The ULTIMATE Qantas Guide

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  1. QF WP

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    I was having a bit of a quiet weekend :( and thinking how I needed to save some more web addresses that I have found in FlyerTalk's Forums that are very useful...and wondering why it has never been done on the QF Forum :confused: . Well, some time later I have compiled this list (which is by no means complete, but is a handy start). I'll be updating it further.

    Now this list is not mine, it's ours. Please let me know if I have missed any that you find useful, so that I can update it. (I'm wondering just what I am getting myself in for here :rolleyes: ).

    I will have separate posts for each of the different areas, just in case one post gets too big.

    Perhaps it will even become a sticky, so that it might not be lost....
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    QANTAS WEB SITE:

    Bookings:
    Flights - Domestic
    Flights - International (click on International Tab)
    Flights - Group Travel
    Flights - Change Booking (only those made online)

    Flights - Australian Airlines (Airline Code AO)
    Flights - Jetstar (Airline code JQ)

    Flights - Jetstar Asia
    Flights - Jetstar Asia FAQ's
    Flights - Jetstar Asia Promotions
    Flights - Jetstar Asia (can I earn &/or redeem my QFF points)

    Hotel Rooms (a.k.a. Ready Rooms) - General Booking Page
    Hotel Rooms in ADL
    Hotel Rooms in BNE
    Hotel Rooms in CBR
    Hotel Rooms in DRW
    Hotel Rooms in MEL
    Hotel Rooms in PER
    Hotel Rooms in SYD
    Hotel Rooms Bonus Offer (ANZ CC)

    Rental Cars

    Retrieve Bookings - Reservations: Flights (Dom & Intl) plus Car

    Booking - Travel Insurance
    Booking - Conferences On-line

    Contact information:
    Frequent Flyer
    Internet Bookings - Domestic & International
    Telephone Sales & QF Offices - Domestic & International
    Qantas Club Service Centre
    Qantas Freight
    Travel Centres (Australia)

    Qantas website - Japan
    Qantas website - NZ
    Qantas website - USA web site
    Qantas website - Singapore web site
    Qantas website - UK web site
    Qantas website - Other worldwide websites


    Qantas Share Registry (ASX Code QAN)

    Fares/Specials:
    Red e-deal Specials (subscribe)
    Red e-deals from ADL
    Red e-deals from BNE
    Red e-deals from CBR
    Red e-deals from DRW
    Red e-deals from MEL
    Red e-deals from PER
    Red e-deals from SYD
    Red e-deals International
    Round The World Fares Page (Oneworld Explorer)…a.k.a. xONEx
    Round The World Fares Page (Global Explorer) …a.k.a. GLOBxx

    Qantas Holidays Special Deals

    Flight Information:
    Arrivals
    Departures
    On-Time Performance
    Route Maps - International
    Route Maps - Domestic
    Route Maps - New Zealand
    Seat Maps - QF Metal
    Timetables
    Timetable via PDF (updated weekly, Sunday PM)
    Timetable for PDA
    Timetable for PC (a.k.a. Qantim)

    Frequent Flyer - post 25 May 2005:
    About The Program (header page)
    Join QFF
    Login - Your Account
    Points Calculators - Earning Points
    Points Calculators - Redeeming Points
    Award Flight Opportunities
    Cabin Bags (purchase)

    Points - Earning
    Points - Using
    Points - Current Award Points Tables (Qantas, Oneworld, then Partner airline)
    Points - Claim Missing Ones
    Customer Commitment
    Terms & Conditions (from 25 May 05)
    Partners/Alliances (header page)
    Partners/Alliances – Air
    Partners/Alliances – Car
    Partners/Alliances - Hotel
    Partners/Alliances - Shopping
    Partners/Alliances – Travel
    Partners/Alliances - Credit Cards
    Partners/Alliances – Financial Services
    Partners/Alliances – Fin Services Special Offer (E*trade Bonus Points)
    Partners Alliances - Real Estate & Utilities

    Fare Class SC & Points Earning Table (from 1 Mar 05) **IMPORTANT**
    Alternate Destination Chart - Domestic (supplied courtesy of KiwiFlyer)
    Alternate Destination Chart - International (supplied courtesy of KiwiFlyer)

    News & Program Updates
    Store (Point + Pay)
    News - Special Offers of the Week (Dom & Intl)
    Earn Points & SC's flying JetFlex Fares (from 01/03/05)


    General:

    Travel Questions:

    Frequently Asked Questions
    Questions – Before You Travel
    Questions – Baggage Allowances (Hand Luggage, Checked Luggage, etc)
    Questions – Children & Infants
    Questions – Flying For the First Time
    Questions – Fitness for Travel
    Questions – Travel Requirements

    At the Airport - Airport Information
    At the Airport - Check-in procedures
    At the Airport - Check-in (Self Service) (a.k.a. QuickCheck)
    At the Airport - Valet Parking
    At the Airport - Limousine Service (a.k.a. Qantas Drive)
    At the Airport - SYD Terminals Map
    At the Airport - SYD Transfers between Terminals
    At the Airport - LHR Terminal 4 Loop Closure
    At the Airport - Oneworld city guide - (info on worldwide airports incl. transfers, maps & city guides.)

