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Jun 20, 18, 1:17 am
Replies: 69
Views: 25,897
Posted By luftaom

He had almost certainly gotten out of the wrong...

He had almost certainly gotten out of the wrong side of bed that day - from the moment we approached the desk and said hello he was quite unpleasant.

Requiring a British citizen to use their...
Jun 20, 18, 12:38 am
Replies: 69
Views: 25,897
Posted By luftaom

Just another datapoint - in May I was entering...

Just another datapoint - in May I was entering the UK for a week (LHR T3 from HND on JL) with my family on our Australian passports. Of the 4 of us, 2 of us had British passports, 1 had a ROI...
Apr 28, 18, 10:26 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 10,176
Posted By luftaom

Ahhh yes - sorry I misread that.

Ahhh yes - sorry I misread that.
Apr 28, 18, 4:46 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 10,176
Posted By luftaom

Are the restrictions on Avios upgrades for...

Are the restrictions on Avios upgrades for bookings made by non UK travel agents still in force?
Apr 27, 18, 9:51 pm
Replies: 236
Views: 59,264
Posted By luftaom

If my wife and I have a household account - can I...

If my wife and I have a household account - can I spend miles to upgrade my mother (from paid economy seat to PE/J)? My mother is not in the household account but on the family and friends list.
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Apr 4, 18, 5:07 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 725
Posted By luftaom

Spanner being thrown in the works here... To be...

Spanner being thrown in the works here... To be honest - I'd personally keep both Perth and Hamilton Island and drop Sydney.

Re Perth. Rottnest Island is great. You should absolutely do that -...
Apr 3, 18, 5:57 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 725
Posted By luftaom

A little aside from your original question about...

A little aside from your original question about stopovers - I wonder if your Australian schedule is a little ambitious.

Day 1: IST/ATH>LHR
Day 2: LHR>PER
Day 5: PER>BNE>HTI
Day 8: HTI>MEL
Day...
Mar 28, 18, 6:08 pm
Replies: 114
Views: 15,280
Posted By luftaom

Out of interest I note that on another forum a...

Out of interest I note that on another forum a long time poster did the last A380 MEL-LHR followed by the first 787 on LHR-MEL in economy. Her verdict was that the 787 seats are way too narrow.
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Mar 26, 18, 8:47 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 665
Posted By luftaom

I certainly wouldn't do it. 90 minutes from when...

I certainly wouldn't do it. 90 minutes from when the boat is due in to when the plane leaves is too short.

It's not hard for the boat to be late - tides, swell, currents, passengers not coming...
Mar 26, 18, 2:40 am
Replies: 114
Views: 15,280
Posted By luftaom

I wonder just how accurate that economy class...

I wonder just how accurate that economy class seat width is. Yes the classic way to make a 777 10 abreast and a 787 9 abreast is to shrink the aisles - but there's only so far they can be shrunk.
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Mar 14, 18, 4:36 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 2,209
Posted By luftaom

If you have a fitbit (or I think apple watch -...

If you have a fitbit (or I think apple watch - but check that) download the Q assure app and sign up to their weekly step challenge. I get between 12 and 15 points posted to my Qantas account like...
Mar 13, 18, 7:13 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,153
Posted By luftaom

OP if you are worried - I'm sure that QF will...

OP if you are worried - I'm sure that QF will move you to the earlier SYD-BNE (which will likely be no more than an hour earlier) and then you will have plenty of time. (Or if there is another option...
Mar 7, 18, 7:16 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 2,802
Posted By luftaom

Thanks. This is more a thinking out aloud -...

Thanks.

This is more a thinking out aloud - the new Qantas website is better in so far as that you can see the seats on the page where you enter the passenger details - it would be lovely if when...
Mar 7, 18, 3:05 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 2,802
Posted By luftaom

Just out of interest og - how are you looking at...

Just out of interest og - how are you looking at the seat map without being booked on the flight? Expertflyer paid subscription?
Feb 25, 18, 9:56 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,016
Posted By luftaom

Probably just before they changed it by the...

Probably just before they changed it by the sounds of things.
Feb 25, 18, 4:05 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,016
Posted By luftaom

FWIW - On two separate occasions I have been told...

FWIW - On two separate occasions I have been told that the earliest you can check bags in at QF SYD Domestic is 3 hours - both times trying to do something analogous to what you are trying to do -...
Feb 22, 18, 10:43 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,836
Posted By luftaom

I assume that you were on the cancelled JQ671 in...

I assume that you were on the cancelled JQ671 in the early hours of this morning.

The fact that there are so few flights into Darwin means that when there is a cancellation it's often very hard...
Feb 19, 18, 4:03 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,782
Posted By luftaom

18 months ago I soft landed from Platinum to...

18 months ago I soft landed from Platinum to Gold without a single QF/JQ flight (although I did have approximately 250 SCs from BA, AB and AA)
Feb 14, 18, 2:59 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 830
Posted By luftaom

On the Australian registered 737s both rows 13...

On the Australian registered 737s both rows 13 and 14 (the overwing exit rows) recline - the crew should come through after takeoff and unlock rows 12 and 13 (there is a switch at shin level in the...
Feb 4, 18, 4:46 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 1,946
Posted By luftaom

I agree with the don't do it chorus. If you...

I agree with the don't do it chorus.

If you can't get a reward seat until much later in the day - you can get a paid seat for around $175 (inc. baggage) (VA/QF) leaving around midday. Even with...
Oct 31, 17, 5:48 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,025
Posted By luftaom

Is the flip side to that Sunday night ex the USA...

Is the flip side to that Sunday night ex the USA which is usually the lightest load of the week (all other things being equal)?
Oct 12, 17, 5:34 am
Replies: 79
Views: 12,256
Posted By luftaom

In case it is of use to anyone looking to keep...

In case it is of use to anyone looking to keep their accounts active - Qantas Assure is currently has a 30 day free trial for their points for being active program (basically points for walking)....
Sep 19, 17, 8:26 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,182
Posted By luftaom

I think that you were a little unlucky. I...

I think that you were a little unlucky.

I was flying them on average once a week for 3.5 years and never had anything more irritating than a handful of a ~2 hour delays (although I admit was...
Sep 18, 17, 9:20 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,182
Posted By luftaom

Jetstar isn't that bad! Yes they have 180...

Jetstar isn't that bad!
Yes they have 180 (same as BA) and now 188 seat A320s but just pay the bit extra for an exit row seat and it's perfectly acceptable.
Forum: Germany
Sep 13, 17, 3:54 am
Replies: 16
Views: 6,210
Posted By luftaom

My favourite place for breakfast in Dusseldorf is...

My favourite place for breakfast in Dusseldorf is Confiserie Otto Bittner at Carlsplatz 20/21


The tourist office in the centre of town runs a pretty good walking tour - I've never been on the...
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