments

If you haven't booked that domestic flight for the impeding pagan retail festivities you have just have time to get gouged, or crushed, by airlines facing what for them is the 'surv