The best ways to fly Brisbane to Seoul, South Korea

"Korean Air is obviously going to be the fastest way, as it's a direct flight of 10 hours, and at least the flight from Brisbane is in daylight hours, but you're right, the A330 business class seat isn't the best experience. Cathay Pacific is certainly a good option, it has a better business class..."

1 week, 1 day ago

Qantas Airbus A380 Melbourne-Tokyo on Oct 21 2019

"Maybe some major corp client is doing a massive junket charter, but it's still strange the charter is just one way?"

1 month, 1 day ago

Qantas Airbus A380 Melbourne-Tokyo on Oct 21 2019

"Qantas will fly an A380 between Melbourne and Tokyo/Narita on October 21, instead of an A330, as flights QF97 and QF80. Apparently the Tokyo-Melbourne flight QF80 is a charter flight so it's not available for booking but the Melbourne-Tokyo flight QF79 can be booked. Not as good a business class ..."

1 month, 1 day ago

How do I travel from Hong Kong to Shanghai by train?

"Seat61 is a great resource for train travellers anywhere in the world. As for Hong Kong to Shanghai, your best bet would be to catch the new high-speed train to Shenzhen or Guangzhou. Get off at one of the major interchange stations, either Shenzhen North and Guangzhou South, and connect to one o..."

2 months, 2 weeks, 1 day ago

BNE-SIN SQ256 now showing regional business class seating

"Very likely, as this has been rumoured for a while."

2 months, 3 weeks, 4 days ago

Do late QF status credits count towards the following years total

"Originally Posted by David A very creative approach! I'd have thought they would be applied retrospectively. However, one thing which does work and has been done by some friends of mine is to delay claiming the 50 status credit loyalty bonus – assuming you have earned the bonus and your m..."

2 months, 3 weeks, 5 days ago

Advice on flying Qantas to Singapore, then BA to London

"Luggage will be checked through from QF to BA under their joint Oneworld membership, the one hour at SIN is the difficult bit because if there is literally 60 minutes between your QF flight arriving and the BA flight leaving, you will have to step off the QF flight and proceed immediately to the ..."

2 months, 3 weeks, 5 days ago

Transiting through Hong Kong

"As Hong Kong Express is a VA partner you should be able to get ticketed from Sydney all the way through to Tokyo, and your bags too. If that can't be done you will need to collect your bags, go into the public area of the terminal and check in for the HK Express flight just like any other passeng..."

3 months ago

Merry Christmas to the AusBT team!

"Hope everyone has a great Christmas and New Year, anyone travelling during that time? I'm staying home here in Hong Kong, it's a great time of year here, but I am escaping before the Chinese New Year madness which in 2019 happens at the start of February, very early this time."

3 months ago

Star Alliance Gold status match

"United Gold vs Air New Zealand Gold? Assuming the general alliance benefits are the same I suppose it might come down to which airline you'd fly the most on. If you do a lot of trans-Tasman trips with Air New Zealand you may as well have Gold with them because when it comes to upgrades etc most a..."

3 months, 1 day ago

Could Air China become an accidental stakeholder in Virgin Australia?

"Bloomberg says that HNA has held "preliminary talks" to sell its airline assets to Air China. HNA has been offloading a lot of assets this year, more than USD$20bn according to Bloomberg. I wonder if this will end up with Air China accidentally getting a stake in Virgin Australia? Might not be a ..."

3 months, 4 days ago

New Virgin Atlantic lounge access for VA Gold, Platinum

"A big step up for Velocity Platinums and Golds! The Plaza Premium First Class lounge is of course also the one used by Virgin Atlantic now. But if you arrived on at say 4:30pm and entered the lounge at 5pm allowing for transit would they really come around and kick you out at 9pm, three hours bef..."

3 months, 4 days ago

Business class passengers using the economy loo?

"Originally Posted by s4172249 Originally Posted by JJJJJJJ Originally Posted by s4172249 Originally Posted by Bob Burgess You certainly can use the economy loos but let me be brutally honest. Apart from the loos being cramped the economy lavs tend to be pretty messy the further into a flight ..."

3 months, 4 days ago

Malaysia Airlines Airbus A350s for Sydney running to end of April 2019

"Malaysia Airlines will keep flying its Airbus A350 on KUL-SYD as MH122 / MH123 until April 30, instead of going back to an A330 at the end of the summer peak season. This now includes 'Business Suites' instead of 'First Class', this is been written up pretty comprehensively at https://www.ausbt.c..."

3 months, 6 days ago

Shopping at Hong Kong's Mongkok Computer Centre, also known as MCC

"If you're visiting Hong Kong and looking for some technology or accessories I would strongly suggest visiting the Mongkok Computer Centre, also known as the MCC. Here is a report I've put together for AusBT readers.How to get to the Mongkok Computer CentreTake the MTR subway to Mongkok station, t..."

3 months, 6 days ago
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