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What are the safety benefits of life rafts on planes?

There's talk of Qantas removing life rafts from flights not more than 400 nautical miles from the coast (presumably of Australia): Qantas considering ditching life rafts: claim What are the safety ...
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Can you get frequent flyer miles from all code-share airlines, or only same alliance ones?

For example, Qantas and British Airways are both One World. If you fly with one, you can usually claim miles with the other (except some award seats). What about China Eastern Airlines, who ...
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Determine Cathay Pacific fare class

I recently flew with Cathay Pacific in economy and now Qantas is rejecting my frequent flyer point claim. Is there a way to check which fare class I bought based on my e-ticket?
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Compensation for flight change made by the airline

I have a flight from São Paulo (Brazil) to Auckland (New Zealand). It's a long flight but I choose Qantas because it had the best duration for the money. This flight was going to take 19h40, and now ...
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T3 to T1 Sydney - When does customs occur?

I've booked tickets from Melbourne to Santiago with Qantas. I'm going MEL to SYD T3 (arrives 9.55am) then SYD T1 to SCL (departs 11.25am) on a Monday. When I transfer between terminals in Sydney, what ...
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If I'm on a Qantas 747-400, can I move seats after takeoff?

I'm planning on flying to LA with Qantas soon and the flight planner on the site states that we'll be flying on a Boeing 747-400. I was wondering if i would be able to move seats to the upper deck ...
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Qantas Carbon offsets are different in different directions - why?

So I just booked two one-way tickets: A) From Melbourne to Canberra B) From Canberra to Melbourne. Both were the same class and category of ticket. As per usual, Qantas asked me to offset my ...
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Will I get American AAdvantage miles when flying a Qantas flight operated by Emirates?

I normally collect AAdvantage points with American Airlines. I'm considering booking a Qantas flight (LHR->DXB), but some of the flights, whilst having a Qantas flight number, are operated by ...
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Can you transfer Qantas Frequent Flyer Points to other (non-family) members?

Someone's offered to sell me QFF points. I realise you can transfer between family members, but I was wondering whether this is in line with their terms and conditions for non-family members.
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How do family members earn points in Qantas Frequent Flyer?

As far as I understood, the only way to get points from Qantas flights is being a Frequent Flyer member. If I'm a Qantas Frequent Flyer and my wife is not, and we are going to make a trip together, ...
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Can I use the Emirates lounge at LHR with a flight booked on a Qantas codeshare? (AAdvantage Exec Plat)

I am AAdvantage Exec Platinum with American Airlines. I've booked a Qantas codeshare flight, operated by Emirates. Which lounge(s) can I use at Heathrow (Terminal 3)? I assume I can use any Oneworld ...
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Weird points calculation at Qantas Frequent Flyer

My wife and I travelled with LAN/TAM last year, together. I bought 2 tickets at the same time/session, that is, same price and conditions for both of us. I entered both of our Qantas Frequent Flyer ...
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Flying from Dubai or London to Sydney [closed]

Why is that a flight with Qantas from Dubai to Sydney costs more than 5 thousand Australian dollars, while if I fly from London, it takes only as low as 5 hundred English pounds. What is the cause ...
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When is the best day and time to buy tickets at Qantas?

Is there any day of the week and time when airfares are statistically the cheapest to buy? I read this question, but does anyone know it specifically for Qantas? Particularly, I'm searching for a ...
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How much should I expect to pay to declare goods I'm carrying, during check-in

I learned that if I'm carrying valuable goods in my checked baggage I should declare it to the airline, but I will have to pay for it. How much should I expect to pay? I'm traveling international ...
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Does Qantas allow booking an Open-Jaw ticket with domestic connections in South Africa?

I am attempting to book this sequence of flights on Qantas: SYD - JNB - CPT and then later, JNB - SYD I'm unable to book this using the Qantas multi-city option on the their website. It says "The ...
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How far in advance do Qantas release reward flights?

I do most of my earning and spending of miles on British Airways (BA), who normally post their award flights 355 days out. (That's the initial load, sometimes they post more seats nearer departure). ...
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Any tips for travelling LONG journey with 5 month old [duplicate]

I'm travelling to New Zealand from London on Friday with my little one. Slightly apprehensive! Its two days of travelling. Anyone got any tips for keeping him occupied/sleeping/eating etc... Ive ...
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Stopping for more than some hours in Dubai

This is a follow-up to Flying from Dubai or London to Sydney Can I enforce a full night stay between the two legs London-Dubai and Dubai-Sydney? Qantas or other airline.