Jan 10, 2020, 03:51 PM
Regarding Aidan and Travell99's comments....it's a lottery. LAX has the worst reputation, however, I have found SFO to be terrible on several occasions. Having said that, I have also breezed through both in under 20 minutes recently. 20 mins!!
Dec 18, 2019, 03:33 PM
The Polaris Lounges are phenomenal!!
Oct 28, 2019, 10:40 AM
The changes are good I reckon. UA will be awarding spend and frequency (number of flights). These are the best measures of loyalty. If your seat mate won't reach 1K, he's probably flying a long way, but not all that frequently.
Oct 25, 2019, 12:41 PM
Great news. Looking forward to experiencing the new seat and keen to see the seat maps. Current J class seat is fine, but aisle access really is the expectation/norm these days. Having said that, I always book one in the middle 2 anyway so it's not an issue.
Oct 16, 2019, 02:40 PM
If I'm up the front I miiiiight consider a flight of this length. Economy no chance. Economy with the kids in tow (vomits at thought!). I go to the US in Business class quite a few times a year, so very comfortable. But even then, I'm getting REALLY edgy after about 12 hours.
Feb 12, 2020, 04:41 PM
Between your two options, I'd be going JAL 787 every time. The idea of an unnecessary stopover grinds my gears. Points aside, I always fly ANA SYD-Haneda. Again, convenience and speed. Haneda one of the best airports and so close to downtown.
Oct 02, 2019, 03:26 PM
I recently used the credit for SYD-MEL during peak (xmas) and found the Amex site and QF.com matched.
Jun 07, 2019, 03:10 PM
Sorry, I just don't buy this line. The perceived victim always exaggerates the level of victimisation. I expect there was an operational requiring shuffling of seats. Two and two in business class is a hardly a major issue? "I was almost laughed away, saying 'we gave it to a customer who actually...
May 29, 2019, 03:37 PM
I just always opt for the newer 787 these days. The jet lag reducing qualities of the 787 on these long hauls are genuine. I'm prepared to forego a bit of space here or there to feel that much better, recover much more quickly, at the other end.
Feb 14, 2019, 02:49 PM
787-9s on Australian routes are 2-2-2. The 787-9s have Polaris 'soft product' - amenities, menus, bedding (which is the best I've experienced in J - the gel pillows are amazing). The actual Polaris seat will start hitting the -9s in 2020. Other international routes, US - Asia, EU, NZ, have the ne...