    Qantas Club - Summary Page
    Qantas Club - Benefits
    Qantas Club - Business Facilities
    Qantas Club - Airport Locations & Access (Intl & Dom)
    Qantas Club - Membership Types
    Qantas Club - Join Here
    Qantas Club - Contacts
    Qantas Club - Terms & Conditions
    Qantas Club - News (Lounge Updates, etc)
    Qantas Club - Access at a Glance (**VERY IMPORTANT**)

    In the Air - Summary Page
    In the Air - Inflight Entertainment (Dom & Intl)
    In the Air - Communication (Inflight SMS, Pax2Pax, Pax2Ground Calls, PC Power)
    In the Air - Inflight Duty Free (includes link to catalogue)
    In the Air - Inflight Magazine (current issue)
    In the Air - Your Inflight Health

    Travel Classes - Summary Page
    Travel Classes - First (International)
    Travel Classes - Business (International)
    Travel Classes - Business (International) Skybed
    Travel Classes - Skybed Roll-Out Schedule
    Travel Classes - Business (Domestic)
    Travel Classes - Economy (International)
    Travel Classes - Economy (Domestic)

    Destination Guide - Australia (City information)
    Weather Conditions (current) - International Destinations
    Weather Conditions (current) - Australian Destinations
    Weather Conditions (current) - New Zealand Destinations

    Business Traveller - Summary Page
    Business Traveller - American Express ® Qantas Corporate Card
    Business Traveller - Qantas Charge Card
    Business Traveller - CitiFlyer Update
    Business Traveller - SMS Flight Update
    Business Traveller - Qantas Travel Reports
    Business Traveller - WAP Services (Wireless Access Protocol)
    Business Traveller - Corporate Newsletter (a.k.a. Perspective)

    About Qantas – Press Releases
    About Qantas - Our Company
    About Qantas – Community Involvement
    About Qantas - Investor Updates
    About Qantas – Qantas Shop
    About Qantas – Employment
    About Qantas - Fleet Details and QF fleet rego details

    QF Staff Travel

    Industry Sales (Agents) Web Site
    Domestic Fares - Codes and Rules explained (up to 5 October 2005)
    Domesic Fares - Domestic Fare Structures (from September 2009, includes W class FlexiSaver & D class Business) **VERY IMPORTANT**
    International Fares - International Fare Structure (from September 2009) **VERY IMPORTANT**
    Published Fares - Oneworld/Global Explorer access no longer available :cry:
    Fare Levels - AONE*/DONE*/L#ONE* access no longer available :cry:
    Fare Rules - AONE*/DONE*/L#ONE* access no longer available :cry:
    Fare Rules - AGLOB*/DGLOB*/L#GLOB* access no longer available :cry:
    Fare Rules - ACIR**/DCIR**/LCIR** access no longer available :cry:
    Fare Guide - contains links to all of the fees/rules/FF earn classes for each destination and fare type.

    Glossary of Flying Terms
    Helpful travel information - World Clock
    Helpful travel information - Conversion Tables (area, length, temperature, volume, weight)
    Helpful travel information - Currency Converter
    Helpful travel information - Qantas Insider (including comments from FF's, Crew and Blogs)

    Current Promotions:
    Qantas - Current promotions thread (courtesy of QF NB)

    Relevant Flyertalk topic links:
    Miletracker (freeware that tracks your FF points, CC points, etc)
    Dave Noble's Fare Classes - Qantas
    AndrewCX's Frequent Flyer Resources - Find the best rewards when you shop online. (main link to RewardsDB, AirfareDB, BestPriceDB - list of retailers linked to CC & FF programs)
     
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    #3 QF WP, Mar 9, 2005
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    Other Oneworld and general airline related sites

    AMERICAN AIRLINES: (Airline Code AA)

    AA Gold & Platinum Challenge information [please note that some of the information - particularly airline fare earning codes - is out of date]
    New AA Gold & Platinum Challenge website [still under construction]
    Partner Airline Mileage Charts
    AA Lounge Access (Lounge Entry Policy, plus links)

    Flyertalk AA Forum Sticky: Unofficial Guide to AAdvantage


    BRITISH AIRWAYS: (Airline Code BA)

    Australian websites

    Australian website
    Online Check-in
    Special Offers (Australia)
    BA Lounge Access (including links to a list of all their lounges and a virtual tour)

