• When I used the old "lounge", it was self-service with a few bottles of wine and small packs of pretzels/nuts (many fewer nuts). I was usually the only one, or one of very few people in that lounge. Would I return? I'd look, but keep an open mind as to the lounge's real value to passengers.

  • Hilton status match

    Jun 05, 2022, 11:32 AM

    I stayed at the Cairns Hilton last year, and without a doubt it was the worst experience I've had at a "quality" hotel. I'm a Gold Hilton member. 1) The manager told me it didn't work in Cairns. Really?  2) Housekeeping was unbelievably poor. Tea/coffee sachets and mini milks weren't re...

  • This situation wasn't as bad, but I was travelling in a first class train carriage in the UK and a pooch defaecated. The bloke who owned it did his best to clean up, but the stench drove all other passengers to change carriages. You can't do that on a plane. You're stuck with the vile smell for t...

  • What a wonderful new life for the lovely BA Negus Queen. MAy everyone who attends a party in her have an enjoyable time.

  • Too late, mate. I didn't go on a Queen with all its lovely space. Very silly me. There was always "tomorrow/next month/next year", then there was none of those as the Queen was gone forever. Much and all as I'd love to see Antarctica, there's no way I'd go on a squeezy 787. A dear old friend was ...

View All
  • Welcome to Country?!

    Dec 10, 2021, 05:43 PM

    Mrs/Miss/Ms Tully has it all wrong. "... acknowledging the traditional owners of the land" if that is what she originally said. Traditional people in Australia NEVER owned land. All the hundreds of groups/mobs/clans/tribes/etc were CUSTODIANS of land. Saying they "owned" it is a gross insult and ...

  • Welcome to Country?!

    Nov 09, 2021, 03:30 PM

    I'll admit to being a bit think, but if you're flying from Melbourne, for example, to Cairns, how many 'countries' do you fly over? Which one(s) will welcome you? Which to acknowledge? I know there are big 'clan'/'tribe'/'skin colour'/etc (whatever the accepted term is) maps displayed in Qantas l...

  • Qantas Dreamliner to Perth

    Jul 08, 2021, 12:22 PM

    Originally Posted by Rod H Has anyone flown the Qantas B787 Dreamliner from Brisbane to Perth on QF941 yet?Would be interesting to know how the service was .Given the varying reports of late maybe someone can update us? I flew A330 (or was it A350) PER-BNE on the night flight. Quite comfortable i...

  • Qantas further status extension

    Nov 29, 2020, 06:19 PM

    Losing status credits is a right pain, but with just national travel there's no way to attain and/or retain the upper levels. A trip from the east coast to Perth achieves 30-40+ credit points while that to the US 90-120+ (both depending on the class of travel). I guess I'm just going to lump it a...

  • Australians working overseas

    Nov 29, 2020, 06:04 PM

    Why would I want to travel abroad? Too many countries are hot beds of covid-19. I used travel frequently to the US and UK for business and leisure, now I wouldn't dare. After leaving Australia, how do I get home? How long mandatory quarantine (at least a fortnight)? How much out of my pocket? I'l...

View All