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About 9 months ago the wife (QF platinum) and I were booked on the 4pm departure SYD-BNE on a Sunday afternoon. The QF J lounge attendant refused a move forward to a 2pm or 3pm. Sure enough, our half-empty flight was cancelled. Then they couldn't get us on the 5pm, and the 6pm we did get on wa...
Dec 19, 2018, 03.22 PM / How to move to an earlier Qantas, Virgin Australia flight
Does anybody else think it's shocking that they devalued everybody's point balances? They could have compensated for reduced merchant fees by reducing earn rates going forward. Reduced redemption rates achieve the same effect, but with the added effect of also effectively halving the value of e...
Nov 16, 2018, 04.21 PM / American Express overhauls credit card frequent flyer points
Never had it happen to me.I did however once have my check-in bag queried. I'm Gold, wife is Platinum, travelling together on same booking. Had a single ~26kg bag between us."Sorry sir, the limit per bag is 23kg"."We're entitled to way more than this in total, are you really going to enforce th...
Aug 30, 2018, 02.40 PM / Why Virgin's cabin baggage allowance is bad for business travel
Finally, a OneWorld FF scheme worse than QF!
May 28, 2018, 03.29 PM / Qatar Airways hikes Privilege Club award rates, booking fees
What about a dress code? Doesn't even have to be particularly strict. I once saw a bloke in the Sydney F lounge who looked like he just stepped off Khao San Road. Singlet, shorts, scruffy hair, scruffier backpack, needed a wash...
Apr 06, 2018, 02.33 PM / Why the Qantas first class lounge needs to be much more 'exclusive'
Doesn't hurt to check every day.. EK availability does come and go, so you might get lucky. I once snagged 2x J SYD-DXB on Boxing Day about 6 weeks before.
Feb 15, 2019, 03.24 PM / Finding Available Qantas Business Classic Rewards Seats on Emirates - Any tricks?
Waitlisted redemptions will not be confirmed 2 weeks before. They will be either confirmed or cancelled at that time, so this implies that you can't be on a waitlist inside 2 weeks out, making a reduction in benefit.There's also increases in the number of miles needed for redemptions. So all take...
Jan 04, 2019, 04.10 AM / Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer changes
Yup, same experience. Takes ages, but once that 20 day period is over, call them and it happens relatively quickly.
Nov 09, 2018, 06.29 PM / Time for Hilton status to appear
Will receive status credits, probably for flexi. Will not receive points. Somehow lots and lots of Canberrans I know seem to have lots of AA points though. Hmmm.....And yes, you can upgrade.
Oct 26, 2018, 10.22 PM / "Whole of Australian Government" bookings
Wife has been platinum with QF for roughly 5 years. Got an email overnight asking for feedback "as a member of Chairman's Lounge", which she is not and never has been.Presume most likely explanation is a mistake in the email? Did anyone else get such an email? She has worked in some very high-ran...
Oct 25, 2018, 06.03 AM / Did Qantas just invite everybody to join the Chairman's Lounge?