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I find their idea of "better service" to be annoying and intrusive and makes me less likely to tip.
Jan 10, 2018, 08.05 PM / Should you tip the staff in US airport lounges?
The IRS has a list of defined "tipped positions" and only those jobs are allowed to be paid the lower "tipped employee" rate. Additionally, if tips to not increase that lower paid amount to at least normal min wage, the employer is required to pay the difference.Also, the IRS expects tipped emplo...
Jan 10, 2018, 08.02 PM / Should you tip the staff in US airport lounges?
Airbus aren't going to make a 380NEO. No one wants them.The Qantas fleet is reducing in type. They've already removed the 767s and are reducing the 747s. The 737s will likely start being replaced in ~5 years, with some of the oldest in service almost 20 years old.The 330s have another 8-10 years ...
Jan 08, 2018, 10.53 PM / Qantas seeks foreign money to buy Boeing 777X or Airbus A350 jets
I enter Japan more, so would find the Japanese version of this much more useful. But the process to get that, unless you have US global entry, is complex and somewhat confusing.
Dec 22, 2017, 06.35 PM / Your Australian passport can access fast-track Singapore immigration
The LAX F lounge looks a lot like the JFK lounge.When did it open? It was still under construction when I was in LAX in mid Oct.Might have been easier to say that the TBIT-T4 airside connector is beside Gate 41.AA also has a number of gates in T5. The LAX-JFK flights have been using T5 gates rece...
Dec 22, 2017, 03.44 PM / American Airlines Flagship Lounge, Los Angeles LAX
When did you make the booking? JL changed their GDS in mid November which meant that all booking references were changed to work with the new system. If you made the original booking before the change, you would have been trying to use a booking reference from the old system and should have had a...
Jan 16, 2018, 09.45 PM / JAL Nightmare
The only time I've had an issue with a chip card was before Australia required their use and thus I didn't have one while in the Netherlands. At the time, their transport ticketing machines were chip card only (no mag strip, no cash). If you had anything else, you had to go to a service counter a...
Jan 01, 2018, 05.04 PM / Do Any Chip'n'PIN Cards Work Overseas
Originally Posted by aniljak There are two crews on an a380! One lot surely would have been resting. Why could they have not let dubai passengers off and continued on to London? Thats why planes have rest areas - so crews can rest! There are not 2 crews on an A380. They are all 1 crew with some ...
Dec 27, 2017, 09.05 PM / Unacceptable QF Communication, Mismanagement and Question on Customer Rights (QF1 23.12)
Originally Posted by Goat Guy Sydney and Melbourne Airports have become Duty Free Shopping Malls where planes land. On a world scale they are both appalling in terms of passenger amenity. I don't think SYD and MEL are quite as bad as LHR just yet. LHR won't tell you what gate you leave from unti...
Dec 15, 2017, 03.32 PM / A record number A380s in Sydney at any one time
Originally Posted by hutch Originally Posted by Himeno I agree. I don't see QF adding a 3rd MEL-SIN flight. There are currently 10 weekly flights on the route (daily QF35/36 3 weekly QF37/3 for 280J/2430Y seats weekly (10x A332).From late March, QF35/36 becomes A380 and QF37/38 becomes daily,...
Dec 05, 2017, 02.20 PM / QF new service MEL~SIN