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I think this is a sensible decision as 7kg was fairly limiting. I would like to see Qantas (and all airlines for that fact) impose the said limit on the number of items people bring onto planes. On a recent flight from Adelaide to Sydney a passenger had two wheel-ons, a small backpack/rucksack ...
Mar 11, 2019, 04.04 PM / Now you can bring a heavier bag as Qantas increases carry-on allowance
I have been a Platinum Elite Ambassador member for about eight years and think the annual fee is well worth it. When staying at InterContinental properties I have always been upgraded to a much better room (usually a suite) and quite often (~80% of the time) have been given access to the Executi...
Jan 10, 2019, 12.49 PM / Is InterContinental Ambassador status worth buying in 2019?
Chris I write this note sitting in the Finnair Business Lounge at Helsinki Airport. The Premium Lounge is closed from 1 October 2018 - May 2019, thus all non-Schengen passengers are in the standard Business Lounge. With the renovations going on, they are using cardboard plates, disposable cutlery...
Oct 13, 2018, 11.14 PM / Your guide to Finnair's Helsinki Airport business class lounges
Can I suggest it is worth trying Plymouth Gin. This was one of the original Gins and was the standard for Royal Navy Gin. A tour of the distillery in central Plymouth is well worth it! They also produce their version of Pimm's - once you have had it you will never drink the mass-produced Pimm's a...
Mar 08, 2017, 01.51 PM / Sampling the gin selection at the Qantas first class lounge
A word of warning for all Qantas Platinum's taking the Narita - Melbourne flight and wanting to access the JAL First Lounge.In mid-December I tried to take my wife and two of our three children into the JAL First Lounge at Narita before we took our Qantas Flight to Melbourne (all four of us in Bu...
Jan 25, 2017, 02.15 PM / The best business class on Sydney-Tokyo flights
Many thanks for your feedback and comments. As I said in my original post we have no issue about the re-direction as weather is beyond the control of anyone, my gripe was the way Qantas poorly handled the situation - you cannot tell me that every Qantas staff member clocked off after the last fli...
Mar 18, 2019, 07.35 AM / ADL - SYD Flight Diverted to MEL on 14 March due to storms in Sydney
Many thanks Aklrunway - the flight started its first holding pattern west of Wagga Wagga at 9.20pm - so it could have made it back to ADL or on to CBR or BNE before any curfew issues arose, but I do appreciate your advice.
Mar 15, 2019, 01.57 PM / ADL - SYD Flight Diverted to MEL on 14 March due to storms in Sydney
I seek some advice from my well-travelled colleagues.My wife (QFF Gold) was booked on QF766 from ADL - SYD on Thursday, 14 March. With the wild storms in Sydney, the departure was pushed back from 6.15 to 8.15pm. The plane took off and made it to just west of Wagga before it was put into a hold...
Mar 15, 2019, 01.43 PM / ADL - SYD Flight Diverted to MEL on 14 March due to storms in Sydney
I too have used QFlyer on a number of occasions and found them to be very helpful and thorough professionals. I would recommend them in a heartbeat! I support the comments of Ewangiles and Jchakera above. QFlyer are focussed on maximising your QFF Status, as such they are very good at making su...
Mar 13, 2019, 07.46 AM / QFlyer Query
I visited Helsinki in November last year flying on a Qantas/Finnair RTW fare and had to stay overnight as a part of the ticket conditions. I had never been to a Nordic country before. Helsinki is very clean and a very easy city to see in a day. The harbour front, the underground cathedral, lot...
Mar 05, 2019, 04.40 PM / Helsinki stopover: how to spend the time?