• My take on the changes that airlines are making to FF programs is that they do not want you to make it easy for you to use points for premium seats, either they severely restrict the seats or they will gradually keep increasing the points required. Qantas is not alone in this , Singapore did this...

  • Cannot go back to cattle classWill travel less often and use a cheaper airline -Royal Brunei/ Vietnam airlines are good options For Europe and with new dreamliners and A 350s reasonably comfyAn SQ redemption every 2 yrs or so while it lasts. I think more people will do the same

  • The executives at Singapore Airlines hate FF miles being used to make premium cabin bookings and clearly have a strategy to make redemption bookings more difficult, thereby forcing Krissflyer members into paying for flights. What they don’t realise is that resentful customers will not rewa...

  • It's really poor planning on part of etihad and it really makes them look bad. A better move would have been to drop the older 777 service to Melbourne and retain the A 380. They could have added a thrice weekly 787 if the demand was there. Now the message that Etihad flyers from Melbourne are ge...

  • Apart from the sliding doors and the ability to convert the middle 2 seats into a double bed, this looks identical to the Etihad business studio, unfortunately with the same curving footwell when in the bed mode, which restricts foot space when sleeping. I prefer the current Business seat on the ...

  • Has anyone noticed how hard it is to get business class award seats on Cathay between Melbourne or Sydney and Hong Kong? Not sure what’s going on but Cathay seems to have stopped releasing these seats. They have availability in PE but not in Business. Any opinions/ comments would be welcome.

  • I am assuming you are referring to Qantas. I think it’s too early, there should be plenty of availability esp when the A 380 service starts. BTW has anyone noticed how stingy CX is on Business award bookings from MEL and Sydney?They are just not releasing the seats.

  • Originally Posted by Lurch : Sorry dont fly enough to quote correct abbreviations but I booked ANZ Perth - Los Angeles return for 5K, Qantas wanted in the vicinity of 9K last time I looked.Family trip Perth to London, Zurich to Perth, Wife & kids in PE and I in Business on Singapore Air for ...