• Thanks for your post. More currencies always welcome, though for me that's less the issue as I'm mostly in the countries covered by QFTM. Absolutely re: exchange rates, however I'm guessing they are less favourable because of the cost to Heritage Bank to buy the FF points from Qantas.I've looked ...

  • First base. But WHEN are Qantas and their financial partners going to add contactless payments to their travel money products (eg: Qantas Travel Money) attached to their Frequent Flyer cards? Part of the problem appears to be Heritage Bank who are the licensed financial provider of the QF Travel ...

  • If a sale were to proceed I'd be getting rid of the brand as a buyer. Less that it's tarnished, but simple bang for buck - paying millions in licence fees per year to use a name that I don't see has cut-through in Australia like maybe it does in the UK. The Virgin America brand disappeared (sligh...

  • @traveller90: if that's the case then why does QF make $1bn a year and VA loses money? So many comments on here just QF-bashing for the sake of it. And no, I don't work for QF - but yes, I fly them regularly and although I think there's room for improvement, there's many worse choices you can mak...

  • @UpUpAndAway: and JB's 'passion' for VA has delivered consistent profits - not. JB has done three notable things, all of which have failed - 1) Create a 'virtual' network via partners with night and day product differences that serious flyers don't like (eg: SQ vs DL) 2) Created a mini-QF in Aust...

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