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
Ben SandilandsApr 28, 201736 Comments
Choice, the consumer news service, has totally lost the plot in its attack on Jetstar
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
Ben SandilandsFeb 27, 201711 Comments
How long before Australia is surrounded by offshore low cost carriers flying its domestic routes?
Ben SandilandsNov 28, 2016
Flight cancellations are very annoying, but they aren't symptomatic of safety failings
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
Ben SandilandsSep 16, 20164 Comments
Qantas comes back to Melbourne-Tokyo non-stops with faster full service products in a resurgent market
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.
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
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
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
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
Ben SandilandsDec 29, 201526 Comments
The decline in editorial values in Fairfax is written large in
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
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
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
Ben SandilandsDec 4, 201542 Comments
Two very serious incidents in Jetstar operations underscore the unwillingness of CASA to take safety action against the Qantas subsidiary
Ben SandilandsDec 4, 201522 Comments
You couldn’t make up worse scenarios for the operations of a scheduled mainline airline than those that played out in these incidents.
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