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  • Thanks David. I'll let you know what the "soft" changes to First mentioned in your update a few weeks ago are like when I experience it later this year on the 787-9. Part of a OneWorld RTW.

    Mar 20, 2019, 11.23 PM / British Airways plans first class upgrade: new suites, but sans doors?

  • you can backtrack within a sector, for example from Heathrow to somewhere in Europe and back again. You cannot retrace your steps across the pacific or the atlantic. That said, I think there are limits to the number of backtracks you can do within a sector.I just booked an RTW (with $ not points)...

    Mar 13, 2019, 10.26 AM / How to plan and book a round-the-world trip using Qantas Points

  • awww... I will miss the opening by a few weeks. Coming thru on QF2 F in late October, then continue journey RTW on QF11 in November. Next trip I guess..... What's the best SIN lounge for 2 hours (a bit less) between the LHR-SIN / SIN-SYD legs of QF2?

    Mar 12, 2019, 09.25 AM / Guided tour: inside the new Qantas Singapore first class lounge

  • My boss once guested me - we walked in, the host greeted him immediately by name. He asked her to "look after my guest" and he left to run to a different flight - he was there for all of 20 seconds! I spent a wonderful hour and a bit in peace and tranquility (Melb). enjoying some fine red wine. ...

    Dec 22, 2018, 02.31 AM / What it's really like inside the Qantas Chairman's Lounge

  • Winsor - pleased to see the Soumah on your list. I'm currently expat in Canada and discovered the Soumah chardonnay and Wild Savagnin recently at the (govt controlled) bottle shop. Both outstanding wines from a vineyard that was unfamiliar to me. Have you tried the savagnin? Thoughts?

    Dec 16, 2018, 01.04 AM / Try matching your Christmas meals with these top Australian wines

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  • @DrSK - thanks for the idea. It opens in May so perfect for my trip later this year. Booked a room last night and will provide a 'review' in community posts after my stay if no one from Ausbt visits before me! (FYI, i wasn't fussed about Accor, just how my posting landed - in the Accor bucket...)

    Mar 13, 2019, 07.40 AM / Best Accor JFK airport hotel

  • Originally Posted by Himeno How late is 'late'?I normally book one of the hotels around Jamaica Station when I'm staying in NYC.Jamaica Station is at one end of the JFK Airtrain, and has bus, subway and LIRR connections into Manhattan. The hotels are often cheaper then the hotels in the CBD as w...

    Mar 09, 2019, 01.08 AM / Best Accor JFK airport hotel

  • Looking for recommendations on best JFK airport hotel. I arrive too late to connect and will have an early morning flight so don’t want to head into the city. Thanks

    Mar 08, 2019, 12.51 PM / Best Accor JFK airport hotel

  • Having lived in Munich for a few years, albeit a while back now, I always enjoyed strolling along Ludwigstrasse, Maximilianstrasse and through Schwabing too. Munich is an easy city to get around and quite friendly too. As with any central train station in Europe, you have to be on the watch for...

    Mar 05, 2019, 07.13 AM / 36 hours in Munich - suggestions?

  • Happy Christmas AusBT team and here's to a wonderful, safe and prosperous 2019 for all!You all do an amazing job and like Bob Burgess and others, I check out this site every single day because I never know what little gem of info I'm going to find.

    Dec 21, 2018, 07.37 AM / Merry Christmas to the AusBT team!

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