• A380's being such costly machines will need to be used until technically outdated. With fuel prices being so low, this aircraft model can make still some economical sense. I am also being more optimistic that international air travel will return much faster than currently expected. Of course i...

  • Hi Allmaybe already covered, but how about a reward ticket booked with Velocity points but in my case with Etihad for end of July? Would I deal with Etihad or Velocity? Do I assume right that Etihad would issue me a credit note and would you see Etihad contact me, instead of me chasing Etihad o...

  • It would be interesting to learn what the actual net value of velocity will be. Interest and repayment of the generous loan will never happen with a total debt of was it $6 Billion. What puzzles me over and over is in our so over-controlled world and the stringent requirements to comply with an...

  • Very true that the social aspect of today's flights has diminished somewhat the pointier your seat location seems. I have tried the Qatar, Qantas (Version 1) and Emirates air lounges and have always found the QF ones empty and dull. These areas are great if you travel with friends or you are so...

  • Great news, the more options the better. Whilst not directly linked to the JAL topic, I have noticed that Qatar has vanished from QF's program when looking for flights into Europe. Overall, I find that there is a real lack of available flights in Business and First. Somehow it seems that since...

  • I fully agree.....it is very misleading along with the huge delay in obtaining a refund for both points and taxes. Any waiver of fees was based on traveling to a country which was a no go country such as China and Iran. My flight went to Germany and did depart (without me)......my problem would...

  • Got the same and selected he refund with standard cancellation fees. I would think Qantas is trying to hold on cash, meaning any taxes charged. They should not charge any fee in way of reduced points as refund.....is it 3000 points, but worth just to accept versus being on hold for hours many t...

  • just keep on following up your refunds for both, points (minus the cancellation fee) and taxes. I terminated my flight to Europe early March, checked my bookings a few hours later....phoned back (another 1.5hrs on hold), was told there was no cancellation.....so we cancelled the trip again and w...

  • thanks for all the many responses, tips and views. Really appreciate. It is a tough time for the aviation industry (and cruise ship businesses) in particular Chinese carriers. Face masks seem to be more suitable for a person already having a virus by assisting in not spreading it, but less sui...

  • It sounds like a system error. In my case moving from Gold to Platinum happened at check in for a flight from Melbourne to Adelaide and the qantas club staff member who checked me in escorted me into the business lounge as I had just reached Platinum. Cathay not seeing the Platinum status is on...