• And don't forget that passing through Vancouver to US destinations allows you to pre-clear US immigration in Vancouver, avoiding delays at the US end of the trip.  This can be quite a time saver.

  • Exactly.  As a fully vaccinated Australian (with Pfizer since April) living in California what risk exactly do I now pose to either NSW or Victoria if I’m tested before departure and after arrival?  The old days of zero covid are over for Australia, so should the forced hotel quar...

  • Qantas A380s to return from July 2022

    Aug 26, 2021, 09:00 AM

    Hardly a suprise.  Demand will return quickly next year.  

  • I fly these in the US on routes like Orange County to San Francisco, always like them.  For a small aircraft they’re comfortable and quiet.  

  • This is good news; I’m Platinum and lifetime gold so a loyal Qantas customer but haven’t been on a Qantas flight since November 2019.  My flights to Australia in October were cancelled due to the reduction in arrival numbers, heaven knows when I’ll see the inside of a Qanta...

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  • Qantas FF and coronavirus

    Mar 11, 2020, 07:29 AM

    Qantas would be crazy not to do everything it can to encourage customers to fly with them again once this trouble passes, as it will. This is survival situation for all airlines, a few FF points and status retention's are minor considerations compared with $ in the bank and seats booked.

  • I'd use the Flagship lounge. The Qantas 1st lounge isn't what it used to be, and the AA lounge has one important benefit: windows!

  • I can't really add go the SC question but I have a place 10 minutes from John Wayne (SNA) and fly out of there on AA a lot. I generally fly to either Dallas or Chicago and connect from there. Phoenix is OK but there are more options via DFW.

  • Sad to say my time on this site has dropped off hugely since the changes. As much as I've enjoyed AusBT over the last few years this new site give little value, it's way to much weighted towards product placement and marketing dressed up as news items. I'm not after a lifestyle site, I'm after ...

  • Looking at Alexa, the new site is tracking up but after 2 months is still lower ranked than the old one. I can't see the actual stats so don't know the combined numbers (there are still people going to ausbt.com.au and being redirected).

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