• The responsibility for this debacle rests squarely at the feet of State governments. Sure the Commonwealth is responsible for Quarantine but it’s blindingly obvious that the very specific caps for each State have been imposed by the state governments, especially when they are implementing t...

  • That seems pretty modest. I'm frankly pretty surprised that anyone does those particular pairings...

  • The 100K awards points equaling 40K QF points is a good point. You get the sense that the increasingly confusing earning tables might actually be designed to trick consumers re the actual value that they're getting out of the product.

  • Spot on. This offer has made that logic crystal clear for me. I might get this product as a back-up for an Amex that gives me a decent Qantas yield but the new points restrictions mean they're no longer going to be my primary card. I just need a MasterCard with 10-15K of capacity somewhere in the...

  • This is such a cynical play from CBA. It's really a slight of hand to give them a strategic foothold against further changes to the RBA's interchange fee cap, which would lessen their capacity to recover $$ for FF points. I hold a Diamond Awards account with them with a $50K limit and this move w...

  • Compulsory Mask wearing on Plane

    Oct 13, 2020, 12:54 PM

    Masks are inconvenient and unnecessary. Infection rates in all states of Australia (including Victoria) are incredibly low. There is no reason why we should not all be permitted to engage in domestic travel freely without masks. The mandating of masks in a country like Australia with incredibly l...

  • Qantas lounges refurb

    Sep 15, 2020, 07:57 PM

    They’ve made statements to the market saying that they will do everything they can to conserve cash. They’re even selling first blankets and amenity kits. No chance of an upgrade. Even if there was, Sydney International Business should be at the bottom of the list. Qantas should take ...

  • I’ve cancelled two planned trips to Queensland over the next 12 months. I’m not going to give my tourism dollars to a State that behaves like it’s not part of the country. I’m looking at holidays in regional Victoria, regional NSW and the ACT. Won’t be going back to ...

  • Australians working overseas

    Sep 07, 2020, 09:41 PM

    You've got no chance. I've been knocked back for business critical travel twice. You have to be: (a) a sportsperson (the Cricketers were allowed to go to the UK for a T20 series);(b) someone who owns a media company (Kerry Stokes seems as taken several trips on his jet without having to do hotel ...

  • Service on QF Link Dash 8?

    Sep 07, 2020, 09:34 PM

    I've done half a dozen since June. You get water and a biscuit. It's pretty laughable really. QF does a self-serving spiel at the start about the limited cabin service (aka no wine) being about the fight against the dreaded coronavirus. But they're more than happy to totally sell out a Q300 or Q4...