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Skybeds... pass the spitoon please.
Jan 30, 2019, 09.58 PM / The best business class seats on the Qantas Airbus A380
Taoyuan is always slow through customs both ways, so this is great news. They refurbed the terminal some years back, but didn’t sufficiently increase desks. They poorly manage resident vs alien desks, with resident volumes sailing through fast & not switching agent desks to processing ...
Dec 30, 2018, 09.30 AM / Taiwan opens fast-track passport e-Gates to Australian travellers
The space/comfort/privacy/storage between Skybed & Suites is so vast, I resent paying the same top dollar for the inferior Skybed product. I do most of my flying between SYD|MEL to HKG & LAX, and thankful that now there’s a choice from MEL between 380 and 787 daily. And spot on re;...
Dec 30, 2018, 08.36 AM / How to choose the best Qantas business class seats for your flight
Except for those 50 loyalty bonus SC you can choose instead of a points boost, every 500 SCs you reach. Those 50 bonuses are great for requalifying, but don’t unfortunately contribute to Lifetime.
Dec 06, 2018, 09.56 PM / How to get Qantas Lifetime Gold status
Overzealous CSM’s pashing the mic, shattering everybody’s IFE eardrums has to be stopped. Mix or attenuate the PA volume so it is lower than media. Cabin speakers no change. I have written to QF about this more than once.
Dec 03, 2018, 10.17 PM / Inflight announcements: how many are too many?
Got mine rtoday, order placed 18 Dec. called them yesterday, got same speil. Poor form, they’re playing the cashflow game. Computers can process faster than this.
Jan 22, 2019, 10.20 PM / Qantas wine bonus points delays
QF just paid some 10 billion in tax for the first time in over a decade (or something like that), so as if adding irregular goodwill activities could be dubbed as cost cutting measures.And if QF is like most other businesses, there will be a serious amount of downtime, and lack of work, for admin...
Dec 09, 2018, 07.22 PM / Qantas 'volunteer' program
Try to minimise AA lounge time at ORD. limited everything, always underwhelming IMO.
Dec 03, 2018, 10.27 PM / Chicago AA Lounge
My regular business trips is 9 hotels over 27 days, lots of China cities, averaging 2-4 days each. All done with a carry on. Perfected this system years ago, tightly packing shirts into a coles/woolies bag, shorts in another, small in another etc etc, and electronics in a QF toiletries thingy, pe...
Nov 08, 2018, 10.09 PM / Why all the fuss about 'packing cubes'?
I was in the same position last year. Reached gold half way through qc membership year. No pro rata credit, but at the end of your membership year you will be gold status for the following year, so you win in the end with complimentary club acess for more than 12 months.
Oct 09, 2014, 08.01 PM / What happens to paid Qantas Club membership if you reach Gold?