• In all fairness, the only difference between British Airways and Air Berlin in economy was that AB didn't have lounges. Well maybe also that oversized shed at Tegal with one food kiosk was also a pain on regular air traffic control strike inspired delays. I found AB (and Niki) had moved from an L...

  • Not a scheduled flight, but my wife did a 33 minute block time flight from Batam to Singapore in a QF A380.There was a weather diversion to Batam on the flight from Heathrow.To say that I was pissed that she did that flight instead of me would be an understatement. I let fly a few choice words wh...

  • Agreed,on BA, when adding luggage charges to basic fares, the Club Europe seats are sometimes a small increment more when bought a couple of weeks in advance. I tend to pay for cheap business seats if going to Greece, Turkey, Madeira or the Canary Islands if I have much more than a backpack'...

  • Have always preferred lunchtime departures from London, for an evening arrival into the East Coast. a lot easier resetting the body clock.I also conversely preferred the late night departures from Melbourne on QF / CX / MH / EK that arrived in London in the afternoon. If I finishing my trip in Sy...

  • I've been exposed to Covid twice in the last three weeks (as can be expected in a country that now has 25,000 new cases each day), and have completed self-isolation for both circumstances. My second exposure was with two other friends at a music festival. Myself and one of the other friends ...

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  • Bring back the Bundaberg ginger beer!

    May 12, 2021, 07:37 PM

    Despite Bundy GB being available in a number of supermarkets in the UK, the first sip of one on a QF flight out of LHR gave me the feeling of being on my way home.Plus one for getting it back onto flights.

  • With the recent increase of Qatar's stake in IAG (parent company of BA), there had been speculation in the UK that BA will run codeshares with Qatar for Australian flights. BA ticket holders would fly in their metal to Doha, and then QR operating the Doha - SYD / MEL / PER / BNE / CBR sectors.Ob...

  • Access to QF LHR Lounge T3

    Apr 15, 2019, 07:45 PM

    Heathrow will bend over backwards to keep you in the airport. You should be OK to use Heathrow connections to change terminals airside, and the connections staff should be able to organise your luggage transfer.https://www.heathrow.com/flight-connections/personal-connection-planner/FI450/QF002/22...

  • Flew QF 10 last week. J class was full on LHR/PER and about 50% PER/MEL. Booked a J seat as a one way ticket a few days out and got a good price (well relative to QF pricing), so presume there were plenty of seats available and the remaining ones filled with points upgrades.I would guess that you...

  • I hold dual Aus / UK passports, and am required to use my Aus passport in and out of Aus, and my UK one on entering the UK. As mentioned by another responder, the UK doesn't have a formal immigration exit.So, when I check in from London, I only need to show my Aus passport, but when checking in f...

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