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Sorry, not going to happen: on all Qantas 747s, the upper deck is business class only. See SeatGuru for details. You're generally welcome to swap seats in economy class after takeoff though.


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First, to clear what do they mean by rafts, we have three different things here: Slides: Slide are embedded in airplane doors (main doors), and are used to slide out of airplanes in case of emergencies. Slide/Rafts: They are slides as above, in addition to that they are capable of floating is case of over water emergencies (ditching). It can be separated ...


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No, there's no way to make that happen officially. You can always try your luck waving your boarding pass at the lounge, especially at the stopover lounge if your first flight has already taken you over the limit, but don't count on it. The staff at the entrance are known as "lounge dragons" for a reason, and all boarding passes are scanned on entry, ...


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Yes. At this writing, nothing in the AAdvantage Terms and Conditions specifically excludes earnings on Emirates-operated flights. The Qantas partner page indicates Earn elite-qualifying AAdvantage miles when you fly on Qantas marketed and operated flights as well as Qantas Airways codeshare flights. Simply: Buy an eligible published fare ...


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At best you can ask for a refund but no compensation. Let's look at the Qantas Conditions of Carriage We will use our reasonable endeavours to operate in accordance with our published schedules. However, we do not guarantee the flight times and they do not form part of your contract of carriage with us. If, due to circumstances within our control, ...


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The key in Star Alliance is "operated by". For example, at one time SAA was not in *A. Lufthansa operated some flights from Europe to JNB, and code-shared others on SAA. As an Air Canada Aeroplan collector, I would get *A miles if I flew on an LH plane, and not if I flew on an SAA plane. This is kind of moot now that SAA joined *A, but the point still holds ...


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The answer really depends on the rules of your "native" program, which may allow for accrual whenever flights are booked using the code of a particular partner. Even within the same alliance, however, the rules will vary widely by carrier; in one program you may earn 100% for a certain fare class than only earns 50% in another program. Whether or not a ...


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I suspect this is a result of Jet streams. This is most commonly observed by different flight times between the same cities. It generally takes longer (25% or so) to fly from Europe to the U.S. than from the U.S. to Europe. This is because the high-altitude jet streams across the Atlantic blow from west to east, providing a boost in one direction, and a ...


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Assuming you accrued their 'Asia Miles' for the flight, you can log in and have a look at that. When you click the 'compare fare types' link, 'mileage accrual' will be shown in Fare Types section, indicating the specific fare class code. Failing that, the code may be on your ticket. If it's Fare classes W, R and T on Qantas Airways earn 110% mileage/...


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Sorry for your troubles but most of this unfortunately your own fault. The FAA clearly states that any person past their second birthday must be in their own seat: http://www.airweb.faa.gov/Regulatory_and_Guidance_Library/rgFAR.nsf/0/2CE6D9B34E1C56578625708A00720A50?OpenDocument Emirates could not allow you to board without a seat for your child, so they ...


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Code share flight have two numbers, one for each airlines. So if XX airlines has a codeshare agreement with ZZ airlines the shared flights will have two number (still, it's one flight) XX123 and ZZ123. Now if you booked the flight with the same airlines as your loyalty program, you will earn the points just as you usually do. If you booked with the other ...


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I fly either that route (as part of a GRU-SCL-AKL-MEL) or the GRU-SCL-SYD-MEL route about 8+ times a year, though typically in business. There are really only two airlines to get you from SAO to AKL, and they're Qantas and LAN, who each code-share the other's flights. LAN's fares are usually cheaper tha Qantas, even for exactly the same flight (ie a LAN-...


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Since you're connecting Qantas to Qantas, you're entitled to use the free Qantas transfer service. Basically: On checkin in Melbourne, you'll get boarding passes for both flights and your bags will be checked straight through to SCL. (This means they'll be transferred through SYD for you, you don't need to pick them up or anything.) On arrival at SYD T3, ...


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Yes you can according to Australian Business Traveller: In response to a series of Australian Business Traveller enquiries, Qantas today confirmed that the electronic tags are not linked to any one traveller's frequent flyer profile, but rather, are linked to a specific check-in. ... At the bag drop, the Q Bag Tag is synchronised with the ...


