Hotel Loyalty ProgramsStarwood Preferred Guest - Gold PreferredAccor A|Club - PlatinumHilton HHonors - Gold VIP
Frequent Flyer ProgramsQantas - Qantas Frequent FlyerVirgin Australia - Velocity RewardsEmirates Airlines - Skywards
Other Reward ProgramsNone
Agree MarkJohnSon. Its kind of amusing to see point solution providers beating Google at their own game of developing really good point solutions...
Mar 02, 2018, 09.26 AM / Google Hangouts Chat wants to be slicker than Slack
I gave up a while ago. I've got a Vodafone hotspot that gives me more than enough data and excellent speeds pretty much everywhere I need to travel for work in AU.
Dec 31, 2017, 04.30 PM / Talking point: have you given up on airport WiFi?
I have no sympathy for the manufacturers. It's been common knowledge that lith ion batteries and their counterparts are risky, with the airline industry taking a zero-tolerance approach until there is a mountain of evidence that certain types or sizes are safe. And I'm still not getting the value...
Dec 20, 2017, 07.13 PM / How 'smart luggage' makers plan to beat airline bans
David,Is this being run by Accor for Qantas? Like Sydney First and LAX First?
Nov 30, 2017, 01.52 PM / First look: Qantas opens new London Heathrow lounge
I love to see Qantas combine the Emirates space with its own to form a single business lounge that puts Auckland up to world standard. The question is how...
Oct 13, 2017, 01.06 PM / What's next for the Qantas, Emirates lounges at Auckland?
As best I understand, the Qantas Hotels booking page sits on top of HooRoo and feeds what the user enters on the page through to the booking engine...so I'm not sure how or why a browser page passed the wrong details to HooRoo...I use Qantas Hotels for probably 95% of my bookings (around 80+ nigh...
Mar 08, 2018, 03.25 PM / Booking Accommodation through Qantas Website
ESTA is actually pretty good. Last couple of times through LAX I've been able to get to a kiosk, and find a short line. From memory the wait time was around 15mins. The issue at LAX when inbound from Australia is whether you beat the myriad of Asian flights into LAX. If you're behind them then al...
Mar 07, 2018, 07.17 PM / Expedited US Immigration Clearance for non-Citizens
For what its worth I've tried it twice and both times it sucked...Ended up working offline
Mar 07, 2018, 09.22 AM / Qantas Inflight Wifi
Wow, no advice from Accor yet...It's a good move.
Mar 06, 2018, 06.08 PM / New Accor Plus Platinum Perk
A few of my US friends swear by Delta, others are really loyal to SouthWest. I'd recommend having a read through the articles on Cranky Flier - kind of like AusBT but more focused on US airlines and their loyalty programs.
Mar 05, 2018, 01.32 PM / Transitioning to QF to any US carrier