We A380: 12A or 12E

"Depends how tall you are. If you're tall then 12A is fine as you can easily step over your aisle seat companion and you get the window bins - 2 in this case as one of the 3 next to that seat is locked. If you're not so tall and getting out is an issue then 12E solves that but at the cost of alm..."

3 hours, 5 minutes ago

Inflight WiFi - luxury or necessity?

"Originally Posted by readosunnycoast Continental USA gets its inflight internet from ground based cell towers. Oceans require satellite coverage, The cost and logistics are entirely different. That’s true of GoGo equipped aircraft but Viasat is satellite based, American is using it on all..."

2 days, 20 hours ago

Inflight WiFi - luxury or necessity?

"Thanks for everyone’s comments. I suspect part of the reason I felt the need to ask is that so many of the systems we use at work these days are cloud based, so I’m relying on servers to dish up the data and information I use at work. And despite also being of the old school, i.e. l..."

3 days, 18 hours ago

Inflight WiFi - luxury or necessity?

"On Saturday I did a 7hr flight from Boston to LAX on AA, with access to great in-flight WiFi via ViaSat. I could happily use cloud based business systems. Then Monday I did LAX - MEL with Qantas, obviously with no WiFi. Which frankly was a little frustrating and which got me thinking, should we..."

3 days, 23 hours ago

Qantas Finally Cancels Remaining Airbus A380s

"When the 380’s are all gone in 10-15 years we’ll look back and remember them with fondness."

1 week, 2 days ago

Hand luggage with Qantas

"Op wasn’t saying it’s was deemed too heavy, rather it was too big."

4 weeks ago

Difference between Hilton in Australia and USA

"I think pertinent here is how Americans think of hotel chains like Hilton. It’s not a luxury or even a perceived premium brand. It’s just a place to stay. In general they don’t want fancy chain hotels, they want the basics taken care of and a basic breakfast included. Mass ma..."

4 weeks, 2 days ago

Do late QF status credits count towards the following years total

"Reckon Qantas will catch up on that eventually and allocate them to the correct date when the flights happened, even if they don’t at first."

1 month, 3 weeks, 3 days ago

Recommendations for checked luggage?

"Samsonite S’Cure. Great lightweight, tough, secure case. I’ve had mine for a few years now, it’s been in the tropics and -20c, on more flights than I care to count and it just keeps on going. Plus it rolls really really easily, far better than my wife’s fancy Europea..."

1 month, 3 weeks, 4 days ago

Rental Car Toll Fees

"I use Hertz a lot in Melbourne, often for 1-2 week hires. They charge a flat admin fee per hire plus actual tolls. It’s much better value than the daily charge, you just need to ask when you pick up the car. "

1 month, 4 weeks, 2 days ago

Sleeping on flights: pyjamas vs underwear or shorts only

"I travel long haul overnight often and never bother changing these days. I find it just too much hassle. This last trip, LA-Auckland return, I wore polo and jeans and slept in those. 7 hours sleep straight on the way back no drama and perfectly comfortable. "

2 months, 5 days ago

What does Qantas operated flight mean?

"It means exactly what it says. Codeshare flights are not operated by Qantas."

2 months, 3 weeks, 3 days ago

Am I being reasonable?

"It’s like at a restaurant when someone insists on watching a video with audio up loud. Happened to us recently at the Florentino cellar bar in Melbourne. It’s a small space, the guy was at the next table, I asked politely if he could turn it down. You should have seen the reaction."

3 months, 3 days ago

Virgin Australia acknowledgement of veterans

"Do US airlines really do this? I fly US domestic regularly and the only thing I can recall is priority boarding for active military in uniform. Maybe there are some other not so visible benefits provided?"

3 months, 1 week, 5 days ago

Why doesn't Qantas fly to Kuala Lumpur

"Well, they have Jetstar Asia based in Singapore. It’s not direct but it’s a connected service."

3 months, 3 weeks ago

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