• Not sure how you can have black spots when using satellite internet.. especially when those black spots happen to be above the sea. Could it be this system is actually and ground-to-ground system maybe?

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  • Had the most ridiculous waitress the other day in a country town restaurant: she brought out the bill inside the ubiquitous American Express leather folder (see image in the article which reminded me of the situation :-), whipped out my Westpac Altitude Black AMEX to pay, only to be told they don...

  • Finally flew coast-to-coast on a Flexi BNE-PER trek. I upgraded using 9,900 points to Business class, and couldn't have had a more enjoyable trans-continental journey! But one important thing to note though: by upgrading online to Business class you apparently loose most of the flexibility of yo...

  • Hi Chris, In general, is there a 'hard' requirement to add one's frequent flyer number of a particular program to the booking in order to benefit from its perks (like priority check-in and boarding, and lounge access)..? Example: Being Gold with both Air Berlin and Etihad (thanks AusBT fo...

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  • VA Ticketed Flights - Lounge Access

    Jan 12, 2018, 12:53 PM

    Correct indeed that you can only access the Al-Reem lounge in Terminal 3. Most flights (or all?) to Australia depart from Terminal 1, though, so make sure you account for the 10-15 minute walk towards the gate.Also, the way the Velocity FF partner system works they cannot give you access to the l...

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