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More Award Seats? Qantas Boosting DFW-SYD Service over the Holidays

Award travel between the US and Australia is notoriously one of the most difficult routes to book—especially with OneWorld using American Airlines miles. AA’s restrictive routing rules and delayed award availability compared to other partners makes it a challenge to redeem on any of the Qantas operated direct US-Australia flights. We have previously covered a neat trick that would let you “hold” seats.…

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Further Cuts to Emirates Chauffeur-Drive, This Time Impacting Qantas Codeshares

For the longest time, Emirates has offered (and arguably still does) one of the most generous chauffeur-drive programs, whereby they provide free chauffeur service to and from the airport for passengers confirmed in Business or First Class. With a very small number of exceptions (such as their sub-3-hour hop between Hong Kong and Bangkok), the service was…

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Trick to Hold Qantas First Class Awards for AA w/out BA Avios

As a member of the Juicy Miles team, I’ve noticed that one of the most popular destinations for award booking assistance is travel to Australia. Incidentally, Australia is one of the toughest awards to book. Simply put, you don’t get to really decide when you want to go. Rather, you look at what is available and then plan your…

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Qantas to Enforce Dress Code in Lounges

Qantas will begin enforcing a “smart casual” dress code in its lounges in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Perth, and Adelaide airports this April according to Yahoo! Travel. The restrictions actually aren’t new, though they were never previously enforced. Sandals, singlets (I had to google this one), clothing with offensive images/slogans, and shorts will be prohibited.…

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A Look Inside – New Qantas First Lounge @ LAX – Tom Bradley International Terminal

Last month Qantas opened its “First Lounge” at the Tom Bradley International Terminal. Entry is granted to first class passengers as well as top-tier Qantas and Oneworld members. The lounge has seating for over 200 customers, a 74 seat restaurant and bar, open style kitchen, Californian Knoll furniture selected by Marc Newson, a Neil Perry…

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Trip Report – JFK British Airways Galleries Lounge

This is part one of a thirteen part trip report from my third and most recent trip back to Thailand and includes my latest visit to the British Airways Galleries lounge at JFK.  British Airways Terraces Lounge JFK Cathay Pacific Business Class JFK – Hong Kong (HKG) B777-300ER The Bridge, Cathay Pacific’s Newest Lounge at Hong Kong (HKG) Cathay…

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