• LATAM to leave the Oneworld alliance

    Sep 28, 2019, 01:27 PM

    Hi Cloud-9, I had prepared a reply to your post but somehow managed to lose it! Here I go again. I purchased return Y SYD-EZE-SYD tickets. Was hoping to use points to upgrade but proved not possible (yet again!). Paid small surcharge to confirm seat allocation. Row 18 either side of the ais...

  • LATAM to leave the Oneworld alliance

    Sep 28, 2019, 12:58 PM

    Felipe, as far as I'm aware Latam have not (yet!) announced that they will be joining SkyTeam. Indeed, AR are members of SkyTeam but I doubt they would have any plans to drop out. In fact they have close associations with other SkyTeam members including AM, AF, KL, AZ and very importantly DL. ...

  • LATAM to leave the Oneworld alliance

    Sep 28, 2019, 12:44 PM

    Hi cloud-9, I booked return Y class SYD-EZE-SYD on LA. Was hoping to use points for upgrades but proved not possible. Paid small surcharge to select seat. Either side aisle seats row 18 on the SYD-AKL-SCL sectors were fine, just a bit tight.. SCL-EZE chose window seat for spectacular views o...

  • LATAM to leave the Oneworld alliance

    Sep 27, 2019, 10:31 AM

    Two giant airlines joining forces: hope this move not only improves their balance sheets but also the passenger's experience. Wife and I just returned from BUE with LA and although we traveled Y class all the way, we enjoyed the One World status recognition by LA (I am a QF Lifetime Gold). Thi...

  • My wife and I visited this QF Club lounge yesterday 5 till 6.30pm. First impression was how busy and cramped it felt. And no windows to the tarmac!! It took us quite some time to find two seats together. Availability of food and drink was fine and staff were friendly and helpful. Overall, al...

  • Best Premium Economy to the USA

    Feb 20, 2019, 10:01 PM

    Thank you all very much for your comments and advice. I am a QF Lifetime Gold and would much prefer to fly with them, but their fares are quite often stratospheric..! There is obviously plenty to choose from, and that includes excellent carriers going via intermediate points in NZ and Asia whic...

  • Best Premium Economy to the USA

    Feb 16, 2019, 03:56 PM

    I'm planning a return trip SYD to NYC/WAS this May and am wondering which are the better premium economy offers ex Australia? Any suggestions?