• I don't know why Qantas would want to deal with the fall out from the MAX failures (mechanical and PR) unless Boeing made the price positively irresistible.  That said Boeing NMA is probably worth keeping a eye on for next cycle. It is sad but after the brilliance of the 787 (again pr a...

  • Great news. I do not understand those pasengers that consider the 777 a great plane. I am assuming its success is due to accountants, because in my own case as a passenger I have found 777s as sub optimal no matter what class of travel. Being able to fly Australia-Canada on a 350 on both legs (wh...

  • The only downside is having to put up with Air Canada. AC international in J is passable, anything else bloody awful. But good on Virgin Australia for branching out. Can only help them.

  • The shutdown cost me getting back to Platinum. Not Qantas, not "the government"; a virus, public health emergency shut down. Yes I was annoyed, but my status vs peoples lives is a no brainer.I sincerely appreciate Qantas efforts at keeping my loyalty. I understand that their efforts dont work for...

  • Wby don't you just say it: "let them eat cake"!Travel broadens the mind. It is has and always will be a good thing.Business travel that insists on "free" items all paid for by customers and shareholders is probably far more unnecessary than so called "unnecessay" travel.

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  • I never had a problem with upgrades as Platinum. Usually it was PE to J. As gold, much more hit-and-miss. Still more hit than miss!I agree that mid week works best. 380s seem easier than 787. No experience with 330 (international) but 330 domestic a few successes.

  • Just hope it's a hell of a lot quieter than the current 777.

  • I am not a regular at Hiltons, however a few years ago I stayed at a Hilton (I assume there is more than one) in Washington DC. Bloody awful. The staff kept apologising for what was wrong. (Nice touch, but didnt help the overall stay!)The Palmer in Chicago was the opposite (also 3x the cost!)

  • Rental Car Toll Fees

    Dec 19, 2018, 11:14 PM

    I have rented through Enterprise and had the toll plus fee charged. Last time I got a weekend pass. Yet to see if it works...

  • I do wish they'd been around a few years ago. Living in Calgary (for my sins) westjet PE yyc to hnl then pe to Australia would have been faster and more cost efficient than via dfw or lax....

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