• While I totally understand the logic behind this move, will the price of the fares be dropped? Otherwise the cynic in me says this is just an airline cutting costs to the detriment of the passengers' service level experience.

  • So the only USB-C port is next to useless because it's also the power socket? Who on earth would come up with that nonsense?!?

  • Interesting that Qantas is trumpeting a greater amount of availability of economy seats. Which is weird because I've never had a problem with economy class availability. It's the Premium/Business/First availability I'm more interested in. Qantas seems to have remained very quiet about this...

  • One thing guaranteed: the changes won't be for the benefit of customers

  • "The state’s tourism board, Visit California, is paying Michelin US$600,000 to make it happen"Can't really take it seriously then...

  • Originally Posted by djtech After the changes, the earn rate on many Amex cards will change as well. Amex Explorer will earn 2 MR points converted to 1 airline points per dollar. Amex Platinum will be adjusted to earn 2.25 points on ALL purchases which gives you 1.125 airline points per dollar.T...

  • Velocity used to be really good, but availability dried up around the same time the new Business Class was introduced. QF seems to be the much more useful rewards scheme these days.

  • Australian Financial Review subscription - $628Travel credit - $450Accor Plus membership - $395Free night at Accor hotels50% dining at Accor hotelsGood travel insuranceAn increasing number of Amex airport loungesPriority Pass - US$399Assuming you place value on the above, it's actually not too bad.