• Staff travel: who 'owns' the points?

    Apr 04, 2019, 03:10 PM

    Don't both Qantas (Assure) and Virgin (Accelerate) now give out points to businesses in addition to flyers? I wonder if that makes a difference?

  • Staff travel: who 'owns' the points?

    Apr 04, 2019, 01:16 PM

    This is something that goes both ways. I've made the point that they can either pay for items such as the extra luggage I need to take on work trips (equipment, documents, etc) when I fly the other airlines, as well as reimburse food and drink at the airport, or they can let me fly Virgin or a pa...

  • Staff travel: who 'owns' the points?

    Apr 03, 2019, 12:59 PM

    My guess is that the implicit agreement that staff keep the points is why there is enough goodwill that (in most instances) staff aren't charging their travel hours back to the company. If companies started doing this, my guess is those taking the 6am flight to SYD-MEL and the 6pm flight back wou...

  • It can be a long process. I'm still back and forth emailling Easyjet from a flight in May. Apparently they have trouble depositing into Australian bank accounts (or so they say).These things do take a while though - I remember it was almost 18mo for the US TSA reimbursement to come though for a j...

  • I used the WiFi on the VA CBR-BNE and BNE-MKY legs and it worked quite well and was more than sufficient for a bit of work (via VPN), browsing and whatnot. My guess is that (like Gogo in the US) the speeds they state are underestimates to avoid disappointment and you really wouldn't need anything...

  • I generally don't like sleeping pills as though they let me sleep, I don't actually feel awake or refreshed if I wake up from a sleeping pill sleep. I don't use a sleeping pill but use Kava. It doesn't knock you out and put you to sleep, but relaxes you enough that you can sleep when you want to....

  • Originally Posted by Hirizer Birmingham INTERNATIONAL airport, last year. Needed a GBP1.00 coin to get a trolley. Just arrived from Australia, no UK coins, no machine to spill out coins in exchange for a paper quid, and credit card slot broken.Not very international. Had to rely on good Samarita...

  • I hope they move into an alliance. I think the relationship with SQ (which would probably be the only block) is solid enough to survive a SkyTeam move (at least in the sense SQ wants a non-QF partner in Australia it has some control of, unless it is allowed to operate domestically which is not on...

  • Iberia Avios uses in Australia

    Jun 25, 2018, 08:15 PM

    You can convert them to BA miles super easily and then it's quite easy (and relatively cheap) to use them for QF

  • Originally Posted by SeaVisionBurma Originally Posted by xtfer Originally Posted by brettepi where is the pool in changi? love that airport! Its in the Transit Hotel in Terminal 1. You can use if it you are a guest, or pay a fee (about AUD30 I think) to use it, which also gets you access to th...