Discussion in 'Holidays & Travel' started by Zee, Jan 1, 2014.
So BKK-SYD, 31st of Jan, Qantas Business lounge.
Oh yeah that is what I thought. Never visited a United Club before, only the NZ ones in Sydney and Auckland has been the extent of my lounge visits.
From what I hear the UA 777 fleet is only a few years younger than their 747s so I wouldn't get my hopes up too much about the reliability, plus with fewer premium seats upgrades will be even harder to snag especially for a lowly Premier Gold like myself.
You need to be 1k to qualify for upgrades on international flights. That's a lot airtime! As for the 777's, I'm just hoping for slightly newer seat, hopefully, with cupholders....
To get free upgrades via GPUs for sure you need to be 1k or above. It also helps to be 1K or above to use copay+miles to get upgrades in international as well (higher priority on a waitlist) though you can be any level including non-member to use that method for upgrading. Though as for me my success rate is only 1 out of 6 flights across the pond. I guess flying on the weekends doesn't help.
Yeah, I'm flexible, so tend to fly mid week... Though I also buy the lowest booking class, and no way I'll cough up 30k miles + $600 for business upgrade, considering that 80k miles gets me a business class flight from SYD->ICN->MNL->TPE->NRT->SYD (+$130-ish in taxes).
Forgot to mention, anybody want in to virgin Melbourne this morning? ....yeah, probably a little late. Any ocau folk here now? Stand up and do the Wang dance so I can see you
Still got Perth Virgin Lounge on offer for tomorrow afternoon...
Anybody have access to Melbourne domestic qantas lounge on Monday morning I can tag along with?
Melbourne Virgin Lounge tomorrow at around 0630
Sydney Virgin Lounge Friday at around 1730
Same times for me but on Thursday (actually may aim for half an hour later on departure.....)
Similarly, Gold and at QF T3 Sydney between 6 and 8pm this friday
Great idea Zee. Flying SYD > LAX on Qantas on the afternoon of the 5th of March if anyone will be around for me to tag in with!
Anybody in bris qantas lounge tomorrow?
Will be in MEL *A lounge 16 dec if folk are keen.
Ugh, going to have to purchase one-time lounge access for the extended trip coming up.
So I'm sitting in the Silverkris lounge waiting for SQ216 at Perth. Can guest one right now if you're on this flight...or I suppose any other Star Alliance Flight but I think South African Airlines left a short while ago so it's just SQ.
Flying out on an MAS flight at 3:30pm tomorrow from Sydney International if anyone has lounge access to share? Cheers
As a reminder of available spots in lounge, all are for Star Alliance partners, can guest one at each of the following:
Sydney (SYD) from ~07:00 to about 09:30
Seoul (ICN) from about 05:00 - 07:30
Manila (MNL) from ~10:00 - 12:00
Taipei (TPE) from ~06:00 - 08:00
Tokyo (NRT) TBA
Seoul (ICN) TBA
Virgin Lounge (MEL); Tue 18th (tomorrow); probably from around 6 to 7ish
Virgin Lounge (SYD); Tue 18th (tomorrow); from around 3 til around 4ish
You need to schedule your meetings to start later in Sydney....