• Before the rebanding I was Spire Elite for several years and after failing to requalify, it was a soft landing down to platinum. I'm not too sure if the same rules apply after the shake-up.

  • Batik now has 2 branches as such, one Malaysian and one Indonesian.As per the Malaysian one the Wikipedia pages statesBatik Air Malaysia (formerly known as Malindo Air) is a Malaysian hybrid-full service carrier, an associate carrier of Indonesian Lion Air Group, with headquar...

  • One would assume the same requirements for lounge access.

  • Korean will generally fly with Korean Air regardless of price as it's more comfortable for them especially due to language and cultural barriers. Even if Qantas opened up flight ICN-MEL, Koreans who wanted to go to Melbourne would likely still take Korean Air to Sydney. Can't see that changing mu...

  • It would appear so. Korean media outlets have made it seem that way at least. 

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  • Qantas lounge: Seoul Incheon

    Nov 20, 2022, 08:15 AM

    Since Qantas will operate out of T1 and OZ is in theory a codeshare partner, that's probable

  • VA upgrades waitlist v cash bids

    Jun 08, 2022, 09:56 AM

    I was in the same boat the a few weeks ago. Asked staff and the unofficial answer I got was to assume cash over platinum sadly. Hope for the best but prepare for the worst.

  • Masks on planes

    May 30, 2022, 02:03 PM

    Unfortunately in Australia it's not up to the airline or airports, mandates come from federal government.

  • Even Virgin Australia does priority boarding miles better than Qantas. And Qantas is subjectivity supposed to be the more premium airline...

  • Depends on how many other flights are arriving around the same time. Has taken me an additional 90 minutes recently as a lot of people didn't have the correct paperwork and proof of vaccination. Best to air for the front of the plane if you can.

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