• Qantas launches Lifetime Platinum

    Jun 21, 2019, 03:33 AM

    Any FF with QANTAS that has close to 75,000 status credits and is NOT already a Chairmans Lounge Guest must be a complete idiot. I think Qantas must now be extending its view about idiots to include all of us regular frequent flyers. I have over 20,000 SCs and there is no incentive here for any...

  • Road test: Range Rover Vogue P400e

    May 18, 2019, 12:39 PM

    Great writing Ged. Love mine. But an older V8 Vogue. Still gorgeous though!

  • I've got Silver Status through AMEX but find the whole Accor program just so confusing to the point of being put off staying in their hotels. Same as with IHG which also is very confushing with too many levels. Hilton Group is much clearer but not perfect with regard to status benefits at each ...

  • Thanks David, specifically, I was wondering if LTG status gets in front of standard Gold for things like points upgrade requests, Operations upgrades on the plane if they're offered, etc.

  • Are there any hidden perks for being Qantas Lifetime Gold?

  • Hello fellow travellers, anyone got good insights into the sky couch concept of AirNZ? Specifically, as a solo traveller, does it work as basically a lay-flat bed? Secondly, is it better worth paying extra over and above what a Premium Economy seat gives in terms of space and comfort?

  • I find it's easier to find one way classic award flights using Qantas points in First Class. Last year I booked Perth to Manchester UK using QFF points and an EK A380 all the way in First. Next week I've got a one-way from Seattle to Perth via Dubai. 777 on first leg and then A380 into Perth. ...

  • Qantas Airbus A380: 12A or 12E

    Feb 17, 2019, 05:29 AM

    Avoid the back row in the centre. Can't recall the seat number? There's a fan or somesuch device that cycles on and off behind the bed and is quite distracting if you're trying to sleep.

  • Malabo! That's Right, Malabo.

    Feb 14, 2019, 01:20 AM

    I'd forgotten about Ethiopian Airlines. They did fly in and a few guys living in Thailand were coming through to EG using them - so a good option from Australia. Into Dubai or Joberg and then out to Malibo via Addis Adaba.

  • Malabo! That's Right, Malabo.

    Feb 13, 2019, 03:28 PM

    Congratualtions. I worked in EG several times in 2008-11. Flew in via Paris on Air France, then a local charter to get back to the mainland at Bata. I don't recall any difficulties but the company i was contracting to 'facilitated' the process at the local airport in Malabo. They have a very ser...