• I agree, give Qatar a go.I've heard a few stories on the radio of how they've saved a number of people who have been left high and dry.Plus they're the only folks crazy enough to be launching new routes during a crisis- talk about taking opperunity of a disaster.

  • Chris,This is brilliant, thanks for putting this list together and I hope you keep it up to date as events unfold.

  • Qantas revamps priority boarding

    Nov 25, 2019, 06:15 AM

    So, I'm sitting in my plane now after just experiencing the ‘system'.All that happened was fiercer enforcement of the rules. Announcements were the same as they've always been.However it was all for naught since the barcode readers failed and everyone with an electronic boarding pass had to get i...

  • You're right, there is a problem with the engine at the moment.I am receiving a message that says 'too many redirects'.Hopefully a boffin over there at Qantas notices and can look into it.

  • It's truly strange. The Qantas booking engine works in truly mysterious ways.There's no direct flight from ORD to LAX, at least not on that day.Also, I'd do the search and see 5 flights between ORD and LAX and then 5 minutes later do the search again and see only 1 flight. It's weird how other fl...

  • I recently did a trip with my 2 y.o. on Qantas and Cathay to Taipei via Hong Kong and the regular seat belt over the top of the sheet covers was the trick. Even with the tossing and turning it did the job.As a hint, also take with you some new things, such as a sheet of stickers, a now toy and so...

  • Originally Posted by djcz I submitted my application for a 10-year passport yesterday, my current one was going to expire in less than 6 months. It cost $282 + Priority (leaving the country soon) of $186. Making it $468. Owww

  • The passport prices for 2019 have been released (https://www.passports.gov.au/news/notice-2019-passport-fees).A standard adult passport will be $11 more expensive.This surely makes an Australian adult passport the most expensive in the world with the exception of places where they don't want you ...

  • Originally Posted by tomJ Don't forget the proposal includes to carry the international liquids rule over to domestic flights, which would make taking just carry on for short domestic trips a pita. I didn't know about that was happening. That will be a pain.

  • Apparently there will be funding for full body scanners at domestic airports in the Federal budget.I appreciate the extra safety but I just hope that unlike the US, they will install and use dozens of them instead of just a few of them at each screening point.