• Thanks AJ but basic business-with lie flat seats would be great on Perth to East Coast flights before we all get excited.And "Yes', please pay people to answer the phone.

  • Likely preaching to the converted-despite what's happened, suggest do not cancel your card. Just keep it as an emergency card. Oz banks, and others too, will cancel a card at the slightest hint of trouble. Protecting your interests they say-Wrong-protecting theirs. With several weeks wait for a n...

  • Travel to Belfast

    Oct 23, 2020, 05:12 PM

    As expected, trip cancelled. We'll look again mid next year. Perth-Dubai-Amsterdam-Belfast seems the best route. Not sure of best return route though. May be very diffferent next year, and may never happen anyway, given current disaster.

  • Travel to Belfast

    Oct 08, 2020, 07:54 PM

    Possible business trip Perth to Belfast late Nov/early Dec. Assuming flights available, NI not completely locked down and so on, any tips for best flights and good connections? Return trip possibly many months after that, so nobody knows what we face meantime.Getting from Heathrow to Belfast on f...

  • Lounge access in LAX

    Dec 14, 2018, 12:17 PM

    My friend's adult student son will be spending some 11 hours in TBIT in January. (SYD-LAX-LHR). He has an AMEX card. Any advice on lounges he can access appreciated.And-conflicting advice re clearing Immigration.Does he have to clear on a connecting flight-arriving TBIT departing T7.LH ticket, al...

  • Time needed for transfer in LAX

    Nov 14, 2018, 09:21 PM

    Sorry, bit long –winded but …My sister’s adult struggling student son (Aust Passport) is flying home for Xmas on a Lufthansa ticket LHR to LAX to SYD and return- all legs operated by United AirlinesLHR to LAX arrives 17-00, Terminal 7LAX to SYD departs some five hours later a...

  • Hello all.Just joined so haven't yet trawled through all the many comments.I have some 50,000 EK points expiring end of this month.Work committments will prevent me from flying anywhere with EK for some time, and even then I can't specify a date, so I'm reluctant to use points towards a flight I ...