Inflight WiFi - luxury or necessity?

"My perspective is:Cross country flights in AU or elsewhere - it's becoming a must. If you want to work you can keep on top of things and act quickly vs the dreaded "how many f****ng" emails did I just get" when you come off flight modeThe airlines need to be smarter about what planes with wifi go..."

5 days, 2 hours ago

Would you recommend Amex platinum

"Originally Posted by Kinkade Originally Posted by sid As employees of AusBT we can't give you a personal recommendation to get the card, but I can share with you how I use the card myself: 1. Priority Pass approx once a month in Sydney ($36x12) - $4322. Partner has a supplementary Platinum card..."

6 days, 23 hours ago

Would you recommend Amex platinum

"Originally Posted by Taylor I understand the phone screen insurance is applicable if you pay your monthly fees with the card... Ahh, OK. That makes sense. "

1 week, 1 day ago

Would you recommend Amex platinum

"Good summary Sid,Damn, I missed a few benefits in there! Supplementary card for wife plus the Reserve card help stack up the hard case benefits. The AFR subscription is something I'm really starting to use as well. I try to use the Accor free night for family stays as well. Didn't know about the ..."

1 week, 1 day ago

Would you recommend Amex platinum

"Hi Kinkade,I've had the AMEX Platinum charge card since around 2005 as I've had a heavy travel schedule for well over 10 years now. I'm in a similar work situation though I'm moving from contract to permanent but the company doesn't issue corporate cards or arrange travel (yet) so I pay for all w..."

1 week, 1 day ago

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

"Bugger of a dilemma for Qantas - flog the 747's into the ground but tick off customers OR pick up some low cost A380's but face the risk of no crew to fly them OR try and bring 787 deliveries forward but struggle to train pilots without impacting domestic operations..."

2 weeks ago

Accor Gold Recognition

"Originally Posted by jasonfungsing Originally Posted by markpk I was Platinum and if you were staying in the premium hotels it was pretty good. I'm Gold now as I get it with my AMEX card. I get a free room per year so if you're paying and get the free room it pretty much pays for itself. My exp..."

1 month, 1 week ago

Accor Gold Recognition

"I was Platinum and if you were staying in the premium hotels it was pretty good. I'm Gold now as I get it with my AMEX card. I get a free room per year so if you're paying and get the free room it pretty much pays for itself. My experience with Gold now mirrors the comments from Jianga - late che..."

1 month, 1 week, 1 day ago

Additional 'perks' for Qantas Lifetime Gold

"Originally Posted by Rufus1 I'd suggest a reduced qualification requirement for platinum - either at or below the requalification level. Same would make sense for lifetime silver, moving to gold. Anyone at that level has done a lot of flying. And if they're just falling short of platinum in in a..."

2 months, 1 week, 6 days ago

Why can't I find business class award seats to Santiago?

"The LATAM business market - particularly in mining is starting to go gang-busters - my company has had numerous briefings from Qld Govt, Fed Govt, and NERA - this indicates a lot of business class travellers paying cash who are heading way south and east - you can't blame Qantas for holding back ..."

2 months, 2 weeks, 4 days ago

End of an era - last Qantas Boeing 747 services for Brisbane this week

"Originally Posted by Packetman21 I am actually going to be onboard the last flight from Brisbane to Sydney QF56 in Business. I’ll be sure to let you guys know how it went In the main cabin we'll be serving up one last dish of that wonderful 747 engine noise followed by a desert of nost..."

2 months, 2 weeks, 6 days ago

Transit in LAX from QF to AA

"Take the airbridge. You pass through a security point (that's usually very quiet by TSA standards) and its a 10-min walk to AA. You basically come out just past the super busy T5 checkpoint - 2mins walk to the AA lounge"

2 months, 2 weeks, 6 days ago

Uber drivers cancelling shorter trips out of the airport

"Is this even a legitimate post?AFAIK you can't book an Uber without putting in a destinationUber has partnered with Qantas - why would Qantas want or accept the blow back from this?"

2 months, 3 weeks, 1 day ago

Accor Plus up to 50% off promotion

"Saw it - given I haven't stayed in an Accor hotel in Asia ever I thought it was a cynical offer..."

2 months, 3 weeks, 3 days ago

Qantas cracking down on carry-on luggage

"Originally Posted by ryanpst I carry quite a lot of goods and samples in my bags that have batteries. Good luck taking my 8kg bag and putting it in the hold. No sympathy for the CSM who had a shoulder injury - it’s a job requirement to be able to lift bags up to 23kg (advertised as such a..."

3 months, 5 days ago
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