• I've just been in protracted and unsatisfying discussions with QF about my P status lapsing as I was a little short on the anniversary (while overseas on a QF ticket).

  • Interesting - this thread prompted me to check pricing for a SYD_SFO_SYD trip for 2 in J in April. I booked last August under a DSC promotion and glad I did. Current pricing is 50% higher than August last year and no SFO_SYD direct seats available. As always - there is a trade off between stat...

  • I paid on Mastercard Black for some accommodation in Portugal last month - the AUD offer on the terminal was $1,234 but I wisely opted for the EUR rate quoted, and the conversion on my statement this month came to AUD936. The difference is staggering and a real warning to everyone.

  • David - thanks for taking the time to respond to my question, it's both helpful and appreciated.

  • David - what chance QF change from 747 to 787 SYD_SFO before my flight in April next year? Although I've secured upstairs seats on the 747, anywhere on the 787 is superior in my view. Any inside info?

  • As usual it pays to read the T&Cs:International (return flights only): 15% off First (F, A) 20% off Business (J, C, D) 10% off Business (I) 10% off Premium Economy (W,R,T) 10% off Economy (excluding E) Domestic: 20% off all fares (excluding E) Pricing is always hard to tra...

  • Luggage - Hard vs Soft Case

    May 09, 2018, 06:21 PM

    Samsonite seem to own just about everybody these days. I started using American Tourister when I lived in Japan and my favourite is a hard shell 4-wheeler which survives the baggage handlers well. The inside zipped compartment keeps all my clothes neatly folded and the other half takes shoes, t...