Why no immediate upgrade to Qantas booking?

"I booked a flight in December, flown in January, for which I immediately put in an upgrade request upon ticketing. It did not clear until 2359 the night before. J was not full, though I don't have an EF subscription any more to see the full breakdown of fare class availability.It's the first time..."

6 days, 17 hours ago

Qantas point error in your favour

"I've had a couple of occasions where I've had to lodge complaints with QF about missing points due to either missed connections (requiring Original Routing Credit) or other more interesting stuffups, and I have received more than I was owed when the transaction appeared on the QFF statement as if..."

1 month, 1 week, 6 days ago

SQ nolonger supporting online menus?

"Both viewing the online menus and selecting Book the Cook worked fine for me when I tried last night - however, for some flights on my itinerary the menus weren't available."

11 months, 3 days ago

Minimum stay away on sale fares


on November 23rd, 2017

Cautionary Tale on Qantas Bonus Status Credit Promotions

"Originally Posted by DavePlat While we are sharing DSC cautions, when booking under one of these promos do not use any vouchers you may have from previously cancelled bookings. They are not counted by QF as a new booking and therefore don't qualify for the promo SC's I'm discovering that the har..."

on November 6th, 2017

Qantas lounge dress code - tightening up from November??

"I assume Qantas is fine with "business casual" in the lounge.At the major multinational company where I work in a team where I am but a lowly Silver amidst several Golds and Plats, I generally wear a t-shirt or polo shirt and shorts to the office for most of October to April. (At least one of my ..."

on November 4th, 2017

FF Points Fear

"After I got over 280,000 QF points (that being the amount for round-the-world in J) I stopped worrying.As it turns out, the real barrier is having an opportunity to spend them - I'm up to over 450,000 QF points now, and will have 550,000 soon after my latest credit card bonus lands. I'd like to s..."

on October 30th, 2017

Sydney Opal Card - $13.40 Airport Gate Fee?

"Originally Posted by kimshep : Via public transport from the city, the only other 'cheap' option on an Opal card is to catch the Route 400 Bus from Bondi Junction interchange (Stand F) to Burwood (and v.v.) which stops at the Domestic and International Airport Terminals.If ..."

on June 14th, 2017

Sydney Opal Card - $13.40 Airport Gate Fee?

"Originally Posted by markpk :Well, that didn't work, the operator and its bankers took a bath and its now back in NSW State Govt hands - the gate fees at Green Square and Mascot have been abolished but DOM and INTL remain.  All those stations are still owned by the private operator, b..."

on June 14th, 2017

Points laundering via SPG

"Ignoring your challenge for a moment, the best option as far as I know is Amex Explorer - 2 Amex MR Gateway pts/$, 2:1 SPG conversion ratio, effective 1 SPG pt/$."

on June 5th, 2017

What are your experiences with the Qantas 'price promise'?

"I successfully used Price Promise with STA Travel for a booking made in November last year and completed this month.One caveat - the refund will be on to whichever card you bought your ticket on. I was planning on cancelling the card in question - Qantas advised me that in order to refund onto a ..."

on March 17th, 2017

Earn Status Credits on Classic Flight Rewards - Is this Qantas promotional email something that ...

"In my experience, I tend to get these offers probably once a year or so. They are targetted offers, not available to the general membership, but they are sent out in large batches (you'll see people post on forums like Australian Frequent Flyer when they go out)."

on April 20th, 2015

The cost of passports look like they are going up by $10 in the new year.

"The UK may be only $155, but evidently that's not enough to run a proper passport service... http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/sep/16/passports-backlog-payouts-mps"

on December 22nd, 2014

Couple of days in Seoul.

"Also, in both Seoul and Tokyo, a lot of places don't take credit card - most touristy places do, but smaller restaurants and such may not. So be prepared to carry a fair amount of cash. In Japan, many ATMs won't take international cards, some ATMs may not take MasterCard, and most ATMs have desig..."

on November 27th, 2014

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