• Make sure you send an email to the airline's service centre stating that you are cancelling the ticket, quoting the ticket number and the booking reference, even after you've spoken with them. You will need to ask for the email address, or if they get stroppy google it (sometimes they are publis...

  • Last week cancelled an Air France ticket (for a long-abandoned European holiday). AF issued a credit note and their T&Cs state that if the credit is not used by its expiry date (12 months from issuing the note) then you have a further 3 months to request a cash refund. Then zippo.

  • But Ansett business class in the air was horrible. What's the point of giving with one hand and taking with the other.

  • Hah. Have you flown SQ Suites, either the old version or the new, each with a drop-down or fold-down bed separate from the seat? Leaves QF First seat-to-bed for dead. What a dreary update for the QF First "cabin".

  • Australia has been excised from the mammoth Seiko world clock. Tad insulting, regardless of the design ethos.

  • Good luck trying to redeem QFF points for actual seats, domestic or otherwise. Redemption seats always in limited supply before the pandemic and probably moreso as they resume flying. A hobbled Virgin will provide less incentive for Qantas to play fair with points.

  • Originally Posted by awong999 The problem is that KrisFlyer points expire, whereas for Velocity, you are easily keep them forever by keeping some activity. KrisFlyer miles expire after 3 years. I understand you can do a once-only time extension of 6 months on request. If you're plannin...

  • Can no longer book this flight from Australia in First on points for travel in 2020. (Although I did just that last year and it was wonderful.) It is the best of the choices because it arrives LHR early in the morning AND has the new First fit-out.SIA Call Centre today confirmed that to be the c...

  • AMEX Centurion Card invitation

    May 20, 2019, 01:16 PM

    I had a Centurion card about 6 years ago, and eventually gave it up. Pros:- relationship manager to do all travel, restaurant, special bookings, gift-getting, etc- you can get into some events, and have special tables at restaurants, that others can't access- social and business prestige (valuab...

  • I use the four upgrades year in and year out. However, they are not guaranteed to be available on every flight. What I do is check online the flights I want to take and then ring the Service Centre to see whether they will apply the upgrade on these flights and, if yes, we go ahead and book Fre...