Emirates has ordered A330neo and A350

"Also EK will have 777 aircrew needing to certify onto Airbus types or go elsewhere."

2 days, 5 hours ago

Seizure of Carry-On Luggage

"I've been reading on another site about what seems to be an increasing trend in Europe for fully compliant carry-on to be taken from passengers at the gate and put into the hold. It seems to occur at certain airports rather than on any particular carriers (many travellers do mention BA but the si..."

5 days, 7 hours ago

Why no immediate upgrade to Qantas booking?

"Originally Posted by Dan22 This is the response I got via their text message service - The approval of request is only immediate of your current flight is a classic reward seat as well. Since you have a commercial flight, it is still subject for approval and availability at least 24 hours prior ..."

1 week, 1 day ago

Qantas Finally Cancels Remaining Airbus A380s

"Qantas has finally cancelled the remaining 8 A380s from its 2006 order with Airbus. No word on any arrangement for substitution to another Airbus model. This has been expected for quite some time. But when all the 747s are gone there may be a shortage of long-haul seats for a couple of years unti..."

1 week, 2 days ago

When will qantas stop flying the 747 between Sydney and Santiago?

"Originally Posted by brettepi I really enjoyed my last flight on LATAM with their 789 planes. Feels like a big downgrade to have to fly on the Qantas 747 now.. This, and the OP's question, raise an interesting point. Is it the knowledge that the 747 is old that makes it feel less attractive that..."

1 week, 5 days ago

Bora Bora - any experiences?

"Responding to Pabs, my own experience is that "wealthy" or otherwise Americans are no more or less "obnoxious" than Europeans and Aussies. And ratrace, perhaps you'd clarify what you mean by "a certain type". I don't think one can, nor should, generalize."

2 weeks, 2 days ago

Ridiculous Fees

"My understanding is that if something cannot be done online there is no fee for ringing the contact centre. If the agent says otherwise, ask to speak to a supervisor."

2 weeks, 2 days ago

Access to NZ lounge

"Even so, you can try your luck at the lounge - nothing lost."

2 weeks, 6 days ago

Flying San Francisco to Hobart

"Fiji does have two advantages. On their a330 it's 2-4-2 seating in economy, Qantas 789 is 3-3-3. Also, Fiji recline is 7.5 inches while on Qantas you only get 6. The ratio of toilets to seats and the pitch are identical on both carriers. The OP doesn't say whether the Fiji flight from Nadi is to ..."

3 weeks, 6 days ago

No Air-Conditioning in New Zealand during April

"This hotel is relatively old, and that can be a problem it seems. I'm told the top 2 floors, 6 and 7 I think, do have airconditioning but you might want to confirm that. It is said to be noisy. I assume the rooms on those levels are at a higher price point. The windows in all rooms open only 5-10..."

4 weeks, 2 days ago

Qantas domestic business class experience

"I almost always use Virgin domestic and one more thing is that VA have a barrier that prevents economy passengers using the forward toilet. I like that. As for US airlines, I don't think it's fair to generalize although United is pretty bad. But some are much better than others. But that isn't re..."

4 weeks, 2 days ago

Difference between Hilton in Australia and USA

"Many Hilton properties in the USA are three star whereas those in Australia all rate higher than that."

4 weeks, 2 days ago

No Air-Conditioning in New Zealand during April

"I know Queenstown well. It's unlikely you'll need AC in April, unless perhaps if you're in a room where the windows don't open and/or the bedcovers are too hot because they are designed for winter warmth. Nights can get cold in April though, so heating of some kind would be wise although as Sibel..."

4 weeks, 2 days ago

Qantas Hotels Booking Cancelled

"There is wrongdoing, because Qantas hotels knew or ought to have known that following confirmation you may well lock in other arrangements. They owe you a duty of care, they breached it and you may suffer economic loss. That makes it their problem. If they won't properly compensate you, go to a s..."

1 month, 2 days ago

Delayed Baggage

"Originally Posted by jrfsp On this topic, my case has been completely lost, I have travel insurance, they have asked for original receipts for proof of ownership. I have no receipts for my clothes, who would? I have Gold level cover so surely people cant be expected to have proof of ownership.Sh..."

1 month, 3 days ago

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