• I did the gold coast - Syd leg a week ago ($55 one way, late morning weekend departure) and found a flight that was close to full. Service etc as Chris has described. I only booked the return flight 3-hours before i travelled and was on the 12:30 Thursday departure. Fare was $100 which for a flig...

  • I had to fly out of Brisbane earlier this week (bound for Vanuatu where I sit now staring at the ocean) and I've never seen the business lounge so quiet. I counted 12 pax at its peak and staff standing around with little else to do. Walked past VA lounge on the way to the gate and they only had 3...

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  • Purchasing Upgrades at Check In

    Jan 09, 2020, 03:25 PM

    I've had the option at checkin last year with Emirates (BNE-DXB) at some eye watering amount. Did it successfully with BA (Tokyo-London) a few years back and also Jetstar (Gold Coast-Tokyo). As another contributor has also mentioned, Fiji Airways which didn't cost an arm and a leg (Sydney-Nadi).

  • Recommendations for Singapore hotels

    May 31, 2019, 03:53 PM

    I’ve always enjoyed the Fullerton Hotel particularly if you can get a room upgrade to include the balcony overlooking the bay, although I can’t vouch for the pool area. Fullerton Bay is also excellent and has a very nice pool area and adjacent bar overlooking Marina Bay. Both are clos...

  • 36 hours in Munich - suggestions?

    Mar 01, 2019, 05:27 PM

    As mentioned above, Augustiners is a favourite. From there you can also do a short stroll through the mall, visit a couple of churches also. From memory there’s a St. mary’s In the mall near Augustiners. It looks nothing from the outside but so pleased my wife dragged me in to see it ...

  • Emirates Paid Upgrades

    Feb 08, 2019, 04:56 PM

    We were recently heading off BNE/DXB and received the upgrade offer via email 3-days out. We didn’t take it but then asked for the price at check-in which of course was considerably more and just now t worth it. With EK you can also enquire once onboard and the CSM will advise the cost whic...

  • Changi transit.

    Jan 27, 2018, 02:03 PM

    First time contributor but long time reader. My wife and I are heading to Europe in April, QF to Singapore where we have an 8hr layover before doing Qatar J through to Europe. Flights are booked on 2 separate tkts but all flights appear on my FF account with Qantas. With 8 hours we were going to...

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