• Qantas launches Qantas Pay card

    Apr 17, 2024, 08:29 AM

    All stored value give rubbish exchange rates. I haven’t used the Qantas card for years for that reason. Same for the Virgin offering. Unless they start offering realistic exchange rates I consign the new one to the bin as soon as it arrives. 

  • For several years we’ve done what the author of the article suggests, ie fly into London, but add continental Europe to our itinerary and fly out of, for example, Rome or Madrid. If I’m forced to spend money on an insidious tax, I’d rather spend the equivalent on my own travels ...

  • Makes sense to me. 

  • Good article. I did a similar analysis when traveling through UK, Spain and Portugal in July/August this year. The potential additional cost to me had I chosen the “pay in Australian dollars” option, would have been significant over the seven weeks of our travel.

  • I’m transiting through SIN on Monday week, transferring QF35 to QF1. After reading all of this, I think I’ll just head straight to the EK lounge which I can do because I’m a Platinum.

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  • Definitely prefer to bring my own device these days.

  • No it's not just you. It's happened to me regularly.

  • I’ve just read the T&C for the ANZ Card Insurance which will come into effect from October this year. I notice that insurance cover will cease if you are hospitalises overseas for more than 12 months. In other words it seems you would be on your own from this point if you were really se...

  • Best area to stay in Madrid

    Feb 05, 2019, 10:05 AM

    Have a look at Plaza de Santa Ana. Close to main metro stations and Atocha Renfe station. Walking distance to main attractions including Prado Museum. Several good midrange hotels are in the vicinity and there are heaps of good restaurants and bars.

  • I achieved LTG about 15 years ago. I’m now in my early 60s and am retired. I appreciate the lounge access when traveling the world with my wife. I think the benefits are a win-win for QF and for me. My first airline choice is QF because of the lounge status and associated benefits.

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