• One of the reasons I haven't bought AirPods is that I've heard that the "up to five hours" battery life tends to reduce to one hour or so after a year or two of use. I'd be interested to hear from people who've been using AirPods for a while about whether they can confirm (or refute) this: what's...

  • You actually need 159,000 Qantas points to fly from Sydney/Canberra to Europe.

  • You can't move your Qantas points to any other programme so that decision is made for you. As for Velocity, you can convert them to KrisFlyer but you'll lose 35% of your points in the process so that's only worth doing if you have a specific purpose in mind. If you're not sure what you're going t...

  • I have almost exactly 340,000 Amex Ascent points, so the choice is a pretty obvious one for me: convert the points to Asia Miles and bag return business class flights to Europe for my wife and me. In fact the first half of the trip is already booked! The caveat is that Asia Miles availability int...

  • The other night I flew Qantas MEL-SYD. The flight was totally full and with about one quarter of the passengers still to board, the overhead lockers were full. At one point a boarding passenger saw that there was no space for her bag, so she removed my (undersized) bag from the overhead locker, g...

  • Great article. That truly is very cool -- thanks Chris. Loved the video too!

  • I'm after some advice regarding a transit in FRA. I'm on a single ticket, flying Paris CDG to Linz LNZ in Austria, via FRA, on Lufthansa. Originally my transit in FRA was 1 hour and 40 minutes, but the flight to Linz has just been rescheduled to depart earlier, leaving a transit of only 55 minute...

  • I did international-to-domestic last weekend and it was through public roads. Looks like domestic-to international is airside and international-to-domestic is “roadside” (if such a word exists!)

  • Health insurance (Qantas Health), electricity (Red Energy) and Qantas Travel Money are three I can think of at the top of my head. Head over to qantaspoints.com, then click on "earn points" and spend some time exploring.

  • As a very general rule, I find that Singapore Airlines has the best availability on the routes I want to travel. But the best strategy is to do your own research and then, and only then, transfer the points to the airline that has the best supply on the routes and dates you want to travel. Rememb...