• "In some instances these tax-free goods are brought back into the country by UK residents, putting high street retailers at a disadvantage.”Umm, actually no. The non-booze retailers (and they are normally high street retailers as well) are still getting the same revenue, it's just the UK go...

  • Swinging the conversation back to aviation. I flew La Compangie a few times about 5 years ago when they were operating flights between London Luton and Newark on a 757.It was pitched as all business, but more like business from the early 90's with a reclining seat, iPads for entertainment and sin...

  • Bliss,A lounge may tempt the missus to not push the 15 minute security check limit each time we fly from there.Should have never told her about that.Used to be my preferred arrival airport before receiving UK citizenship. Rarely more than a couple of non-EU passport holders on a flight, so immigr...

  • Yep, SYD/DRW/BOM on a A330. Would have been around 2004/5.I was stopping in SIN on the way back, and was on a QF codeshare on Jet metal.

  • Completely agree about the foot hole. I'm unable to rollover without taking my legs out of the cubbyhole first, and then have to go through a re-wrap of the blanket. First world problem of course, but it does influence my decision on which route, and even which airline to fly.I've flown LHR/PER o...

  • 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...

  • Definitely use the bus connection for flight connections. As a P1, the BA first lounge is upstairs at the southern end of terminal 5A - although access is from the lower level. The lounge at the northern end is similar to a domestic Qantas Club. For those who are already landside and need to chan...