• "A decade after the Qantas Airbus A380 took to the skies, the airline’s 12-strong superjumbo fleet will soon head into the hanger for a mid-life makeover."Hangar, not hanger.

  • Totally agree with the A380 frenzy. In LAX, it is "OK" since Immigration is the bottleneck there. It is really a pain through once back to Melbourne

  • My QF activity just reset and I am considering switching to United/Star Alliance for few reasons. Bear in mind I travel to the US 4 to 5 times a year, to NE Asia 1 to 2 times a year, and to Europe 1 to to times a year.   - Same terminal departure in LAX (terminal 7). Those who have been tra...

  • And then God created TripIt! 

  • As [...] a fluent French speaker, I'm often asked for my advice "Do note the French "mégaondes" for MB and "gigaondes" for GB."   I smile. It's mégaoctet and gigaoctet.

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  • Hi guys!I have one question regarding international luggage allowance on a multi-country trip involving codeshares.I have a 5-segment trip coming up, and I was wondering about the baggage allowance that I would be subject to knowing that I am QF Gold, and therefore the Sapphire OneWorld status.Am...

  • I have to book two upcoming "nested" trips MEL-JFK-MEL and JFK-CDG-JFK. Being a QF FF, the AU-US leg will be on Qantas. Is there anything I can do to get credits on the US-EU leg? Am happy to fly EK if necessary. Trip is in Jan/Feb 2013.

  • Hi John, Thanks for taking the time to answer. Based on what I've seen and what you are saying, it seems cutomers with an Australian Amex Platinum gets less value: - No arline status out-of-the-box- Priority Pass: no more supported lounges in ANZ (only the United Red Carpet in MEL,...

  • John Walton, editor on Ausbt, said: "In my wallet, I keep [...] my Amex Platinum, which I reckon is the best card I know for travellers."Having lived in several countries before, and having a Platinum in Australia, I failed to get the right value for AUD900 a year. Am I missing something?Note: th...

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