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Only being Gold might not be helping you with LHR seat availability, especially given Plat and above get earlier access, and now only 1 flight up to LHR on QF metal. Unless you really want to stick on QF metal, there are often seats on EK (via DXB) / BA (via SIN) / CX (via HKG) or even MU (via PV...
Jan 16, 2019, 04.35 PM / Qantas says it won't scrap chauffeur service for points-based bookings
LAX chauffer drive was short lived due in part toa) Low usage to/from LAX, compared to LHR and DXB, although to/from MEL & SYD bookings were apparently strong. (b) Many pax ex-Aust were connecting to other onward flights in LAX, and those who terminated in LAX often rented cars themselves a...
Jan 16, 2019, 04.16 PM / Qantas says it won't scrap chauffeur service for points-based bookings
On 3 separate First classic rewards points redemptions in the last 12 months, I have been charged the following fees (return):MEL-DXB-LHR = $1,500 for each of 2 pax.MEL-DXB-GLA (Glasgow) = $1,565SYD-DFW = $865Given the cost recovery from these fees, and the considerable amount of paid First flyi...
Jan 15, 2019, 05.18 PM / Qantas says it won't scrap chauffeur service for points-based bookings
Great detailed review Chris. With the side swinging hook above the literature pocket at knee level, that can also be used to support the outward edge of the tray table. If you have heavy meal items or if the table has a bit of vertical droop / wobble, the cabin crew will sometimes flip it out to ...
Jan 11, 2019, 07.22 PM / Emirates Boeing 777 first class (Singapore-Brisbane)
Some good practical tips there.I also visually check the baggage tag the check in agent attaches before my bag shoots off down the chute, and have previously caught incorrect tags to the wrong city a few times. It appears that some of the older check in systems perhaps have the agent type in the ...
Jan 04, 2019, 03.49 PM / This simple trick helps ensure your suitcase arrives on the belt
I have an upcoming flight MEL-DXB-LHR on Emirates A380, but booked via QF as a QF codeshare. I fly this route regularly and never previously bothered using onboard EK wifi, but planning to test it out on upcoming trip with some basic emails. Looking at EK website it appears that all non-Skywards...
Jul 08, 2018, 11.29 PM / Using EK onboard wifi on QF Codeshare
I've often wondered what the 2nd door is on the Emirates A380 shower suites. It is a flush doorway on the forward wall of each suite (opposite to the actual shower). I have previously tried to give it a wiggle to see what was behind there, but was reluctant to force it too hard and didn't have an...
Nov 10, 2017, 12.19 AM / Extra door on Emirates A380 shower suites