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  1. B

    Loyalty bonus prompt delay

    Is it just me, or... I returned from DUB last Tuesday via the LHR-PER flight (hip hip hooray for the op-up to J) and clocked the 500SC YTD QF marketed. It's been a week and I'm yet to see the prompt in my account re the loyalty bonus. What I can see is the statement saying what my LB YTD SCs...
  2. M

    Passenger believes they are entitled to va Lounge after flight delayed

    Passenger claims she was threatened with being booted from Virgin Australia flight What is it with people that they think they are entitled to things when flights are delayed.
  3. J

    Expected widespread delays/cancellations

    Sometimes there are delays across airlines due to factors such as the weather. I thought I'd start a new thread to centralise discussions of these events, rather than having them across multiple airline threads. To kick it off, the strong cold front that moved through WA today will make its...
  4. tobefree

    Will Qantas pay EU261 compo for QF2 LHR 4hr+ delays?

    Hi all, I was on the July 7th QF2 flight which returned back to Heathrow after 5hrs into its LHR-SING flight with a tech fault. Qantas aircraft then didn't depart LHR for another 12hrs+. I therefore should be eligible for EU261 compensation of Euros 600.... Am I right? I have already emailed...
  5. RooFlyer

    ACCC investigating Launceston delays, and other issues

    Sorry if this is old news, but just heard ACCC head Sims interviewed on ABC radio here in Tas. Said ACCC has opened an investigation into QantasLink cancellations at Launceston airport (a high rate - either 4% or 6% was quoted). Also said that ACCC is looking at the 'airline industry' in other...
  6. M

    Five years of Airline Delays/ Cancellations thread

    The QF delays/ cancellations thread commenced five years ago. How time flies. The level of interest will never match the AFF 'Ask the pilot' thread as latter is wonderful specialist advice. Hats off to those who give us that information. You know who you are. Thank you to all contributors...
  7. H

    Delaying status credits posting to my account

    I’ve already made WP for this year with my account resetting on August 31. Just found out I need to travel for business mid August. Are there any proven tactics I can use to delay the posting of status credits from this trip until after September 1st? I will already be delaying the 50SC...
  8. M

    Donghai Airlines Delays/Cancellations

    I had never heard of this airline, but on Wednesday 27 June 2018, DZ6223, the overnight SZX - DRW (B738 B-7100) is arriving at an estimated 0924 hours, 44 minutes late. It is one of very few international airlines that operate B738s to and from Australia.
  9. Bajar

    Points Delay

    Hi everyone, Anyone else finding that there is a long wait for FF points and status credits being added to their account? I’m still waiting for points from a trip CBR-ADL-CBR earlier this month and again after a trip yesterday CNS-SYD-CBR, I have been credited with the SYD-CBR leg, but the...
  10. B

    Delayed Baggage

    It was snowing in Helsinki and no baggage made it onto the Finnair flight to Rovaneimi. Staff at RVN said it could be 24 hrs or so before the bags arrived. We went shopping for some extra thermal undies etc. Our hotel called at around 10:30 next morning to say the bags had arrived. We decided to...
  11. M

    Tianjin Airlines Delays/Cancellations

    On Friday 20 April 2018, GS7945 from CKG down to MEL is expected to arrive at 1321 hours, 101 minutes late. GS7946 returning to mainland China, the 1340 hours is predicted to instead depart at 1445.
  12. Geegeela

    UK Flight Delays

    Flight delays possible as UK's air traffic controllers switch from paper to digital
  13. M

    Airport delays if not fault of airlines: who pays?

    The SYD passenger processing problems on the early morning of Friday 9 March due to security camera and other system failures were a classic case of the airport management, not JQ TT VA or ZL being responsible. In these circumstances, would the contracts between airlines and airports (with the...
  14. juddles

    "SERVICE" : online, automatic compensation for flight delays / cancellation

    Hey everyone, I just got an email from expertflyer promoting some sort of compo-seeking business. Essentially I understand it to somehow go through your emails, find delayed/cancelled flights, and then seek compo for you, charging 30% of whatever "they" get back for you. Does anyone have...
  15. W

    Anyone else affected by LHR snow delays?

    I was onboard BA589 LIN-LHR on December 10. We were moved to the 1.15pm which then ended up having more of a delay so back onto BA589 for the 2.15 departure. We sat on the tarmac for 90 mins before taking off then arriving into UK airspace to hear that LHR closed the airspace and no more BA...
  16. mrsterryn

    QF12 delay ex JFK

    Catching QF12 home today JFK - SYD It appears the plane from BNE to LAX was significantly delayed departing which is the plane from LAX to JFK I am curious what usually happens with the connection in LAX or any other thoughts people might have The LAX to Syd part still shows on time As it is...
  17. A

    Qantas flight delayed as passenger refuses to use flight mode

    Makes for an interesting news and more astounding is how does the cabin crew find out you do not have flight mode on... DYNKWIA - the news article says it was a company CEO
  18. T

    Lounge closed when flight delayed

    Seriously poor service tonight by the Sydney Lounge. Despite plane having arrived from Cairns at about 9pm the operating crew were delayed by about 30 mins. However at ~930pm Sydney lounge staff decided it was time to go home so (falsely) announced the flight was boarding and kicked us out of...
  19. Mattg

    Strange reasons for flight delays

    I had a rather unusual delay yesterday on QF52 from Singapore to Brisbane. The cause of the delay... tropical fish. We boarded on time but then sat at the gate for nearly an hour while the flight crew sorted out a "cargo issue". The captain later explained the full reason for the delay...
  20. AisleSeat

    Flight delayed out of JFK, will miss connection at LAX.

    Mrs AS is on QF12 JFK-LAX. Flight has been delayed 1 hour, meaning arrival to LAX will be 10pm. This means she will miss her connecting QF94 LAX-MEL (departing 10.10pm). What will QF do for her? I would hope a hotel at the least, given how late at night it is.
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