• Very interesting news! I like the idea of Star having its own currency which can be exchanged for other airlines' points, I would actually like to see this be an 'open' mechanism so that you could easily aggregate miles which might otherwise be scattered in small piles across several airlines int...

  • Very well said. This is why I simply do not trust Airbnb any more, I have had too many experiences of a host cancelling too late and I end up scrambling around trying to find another Airbnb property which meets my criteria. At least when I book a hotel I know that's not going to happen. Airbnb ju...

  • The details of the partnership benefits have not been formally or fully revealed, but I would think that if VA Golds gain access to UA Club lounges then UA Golds would gain access to VA lounges, and ditto for UA miles on VA flights. That's the whole basis of these reciprocal arrangements, they ar...

  • "frankly it shows a lack of respect on the part of VA leadership that this isn’t yet part of the alliance benefits conversation", I think that's a bit premature unless you have insight into "the alliance benefits conversation", because the VA-UA alliance benefits have not been fully or fo...

  • I think you'd be best doing a bit of your own Google research on that and checking an official NZ government website to ensure you get accurate info, not relying on anonymous people on the Internet.

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  • How do you research your trip?

    Dec 15, 2021, 11:50 AM

    A good question, how do we research flights? If there are a lot of options, maybe a destination I'm not familiar with or which has no direct flights. Google Flights really helps to get your head around the options. Then I'd consider which airline gives me loyalty benefits, which has the better bu...

  • Layover in Singapore (not transit)

    Dec 15, 2021, 11:44 AM

    I agree with David's points above, a one-night stopover simply isn't worth it in this current environment. The old days, the pre-COVID days, absolutely it could be nice to break up the trip, stay at a hotel not too far from Changi and have dinner at that East Coast Lagoon food village. But these ...

  • 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.

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