• Thailand Elite Visa. You can look up details online as its a bit complicated to go into here. The main drawback is that you have to pay up front THB 500,000 is the cheapest for 5 years. Longer is possible but more money. 

  • I would like to leave Australia (Australian citizen and resident) and I have a 5 year visa for the SE Asian country I would like to visit. I dont meet the present criteria for approval to leave Australia. If I am approved to leave I would not return until quarantine was no longer required. But ev...

  • It appears that QF and their pilots had agreed on the money. I am interested on the make up of the flight crew - 2 Captains and 2 First Officers, or 1 Capt, 1 FO and 2 Second Officers - or another combination. SQ have done the pionner work on ULR flights (a bit shorter than sunrise) and use 2 Ca...

  • Having done my fair share of SQ SIN-EWR-SIN and TG BKK-JFK-BKK non stop flights in A340-500 aircraft, I wont be joining any of the Sunrise flights - simply too long. And certainly would not fly any ULR flights if these dont have 2 Captains and 2 First Officers. If its 1 Captain, 1 FO and 2 Seco...

  • Did QF do a market survey to find out how many prospective pax would want to fly for about 20 hours non stop? They may be in danger of beleiving their own advertising that they will near fill these flights. I could understand many backpackers going along with this but they will normally want the ...

  • I will not be flying domestically but will do BNE-SIN-BKK in Busineee class as soon as this is possible. SQ have announced one flight a week BNE-SIN, and also flights SIN-BKK starting soon. I have a long term Thai visa so wont return to BNE until the 2 week quarantine is lifted. I need to get up...

  • I wear a polo shirt and light weight absolutely crush proof trousers on long haul flights and sleep/work/eat/read/look out of the window in these. If the airline offers PJs I take a pair back to give to family members.

  • Taipei Hotels

    Oct 31, 2018, 02:33 PM

    I can aso recommend the Grand Hyatt - excellent rooms, executive lounge and service. In addition to the nearby Metro and Taipei 101, the Sun Yat-sen memorial and museum is a short walk away if you are interested in the history of the Republic of China. The nearby Peking restaurant is good for tra...

  • Don't know about CX but it does not hurt to ask. A few years ago I flew on QF SYD-JNB in J for work and my wife flew in F on my FF points. The FSD spoke to me just after lunch and apologised for not inviting me to join her for lunch but invited me to join her "after she finishes her aft...

  • Much money is being spent on security at airports and I have no problem with this - but so long as its spent effectively. What's the point of examining little old ladies and children and 99% of the rest of us with the resulting long queues and delays. It would be much more effective to ...