SQ Country Quotas for F/F Redemptions..

"Thanks for your feedback, Taylor. Your call to SQ and their response indicates to me that their RES system is checking availability and then explicitly validating eligibility against the physical address recorded in your FF program membership, rather than just checking against your IP address. Sn..."

1 day, 4 hours ago

Inflight WiFi - luxury or necessity?

"@aggie57 - a timely and well thought-out post.The fact that there are so many discordant views to your post shows just how ubiquitous (and contentious!) the provision of WiFi on aircraft has become. It is also highly interesting to see how this has evolved and the many problems / scenario's there..."

1 day, 5 hours ago

Emirates has ordered A330neo and A350

"Originally Posted by patrickk The A330 neo will replace the regional 777s and the A350 the longer range 777s. The 777-9s will replace the A380s in time. I would also suggest that the A330-900NEO order may well be the death-knell for EK's MoU for the B787-10's which will probably be allowed to qu..."

2 days, 2 hours ago

Qantas Finally Cancels Remaining Airbus A380s

"Originally Posted by aklrunway I’d imagine any conversion would be commercially sensitive in nature and wouldn’t need to be reported until a fleet announcement is made. If no refund or loss than I’d assume that confidentiality would prevail as it wouldn’t be affecting..."

5 days, 3 hours ago

SQ Country Quotas for F/F Redemptions..

"There may be a number of ways around this. I would be interested to know if they work - airline websites aren't always the smartest, when it comes to IT .. 1. Since SQ's website detects and defaults to your location, if you don't check you'll be subject to it. However, the website allows you to c..."

5 days, 4 hours ago

Qantas Finally Cancels Remaining Airbus A380s

"Originally Posted by Madhatter49 So maybe that's what all this is about is the remaining 380 cancellation is an indicator of a Sunrise project winner and they're now in the A350 negotiation phase? Should be an interesting next few months.They said a Sunrise decision would be early in the year i t..."

6 days, 6 hours ago

Qantas B787-3 & Golden Triangle

"A little 'off-topic' but memories from the nineties and later..Odd hearing BNE-SYD-MEL being referred to as QF's 'Golden Triangle'. Back in the day, QF's 'Golden Triangle' was the HKG-BKK-SIN-HKG triangle which was somewhat lucrative and popular with Aussie travellers to Asia. Not a singular rout..."

6 days, 6 hours ago

AA domestic to QF international - advice as separate tickets

"Part of the problem here is that many of the current front-line AA check-in staff have not been trained in how to access the differences in QF / AA PNR's. This is a 'benefit' of the amalgamation of US Air and AA staff, where AA tends to use SABRE inhouse (after all, they developed it) whereas mos..."

1 week, 1 day ago

Qantas Finally Cancels Remaining Airbus A380s

"Not an unexpected decision by QF, who has been publicly clear over the last 2 years that these additional 8 frames would not be taken up. What I find w-a-y more interesting is that there is absolutely no mention or even discussion of the QF deposit for these frames. Perhaps the mid-year accounts ..."

1 week, 1 day ago

Best area to stay in Madrid

"@NBA - you haven't stated your desired hotel range or your interests, so here is some general advice.As PB57 states, Plaza de Santa Ana is recommendable. The Prado and Thiessen-Krupp museums are well worth a visit (both also allow photography, which is highly unusual in European art venues). Whil..."

1 week, 4 days ago

QF Double Status Credit offer out soon?

"I would not bank on an 'early' February DSC offer - QF has just (last Friday) closed a 'Global Red e-Deal' sale, which saw Y SYD-LAX / SFO fares offered at AUD $979 rtn and SYD-DFW/JFK at AUD $1189 rtn. Over the weekend, these e-deal fares increased significantly. LAX now AUD $1314, SFO now AUD $..."

2 weeks ago

Qantas 'customer satisfaction' questionnaires

"Over the last 3-4 years, QF has constantly touted it's 'record customer satisfaction' levels in it's Annual Reports. Given an increase in dissatisfaction reports over the last 8-12 months reported on AUSBT, I am curious about the following. For many years it was de-riguer for QF to hand out in-fl..."

2 weeks ago

Difference between Hilton in Australia and USA

"Originally Posted by ChrisCh Hilton also hands out free Gold and even Diamond status in the USA like candy, so checking-in as a Gold or Diamond member carries much less weight than it would elsewhere, [snip].That said, while I've stayed at some pretty 'basic' Hiltons in the US, I've found a few ..."

4 weeks, 2 days ago

Query re seat selection on Iberia/Vueling

"Originally Posted by BCTraveller Thanks very much @kimshep for the clarification. I have now arranged all domestic flights on Air Nostrum or Iberia Express.Do you have any strong views about whether Business class is worth it on these carriers? (The flights are around 70-90 minutes.) I don't have..."

1 month, 1 day ago

Flydubai - Qantas Benefits

"@MRYJDrake, as per FlyDubai's own website : "Emirates Skywards is now the loyalty programme for flydubai, so you’ll be able to earn Skywards Miles, as well as Tier Miles, every time you fly with us or with Emirates, enhancing earning and spending opportunities." I think many would blanch a..."

1 month, 3 days ago
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