• The Australian government should also give any renewing a passport, that was valid during the time the borders were closed, a discount on the renewal equal to the percentage of time the old passport was unable to be used for due to their blocking of travel.ie, they've barred the majority of Austr...

  • I know a lot of people without "smart" phones. I know people without "dumb" phones.I know people with smart phones that don't use iOS or Android, or use an older (or even an extremely new) version that the app doesn't work on.It would be nice if governments, international bodies and bushiness's w...

  • I wonder how much money QF makes out of the NRT lounge from the non oneworld airlines that contract its use.

  • Just before the travel shutdown, there were 71 flights/week between Australia and Japan across 4 airlines, with a net increase of 14 flights and a 5th airline due to start.Qantas had wanted both HND day slots in order to shift MEL to HND and start a 2nd SYD-HND flight.Right now, there are 10 flig...

  • It isn't really. It depends on where in Tokyo you are going and which type of transport you use to get to/from the airports.It is possible to get to the NW parts of the Tokyo 23 special wards faster from Narita then from Haneda.

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  • Aren't most of the Qantas lounges operated by a local service company such as a hotel chain like Accor, with the only Qantas staff (or local ground handling company staff) being at the front desk?It would seem more likely that the contracts with Accor (etc) have expired and Qantas, given the curr...

  • Qantas further status extension

    Aug 19, 2020, 04:06 PM

    I didn't get extended. I had already earnt my Aug 20-July 21 year by Nov 19.I'm currently sitting on 650SC after the bonus SC of half retain for current tier + 1 month of boost.The holiday I would have been having in Oct/Nov clearly isn't going to happen. I'm unlikely to be able to travel again u...

  • "Oneworld - obviously a competitive alliance advantage by having two (2) homegrown members in the USA. Star Alliance and SkyTeam only have one each."Both Star and Sky used to have 2 US members each, until they both merged with the domestic alliance partners. Oneworld never had a 2nd US based me...

  • Maybe the government should nationalize and merge both QF and VA to get them through this problem, then demerge and sell off in a few years once the industry has recovered.

  • Originally Posted by patrickk They will need the three 788s to cover for joburg as well. More work for the Dresden fit-out centre. I suspect the 788s will be for regional and so not have PE. Maybe 250-270 seats. If Qantas keeps not putting PE on mid-long haul aircraft (eg the A330 refit), then th...

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