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  • Indeed: we're sure there are many travellers who'll be pleasantly surprised by this move!

    Jan 18, 2017, 02.50 PM / American Airlines overhauls Flagship Lounges, AA lounge access

  • The renovations at JFK may be complete, but it's still an 'International First Class Lounge' (first class and Oneworld Emerald only) while AA continues to renovate and build in other airports.Once it's rebranded back to a Flagship Lounge (stage 2, above), it'll open its doors to Oneworld Sapphire...

    Jan 18, 2017, 01.54 PM / American Airlines overhauls Flagship Lounges, AA lounge access

  • Indeed, and that's something we've covered before. The reference above has simply been included for those who don't find themselves booked onto Freedom fares (such as being stuck in economy on a 'BFOD' work trip), although the 'star choice' is naturally upgrading from those Freedom fares for a th...

    Jan 18, 2017, 10.25 AM / The best ways to spend 50,000 Virgin Australia Velocity points

  • The rates shown on the link you posted are for 'Membership Rewards Ascent', which is the loyalty program attached to cards like the Platinum Edge, not Explorer.AMEX runs four tiers of personal Membership Rewards, as followsAscent Premium (Platinum Charge, Centurion Card): 1:1 conversion to all ai...

    Jan 17, 2017, 11.32 AM / The top five Virgin Australia credit card deals this January

  • Rob: Please be reminded of AusBT's comment policy, which asks users to discuss the topic of the article, rather than discussing the users engaged in that discussion.

    Jan 16, 2017, 11.10 AM / The best Airbus A380 business class on Melbourne-Europe flights

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  • Don't suppose you're an Etihad Guest Gold, Platinum or Exclusive member? If so, follow @EtihadPremium on Twitter and DM them your Etihad membership number to get connected. They seem to reply to all messages within a few minutes or an hour at most.

    Jan 16, 2017, 05.07 PM / Etihad Complaints

  • Originally Posted by Carl : Hi Obanpointer,Is there a guide to what all the codes mean e.g. AF SIn etc?Thanks Hi Carl,No need for a guide: we've edited the post above so that it's readable in 'plain English'. Obanpointer: We always appreciate when readers offer their help, although unlike some...

    Jan 11, 2017, 04.43 PM / Booking or upgrading with points

  • Don't forget, if you're flying out of London in Qantas first class, you can also access the Emirates Lounge if you wish.(In London, the Emirates lounge can only be accessed by Qantas first class flyers and Chairmans Lounge members travelling on Qantas - it's not open to business class flyers or o...

    Jan 09, 2017, 01.15 PM / Best London Heathrow lounge for Qantas first class

  • Mod note: posts from two concurrent threads on the same topic have been combined into one (excluding any posts asking for such to happen). Happy Friday!

    Jan 06, 2017, 03.33 PM / CX Business Class Standards

  • I've had some great service at the Qantas LAX First Lounge, so I'll often give a small tip as a thank you gesture (eg. US$10) when staff go over and above as a small reward. The staff have never requested it, and I don't feel 'obligated' to give one just because it's the US, but it's always grate...

    Jan 06, 2017, 01.29 PM / Tipping at Qantas LAX First lounge?

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