• I have flown business on a 737 many times from Perth to Adelaide ( try to get on the bigger planes if going to MEL or SYD). I wouldn't pay for the seat as the difference is nowhere near enough to justify the extra cost (especially as I am platinum ff and would get all of the pre-flight benefits) ...

  • I am going to be interested to see how this works. this doesn't seem a reasonable exit strategy to me...just delaying things further. Elsewhere in the world things are already returning to normal, my friends in the UK, US etc are returning to regular travel and British Airways/Easyjet etc are reg...

  • I couldn't be bothered to join the queue for the refunds anyway particularly if for a fairly small amount. Guess this also makes things easier for Australian customs as you either pay 20% VAT and cant get it back or pay cost of shipping plus 10% GST if you want it here and is above the threshold.

  • I take my Christopher Ward GMT on a steel bracelet, it is a great watch, not showy and didn't cost so much (about $1500) so that if I lost it or had it stolen it would not be the end of the world. It is stylish enough and smart ,I also take a G-Shock if I am spending lots of time in rough terrain...

  • Thanks Cooper 81 will give it a read. Agree re BA as well flown their First a few times, similar to QF offering.

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  • I am a Qantas Platinum FF and will be flying with Lufthansa for 4 flights as part of a Business Class RTW deal (US-Europe-UK-Eur-Sin). Is it worth trying to get status matching from a Star Alliance airline?Thanks for any advice

  • I get these on a fairly regular basis (am Platinum FF) probably about one for every 5 flights (domestic and international) I do. I have asked to be contacted a couple of times in the past when I felt I had a reasonable gripe but heard nil. Still think it is worth supplying the feedback to them.So...

  • Missing status credits on QF

    Apr 17, 2019, 05:52 PM

    I had the same issue a few months ago. Got credited for HEL-LHR and the return but after a few weeks chased the LGA-HEL and HEL-HKG. Was a bit of a kerfuffle and had to reapply when the claim came back and was denied...no record of travel so I sent in a pic of my Boarding passes was then credited...

  • Qantas' miserly approach to upgrades

    Sep 24, 2018, 06:18 PM

    I am a 7 year Qantas Platinum and LTG, have never had a no-points upgrade from them but have been upgraded by British Airways (full flight) and Emirates (a couple of times once both me and my wife to First) they even upgraded my daughters from Economy to Business.

  • Finnair RTW

    Jun 20, 2018, 03:56 PM

    All booked, thanks for everyone's advice I can't believe the value, my ticket all in was just over $6k PER-SYD-DFW-LAG-HEL-LHR-HEL-HKG-PER

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