• As expected - "4 classes with relaxation areas in the cargo hold"....was only a few months ago, now it sounds like something closer to the SG model for SG to NY on the 350ULRno way they will have 4 classes, First is dead for QF.....Ultra long haul is a very narrow customer segment - business trav...

  • Oops, my Bad - thanks Chris - correct Gold and above...

  • Qantas cant move to T4 "yet", its fully automated checkin, baggage, etc - QF system cant handle that yet....Plus OW partners are all at T1, etc - EK, BA, etc - would make transfers more complicatedWord on the street is they are working with EK to leverage their lounge going forward.....btw, Plats...

  • There are so many credit cards on the market earning points, SC's, lounge access, etc, etcIf QF really want people to take up and they want to create a premier "black" card, they need to think outside the box - a few SC's or sign on points just aint going to cut it - you can get ~80-100K points o...

  • important to note for Amex plat charge holders, Marriott will move you up to Plat if you have "re-earned" Gold within your Amex membership year, so if you have 50 nights+, then come 1 Aug, you will be moved up to Plat elite, not just left at the new inferior gold elite...not sure what happens if ...

  • Qantas' miserly approach to upgrades

    Sep 26, 2018, 12:44 PM

    Again it comes back to a number of factors - and without insulting anyone, there are frequent travelers and then there are "Frequent Travelers"...SQ do give out upgrades and they give them to travelers that are 1. - travel a lot in Business or above (hence to get to PPS Sol, you can only travel B...

  • Yea, AMEX GBT always reserves seats and then "tickets" within 24 hours - you can call and ask for immediate ticketing - PNR is generated when reserved

  • Qantas' miserly approach to upgrades

    Sep 20, 2018, 10:59 AM

    There is a lot more science than most people think when it comes to upgrades from Airlines - and I would ignore the common perception that its based on anything that you are wearing, how chatty you are with the checkin or gate staff.....it all comes down to numbers and of course moneyQantas is th...

  • Don't get me wrong, the "intention" and expectation is QF can run a 4class Ultra long hall flight with freight to Europe, as many of the other carriers would also aspire too as well....Economies, demand, simply will force their hand - and there is evidence already this is the case with other car...

  • Then why didn't Qantas kit out the new Dreamliners with F? Look at SIA, their new 900ULR's that will do Sing to NY don't have any first or suites - their primary money maker - SIA have the most successful and lucrative first class in the world - they know it and QF know it -there will be no value...