Australian passport fees increasing in 2019

"I some of the comments here quite childish. 6 months on a Passport is an International ruling & Airlines are responsible to ensure a valid passport that is 6 months or less or not to allow boarding unless one is going home. Being treated with respect on returning home after the process of lin..."

1 day, 3 hours ago

Travel Insurance for Pre-existing Medical Conditions

"Try QBE they are very helpful with existing Medical Conditions particularly if stable condition & will be cheaper than most. I have had QBE Travel Insurance several times over last few years, traveling to US twice, Hong Kong, China & will have another Travel Ins later this year. QBE lists..."

6 days, 2 hours ago

Sleeping on flights: pyjamas vs underwear or shorts only

"The idea of traveling in Business or First Class is so one is comfortable, has decent legroom, able to put one's feet up & be able to recline in comfort but please this is not your house or bedroom. One needs to have a safety approach to ones attire as well as having comfortable clothing &..."

3 months, 1 week ago

What is the future of Virgin Australia?

"VA is excellent when flying J class over pacific to US although flying with partners in continental US is a nightmare. Having said that flying any airline in US is highly overrated. Asia direct with VA wasn't possible except flying from SYD to Melb then direct to Hong Kong & only recently fro..."

7 months, 2 weeks, 6 days ago

Using (cellular) mobile phone during flight

"I think it only prudent not to use mobile phones whilst plane is at terminal or after take off, just in case it does interfere with electronics. Although the fact that WiFi is now being offered by some Airlines, soon by Qantas & Virgin Aust have intent to offer WiFi for use by passengers at a..."

10 months, 3 weeks, 3 days ago

Syd - Beijing Route (QF108) - any recent experience?

"This was interesting discussion albeit that I am a little late to the party!! I was wondering if flight would be -200 or -300, I haven't flown PEK to SYD Business Class before, which I will be in October 2018. Seems I will have to keep everything crossed at hope we get to fly -300. One thing abou..."

on March 9th, 2018

No Business Lounge Access in U.S.

"Lets face it travel in US is like getting a bus, every ordinary experience! Once off the Virgin Australia flight in LA or Qantas flight in Dallas, is just a pathetic experience & makes one more than appreciate flying in Australia & 'across the ditch'. "

on February 28th, 2018

"We're making some changes to your Coles Mastercard" - in other words, we are making it worse for...

"Change will take effective 5th March as 'Brinkers' has outlined most changes above. Westfarmers Group doesn't manage this Coles credit cards as Latitude Financial Group does, Latitude is a US company also. Terms & Conditions state "ITEM 3.4. It will take up to 60 days after an Eligible Transa..."

on January 19th, 2018

Is a Travel Money Card worth it

"I am traveling to Hong Kong & China next year & have been thinking about this. Usually I take Qantas Cash Card, credit card & a lot of cash particularly when traveling in US always tipping therefore hand in pocket all the time. I have decided to take Qantas Cash Card, Credit Card with..."

on November 17th, 2017

Why Qantas 'priority boarding' is a joke

"Yes true!! Both Qantas & Virgin are a hit & miss affair, although don't complain cos US airlines when booked through Qantas & Virgin are the 'pits'. No priority boarding & in some cases won't honour membership level either.     "

on July 28th, 2017

Emirates Airbus A380 cabin temperatures

"Why would one take off their shoes & socks/stockings on a plane & walk around? Need enclosed shoes "just in case" & surely going to bathroom requires shoes on feet. I fly Business Class & would never be without shoes, no matter what the temperature of the aircraft may be at any po..."

on May 26th, 2017

Should Qantas, Virgin introduce 'Basic Economy' fares?

"US airline companies in Economy are more like cattle trucks, they charge for checked baggage & food & don't always run on time. Booking on no fills airline Economy fare in Australia is for the birds, can't see Virgin or Qantas wanting to do that. There are cheap airlines for those that fe..."

on January 20th, 2017

Compensation for faulty Qantas business class seat

"Seems if one can not have "quiet enjoyment" & full access to Business Class seat as advertised by Qantas then it's no more than an Economy seat. Priority boarding, Lounge access  etc can get with being FF but the seat is about "putting one's feet up"!! I think it should mean asking for r..."

on January 13th, 2017

Theft during flights: what precautions do you take?

"I carry my passport & wallet in my handbag, which is on footrest & never leaves my sight. When I take my jewellery / watch off I put them in a makeup bag & slip them into iPad holder alongside seat. When I go to the loo my handbag goes with me.  My hand luggage is stowed in desig..."

on January 6th, 2017

Tipping at Qantas LAX First lounge?

"The cost of Air travel when flying particularly from Australia is quite enough in particular Business Class, I thought the QF Lounge or indeed any other Lounge was complimentary for using & paying for their services. Qantas pays personnel more at LAX so employees should benefit from the norms..."

on January 6th, 2017
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