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1:40 for an international to domestical connection at MEL is doable but risky, since Immigration and Customs can have long queues at times. However, all terminals are directly next to each other at MEL and you can easily walk between them, so once through the transfer will be quick and easy. There's also a special bag drop area for Qantas connections after ...


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The reason to enter your Global Entry PASSID in the airline's booking system would be so that you can qualify for TSA PreCheck when you depart from the US, with expedited security screening (no taking off your shoes, etc). Your PreCheck status has to be shown on your boarding pass (having the Global Entry card itself does not help). However, Qantas is not ...


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Can confirm that AA will honor the One World miles. I flew on a Qantas booked ticket last week, used my AA FF# and the return flight was operated by Emirates and I got the same miles credit as I did on the inbound flight operated by Qantas. Yeah!


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It's against the T&Cs on two points. First, transfers are allowed only to family members, and second, they can only be transferred as gifts, not in exchange for money: 11.3 Members must not require or receive any consideration (in the form of a payment or otherwise) for any transfer to an Eligible Family Member. While you're unlikely to get busted ...


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You can (officially) only transfer points to a family member. Family members are defined on their website as : Husband/Wife Parent/Step-parent Domestic Partner/De Facto Child, including foster & step-child Brother/Sister Half Brother/Sister Grandparent Grandchild Son/Daughter-in-law Brother/Sister-in-law Father/Mother-in-law Uncle/Aunt Nephew/Niece ...


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As I noted in another thread about pooling frequent flyer miles, Qantas does not allow you to accrue to a shared account, but does allow you to transfer miles between family member accounts. Family Transfers Family transfers enable you to transfer a portion of your points to an eligible family member, who is also a Frequent Flyer member, up to four ...


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Qantas 7.4 Restrictions on Checked Baggage disown liability for damage to: You must not include in your Checked Baggage: fragile, delicate or perishable items computers items with a special value, such as money, jewellery, precious metals, silverware negotiable papers, share certificates, securities or other valuable documents cameras personal ...


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I will add some points to the reasons MeNoTalk already mentioned. As I already mentioned in the commentary, people dying from a crash alone is a myth. A human properly secured can withstand enormous g-forces retaining full health, typical values are 20 g for less than 10 seconds, 10 g for 1 minute, and 6 g for 10 minutes. Civil planes have a typical maximum ...


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There are exactly two airlines that fly Dubai-Sydney direct, namely Qantas and Emirates. They operate closely together with code sharing, cross booking etc, and have zero incentive to cut into each other's margins. Any alternatives will involve a stop somewhere along the way, with all the extra time and hassle that involves. This is why Qantas can charge a ...


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This is a typical situation in pricing of airline tickets. The airlines compete on a concrete destination (e.g. London - Sydney or Dubai - Sydney in your case). They charge more for the Dubai - Sydney ticket because they can - i.e. there is not much competition on this particular route and they presumably offer a direct connection. On the other hand there ...


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If you are on the same ticket, your luggage is normally checked through. There are rare exceptions, but then the airline would explicitly tell you at check-in, and probably before deboarding again.


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American Airlines will NOT check through bags on a separate ticket. This means that in Sydney you would need to clear immigration, collect your bags, clear customs, re-check them, and then go back through immigration/security. You would also need an eTA or visa in order to enter Australia. Officially, Qantas International check-in closes 90 minutes before ...


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At DXB Quantas departs from T3, and Air India arrives at T1, so you'd have to transfer between terminals. AFAIR there is airside transfer at DXB, so if you have no luggage, and check in online/come to a staffed transfer desk, you could proceed directly. If you have luggage, you'd have to re-checkin and go through immigration; there is a free shuttle between ...


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It's Melbourne, so fortunately the airport isn't too big (compared to the separate terminals for Sydney several km from each other). If it's on the same ticket, no need to worry, Qantas will help you out. You'll land from Adelaide at Terminal 1 (Qantas), and will need to walk off the plane, out the gates, and across to the International departures. If ...


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