• That's correct. You have to book a COVID test to be taken in the UK on the day you arrive or within the following two days, the test can be booked at https://www.gov.uk/find-travel-test-provider. This can just be a rapid antigen test, and there's no need to isolate while waiting for the result. Y...

  • Yes, this was a nice little summary of what people can expect. I like his description of it being more like a Qantas Club than anything else, and to be fair, Qantas doesn't have much to work with in Darwin, they can only work with what they have ie the Catalina Lounge, it's just a short-term arra...

  • Very good to hear, thanks ET for looking in to this, it makes sense that Covid tests for a business trip should be tax deductible but great to have the ATO give it 100% confirmation. This would also apply to any Covid tests necessary for domestic trips as well, as that seems to be where Queenslan...

  • Well it's not exactly an 'unknown', as the article cites some examples of how PCR testing prices in the USA vary. Airport testing seems to be a big thing there but I would rather get my test done in the last few days of my trip so I can go for a cheaper 24-48 hour turn-around and then when I get ...

  • Wow, you're flying into Shanghai? Must be a must-do trip, is this to catch up with family or a necessary business trip?Anyway, I would strongly recommend calling Qantas or hitting them up on Twitter and asking them this question just so you can get 100% clarity. Also of course check your flight t...

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  • A380 plus a dribble of 777'S

    Jul 15, 2021, 10:45 AM

    There's no such thing as this "Boeing 777-1000" you have mentioned. Are you talking about the Boeing 777X, which comes in either a 777-8 or 777-9 version?That aside, the Airbus A380 and Boeing 777 and Boeing 787 are all very different aircraft, and the degree of 'comfort' also depends on how an a...

  • This sounds like a great trip, and it's a good example of when Oneworld lounge access based on your frequent flyer status comes in so handy! My advice would be:* Melbourne: Qantas first lounge. No contest!* Narita: JAL first class lounge. This has recently been renovated, I have heard it can get ...

  • FYI, Qantas has several more domestic Boeing 747 flights lined up for the end of this year and early next year.* SYD-BNE, QF524 on 9 Nov 2019* BNE-SYD, QF529 on 11 Nov 2019* SYD-ADL, QF743 on 23 Nov 2019* ADL-SYD, QF736 on 25 Nov 2019* SYD-MEL, QF417 on 31 Dec 2019* MEL-SYD, QF438 on 1 Jan 2020* ...

  • As mentioned, Qantas stopped flying to Dubai last year when it switched back to Singapore. For Oneworld I'd suggest Sri Lankan ex-Melbourne or Cathay Pacific via HKG.

  • I believe these are domestic legs before Antarctic flights, the actual flight details from that website linked are:Sydney – Adelaide QF743 SYD1840 – 2015ADL 744 23NOV19QF736 ADL1235 – 1500SYD 744 25NOV19Sydney – BrisbaneQF524 SYD1200 – 1230BNE 744 09NOV19QF529 BNE120...

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