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
Having had a few flights recently on Qantas with inflight WiFi and found myself non-stop on Slack working I've learnt my lesson and won't indulge in WiFi - movie, wine, downtime...
Aug 07, 2018, 07.19 PM / Survey: 50% of passengers would swap their inflight drink for WiFi
When my Accor Platinum period expired after they left the AMEX program Accor called me and offered to renew it annually for (I think) $300. So I get the free night, lounge access, and free breakfast - more than pays for itself...
May 14, 2018, 09.06 AM / Marriott downgrades elite status for SPG Gold members
I think the point you've made here David is what was lost in the mainstream media coverage. I don't get a lot of emails from Qantas despite being a high frequency traveller, yet my wife said to me earlier this week she was getting bombarded with emails despite having taken only 3 flights in 13 ye...
May 12, 2018, 05.16 PM / Five easy ways to stop Qantas frequent flyer points from expiring
I know I might be pouring fuel on the fire but I don't have a lot of sympathy for those who don't understand the program, build 100k+ points balances and then lose them. The hysterical press coverage was, well, hysterical...At the end of the day, if the points meant that much to the QFF member wh...
May 12, 2018, 02.29 PM / Five easy ways to stop Qantas frequent flyer points from expiring
That's what worries me. I like the idea of hitting Chicago first if I need to get to the east coast but I've never liked ORD. It's such a drab, depressing place
Mar 30, 2018, 08.41 AM / Qantas eyes Chicago as next non-stop Boeing 787 route
Originally Posted by 747sp The only people who complain is my family who don't want 5 min updates about how high or how fast the plane is going Haha - I had a few complaints from my colleagues who were looking forward to me being offline for a few hours! Love your profile name btw! I saw that...
Aug 03, 2018, 03.02 PM / What's your experience with Qantas inflight WiFi performance?
I used it BNE-ADL on Wednesday night and it was fine for Slack conversations. I ended up having multiple chat sessions going and sharing some files. I didn't do any web browsing other than having Gmail open in Chrome - seemed fine...
Aug 03, 2018, 09.33 AM / What's your experience with Qantas inflight WiFi performance?
I wasn't aware the annual fee was going up until I read it here. The addition of an AFR subscription and very low membership of Accor doesn't set my world on fire. I guess I'll wait and see when AMEX send me the renewal notice!
Jul 23, 2018, 11.00 PM / American Express Metal Card
Ordered mine last week. Will be interesting to see how the form factor stacks up!
Jul 23, 2018, 11.40 AM / American Express Metal Card
Are the two legs on different PNR's? If not, and assuming Qantas check your bags through to San Diego the fastest option is to clear border controls and then find the connection bridge over to the AA terminal. Don't exit and walk around as TSA inside the AA terminal is diabolical! The security li...
Jul 17, 2018, 08.46 AM / Transit times LAX Qantas to AA and Lounge Access