• Seattle will be handy for me with its proximity to Vancouver and connecting flights throughout Canada but I am disappointed with the negativity in descriptions of AA.      I am QFF and AA Advantage and have always enjoyed positive experiences with AA both internal USA and internati...

  • Visited the Longreach Qantas museum in early September and “Wing Walk” experience was booked out two months in advance.   Accommodation is a premium out there ATM with Queenslanders flocking to enjoy their best place in the world without being jostled by the usual hordes of South...

  • Love the pics of well heeled gents wearing ties and jackets on long haul flight ... today is more likely to be dressed in PJ's

  • Another viewpoint ... I used AA points to book Qantas BNE-SFO 7 April and now received notice to claim a "credit" from Qantas!!!

  • I was about to book a RTW trip thru April/May to take in some Asian touring on my way to a Mediterranean cruise and my annual Canada summer sojourn but holding off completely now awaiting developments.

  • Slightly off-topic but I regularly summer in Canada and my friend spends summer here using eTA for visa - with her March 31 flight cancelled she wisely decided to stay and applied for a "Streaming" visa (cost $385) - good for 12 months and was automatically sent a bridging visa … Not expecting a ...

  • New normal?

    Apr 07, 2020, 03:07 PM

    I suspect recreational travel like mine (Canada for Summer/Australia for summer) will be in demand for a starved public and demand will result in high prices for a time until 'normality' returns - the airlines are not likely to offer any bargains while they attempt to reinflate their share dividends

  • 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...