• These spurious "rapid testing" kits are a dismal solution to pre-departure screening. They have a consistently documented high rate of false negatives (up to 29%), meaning COVID positive travellers will board flights with misplaced confidence, and won't quarantine on arrival at their destination....

  • Leave it to Wall Street to find a way to leverage airline FF points into an exotic class of securities. Given enough time, I'm quite sure JP Morgan could parlay the smiley stamps on schoolchildren's homework into a tradable new asset, to the real benefit of nobody.

  • Why would Qantas install Netflix hard drives, instead of expanding their own IFE hard drives. Seems quite redundant.

  • Is it a good deal that you need to be coming from or going to a Qantas flight that same day in order to enter their lounge? No.

  • “We have always been shameless about stealing great ideas.”- Steve Jobs

  • The harsh cabin environment on longhaul flights makes your skin very dry, so you might opt for a facial massage. They'll use a range of products that moisturise and protect skin from the surprisingly brutal effects of recycled air conditioning. Unlike a neck or back massage, a facial treatment is...

  • The title really says it all. I’m currently sitting in steerage on QF637 (BNE-MEL), and witnessing a curious thing I’ve not seen before.We are on a B737 (great wifi) with about a two-thirds full load. For almost the entirety of the plane, pax have been allocated with an empty middle s...

  • Qantas' miserly approach to upgrades

    Sep 25, 2018, 11:36 AM

    I agree that a seat-only upgrade would be a really nice move from Qantas, however I think this perk should be:(A) unadvertised(B) reserved for Platinum and above(C) limited to elevation from one class tier only to the next, e.g. economy to premium economy, or PE to Business(D) all upgrading cappe...

  • Hi there,This question is raised frequently; please see the following link:https://www.ausbt.com.au/community/view/42/6990/early-bag-check-at-laxRelevant excerpt:TSA restrictions mean luggage can only be checked-in 4 hours before you travel. Additionally, the check-in counters at TBIT are close...

  • International does not adopt similar guidelines; they have a far more relaxed approach to guest attire. I suspect this is largely to conform with oneworld partner policies. The international lounges have a greater volume of partner elites that wouldn't know the dress codes / have different cultur...