• Qantas revamps priority boarding

    Nov 23, 2019, 04:11 PM

    I just flew VA BNE-NAN-BNE last week on chocka full flights and am still puzzled why all airlines load from the front to the back when all the holdups onboard are caused by people halfway looking for seats (obviously difficulty counting up to 10) and then standing in the aisle while beginning to ...

  • Interesting to see the many arguments for and against a higher price proposal for little time saving and a bit of loading/unloading hassle.

  • Qantas trials preferred seating

    Jul 11, 2019, 01:21 AM

    Seriously? ... This is a thing? I always opt for an exit seat or even a bulkhead where I can access extra legroom when travelling Y but if business people NEED to save any of the 10 minutes it takes to empty your average domestic flight then I feel they need to have a long hard look at their t...

  • Just an aside re the USA "wait time" issue. I travel through LAX about 3-5 times a year and have experienced the 2 hour crawl to immigration passport control. April 16 this year landed and sped through like a domestic arrival. Even had to wait for baggage to come through. It's all a matte...

  • I just took my first 787-9 flight with Air Canada LAX-YYZ (seated 8K) 2 days ago and while the aircraft was obviously very new, I can say it was the most comfortable flight I have ever enjoyed. The second leg of a long haul from BNE with VA in The Business (777). The similar suites on both ai...

  • I was unhappy with Telstra charges and particularly the fact that they do not employ Australians to provide assistance, so I switched to Optus on a $100/mth plan plus a 'family' SIM to put into a mobile broadband outer at home. It comes with a 2gb allowance in Zone 1 countries whuch I find is ...

  • Booking US domestic flights

    Sep 12, 2018, 06:36 PM

    On the ESTA note … Make sure you get your eTA for Canada as well.I was caught at LAX in July, having driven out of Canada in June following a cruise ship arrival to fly out to Australia.Arriving on a through ticket at LAX on my July return, Air Canada advised that to fly into Canada the eT...

  • I booked an LAX-BNE using AA points earlier this year and phoned the AA SYD office to pay the taxes, which were still quoted in $US - all properly explained by the agent who was very attentive and helpful.I have used online purchasing in the US on many occasions and found that if I adopt an accom...