“The cost-cutting measures announced by Qantas on Thursday following its half-year loss of $252 million would result not only in the loss of 5,000 jobs, but also cut in flights.
“To be affected greatly by this development are Singapore-bound travelers with the QF5/6 and QF51/52 flights from Sydney and Brisbane to Singapore to be downgraded to Airbus 330 jets from Boeing 747 aircraft by September 2014.
“All daily trips to Singapore from Perth would stop beginning May 12.
“The Boeing 747s… were recently refitted with premium economy seats, lie-flat beds in business class and widescreen inflight video displays like those found in the A380s.
“While the replacement, the A330s, are newer, it has a lower grade of service with no premium economy seating.”