• (Agree on Bali. Tough times or not, people need something to look forward to and if they have any means, they will stretch and scrimp to get to a favourite holiday spot.)Back on topic: Qantas has already said publicly that they want to add Cape Town to their network in addition to Joburg. Remembe...

  • Certainly sad, and sadly certainly not surprising. The writing has appeared on the wall for some time, but when Covid-19 hit, it seemed clear it would either strike the decisive blow to SAA or else ironically motivate the government to bail out yet again "given the circumstances" and things would...

  • Unfortunately, "breaking up" companies in South Africa has become synonymous with even more pies for greedy fingers with less visibility into who's doing what where. The word "tender" is basically a trigger for goosebumps for most South Africans after the 10 years of corruption and state capture....

  • "Your Conditions of Carriage provide for a refund." (If / once they've cancelled your flight. You won't have success otherwise. Clock may be ticking on voucher but I'd suspect the likelihood of that flight operating on 18 June to be very low. If I were you, I'd probably leave it as us on assumpti...

  • Simple, then: offer a voucher that is more appealing than a refund. It can literally be anything, as long as that thing offers an actual incentive that makes passengers want the voucher. Otherwise, there is literally zero reason for them to take the voucher other than out of the graciousness of t...

  • 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...