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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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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)

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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
 
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Lindsay Wilson said:
(Admin, I just want to keep another post available for additions if I ever run over character limits on above two posts)
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) :D :D
 

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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.
 

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

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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 Wilson said:
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.
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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NM said:
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.
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...
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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 :D
 

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Hi,

Just tried the mileage and status credits calculator:

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

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Bob said:
Hi,

Just tried the mileage and status credits calculator: ...

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