• It's a great way to get to and from Heathrow. I typically get an Uber to and from home to Paddington + Heathrow Express.Normal traffic from central London to and from Heathrow can be a nightmare. With the Heathrow Express you know it's 15 minutes.Seems to be a very reliable service too -- I've go...

  • As a frequent user of the Heathrow Express the value of this is: (1) being in the front carriage from Heathrow to Paddington and being able to exit the platform swiftly. Sometimes the ticket gates are open and you just walk through*, but other times you need to scan your ticket (again) and you ha...

  • Me too -- I'll fly immediately.I also did a completely unscientific survey of my Facebook friends - about 15 replied. All but two of them said they would be "just as comfortable" flying once flights resume. About half said they might fly a little less, but the other half said they would fly just ...

  • I suspect part of this is to help rally the troops to pressure the government to provide financial support to Virgin Australia (VA). The more Gold and Platinum VA members out there, the more vocal the public will be, and the more support and pressure there will be on the government. A smart strat...

  • Ok -- then I'm not sure we're talking about the same Paddington station then. The main (only) huge big entrance to the station has no steps -- only a short lane (about 100m) on a slight incline leading up to Praed Street.

  • The problem is that a business class flight from London to Sydney in the coming months is around $10,000.So many Australians overseas who need to return home. To look after sick or dying relatives. Australians who have lost their jobs overseas. Australian volunteers in war torn countries. The onl...

  • Reflections on a previous life

    Sep 03, 2020, 09:01 AM

    I'm an Australian living in the UK. Travel is much more sensible and realistic here.Most of Europe has re-opened for travel with no quarantine in either direction.I did a four day trip to Italy last week. No quarantine into Italy. No quarantine back into the UK. Sensible precautions taken during ...

  • Australians working overseas

    Sep 03, 2020, 08:58 AM

    It's insane.Not just people in your situation, but Australians overseas who now want to go back to Australia and who have to pay $3000 and go into hotel quarantine for 14 days.Australians who left Australia to care for sick and dying relatives. Australians who went overseas to volunteer in war to...

  • There shouldn't be any issue because I've been told by British Airways and Cathay Pacific that it's the CARD that gets you in the door, not the frequent flyer number in the booking.From my own personal experience:1. I get access to the BA First Lounge at Heathrow even if I have my non-status BA ...

  • I cancelled an international classic reward flight on 20 April. Am waiting for taxes/fees to be refunded and points re-deposited. What's the current timeframe people are experiencing for refunds / points re-deposits?