• How important is priority boarding?

    Jun 28, 2019, 02:55 PM

    It's important for domestic if you're flying economy (which is 95% of my flying), just to snag bin space. An added bonus that it's generally slightly more orderly and pleasant than main boarding.International for me it's probably less important, though I was very grateful once for it when flying...

  • Qantas launches Lifetime Platinum

    Jun 20, 2019, 11:06 AM

    So if you make platinum for 50 years, they’ll let you keep it (for however long you happen to have left). How nice of them. Assuming of course, that there are no further changes over the next 50 years...

  • How many people will try to use the stretch space to stretch out and catch 40 winks? How are they going to prevent people from even attempting this?

  • SQ goes all-Airbus A350 for Brisbane

    Mar 28, 2019, 03:13 PM

    I'm quite sure the 772 currently on SQ265/266 actually has fully flat 1-2-1 J class, albeit a generation or two old.It will be nice to have the fresher cabin, but for me at least this is mixed. I have a 266/265 return trip in January, travelling with an infant. The older long range J seats, esp...

  • About 9 months ago the wife (QF platinum) and I were booked on the 4pm departure SYD-BNE on a Sunday afternoon. The QF J lounge attendant refused a move forward to a 2pm or 3pm. Sure enough, our half-empty flight was cancelled. Then they couldn't get us on the 5pm, and the 6pm we did get on wa...

  • Doesn't hurt to check every day.. EK availability does come and go, so you might get lucky. I once snagged 2x J SYD-DXB on Boxing Day about 6 weeks before.

  • Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer changes

    Jan 04, 2019, 04:10 AM

    Waitlisted redemptions will not be confirmed 2 weeks before. They will be either confirmed or cancelled at that time, so this implies that you can't be on a waitlist inside 2 weeks out, making a reduction in benefit.There's also increases in the number of miles needed for redemptions. So all take...

  • Time for Hilton status to appear

    Nov 09, 2018, 06:29 PM

    Yup, same experience. Takes ages, but once that 20 day period is over, call them and it happens relatively quickly.

  • Will receive status credits, probably for flexi. Will not receive points. Somehow lots and lots of Canberrans I know seem to have lots of AA points though. Hmmm.....And yes, you can upgrade.

  • Wife has been platinum with QF for roughly 5 years. Got an email overnight asking for feedback "as a member of Chairman's Lounge", which she is not and never has been.Presume most likely explanation is a mistake in the email? Did anyone else get such an email? She has worked in some very high-ran...