• UK flight ban on electronic devices

    Mar 22, 2017, 06:15 PM

    With this shift are travel insurance companies going to change their policy on covering laptops / tablets stolen from checked luggage? At the moment many companies consider checked luggage the same as leaving your items in a public place so do not cover for theft...

  • I have the same thing. Very annoying as it used to be such a quick and easy (if not always 100% reliable) way of checking schedules.

  • Boeing tips first 777X for 2018

    May 09, 2015, 01:02 PM

    With the 777-8X having a potential range of 9300 nautical miles, does that open up the possibility of SYD - LHR direct flights?

  • Photos: new Qantas Chairman's Lounge

    Jan 28, 2014, 01:07 PM

    Perhaps this could be taken as a nod by qantas that not all corporate high fliers these days are male?  I can see how a designer may have come up with this if they were asked to design a lounge that moved away from the "london gentleman's club" aesthetic and more toward a "refined scandinavi...

  • Qantas Cash vs Virgin Global Wallet

    Sep 03, 2013, 11:26 PM

    I'm interested in the expiry dates of the credit card functions of the two cards. I have run into a problem with the Velocity program at the moment because I am travelling to europe from the middle of this month until the middle of october.  The review date on my card was the 24th of August,...

  • Would definitely be nice although they could work on improving their platinum benefits first. I'ts a bit late now for me because I got sick of VA Plat being basically gold and switched back to flying Qantas.

  • Aegean to SQ.

    Jan 28, 2015, 04:55 AM

    Aegean to SQ.Given the recent tie up between KrisFlyer and Velocity, I am wondering if it is ever possible to transfer points from one *A FF program to another? i.e. from M&B to KrisFlyer? M&B is starting to lose its appeal now that you actually have to fly in order to maintain *A Gold bu...

  • VA plat indeed have access to the *A first class area but other than improved booze, being a little quieter and having someone to go to the buffet for you it's not that much of a plus... There are plenty of nice spots in the rest of the lounge that are personally more my style - especially the ou...

  • Has anyone used Airbnb?

    Aug 24, 2014, 07:10 PM

    I've always had great experiences with AirBnB although I tend to only stay in places where you get a whole apartment to yourself to avoid the awkwardness.  The only thing that can be a bit difficult is finding the place, and arranging to pick up keys etc. but for the minor inconvenience it i...

  • The only thing I've found is that on VA that I normally have my meal order taken first as a plat ff regardless of where in the J cabin I am seated and it is non status holding guests that miss out if something is popular...