• Another data point here. Not sure whether it's cathartic or makes it even more depressing. I can sum up my experience pretty briefly: I availed myself of Qantas' status match programme last year with enthusiasm, as I'd relocated back from Singapore a few years ago and being tied to Star Alliance ...

  • Understandable when half of the potential market for the flights remains indefinitely locked out of Oz with no actual plan in sight. Pity.

  • Friendly reminder: many of us aren't "visitors." I'm on a skilled migrant visa. Many like me have lived in Australia and called it home for years and spent the last two years (especially here in Melbourne) living through lockdowns, restrictions and all the rest, paying tax and contributing to the...

  • They'll need to be a citizen or PR in the first place, and then presumably need a place to stay, and of course thus far there is zero clarity around that whatsoever. Similarly, a Brit living in Australia for years but on a long-term "temporary" visa won't be allowed to go to the UK and come back ...

  • VA is not the same inflight experience as Qantas, but it's the flexibility and ease of making changes that matters most to me right now, and despite being someone who actively wants to fly Qantas and is willing to pay for it, Qantas' "Fly Flexible" policy is anything but and simply not compe...

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  • Qantas Social Media Response TImes

    Jun 07, 2021, 01:57 PM

    5-6 days, at which point you'll be asked to send a DM that may or may not be responded to in another 5-6 days.

  • Australians working overseas

    Sep 18, 2020, 03:53 PM

    The number of jokes I've had over the last six months from family, clients and friends overseas about Australia showing its true "Prison Island" colours says it all.Ordinary Australians in the country are told to hunker down and shut up; you're not allowed to leave. Australians overseas are dismi...

  • I haven't flown J or F out of BKK on Star Alliance, so can't speak to class-restricted lounges. If *Gold, I prefer the NZ lounge in MEL and the BR lounge in BKK.

  • No - only subscribed Alaska Lounge members may use the Admirals Lounge when travelling on AS or AA. Flying F on AS does not grant entry. Instead, you'll need to head to the AS Lounge in T6. (OneWorld status is irrelevant here, as AS is not a OneWorld member.)

  • Air Baltic - Yes or No

    Aug 17, 2019, 03:09 AM

    Flew them as well a few times, on-time and no issues. Hand luggage was never weighed, but could be, though I believe the limits are on par with most carriers in Oz anyway.

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