• Used Ola for the first time on Friday. Base points plus 1,000 bonus Velocity points for first Ola ride credited within 24 hours.Price was better than Uber; on par with Didi.Unlike Uber and Didi, I could not include a specific note to say where exactly I was waiting at ride-share pickup. Fortunate...

  • I had to look it up myself: Mogadishu, which would be a hilarious sell. “So we're routing you through Somalia, but don't worry, not the civil war part.”

  • Qantas claims the fuel stop would be preferable because it would "minimise disruption" on "these heavily booked flights." As has been noted, these flights are full at a premium price in large part because of the nonstop nature of the service. That stop is a disruption for all and undoes a lot of ...

  • You have not corrected anything in my comment; rather you have made a valid pitch for using travel agents, which is fine by me (and I happen to agree, which is why I often use them) that actually reinforces my point.The original suggestion by another poster was that in situations such as this, th...

  • If that's the case, you might want to let Qantas, NZ, and virtually every other airline know they'll need to cease international flights immediately. Next up to the courts where you'll need to rewrite contractual law. When you book with a travel agent or online portal, your contract is with them,...

  • 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.

  • Qantas A380 refurb schedule

    Jun 28, 2019, 09:34 AM

    Though a bit dated, the PE seat itself on the current A380 is the best I've experienced comfort wise. Unless I'm in J, I'm in no hurry to see the refurbs on my routes. Have yet to fly the 787 and have avoided thus far given the reviews.It's all relative, and not all PE is created equal. I was bas...