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  1. Princess Fiona

    New Schedule Changes QF2 /QF11/12 for QFi Restart

    I received a schedule change email today for QF2. It’s now departing LHR 09.50 and arrives SYD 19.25 The inbound QF1 arrives at 06.15 Upon looking at the other flagship routes QF11 is now a night time departure. It’s presumably the same aircraft as inbound QF2. The schedules are updated until...
  2. Princess Fiona

    Crystalbrook The Kingsley Newcastle

    Short review and pics of my recent stay. The hotel opened on 9th June and is the newest addition to the Crystalbrook portfolio. Check-in : As this was the long weekend there was a large queue at reception and my attempts at OLCI were a fail. Took a while and there was a wait for a lift. My...
  3. Princess Fiona

    Qantas Business Rewards Double Status Credits (? Targeted)

    Got this in my inbox this morning 3 month booking period for all travel taken up until end of December.
  4. Princess Fiona

    Avis Presidents Club Experiences

    Just thought I’d start a thread for this now that a few of us are PC thanks to QF P1. I’ll kick off. Tried to book online for FNQ but the location is sold out. One of the benefits is guaranteed vehicle even if sold out. I called up reservations and after a bit of a hold they made a booking...
  5. Princess Fiona

    Qantas Opening MEL Lounge 2nd Dec

    Good news for the MEL Flyers. The J Lounge is opening on 2nd December QF Opening 2nd Dec
  6. Princess Fiona

    No More Tax Free Shopping in the UK

    The UK has announced the end of Duty Free shopping and VAT refunds for tourists effective January 2021. Airport stores will be able to sell booze and fa_s duty free to everyone regardless of destination, all other goods can’t be sold duty free. Queue massive exit of Chinese to buy up in Paris...
  7. Princess Fiona

    A long overdue introduction 🙈

    I have been a member here for 11 years and never properly introduced myself. I think as this is now my 10,000th post it’s about time I rectified that 😂 I’m a Public Hospital Dr in NSW. Originally born and raised in the UK (Scotland) and came to Australia on a year long working holiday in 1998...
  8. Princess Fiona

    Fly Well. New QF Covid procedures

    Fly Well Just released today. Update on what QF/JQ plan is for travel in the Covid era. Still a bit more detail to be fleshed out but they are handing out masks for passengers. Hand sanitizers available etc.
  9. Princess Fiona

    BA Customer Service Keepin’ it Real

    Ah the twitterz was abuzz over the past 24 hours following a BA Rep called Angela giving an uncharacteristic truthful response to a passenger rant. The passenger was held at the gate as her passport wasn’t signed (Irish Passport) and she struck out at BA for holding her up in a series of tweets...
  10. Princess Fiona

    Cliveden House

    Originally built in 1666 for the 2nd Duke of Buckingham as a hunting lodge and place to entertain his mistresses. Cliveden House (pronounce the “live” as in “to live”) has seen its fair share of scandal and debauchery over the centuries. It’s now growing old disgracefully as a boutique hotel set...
  11. Princess Fiona

    Choice Hotels Status Match.

    Had the fastest status match in my history recently. HH Diamond to Choice Platinum. Joined the program, sent an email off to [email protected] with my Choice number and pic of my Hilton Card and Expiry (from the App). Replied 45 minutes later. I had booked a stay at Clarion ARL...
  12. Princess Fiona

    TWA Hotel JFK

    I knew that there were a few teething problems when this hotel opened but fortunately I think I managed to escape most of that. Arrived this evening after a pretty delayed flight from LAX. Booked a Deluxe King Runway and somehow ended up in a double queen but as it’s a long schlep from check-in...
  13. Princess Fiona

    Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills

    Did a quick search and couldn’t find much. There’s one or two reviews on FT. I just booked a 3 night Award stay here next month. Anyone yet stayed as a Diamond ? It looks as though no upgrade and $15 F&B credit per day is what you receive. The cash rates are astronomical so I thought it would be...
  14. Princess Fiona

    New Flagship Lounge MIA

    Opened this week at D30. Pretty nice space, plenty of seats and power points. Self serve Bollinger as per ORD, nice views of the tarmac
  15. Princess Fiona

    Centurion Lounge Access Changes

    Amex has changed the access policy for its Centurion lounges. Non Centurion/ Plat Charge Card holders used to be able to purchase day access for $50 USD. That’s no longer possible as of Oct 2nd. Probably a good thing IMHO given how crowded the US lounges can become. This does not affect the SYD...
  16. Princess Fiona

    Changes to QF Fare Categories

    In summary I is Discount Business T is Discount Premium Some wins in that there are modest increases to earnings in “Business” D Sting in the tail is increased points required for upgrades from the Discount fares with zero notice given.
  17. Princess Fiona

    Sheridan Bedding on Qantas First

    Qantas have updated the bedding in First Class and I was fortunate enough to get a chance to try it out yesterday. QANTAS FIRST CLASS CUSTOMERS SNUGGLE UP WITH SHERIDAN First impressions are that it’s quite a big improvement on the previous bedding which whilst very comfortable did tend to get...
  18. Princess Fiona

    LH First Class

    Here are some pics from my recent LH F experience. I loved every minute and would highly recommend it. I had a connecting flight to FRA from TXL. That part of the trip wasn’t memorable. TXL is like something from the Cold War with cramped gate areas and a scrum for priority boarding that makes...
  19. Princess Fiona

    First Timer On LH First

    In a couple of weeks I'll be trying out LH F from FRA and would love to know how best to maximize the experience :) I have been doing a little bit of research online and thinking maybe I will hire the Porsche before heading to the FCT as I have a transit of about 6 hours at FRA. I'm not really...
  20. Princess Fiona

    Wil Anderson Arrested after QFLink Incident

    Not sure what happened here but news reports of his arrest at Wagga after an incident onboard a Dash 8z Wil Anderson More info to come I suspect