• haven't read all the posts, so maybe already said, but my 2 cents worth...I don't see why Australians can't travel to countries that will allow us in, with whatever conditions they wish to impose.  If that means 14 days quarantine or able to stand on one leg for 60 seconds, and I can accept ...

  • just add to my own words.When I say the government pays, this could be to a certain standard / cost say equivalent of a good 3 star hotel. I would have no objection to people contributing on top to stay in fancier hotels. Of course any hotel offering would need to be certified and staffed with...

  • For a myriad of reasons Australian citizens and permanent residents may need or want to come home now rather than a few months back.However many there are, they have the right to enter Australia. Quotas make no sense, but governments need to work their numbers to accommodate however many arrive....

  • disappointed just about every time for over 20 years.never understood why Qantas stuck with it.hopefully will get back to good flavoursome meals rather than sexy menus that never delivered

  • have you tried using a VOIP service provider via wifi / internet and with option to "call out". Any number of service providers. Rates vary according to location but can be as low as 2c per minute. Personally I use the zoiper android app to manage the connection at my end, plus you will need ...

  • Qantas A380 refurb schedule

    Jun 28, 2019, 09:32 PM

    I always liked the A380 PE seat, and after reading the reviews of the new PE seat I was dreading it, but having flown twice now MEL-PER-LHR and SFO-MEL I actually found it pretty good. Like economy, unless you know each other very well, the person in the aisle seat needs to vacate to allow the wi...

  • Travel suggestions for Helsinki

    Aug 19, 2018, 08:57 PM

    Many good suggestions on what to see and do.I like the Fabian Hotel.

  • Another minor warning ... a few months back I used a couple of electronic passes (in Melbourne) by linking to the flight and the lounge guardian angel could see it by scanning the boarding pass. On last trip, in SYD and HKG, they demanded to see the printout of the confirmation email. In SYD t...

  • Qantas 787 domestics routes

    Jun 27, 2018, 05:32 PM

    Originally Posted by Greg84 I thought I saw a 787 flying in Brisbane the past weekend - would've been mid/late morning...not sure if they were flying to somewhere else or if my plane spotting abilities need more work... Did you mean a Qantas 787? Could be another airline, but it looks like all ...

  • was just about to write exactly as nmalon advises. Have done this connection a number of times and it has been pretty tight every time bar once (when pilot became ill and it took time to rustle a replacement).