When is a Qantas group airline not a Qantas group airline? Like most others, Brewsterz didn’t realise airlines could be part of a group for some purposes and not for others. Check out the discussion on how the Qantas-jetstar arrangement can have serious impacts for travellers.
In honor of Earth Day, which was officially yesterday, April 22, this is a good time to link to FlyerTalk threads which discuss carbon offset programs.
- Wouldn’t it be great if you could redeem miles and points to offset carbon emissions?
- Carbon Offsets Email
- Delta becomes first US airline with carbon offset program
- Aeroplan ‘Greens it Up’ with Go Carbon Neutral Contest
- THOUGHTS?? – Charge by Weight & Mileage Carbon Offset Program
- Offsetting Carbon Emissions…something for AC to consider?
- Will all airlines go carbon neutral like Silverjet?
- Globe and Mail query: carbon offsets
- OT: You like Fuel Surcharges… then look forward to Carbon surcharges…
- United Airlines to Save on Fuel and Reduce Carbon Dioxide Emissions
- Fuel surcharge and “fly carbon neutral” charge
- The carbon footprint of flying (good/bad)?
- Offsetting carbon emissions
- UK Govt Wants Airlines In Carbon Trading Scheme
- Offsetting carbon emissions
- How is AC’s carbon footprint program doing?
- CO Announces Carbon Offsetting Program With Sustainable Travel International
- Are you purchasing your dispensation? [CO’s new carbon offset offering]
- Carbon Offsetting: Anyone signing up?
- Do you care about your CO carbon footprint?
- As a Frequent Flyer, what are you doing to be Carbon Neutral?
- OT- ” Air pax should pay £40 Carbon Offset fee for flights” (Scotsman)
- Buying carbon offsets for travel
- Spanair: Offset your CO2 emissions by purchasing carbon credits
- Warning over ‘carbon neutral’ schemes for flyers
- OT Thoughts on BA Carbon Trust Scheme
- Are your flights carbon neutral?
- Would you pay to ofset your flight carbon emissions?
- Only in SFO… assuage flying guilt at carbon offset airport kiosk
- Air Travel with negligible carbon footprint…
- The Google carbon footprint calculator above
- Fly Carbon Neutral
- Carbon Offsets “R” Us
- OTish – Article about IATA and their views on Carbon Emissions
- Expedia to sell carbon credits with tickets
- FT Investments Clinic: How do I invest in carbon credits
Relax…Nancy will be just fine. No blood was spilt. In fact, Nancy is already back on the job!
But wait…Nancy cannot be more than a couple of years old. In fact, FlyerTalk member Blackadder1402 wonders how the catering truck did not see her, as she is hard to miss. How could Nancy be working if she is so big and young, and why is there not more of an outrage that she was hit by a truck?
The A380 (Nancy) hit by catering truck thread has the answers for this mystery, if the title of that thread did not already give it away…
gladestoneyoung asks whether it is fair that in irrops their special meal requests could not be transferred to their new flights without at least 4 hours notice. After all, most irregular operations have less than 4 hours’ notice and it is not the fault of the passenger that it occurred. Join the discussion here.
In the United Airlines Mileage Plus forum there is frequent discussion on the reduced availability for awards flying on partner airlines, relative to using some other Star Alliance frequent flyer miles. A sample of recent threads includes Air New Zealand (UA filtering NZ), Asian airlines (UA filtering NH, OZ, SQ and TG), Lufthansa (UA being stingy with LH), general (UA gets tough on manual sell for award seats), and I hate the ANA tool. A simple search on “Starnet” brings up many more threads.
For those unfamiliar with the ANA tool, anyone can sign up to the ANA program and search for awards on all Star Alliance airlines (except Swiss) online.
This is not something as simple as a blackout for a short period, or the oft-discussed situation whereby Qantas releases awards 355 days before departure but AAdvantage can only access them 330 days prior (thus many prime awards have already gone).
Do other frequent flyer programs have a similar issue of reduced availability on partner airlines?
Qantas today joins the other major local frequent flyer programs (Virgin Blue’s Velocity Rewards and Air New Zealand’s Airpoints) in offering any seat awards. Check out the news, including just how expensive it can be (hint the number of points can reach 7 figures!), in the discussion here.