• Escaping those status handcuffs

    Jul 11, 2018, 04:48 PM

    Great article and this is something that I have been doing for the last 4 years, also teamed this up with AMEX / priority pass and not getting to the airport too early. To me the value is 1. Real $$ in the pocket that pays for other activities outside the airport. 2. PP/AMEX great lounge ava...

  • Its all about cost cutting - now passengers have to bring their own screens so it saves the screen and wiring costs. I personally find that using iPad in virgin just Ok on short hauls, at least Qantas has the band in the seat if I had the right iPad case. For long haul flights as others have sa...

  • School trip - access money

    Mar 06, 2020, 04:49 PM

    Hi The easiest option is that he just uses his normal ATM card and draws out Euro on it. The disadvantage is that the Australian bank will change a fee every time, but exchange rates are wholesale - He could just get out 100 euro which on a school trip will last a while I use a HSBC debit card w...

  • Purchasing Upgrades at Check In

    Jan 22, 2020, 07:30 PM

    KLM at online checkin at 50% of normal price if available - both business and extra legroom seats

  • Purchasing Upgrades at Check In

    Jan 08, 2020, 05:47 PM

    Virgin when travelling internationally - at checkin

  • $4k per person plus points .... You are doing something wrong here. As other have said use the Qantas website and select classic rewards. You may also find it easier to fly into europe rather than the UK as it will open up more options from OW partners

  • Velocity to QFF

    Oct 10, 2019, 10:50 AM

    been in a similar situation my solution was to use pts for both one way then pay for both on the 2nd leg. - miss out on a few pts but opens up the fly ahead and economy x to both.