• I agree - I had always opted for a 'true' window seat in the past for the privacy offered therein, but none was available on my last flight, and I was pleasantly surprised by the enhanced sense of space offered by the seat closer to the aisle. The shelf to the side of the seat is larger here too,...

  • I, for one, am relieved that the QF first product is little changed. The seats are much less claustrophobic than those on Emirates, the bed is much more comfortable than that on Etihad, and comparisons with Singapore's business class are a a bit of a stretch, given SQ's cramped quarters that - on...

  • Yes, a pedestrian option would be great - the terminals are not that far apart, and with Brisbane's generally pleasant weather, a walk before a trans-Pacific flight would be most welcome.

  • Plaza Premium opens Helsinki lounge

    Jul 11, 2019, 12:42 AM

    I used this lounge last week, having decamped from the hopelessly overcrowded Finnair Business lounge (which admittedly is still under construction). In contrast to earlier advice, as a OW Sapphire (QF Gold) in business class, I wasn't invited to use the Platinum wing - this courtesy (not unreaso...

  • As can be appreciated in the photo above, the 'Delta One' seats on the 767 are really quite narrow. I agree that direct aisle access is desirable when travelling alone, but the seat on the 757 is still quite comfortable, and possibly preferable when travelling à deux.

  • Try emailing a copy of your boarding passes to [email protected], with a description of the other efforts you have taken to have the points credited. If that fails, I would enlist the support of the Airline Customer Advocate (http://www.airlinecustomeradvocate.com.au).

  • Unusual for a Middle Eastern airline to run out of desert ...

  • Layover in LA

    Jul 31, 2019, 02:45 PM

    I would strongly second the Getty Museum in Santa Monica - a superb collection of art in an architecturally interesting building with beautiful gardens. The Getty also has a Villa in Malibu that houses its collection of antiquities which is worth a visit. As @markpk suggested, dinner in Marina De...

  • That has been my experience too, @dimi. I have only been charged the $AUD10 when data roaming is on, or when I have made or answered calls, or sent SMS (no charge to receive). Yes, it is easy to chew through data on one's smartphone these days, but Telstra sends helpful warning SMS re usage, and ...

  • Qantas A380 charter to Orlando

    Jul 19, 2019, 12:48 PM

    Originally Posted by flyingchris I just saw an ad on TV from Woolworths Supermarkets in Australia advertising that they are giving away for 116 groups of 4 people a holiday to Disney World on a chartered Qantas flight. It's a promotion to do with the Lion King, This would be the charter. Yes. De...