The amenity kits distributed in the economy class cabin on Qantas flights are apparently an environmental hazard because of the plastic used, and they are reportedly used by too few passengers.
However, some passengers see the amenity kits as a souvenir of their trip.
Should the amenity kits only be given to passengers upon request, or is it Time to abolish amentiy kits altogether?
Qantas flight 32, with 433 passengers and 26 crew members on board, was on its way from Singapore to Sydney when one of the engines manufactured by Rolls Royce reportedly failed while the Airbus 380 aircraft was flying over Indonesia, forcing the pilots to return the aircraft to Singapore, causing the following questions to be asked by FlyerTalk members: QF 32 – Engine Exploded?
The Qantas fleet of Airbus 380 aircraft has been grounded pending an investigation, as the cause of the engine failure is still unknown at the time this was posted.
Those who’ve visited Noumea know it is a small island airport, so an A380 diversion there is a big deal. When Qantas then sent backup crew on a 747, locals had the rare sight of 2 jumbos at their little airport. An FTer was onboard (of course) – read a first hand account of the A380 Noumea diversion.
A 67-year-old American woman on her dream holiday in Australia claims to have literally been deafened by the scream of a three-year-old boy sitting across the aisle from her aboard a Qantas aircraft in Alice Springs whose destination was Darwin.
The woman and Qantas are attempting to resolve the issue in court more than a year after the incident allegedly occurred, in which the woman alleges permanent damage to her hearing which caused drastic changes to her life, including not being able to conduct business anymore.
FlyerTalk members discuss whether or not the woman has a case. Is Qantas responsible legally or financially?
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There are other rules and restrictions to this airfare, as well as more details. Please refer to the Qantas Ashes Sale – LHR-SYD £215 incl taxes thread for additional details.
First some background. The FTer bought a ticket with Jetstar that included connecting flights on Qantas. Jetstar is a fully owned subsidiary of Qantas. When the FTer went to check in for the Qantas flight, they said it wasn’t ticketed & required purchase of a new ticket. Naturally the FTer wants a refund.
Now to the current discussion. Months pass. Qantas and Jetstar are still passing the buck over who is responsible. Result unhappy customer. What should/could be done next?
When is a Qantas group airline not a Qantas group airline? Like most others, Brewsterz didn’t realise airlines could be part of a group for some purposes and not for others. Check out the discussion on how the Qantas-jetstar arrangement can have serious impacts for travellers.