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Oct 25, 19, 11:05 pm
Replies: 105
Views: 36,103
Posted By Supersonic Swinger

The last time I flew them on the route, they...

The last time I flew them on the route, they couldn't even provide mid-flight snacks from the galley on LHR-SIN. The flight crew were really apologetic, saying that management had instituted all...
Forum: oneworld
Oct 19, 19, 10:21 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 899
Posted By Supersonic Swinger

While I was Ruby I always found myself in MCE...

While I was Ruby I always found myself in MCE when flying AA which was always a pleasant surprise.
Aug 23, 19, 4:58 am
Replies: 32
Views: 6,497
Posted By Supersonic Swinger

And that toilet should be as "spacious" as the...

And that toilet should be as "spacious" as the envelopes which Qantas now pass off as the latrine in a 737.
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jul 29, 19, 8:16 pm
Replies: 532
Views: 47,558
Posted By Supersonic Swinger

As a statistically insignificant sample of the...

As a statistically insignificant sample of the flying public of one (being myself), I will adopt a similar approach to the MAX as I did with the 787:

If Boeing says that there is now effective...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Jul 26, 19, 8:21 am
Replies: 128
Views: 9,186
Posted By Supersonic Swinger

Flew from Apia Fagali'i in the late '90s when it...

Flew from Apia Fagali'i in the late '90s when it was a grass strip and was later decommissioned. It was then paved and reopened in 2002, then decommissioned in 2005, and then reopened in 2009.
...
Jun 12, 19, 7:11 am
Replies: 18
Views: 3,163
Posted By Supersonic Swinger

My first first class experience was in that...

My first first class experience was in that cabin, when the 747 still flew SYD-MEL-SIN-LHR. Redeemed using QF points to fly SYD-MEL in First.
May 28, 19, 6:57 pm
Replies: 72
Views: 8,484
Posted By Supersonic Swinger

You're blaming Delta for the disappointment you...

You're blaming Delta for the disappointment you experienced because you failed to research the information which Delta easily makes available on their website? Wow. Just wow.
Mar 16, 19, 9:36 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,171
Posted By Supersonic Swinger

Having just done this with Air Canada, my...

Having just done this with Air Canada, my recommendation is DON'T!!!

All four legs were significantly delayed (which other passengers told me is considered SOP at Air Canada) and Vancouver doesn't...
Nov 17, 18, 11:25 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 706
Posted By Supersonic Swinger

LHR - HKG - SYD on VS/VA will maximise your...

LHR - HKG - SYD on VS/VA will maximise your earning as well as MQMs as much as the Tier 1 ST partners. Plus it's shorter and connecting at HKG is a breeze... friends don't let enemies connect...
Sep 23, 18, 7:44 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 2,869
Posted By Supersonic Swinger

The multi-city booking on the QF website is one...

The multi-city booking on the QF website is one of it's more *problematic* features. I use it often because of my flight requirements:

- I find the flights the booking engine automatically...
Mar 9, 18, 7:34 am
Replies: 104
Views: 12,667
Posted By Supersonic Swinger

Jetstar is a profit centre of Qantas trying to...

Jetstar is a profit centre of Qantas trying to wring as much profit out of an LCC operation as possible.

QFF is a separate profit centre and one of Qantas' largest profit contributors, which no...
Feb 10, 18, 6:34 pm
Replies: 513
Views: 273,143
Posted By Supersonic Swinger

starflyergold can you update the wiki at the...

starflyergold can you update the wiki at the start of the thread - there are a number of other airlines you can convert your points to:

Aeroflot
Aeromexico
Air China
Avianca
Cathay Pacific...
Jan 6, 18, 3:01 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 825
Posted By Supersonic Swinger

If possible, book a ticket where you fly SCL-AKL...

If possible, book a ticket where you fly SCL-AKL on LA metal, and then fly AKL-SYD on QF metal. This gives you two advantages:

- it counts as two sectors, but more importantly:
- in my...
Aug 28, 17, 9:40 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 833
Posted By Supersonic Swinger

If you credit to DL, the MQMs will count towards...

If you credit to DL, the MQMs will count towards your Million Miler status if that's something you're aiming for.
Aug 4, 17, 9:56 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 3,014
Posted By Supersonic Swinger

You need to be resident of Australia, New Zealand...

You need to be resident of Australia, New Zealand or the South Pacific islands to be a member.

Or more specifically, you need a mailing address in one of those countries, if you knew someone you...
Jun 21, 17, 12:09 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,365
Posted By Supersonic Swinger

Nothing to do with hate. QFF awards you...

Nothing to do with hate.

QFF awards you points in the program based on how much extra information that activity provides about you for their program marketing database. If you paid say $200 for...
May 16, 17, 6:41 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 4,357
Posted By Supersonic Swinger

A little confused, you say: But then...

A little confused, you say:



But then you say:
Oct 23, 16, 6:19 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,811
Posted By Supersonic Swinger

I lost hundreds of thousands of points when...

I lost hundreds of thousands of points when Ansett went under, and watch helplessly as my points with QF, AA, DL and other programs lose their utility whenever they 'enhance' their 'loyalty'...
Oct 21, 16, 4:10 am
Replies: 15
Views: 2,811
Posted By Supersonic Swinger

You shouldn't treat your points as a 'bank'. Your...

You shouldn't treat your points as a 'bank'. Your points have been devalued faster than cash in a zero interest rate environment and saving them up to use a long tome in the future only results in...
Oct 14, 16, 9:00 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,391
Posted By Supersonic Swinger

Looks like there's one coming next month - on my...

Looks like there's one coming next month - on my online view, HSBC are advising it's 15% bonus on transfers 1-30 November. Will just need to see which other providers participate...
Aug 22, 16, 6:51 am
Replies: 123
Views: 13,896
Posted By Supersonic Swinger

So you need to spend $20,000 at Woolworths to...

So you need to spend $20,000 at Woolworths to earn enough points for a SYD-MEL one-way flight in Y? While handing over all your purchasing data over to Woolworths? No thanks.
Jul 25, 16, 12:18 am
Replies: 4
Views: 957
Posted By Supersonic Swinger

When you enter your departure city, at the top of...

When you enter your departure city, at the top of the box along the red bar it should say "Can't see your city?" with a check box to check for "Show Classic Flight Award cities".
Jun 1, 16, 1:27 am
Replies: 3
Views: 1,896
Posted By Supersonic Swinger

Virgin Australia plans daily flights to Beijing, Hong Kong

With the recent investment by HNA Group (Hainan Air, Hong Kong Express) into Virgin Australia, looks like they are considering daily flights to Beijing and Hong Kong.
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Jun 1, 16, 1:23 am
Replies: 3
Views: 1,297
Posted By Supersonic Swinger

With the changes to bank interchange fees, you'll...

With the changes to bank interchange fees, you'll struggle finding another Visa or Mastercard that will ever offer you the rates you used to on the High Flyer. I've read those interchange fee changes...
Feb 12, 16, 11:19 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 1,377
Posted By Supersonic Swinger

I think you should be fine earning points on the...

I think you should be fine earning points on the sale prices.

However, if you have logged in to Agoda through the Velocity link to get the room prices, you should open up a separate browser and...
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