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Where were you flying, may we ask? I've personally booked a number of Emirates flights using Qantas Points and have always been able to book the chauffeur service, except on trans-Tasman flights where this isn't offered to anybody.
Oct 23, 2017, 04.27 PM / Complimentary chauffeur drive to stay, pledges Qantas, Emirates
We're not aware of any restriction on Chauffeur Drive service for Qantas reward bookings on eligible routes. In the T&Cs, the only tickets ineligible for CD are complimentary tickets (such as prize flights) and for passengers who received a complimentary upgrade into a premium cabin and weren...
Oct 23, 2017, 12.33 PM / Complimentary chauffeur drive to stay, pledges Qantas, Emirates
Hi Russjking, cheers for your comments, but were unable to crunch the numbers for you based on your travel patterns to recommend the best program for your needs, other than to say that both KrisFlyer Gold and Velocity Gold provide access to Virgin Australia domestic lounges (although Velocity Gol...
Oct 22, 2017, 09.28 PM / How to ~quintuple~ dip on elite status with Singapore Airlines
The lounge in Hong Kong is after security and there's no extra security screening at the gate for these particular flights. You're thinking of flights to Australia (where the HKA A350 doesn't fly) which have an extra liquid check in the aerobridge to meet Australian Government requirements.
Oct 21, 2017, 01.50 PM / Review: Hong Kong Airlines' Airbus A350 business class seat
The 'tucked away' comment refers to the over-shoulder sash belt which is designed only for use during take-off and landing. Throughout the flight you can simply use the lap belt, which is all you get with most other aircraft seats anyway. (The sash belt unhooks from the lap belt.) We always faste...
Oct 21, 2017, 01.48 PM / Review: Hong Kong Airlines' Airbus A350 business class seat
I've tested positive once, but it was a false positive (the machine gave a positive reading for semtex, which is a form of plastic explosive, which I certainly hasn't been touching). Procedure was to repeat the test three times across different machines to confirm the accuracy of the result. All ...
Oct 23, 2017, 11.44 AM / Explosive testing
Velocity maintains two status credit tallies: one based around your 'membership year', and the other being a rolling 12-month count. If you maintain your status within your membership year, it'll be valid until the end of the next membership year. The only time the rolling count comes into play i...
Oct 20, 2017, 06.22 PM / Offered a 'Mini Status Challenge' for VA Platinum
Whatever you do, Air New Zealand Airpoints is not the option!
Oct 19, 2017, 04.53 PM / Flying ANA - which frequent flyer program is best?
If you're using Qantas Points, don't forget that you can also book flights with Emirates at the same rate as with Qantas, and also with China Eastern (at a higher rate) and Japan Airlines, which don't appear on the Qantas website (you have to call to book).Japan Airlines has some pretty solid ava...
Oct 18, 2017, 11.01 AM / Oneworld award booking to Paris over Christmas holidays
Originally Posted by aussiflyer I looked at these when booking a work trip to Hong Kong because the price from Gold Coast was so cheap. After going through the purchase path and selecting meals i got a pop up telling me a summary and in that it showed the booking class of Z. For less then 2k ret...
Oct 17, 2017, 01.13 PM / Virgin points and SC earn on Hong Kong Airlines flights