• No mention, strangely, of travel bank or conditional credits.

  • Basically CBR. I (self-funded) travel for pleasure. No lounge, no row 3, no deep advance and sale purchases to keep costs down - pleasure evaporates. Annual CBR-CNS, that's it. (maybe MEL-AUK as well). Commuting devolves to buses and trains to CBR, MEL SYD. Diamond Accor now attainable though. Ne...

  • Whichever of the 4 parties (or wildcard) is left standing, the business model will veer towards the 'no frills' option. Which I guess matters not, except lounges probably won't be part of the equation. Without lounges, my flying days evaporate; 50 flights p.a. will become 2. An era ends.

  • The debt was always too high D-T, live and learn. Will end up costing me $6.5k, I buy way in advance, had Platinum covered until May 2021, had it for 10 years - miss lounges and Row 3, but that's about it.Next chapter, (and six and a half thousand over 10 years plus is easier to write-off) more t...

  • The language used has progressively degenerated. The initial 'bouquet' announcements of Scurrah have progressively slipped to the thorny offerings of the administrator.At the end of the line, we will be coerced into feeling fantastic about resetting every travel bank and forward flight to the pri...

  • New name for Virgin Australia?

    May 10, 2020, 10:52 AM

    V2 Airlines.

  • Another week, still nothing. Have to make bookings for August - Accor might not be worth the risk.

  • Either via their App or Accor site, my bookings do not appear when I click my reservations. ( I have 13 over the next 3 months). I get the "you have no bookings, yet" message. Been like this for 10 days. After numerous calls, finally got through to someone who told me the Paris mainframe database...