• I appreciate the CBR business lounge is in Qantas's original 'classic' style and it hasn't had the same upgrade as most other cities but it's still a great little lounge. I actually like Canberra Airport a lot and this lounge sort of fits in there well as a bit of a clubby 'boutique' lounge, ever...

  • That's really a question for Emirates.

  • Fly vs drive for Sydney-Canberra makes a lot of sense if you just compare the time spent, in hours, but it's also about how you spend that time. I'd rather be more relaxed on the whole than driving, where you really do need to focus (and watch out for those speed traps!) and able to do some work ...

  • Emirates has already restored the shower service in first class plus the business class bar, and I think also a return to more 'normal' catering too.

  • I'd still fly Qantas between Sydney and Canberra but welcome the lower airfares and thank Rex for that at least. It will be interesting to see what Virgin does here, I expect SYD-CBR will be one of the Alliance Airlines partnership routes, unless Virgin thinks that between Qantas and Rex there's ...

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  • 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...

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