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    What is the worst snack on Qantas flights?

    Hey this got a mention in the Newsletter! Quick Qantas are looking at this! Everyone vote!
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    Seating Allocation??

    I've found that on Qantas Link flights with no Business I often get put in the front row which is not the best seat in the house as there's less legroom and often no overhead luggage space due to the sound system or other junk stored there. So when you check in ask to change to row 2.
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    What is the worst snack on Qantas flights?

    Yes I forgot the cheese and biccies. Also I haven't seen the breadsticks for some time, thank heavens. Actually that little lemon tart that comes with the 'orrible cheese twists is okay. (I suppose whatever we get is better than what we get with Vermin or Jetstart - it's worse when you pay...
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    What is the worst snack on Qantas flights?

    Some of the snacks (never mind the meals) are pretty horrible in the cardboard. What's the worst though? Haven't covered everything I suppose. Other options welcome.
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    Seating Allocation??

    I tend to side with doc on this one regarding the timing of seat allocation. I'm a Gold and I've been there more than 3 hours early and still found myself halfway down the plane sometimes.
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    Nominate your favourite airport and why...

    SYD for the same reasons as Lindsay - nothing much to do with amenities - except familiarity - more to do with getting home after a trip (domestic) or going away somewhere exciting (international). Favourite off shore airport - how can you go past Lord Howe Island after a flight over the open...
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    Virgin Blue or Jet star?

    Good point. I have found lately that my company seems to be booking super inflexible fares (that aren't all that cheap really) and I can't change planes if I'm early for love or money. They have a $33 fee for changing but you have to do that 24 hours in advance. If you miss it goodbye ticket...
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    Virgin Blue or Jet star?

    From today's (2/6/04) Sydney Morning Herald http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2004/06/01/1086058855447.html Don't be late (ie less than 30 minutes early) for your Jetstar flight!! If you wanted to guarantee people getting [email protected]#$ed off with an airline try cancelling their tickets with no...
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    What is the best special meal to request on QF domestic?

    While chewing through my cold tasteless chicken pasta salad the other night flying MEL ADL I noted that more and more people were getting special meals. Not only that but they looked far tastier. Of the special meals: vegan, lacto-ovo, halal, kosher, diabetic (any more?) which is the best...
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    Dinner with JT

    Welcome back Lindsay - I don't think you've graced these pages for a while. There hasn't been a lot of discussion - you'll see by my feeble attempts to get things going again!! I see you've been moonlighting on the flyertalk site? Oh that's right you said you haven't flown lately. Enjoy...
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    Dinner with JT

    Help I've been snubbed by the in-crowd ... again! Since I opted to get the QFF newsletter by email I don't think I've received anything from Qantas apart from the initial acknowledgement. BTW has anyone ever received a flight update by SMS?
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    Why did Ansett collapse?

    As this forum has gone deathly quiet in the past few weeks I thought I'd liven up things. Is no one flying? Are we all waiting to go on Jet*? Anyway my question: now that over 2 years of dust has settled does anyone know the real reason Ansett collapsed? These are the 'reasons' I hear: 1...
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    list of IATA airport & airline codes plus humorous acron

    Sully, you're on fire! Loved Aeroflot. I recall another from my youth. BOAC = Bommy Old Air Craft (reminds me of the old Holden vs Ford debate at school: what does Ford stand for? Found On Rubbish Dump)
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    list of IATA airport & airline codes plus humorous acron

    Here's one from way back: TAA - Try Another Airline. I'm sure there were plenty around for Ansett but none come to mind.
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    list of IATA airport & airline codes plus humorous acron

    I was trying to find a decent list of all the IATA codes (LHR, SYD, BKK etc) when I came across this website. I've not seen this list before - I'm sure some of you old hands are familiar with it but for some of those with smaller wings who may not understand some of the jargon involving airlines...
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    Using United Airlines points

    Thanks for the tips, one and all. So I can grab a ticket to NZ at some stage - now all I need is the points (or the $$) for the better half to come too! When I did the UA trip originally I didn't hold much hope of ever using the points as it seemed they were about to go belly up. Some...
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    Qantas still trying to hold onto SYD/LAX route domination

    Lindsay you are right re subsidies - I was only throwing tha tone up in the air to see who would shoot at it. But what's wrong with subsidies? Look at the benefits the European Union has given the world with their agricultural subsidies - you can buy Italian tomatoes here for cheaper than...
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    Using United Airlines points

    I did a one-off flight to the USA a couple of years back and earned about 30 000 air miles. Unlikely to fly with them again for work so I won't earn any more. I've played around on their website trying to book an award flight (a while back) with no success - seemed like there was some bug in...
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    Missing miles- no boarding pass

    It's pretty p*ss weak how airlines can try and rip you off for points when it is usually their incompetence that the points didn't register. This used to happen a bit with QF back in the mid 90s but now I find that they always show up. When you join a new alliance to pick up the points for...
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    Qantas still trying to hold onto SYD/LAX route domination

    Whatever the reasons for the existence of this duopoly I think it is bad for tourism to Australia - potentially our biggest export earner. Many Americans I know are turned off by the highly priced tickets to Australia (that and the long flight time of course!) Another route which is a de facto...
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