• Perth is a tiny population base compared to Sydney or Melbourne so locals suck up to it. Yes ETOPS rules changed but the flight time is still longer than that of a four engine plan. Remember Virgin pulled out of JoBurgh because the four engined 747 could take a shorter route and safe almost 3 hou...

  • The new Istanbul airport has been delayed at least till Jan 19. There are also major delays in the way the airport's change over. It now looks like a domestic airport (new) and international at the existing airport. Cross town transfers are now on cards! European are classified as domestic!

  • The SA fights for QF are amongst it’s most profitable and busiest. Upwards of 30% of all passengers are going to CPT from AUS N vice a versa. Joyce has said CPT is one of there top routes for the 787 when available. Currently CPT is out of range east coast 747 to SA but not from PER but A3...

  • Their doesn't seem to be many FF posting on this?Fact QF has reduced it's daily MEL-LHR from A380 to a 787 so it has reduced the number of seats not increased them. I would hope it has good J bookings via Perth as it has reduced the number of seats dramatically and no F! QF now only flies the A38...

  • In it for the long haul...

    Jan 17, 2018, 04:20 PM

    Forget Per Lhr at 17+ hours even in J. Though Syd Lhr at 20+ hours saves a few hours and the route. I would do just once for the route https://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=LHR-SYD   The premium I would pay for direct would be 20% but for QF to get my twice a month SYD LHR flights, the it would b...

  • Bora Bora - any experiences?

    Feb 01, 2019, 09:06 PM

    Ia ora na and welcome to paradise and no one ever said paradise would be cheap! The only form of tax the have is import duty which varies from 50-120% depending on country of origin France then the EU are the cheapest for duty and the rest of world at the high end, which distorts where the actual...

  • How to pay US credit card bills?

    Jan 30, 2019, 05:03 PM

    Plus 3% foreign exchange fee. Plus you are wide open to currency fluctuations AUD versus USD. A 10+% movement in a month is not uncommon. Aussie banks do have the odd branch in the States, would maje transfers easyuer but you run the risk if currency fluctuations. Reckon u should speak to your ac...

  • Go the tender option, I spend upwards of 100k. Ring them up there are better deals just for the asking. You can even get points and a small percentage rebate from Amex. Be prepared to send copies of previous cc statements. Don’t tell it may increase this os a bargaining chip for later use....

  • I think it is as simple as: The quickest way to europe is via LAX the only airline to fly AKL-LAX is ANZ if you are in hurry you stay on the same airline. On the route via Asia ANZ has heaps of competition even though it's 3-4 hours longer flying time. Most Kiwis want to get to LHR as quickly ...

  • A bit of a hopeful question: Flying to Barcelona next year say on Emirates with QF numbers booked through QF can you use points to upgrade or am I peeing in the wind? Thanks