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Oops .. that'll terminate quite a few 'platinum' level FF memberships, I suspect.
Feb 07, 2017, 05.41 PM / Government axes lifetime free flights for former politicians
Thanks for the clarification, Chris! It would indeed be interesting to know why such a major project in Sydney appears to be subject to revision, of sorts.
Feb 02, 2017, 01.23 PM / New W Melbourne hotel set for Collins Street in 2020
"W Melbourne is the second W hotel bound for Australia's shores with the W Brisbane property gearing up for its own opening in early 2018 .." Slight correction. Actually, the Melbourne W will be the third W hotel bound for Australia's shores. The Sydney W at Darling Harbour is due to open 2019 a...
Feb 02, 2017, 12.39 PM / New W Melbourne hotel set for Collins Street in 2020
I agree with your first two sentences JP. However, the last sentence definitely concerns me. Why?QF/AA currently hold 60% of market share across the Australia-US transpacific market.The balance is held by both the VA/DL and UA/NZ JV's, along with independents such as HA, JQ (to HNL) and FJ (...
Feb 02, 2017, 11.22 AM / Qantas cuts points, status credits on American Airlines
"1 Flybuys point ($1 spent) = 0.435 Velocity points, 0.4 Etihad Guest miles Points transfers: Convert to Velocity in increments of 2,000 Flybuys points (870 Velocity points)" How surprising! Obviously inspired - and copied - by the recently unveiled Woolworths Rewards / QFF rate.
Jan 31, 2017, 11.49 AM / NAB Flybuys Rewards Visa Platinum (Virgin Australia, Etihad)
China Southern at $2,300.00 vs QF codeshare on the same flight at $4033 min?As much as I love QF, I'd say that's a huge penalty to pay for QF status credits. Same aircraft, same on-board service.Yes, I've flown CZ SYD-CAN-SYD in J class A330-300 (it varies between a -200 and -300) and also on the...
Feb 10, 2017, 04.02 PM / China Southern Business Class for $2300
Hi Jon1! I think it is important to distinguish 'like for like' in this discussion.It is probably universally accepted that the Qantas "I Still Call Australia Home" marketing is an iconic advertising campaign which had run it's time, having been reshot on film (vs video) several times over a...
Feb 02, 2017, 01.15 PM / New Qantas safety video
Hmm, both an interesting EY/LH announcement and one which could have long-term strategic consequences. Clearly, there has been minimal evidence of EY working co-operatively with Star players so the likelihood of EY 'joining Star Alliance' was little more than a pipe-dream. LH (through LH Tek...
Feb 02, 2017, 12.20 PM / Rumour: Etihad to join Star Alliance?
Well, blow me down - QF actually did something on the day .. in SYD, anyway. Was just browsing on YouTube and found this little gem: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTkHOV1ssjESo, why not use this piece of previous QF PR from 2013 on all flights on Australia Day? https://www.youtube.com/watc...
Jan 31, 2017, 11.03 AM / Flying QF12 on Australia Day, anything special planned?
So, to prove to the US DOT that a proposed JV alliance with AA will benefit customers, QF wind back existing benefits. Gee, the logic is astounding - and just a little bit 'smoke and mirrors' IMHO.You know, with QF's continual propensity to fiddle with QFF earn rates and status credits ... the pr...
Jan 29, 2017, 09.30 AM / Qantas to reduce Frequent Flyer earn when travelling on American Airlines