• Sort of, I wonder how they will differentiate the new airline from Peach? Peach is only single-class and short-range, the new airline two-class and medium range, but to some extent this is how Jetstar works. It certainly seems odd to have this new airline sitting sort of between ANA and Peach whi...

  • A data point for this discussion, I was sitting on multiple international business class bookings with Qantas when it suspended international flights towards the end of March, around $15,000 all up. Qantas offered the 10% added value or the double points or status credits to keep this in 'Travel ...

  • AnthonySydney, Qantas WILL offer 20% bonus value and/or stack that with a double points or double status credits deal, see my comment further down. This is NOT something offered up front to everyone but if you have a large enough booking and get the right operator you can nail this down as an alt...

  • Ooops, it looks like these are already on sale if you know where to look! Half-sized cart at https://wine.qantas.com/p/Qantas-747-Half-Bar-Cart---including-delivery/QA747HBC_V Full-sized cart at https://wine.qantas.com/p/Qantas-747-Full-Bar-Cart---including-delivery/QA747FBC_V

  • I agree on the appeal of a spacious and well-designed 'open' suite. The Qantas A380 and BA first class suites are pretty good like that, and Cathay Pacific's Boeing 777 first class has certainly stood the test of time, despite being over a decade old. All the same I was very keen to see what Qant...

  • 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...

  • I don't think there'd be the numbers to support a dedicated Qantas lounge, and space is already very tight at SFO's international terminal. BA will have its refurbished SFO lounge open at the end of this year and I'd like to think that Qantas will use this like it did in the past, because it offe...