Qantas & Flight Delays

Qantas is the official airline for Australia.  It has a budget airline subsidiary too — JetStar.  

To be honest, I didn’t have a bad flight and the flight attendants were all pleasant. The only issue I had was a flight delay.  It was 45 minutes late on my flight back to Sydney where I had to catch a connecting flight back to the US.  I had a 2.5 hour layover in Sydney, which I thought was more than enough time to go through all the airport bullshit.

The 45 minutes cut into a lot of my time.  I had to get my checked bag, catch a tram to the Sydney International Terminal, check-in for my flight, get through immigration, held up at immigration, and go through TSA.  I was running like a chicken with its head cut off trying to make my flight back to the US because I had work the next day.  The flight attendants were calling my name on the intercom and the plane’s doors were a minute from closing.  Fortunately, I was able to make my flight.

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It taught me a very valuable lesson — fly direct.  The first option is to always fly direct.  If it’s a layover, it’s going to be an overnight layover.  That way I don’t get anxiety if a flight is delayed.  In addition, I get to add a new city, or country, on my list.  It’s a win-win situation for me.

Lastly, lesson learned.  I would pay for the extra cost for a direct flight to save time and worrying about missing my flight.  Qantas was apart of the Star Alliance, but they’re now apart of the One World group, which is good on collecting mileage on American Airlines.

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  • 7/10
    In-Flight Service - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Leg-Room - 7/10
  • 5/10
    Baggage Allowance - 5/10
  • 6.5/10
    In-Flight Entertainment - 6.5/10
  • 6.5/10
    Comfort - 6.5/10
6.4/10

Summary

Qantas is a decent airline to flight outside of its unexpected flight delays, which are apart of every airline in the world. The service was pleasant and the staff was really nice. Qantas was apart of the Star Alliance, but they’re now apart of the One World group, which is good on collecting mileage on American Airlines.

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