• Qantas revamps priority boarding

    Nov 27, 2019, 07:08 AM

    It worked fine last night on my MEL-SYD flight despite the chaos at the airport. I left the lounge when they called the flight. I got to the gate and there was a long line in the economy queue but the priority queue only had a few people. By that stage they'd started boarding economy as well, but...

  • Qantas revamps priority boarding

    Nov 23, 2019, 07:34 AM

    Status credits? Really? So more people would get status, so there'd be more priority baggage, so then your bags would take even longer to come out? Yes they need to fix priority baggage, but this sounds more like a pizza delivery company kind of idea if the pizza doesn't arrive in half an hour it...

  • Qantas revamps priority boarding

    Nov 22, 2019, 01:45 PM

    It definitely got worse when they went to Q tags and the paper tags with “business” printed in black to blend in with the rest of the tag. Worked much better with the brightly coloured business and priority tags (that are still used for international).

  • Qantas revamps priority boarding

    Nov 22, 2019, 12:06 PM

    Yes and no. According to One World Sapphire and Emerald get lounge access, but AA ignores this for their own FFs and make them buy Admirals Access. They could still board J and P1/P first, then gold though. But I'd still rather it is removed for golds - it actually worked a lot better when it was...

  • Qantas revamps priority boarding

    Nov 21, 2019, 06:20 PM

    A330 is twin aisle two air bridges and yes, even that is still that bad. The 797 won't make a difference, only changing the process will. Maybe they've started listening to the customer feedback - every feedback panel survey I get features a comment about priority boarding.

  • AMEX Centurion Card invitation

    Jun 24, 2019, 02:54 PM

    Check the travel insurance terms carefully on Platinum. Last time I checked it covers the primary cardholder only and spouse/children only travelling with them. On Centurion though, my partner is covered when travelling alone on the supplementary Centurion card with Centurion insurance, and anoth...

  • +1 vote for the facial

  • The lockers are not ideal - it would mean either I have to store bags at domestic, then pick up in the morning and head to international, or alternatively take them over and store at international the night before. Either way that will add at least 30 minutes or more either side. Might have to b...

  • Damn, I was hoping they would be stored at the airport as one of them will be a large ski bag. I don't know why they consider it a stopover - I booked it as a connecting flight (ie. using the return flight option, not multi-city option) - it's not my fault it happens to be an 11 hour connection!...

  • I’ve just booked a flight that goes from Melbourne to Christchurch via Brisbane. Arrives in BNE in the evening but don’t depart for CHC until the next morning (will catch up with family in Brisbane). Trying to work out if I’ll need to collect my bags and take with me or if th...