    Flyertalk BA Forum Sticky: The Ultimate BA Guide


    CATHAY: (Airline Code CX)

    CX Lounge Access


    FINNAIR: (Airline Code AY)

    AY Lounge Access


    IBERIA: (Airline Code IB)

    IB Lounge Access (click on 'VIP Lounges')


    LANCHILE (Airline Code LA)

    Home Page
     
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    #4 QF WP, Mar 9, 2005
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2011
    Other helpful related websites:

    Availability Tools/Seating/Reservations:


    Availability Tools:
    KVS Availability Tool main page and QF Specific information
    Carlson Wagonlit Travel ITN tool
    Cathay Pacific ITN Tool
    Travelocity (great for fare rule explanations)

    Seating:
    Seat Guru (best/worst seats on particular aircraft configurations)
    Seat Expert

    Reservations:
    Find Bookings via Amadeus - Check My Trip
    Find Bookings via Galileo - View Trip
    Find Bookings via Sabre - Virtually There

    Calculators:
    Mileage & Status Credit
    WebFlyer's Mileage Marker (mileage only)
    Mileage Monkey's Oneworld SC & points calculator (QF pre & post 25/5 calcs, BA and AA; one-way, return, point-2-point and OW explorer)

    Taxes & Surcharges
    Country taxes & Airline Surcharges calculator
    Country Specific Taxes - Countries A to G
    Country Specific Taxes - Countries H to Z
    Insurance & Fuel Levies - Listed by Carrier


    Other FF-related items:

    Comparison Table for Hotel Frequent Guest programs

    Airline Atlas (comparison for long haul carriers - everything you could want: service, seating, fleet age, etc)


    This truly is a work of art from NM: NM's preferred seat by aircraft type
     
  5. straitman

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    Go for it Lindsay. That's really helpful information.

    It's great to have someone whose as organised as you on the forum.

    :D :) 8) :lol: :D
     
  6. BlacKnox

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    Great Work Lindsay - very informative :!:
     
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    This is fantastic!!! :D
     
  8. alien

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    Good list of links. I'm about to use one for a complaint. I'm upto page 5 and still going strong.

    Great list of links.
     
  9. Bob

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    I don't know how you find the time, but well done.
     
  10. QF WP

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    Bob, I was having a quiet arvo and needed something to occupy my time. With 4 screens open at once, quite easy to transfer the information across. I was doing this for Flyertalk and thought that I should share this with AFF as well.
     
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    Lindsay, you really have been misleading us about your computer skills. I will no longer believe your claims to being a novice and non-computer-literate. Next we will see you writing Java programs.
     
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    Great info. Keepém coming.
     
  14. QF WP

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    NM, no rocket science in having 4 screens open, clicking on a link on the QFF website, copying the link address and pasting to the post.

    You'll just have to accept my skills are non-existant when I get my first laptop in the next month and I ring you to find out how to plug into the net at the QP or into the seat power (before I get on board, of course)...

    Java...isn't that an island near Indonesia :idea: :wink: . Programs for what...jungle logistics???

    Now back on topic, I've updated the Qantas post with a new promotion...
     
  15. QF WP

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    Have just added a Mileage Calculator - see the third message at bottom.

    Also added the Domestic Fares - Rules explained - see bottom of Qantas post, just above Current Promotions. This is a must print-out for the regular traveller. Thanks to Mal for advising where it could be located.
     
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    Have just added another excellent link - a points and Status Credit calculator. Added under the expanded heading "Mileage and Status Credit Calculators" in post #3.
     
  17. QF WP

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    Just been advised of another excellent link - always wanted to know just what makes up all those taxes and surcharges you pay and who is charging them. Well, added under the expanded heading "Mileage and Status Credit Calculators" in post #3.

    Also added the Domestic Fares - Rules explained - see bottom of Qantas post #2, just above Current Promotions. This is a must print-out for the regular domestic traveller.
     
  18. QFTravel

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    Brilliant work Lindsay.

    Browsing this forum over the past 6 months (just reading and not posting) I have realised just how much I dont know about air travel and how much you probably should! Slowly I am becoming more compentent in chosing the best deals and maximising my travelling experience.

    This list isn't the ultimate guide - it is The Bible For Flying :lol:
     
  19. Bob

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    Hi,

    Just tried the mileage and status credits calculator:

    but I couldn't find where it calculated the SCs earned on a trip. Help! :?:
     
  20. serfty

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    It only seems to do this when you have a valid xONEx itinery.

    eg put MEL-LHR-JFK-LAX-MEL into the "Oneworld Explorer Validator" and click on the submit button.

    If you are after, say CNS-PER, you will need to plug it into a valid xONEx itinery and read of the table that appears at the very end. eg CNS-PER-SIN-LHR-LAX-MEL.

    Remeber to select Pre-/Post May 24 changes.
     
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