• For people who don't know the jargon, *A is travel industry short-hand for Star Alliance and ST is of course SkyTeam.And yes, I agree that once you rule out poaching from them, the 'premium' ranks are a bit thin. For 'premium' I would think any airline with business class is a starter, Aer Lingus...

  • OneWorld didn't "let LATAM go." LATAM was forced to leave OneWorld by SkyTeam member airline Delta as a part of Delta taking a 20% stake in LATAM for USD1.9 billion. Too much money for LATAM to ignore!

  • Taiwan could work for OneWorld. China Airlines is SkyTeam, EVA is Star Alliance, maybe Starlux can join OneWorld?

  • A good article, and as you mention these are very different programs. Virgin is just about the lounge access and nothing else, but Qantas has a lot of benefits beyond the lounge, it's almost like a program for frequent flyers who have just started flying a lot, or who are not flying often enough ...

  • Are you serious? Right now you can't even leave the country and it'll probably stay that way until the middle of next year. But assuming you are asking well in advance and planning a trip for say 2023, the only airlines that usually fly Melbourne-Japan route are Qantas, JAL and Jetstar. As for ho...

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  • Waiting times a joke!

    Jun 25, 2021, 03:03 PM

    Originally Posted by Dan22 @Sunnybrae - you description of sickly sweet was perfect response.I read it and no more then couple paragraphs in closed it. It was like reading the Global Times talk about how good China is. I just wonder how much QF paid Bloomberg to publish that. And the way they sta...

  • If there is a big media opening event which I'm sure there will be then maybe the winners will attend this, and this event will see a lot of locally-based people enter the airport with security passes because they are not flying out and be escorted to the lounge and back out again. Maybe this is ...

  • QF SYD First Lounge day spa hours?

    Aug 21, 2019, 11:50 AM

    I was in there last week, I think it currently closes at 4pm with last appointment at 3.30pm.

  • Cathay's premium economy seats on the Boeing 777 and Airbus A330 are quite decent, the biggest drawback was that when they launched only the seats in the front of the cabin had a proper padded calf-rest and leg-rest which swung up from beneath the front of your seat, all other rows had to make do...

  • Qantas A380 refurb schedule

    Jun 26, 2019, 04:35 PM

    Originally Posted by johninoz Am flying PE MEL-SIN mid October this year. Just keeping my fingers crossed that I don't get the refurbed plane with the new awful PE seats. Thankfully the remainder of my journey to Europe is on Singapore in PE and home on Qatar in Business. Haven't flown on Qantas...

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