• Your comment prompted me to Google... I think you meant $200mil, but it's just a zero difference. :) I had assumed the completion of construction was it, but it sounds like that was just Phase 1, with another $100mil to go. Or has that changed since the article below?https://www.abc.net.au/news/2...

  • I've been fortunate enough to take an int'l flight from/to Hobart Airport... It'll be interesting to see if they upgrade the current immigration facilities... I'm not sure how travellers would handle the bus from the terminal/plane, and small hut they currently use with 2 laptops and portable pas...

  • I've been curious how it would work if you need to fly MEL-SYD-SFO? Having elderly parents in America, and living in MEL, I've been concerned on how I would get to the US if needed, especially since flight timings mean an overnight in SYD. Other than the 2 travel permits I'd need (MEL to SYD, and...

  • 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...

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