• What's next for Qantas first class?

    Jan 15, 2021, 06:50 AM

    The date for the return of the QF A380's will entirely depend on passenger demand for flights to London, LAX & DFW.  Then it will be a matter of costs for passenger to use A380s or B787s for those destinations.

  • What a fantastic and unique experience for you Sid.

  • It's always annoyed me that when flying on Qlink Dash8 services that I can't select my seat, other than a window/aisle preference.   Qantas' MMB gives the false information that I can select my seat from the operating airline's website, but of course Qlink does not have a seperate website.

  • However, the Australian Airforce or Navy has few if any planes that are suitable for carrying large numbers of civilians.  Even if they did, the costs of operating such flights are very high when you consider the amount of fuel they use, and the need to hire contract flight attendants for su...

  • Don't forget that those same planes will be departing Australia almost empty, and someone has to pay the costs of that near empty plane.

  • Demise of TravelSIM

    Jan 16, 2021, 06:10 AM

    Fortunately SimCorner is still in business, not they would be selling many travel SIMs these days. I've been using them over the past year to buy some of their face masks that I'm very happy with.

  • Credit Card Difficulty When Retired

    Sep 15, 2020, 08:00 AM

    Once retired, your best chances for new credit cards are with your current bank.

  • Returning to the uk from Adelaide

    Apr 07, 2020, 05:10 PM

    Unless you have a particular need to return to the UK, compare the statistics and seriously consider staying in Australia:Australia has 3,400 Active Cases, the UK has 46,100 in a far higher densely populated countryAustralia has a Death Rate from the virus of 2 per million, the UK has 79 per mill...

  • To travel or not to travel?

    Mar 18, 2020, 02:44 PM

    I'd wait and see if your flight is cancelled, and hopefully you'll then get a full cash refund.In any case, by mid-May it'll be clear as to whether it's actually safe for you to travel to the UK with 2-day stopovers in Singapore.

  • If you're a regular Platinum flier on QF then you should know the steps to request a Points Upgrade. It's certainly not done by putting in a "polite request" to a member of staff. It must be done on the website at least 24 hours ahead of the flight, not asking at check-in for either a free or a...