• Like @DiscountEconomyPleb I use Tile Pro to track my luggage but I use it mainly to track the luggage coming off the plane. I have bought a few Air Tags for the same purpose. In Sydney, the limo drivers are charged for being in the premium pickup area and a few insist that you text them...

  • This is very sad. It's going to lead to exactly the same poor quality of service that was pervasive in domestic business lounges for many months from the end of last year until a few weeks ago as travel volumes increased and Qantas was painfully slow in responding to a lack of lounge capacity. &n...

  • It would be nice if Qantas did something to introduce a bit of status differentiation into the First Lounge experience (e.g. guaranteed tables, massages and nicer wine). It has been frustrating over the last couple of months having to leave over capacity Business Lounges with no seats, wait 20-30...

  • Such an excellent idea. At first I dismissed the idea of a Virgin Gold status match as a Qantas Platinum but then I remembered that being Qantas Platinum doesn’t count for anything anymore with Qantas Clubs in Melbourne and Canberra closed and the business lounges in both those cities start...

  • It's ridiculous that the Canberra Qantas Club remains closed. The Business Lounge is over capacity and it is now getting very difficult to find seats during peak periods. I hate to say it but it would be better if they just opened up the Qantas Club and made business and platinum people go there ...

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  • This is very sad. I haven't received the notification yet but will reconsider the Amex Platinum as a result. My willingness to pay the huge annual card fee is very much dependent upon the benefits. With travel related benefits losing their value as a result of Covid it is breathtaking that Amex w...

  • Overhead luggage compartment battle

    Apr 28, 2021, 01:11 PM

    I don't think this is a big problem on upmarket, full service airlines (at least in Australia). If you're complaining about this situation on budget airlines like Jetstar then tough - it's part of the deal. Just don't travel Jetstar.I'm all for policing baggage dimensions if someone is taking the...

  • THONGS in business class.

    Apr 19, 2021, 11:38 AM

    Originally Posted by John Phelan The real problem with thongs and air travel is one of safety - thongs provide no protection for your feet in case of an emergency. I wouldn't want to be anywhere near a fire or having to evacuate through a crashed aircraft or dangerous terrain in thongs. Hmmm... ...

  • THONGS in business class.

    Apr 05, 2021, 08:47 PM

    I'm aware of the lounge rule, but I don't think they're banned in business class on flights. I've worn them regularly SYD-MCY in Business and SYD-LAX in First and never had an issue. Don't see how they're different to Birkenstocks or espadrilles. The 'bogan' commentary is just snobbery - I have a...

  • Qantas Club Reopening?

    Mar 30, 2021, 03:29 PM

    Does anyone have any intel on when Qantas is planning to open the Qantas Club again? I've had two flights out of Melbourne in the last week where there were literally no seats in the Melbourne Business Lounge and a 20+ minute wait for coffee each morning. I get that reductions in capacity were ne...

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