• For an airport as spacious and pleasant as Hamad, I am constantly annoyed by the fact that they use remote stands so much. This is such a buzz-kill when travelling with someone like Qatar Airways who provide such a good experience. Why on earth would you build such a large airport, then not use a...

  • Thanks for the article, Chris. I’m about to go gold with QR, and I’m switching out because of this.

  • Dragonair to become Cathay Dragon

    Jan 28, 2016, 09:27 PM

    Does the tailplane remind anyone of a combination of the Qantas and last incarnation of Australian Airlines, mixed together?

  • Always amazing what lengths airlines will go to, to reduce the amounts they pay to travel agents. 

  • Originally Posted by phily My understanding is that airline commissions to travel agents are miserable, like about 5% for international, and zero for domestic bookings. TA's make their profits mostly on their other products and bookings, eg 40% on travel insurance.Can anyone confirm or deny this...

  • AusBT comment policy

    May 05, 2016, 02:20 PM

    Hi David,Can you please provide us with the link to the policy that guides this, so that we can better understand. The posts that I have seen in the past that were removed, questioned AusBT (and may have been construed as not painting AusBT in a positive light - perhaps this is in the policy).&nb...

  • Will Tasmanian Airfares sky rocket?

    Jan 14, 2016, 10:01 AM

    I'm not sure you're aware of how fares go from one level to the next, sbg, but I'll try and give a quick explanation.The airlines will have a several different fare levels each. They might have 10 at the cheapest level, then 20 at the next level, then 25 at the next, and so on.Naturally, people u...

  • Hi lmpf,I'm pretty sure it can be done. Tell the agent to call QIC (QANTAS Industry Centre) and ask for a waiver to reissue as 2 sectors for the purpose of requesting an upgrade.Normally, an agent has to 'buy' the sector in the reservation system as SYD1JFK - the '1' indicating the stop in LAX wi...

  • Finnair "ladies only" toilet in J.

    Oct 07, 2015, 03:15 PM

    Does that mean that there would be a males-only bathroom as well? Seems only fair, seeing as they are segregating genders (thought we were passed this part of our evolution, personally). Shouldn't they then have a non-specific gender people? Seems only fair to accommodate transgendered people as ...