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Dec 27, 20, 10:07 pm
Replies: 47
Views: 2,087
Posted By Supersonic Swinger

When any void appears in 2022 or 2023, the...

When any void appears in 2022 or 2023, the existing airlines will fill that void.

To use the SYD-LAX example, QF, DL, AA and UA continue with the route albeit under suspension. As demand slowly...
Dec 19, 20, 7:31 am
Replies: 3
Views: 871
Posted By Supersonic Swinger

I don't think this has been updated recently,...

I don't think this has been updated recently, however there are hardly any airlines which allow you to convert out of their program, with the limited ones that do suffering from significant transfer...
May 2, 20, 7:46 am
Replies: 12
Views: 2,203
Posted By Supersonic Swinger

In the early 1990's I believe that one of the...

In the early 1990's I believe that one of the 747s they flew to LHR did a tag on to MAN and back rather than sit on the runway at Heathrow.

I had an old in-flight magazine from the time which...
Feb 27, 20, 2:38 am
Replies: 40
Views: 3,387
Posted By Supersonic Swinger

That is not an analogous comparison - using the...

That is not an analogous comparison - using the driving analogy, it's about whether to take a drive in a car which has been recalled to fix a potentially fatal design flaw, versus driving a car which...
Feb 26, 20, 5:19 am
Replies: 40
Views: 3,387
Posted By Supersonic Swinger

If it were that simple, there wouldn't be a need...

If it were that simple, there wouldn't be a need for a worldwide grounding which looks like it's extending from months to over a year.

Others can fly it immediately after it's cleared by the...
Feb 24, 20, 5:33 am
Replies: 40
Views: 3,387
Posted By Supersonic Swinger

Wow. I never thought I'd see the day. If QF and...

Wow. I never thought I'd see the day. If QF and VA both end up flying the 737MAX, I'll have to grit my teeth and fly JQ domestically. If the MAX re-enters service, it will take many years of...
Feb 6, 20, 3:48 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,249
Posted By Supersonic Swinger

You are right to not hold your breath. Korean Air...

You are right to not hold your breath. Korean Air has been flying to multiple Australian destinations for decades and there is no Korean Air credit card, let alone direct transfer. Other than South...
Jan 23, 20, 10:44 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 5,265
Posted By Supersonic Swinger

Given that the 787 QF utilise on this route...

Given that the 787 QF utilise on this route continues on from LAX to JFK, what rejigging would they need to in order to continue offering that tag route?

Personally, as someone who flies this...
Jan 22, 20, 7:47 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,249
Posted By Supersonic Swinger

I can't speak for Italy, but in Australia your...

I can't speak for Italy, but in Australia your only real option is to get an American Express card which earns you Membership Rewards, and then transfer these to Asiana via Marriott Bonvoy at a 3:1...
Oct 25, 19, 11:05 pm
Replies: 105
Views: 39,272
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: 1,146
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: 7,409
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: 60,305
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: 141
Views: 16,138
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: 3,807
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: 10,659
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: 1,233
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: 958
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: 4,247
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: 14,782
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: 585
Views: 308,636
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: 935
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: 876
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: 3,555
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: 1,543
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...
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