• I'm a bit confused on all the "check for a visa" discussion above. Now that mobile boarding passes are accepted from all Aussie ports to all destinations, I'm sure the airlines will upgrade their apps to the same standard as I've seen in the US / UK / Singapore - scan passport page with camera, r...

  • Qantas retires Q Card readers

    Jul 21, 2016, 11:37 AM

    They were a great idea, and I found them "cool", but would agree with the article - I've not used them recently since Qantas (dramatically) improved their iPhone app. I do still love being able to board w/ my Qantas Card barcode - not sure why, but I find it easier to "not lose" my card vs a pri...

  • Major alliance connection policies

    Jul 12, 2016, 06:09 PM

    Have a new, unique one to share, that may be of interest to AusBT travellers of the Virgin Australia Alliance. Just flew MSP-SFO on DL and SFO-AKL-MEL on NZ. 2 separate tickets. 10-Jul-16 check-in. Checked in at MSP with Sky Priority (which VA status would give you). The agent was happy to see ...

  • Your guide to Emirates lounge access

    Mar 13, 2016, 04:46 PM

    Ask and ye shall receive.  Thanks AusBT team.

  • Your guide to Emirates lounge access

    Mar 13, 2016, 11:08 AM

    I've always assumed the "Emirates’ lounges in Australia" access also applies to NZ, but have never been able to find confirmation.

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