• For me Emirates is the best option. F suites, F lounge in DXB, one stop with good connections. Yes it's roughly 2 x 14 hour hops, but I can sleep all the way. It also avoids LAX and SFO with their crowds and slow immigration, which plague passengers on mean little Qantas. So I return by the same ...

  • Sadly the Hennessy Paradis is no longer on the spirit list. I haven't seen it on several flights recently. I'm told it has been replaced with a lesser offering

  • I have literally got home after the EK408 flight to Melbourne. Usually I don't have a shower on board, but I was returning from Ethiopia where I had been 12 days without the opportunity to wash. The F lounge showers uncommonly had queues, so I took the earliest possible shower slot on board. I...

  • Same with me. I spent 6 months working in arctic Norway. I was counting the days carefully, because I didn't want trouble on departure. I had 3 trips back to Australia in that time as my brother was dying. I kept a detailed Excel spreadsheet of days in Schengen and days outside. In the end, i...

  • Qantas launches Lifetime Platinum

    Jun 25, 2019, 09:17 AM

    Agree completely. And congratulations in dropping the hot spud qantas! I left 20 years ago and I've never regretted it.What I do not understand is why there are so many mugs who stick with the Q despite being increasingly beaten about the head. Masochism perhaps?

  • It was Sixt in March this year

  • Originally Posted by patrickk Note the Dubai first lounge is not a good as it should be. Staff service very slow even with few people there. Little attention to detail. QF much better. Not in my experience either. I'm in either A or B concourse F lounges regularly, and the service has...

  • Originally Posted by patrickk Note the Dubai first lounge is not a good as it should be. Staff service very slow even with few people there. Little attention to detail. QF much better. Not in my experience either. I'm in either A or B concourse F lounges regularly, and the service has...

  • Originally Posted by patrickk Note the Dubai first lounge is not a good as it should be. Staff service very slow even with few people there. Little attention to detail. QF much better. Not in my experience either. I'm in either A or B concourse F lounges regularly, and the service has...

  • Originally Posted by patrickk Note the Dubai first lounge is not a good as it should be. Staff service very slow even with few people there. Little attention to detail. QF much better. Not in my experience either. I'm in either A or B concourse F lounges regularly, and the service has...