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I wonder if QR's expansion in Australia and the signing of the Qatar/OZ bilateral will temp QF to consider QR as their partner to europe once the QF/EK agreement is up for renewal (end of '17?). When QF first went into agreement with EK QR had a small footprint in Australia - MEL and PER. &...
Nov 29, 2016, 08.57 PM / Qatar Airways plans Canberra flights
The irony with the 'real' Al Safwa First Class lounge in DOH is that if you are a OW Emerald on an expensive full fare business class ticket from say DOH to SYD you have no access.But...if you are on a 40 minute flight on an A320 from DOH-DXB/AUH etc etc in Business you are granted entry as the i...
Nov 16, 2016, 10.37 PM / Qatar Airways 'Business Class' (Oneworld Sapphire) Lounge, Doha Hamad Airport
I kind of get why Qatar has this lounge policy in place in DOH. And anyone that's been in the Al Mourjan lounge during the peak times would probably agree. The place is HEAVING. It's a great lounge but often long waits for showers, tables not easy to find in the dining areas. &n...
Nov 16, 2016, 09.34 PM / Qatar Airways 'Business Class' (Oneworld Sapphire) Lounge, Doha Hamad Airport
I think a massive factor about whether an airline chooses to add a First Class cabin to new aircraft is whether they think it will be profitable or not. Even a small First Class cabin will require more costs - higher crew complements, catering. And I guess this is offset against how m...
Nov 01, 2016, 11.20 PM / Does Qantas need first class suites on its Boeing 787 Dreamliner?
What an anti climax. Was expecting something really revolutionary in Y given the build up. Even cr*ppy old BA manages 32inches on their 787-9. And wasn't the inaugural route to be announced today also?
Oct 27, 2016, 05.22 PM / Qantas reveals Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner seating, configuration
It is odd. I know during the QF/BA JSA both airlines had an agreement - Qantas wouldn't allow UK residents to join QF frequent flyer and BA wouldn't allow Australian residents to join Executive Club. Since the JSA disolved QF now allows UK residents to join their FFP but BA still hasn't changed...
Aug 19, 2016, 08.46 AM / BA's Australian position for On Business vs Exec Club
headforpoints has some good ones too.
Aug 09, 2016, 07.40 AM / flight reviews
Kayak is my absolute first 'go to'. It's just a search engine at the end of the day that allows you in one search to get the lowest price from hundred of sites. The only thing I would suggest is when you click to redirect to the selling site check the flight details very ver...
Jul 29, 2016, 10.16 PM / Has anyone booked via KAYAK before - any issues - cheers
Here's a link with the eligible cards: https://amexnetwork.com.au/GoodGoing/CardMembers#
Jun 13, 2016, 07.54 AM / Access to the Amex lounge SYD if I have a "American" Amex
Not an expert moa999 but I guess it depends on what kind of bilateral agreement OZ/Indonesia has. For example Air Asia X flies MEL-DPS with A330's. These are registered to the Malaysian carrier, not the Indonesian carier Air Asia Indonesia (which only has A320's in the fleet). S...
Apr 19, 2016, 09.25 PM / Has malindo air confirmed that they will be starting KUL-DPS-BNE/MEL flights yet?