• How important is priority boarding?

    Jun 28, 2019, 09:34 AM

    Tip: ask at the lounge how long it'll take to walk to your gate. This helps you assess when to leave the lounge, regardless of if you like to squeeze out every last minute of lounging time or board early.

  • I completely agree. I have flown in the Qsuite from Sydney to Doha and then on to Paris and it is superb, absolutely the best in the sky. You're right to call out "dine on demand" because this is also another winning feature. I also prefer the window suites that put me right next to the window, t...

  • This is great news, a contact at SIN tells me it's been underway for some time because the difficulty is getting suitable space. I believe the new First lounge location about two-thirds of the way along the D Gates precinct, close to and upstairs from the food court. This is not too far away from...

  • Two concept photos, only one of which shows the inside of the lounge, and you can already pass judgement on the design? Impressive!

  • ^^^ This, 100 percent. Use this promotion to get your QR Platinum and OneWorld Emerald, gives you great benefits on QF and CX. But after you have that QR and OW status you don't have to lock yourself down to Qatar Privilege or even Qatar Airways.

  • If you were departing from Sydney on Etihad as a VA Platinum, yes you'd have access to The House. But you're only arriving on such a flight, then you will transit at Sydney and fly out on an Air New Zealand flight, and despite it being ticketed by Etihad it's the operating airline which trumps fo...

  • I think everyone here is listing all of my favourite TV shows! I will make one suggestion, watch one episode of a show at home before you download the rest and take them on the flight. Sometimes a show sounds great and everybody raves about it but for whatever reason it simply doesn't do it for y...

  • Here's a good tip for the loyalty bonus. You have three months to make your choice between points and status credits, so if you get the loyalty bonus but have already reached your desired tier in your membership year and that year is almost over, wait until your new membership year rolls over and...

  • Qantas Sydney-Perth Boeing 747s

    Oct 25, 2018, 11:25 PM

    As far as I can recall the SYD-PER Boeing 747s were part of a larger fleet shuffle to free up pilots for training on the Boeing 787s on their BNE-MEL runs before the start of MEL-SFO and BNE-LAX-JFK. Now that those international Boeing 787 services have started I don't think we will see the jumbo...

  • Is it just me, or does anybody else here think that Qantas domestic priority boarding is a bit of a joke? Most of the time it doesn't seem to be properly policed at the departure gate. And on peak hour flights on the popular 'triangle' routes not I find the 'priority' line, which is open to busin...