Wednesday 08 Apr 2020 | 19:38 | SYDNEY
Wednesday 08 Apr 2020 | 19:38 | SYDNEY

The view from my window seat


Sam Roggeveen


15 April 2009 01:01

That's Manhattan as seen from the top deck of a Qantas 747 yesterday. Business-class was full for the Sydney-LA leg, but barely half full for the LA-New York leg, which reinforces this story about some severe cutbacks at Qantas.

The financial crisis is hitting airlines where it really hurts — business and first class travel — and some may not survive the downturn. But when you see airliners from all around the world parked at LAX and New York's JFK airport, you are reminded that Qantas has at least one thing in its favour: an extremely strong and distinctive brand.