• As much as I enjoy the benefits of flying in the Next Generation of jets (350 & 787) there is still something special about boarding the 747 and even more so taking the steps upstairs. Truly the Queen of the Skies, and sad to see they more than likely won't get a good send off.

  • Basically every city that has Michelin ratings will have thrown some money at Michelin to get them to add them to their review list. Consider it a marketing investment. ;)

  • The House is a better lounge, but there are space issues. Last time I was there for a VA flight it was standing room only, I saw the comment on expanding the space, but at the moment if you are on a flight that's sharing a time slot with other carriers it isn't a good move. $ talks though obviously.

  • Thumbs up for Mexico + Russia.

  • Review:

    Jan 29, 2018, 10:38 PM

    It is all 747 metal BKK to Sydney so expect the older 170 inclined style seats as mentioned in this review.

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  • Thanks for the reply, decided on going with Singapore. Theoretically I will earn just enough on this trip for Gold, and they ticked a couple of other boxes that helped. I was able to switch my not often used Velocity points across, and you can buy Kris Points if needed, so hopefully it pans out.

  • I am currently a Platinum United FF (Non USA) based in Australia having switched from Air NZ a couple of years ago and I am about to do some decent flying but am having negative feelings about the new United FF Qualifications due to the revenue component. So I am trying to find if there is a bett...

  • Luggage - Hard vs Soft Case

    May 12, 2018, 12:59 AM

    I am currently using a set of Samsonite Cosmolite Lite Cube cases and the older one has now taken 300+ flights and is started to show wear/tear with the zip protector and some other rubber parts. I have never had one of the Cosmolite bags get actually damaged outside of the carry hand being smash...

  • No Business Lounge Access in U.S.

    Feb 21, 2018, 08:22 PM

    Not sure about AA, but I know that United Gold Star Alliance card members can't access the Red Carpet loungers, where as other Alliance Gold Cards can, I was Gold with United and AirNZ and only the NZ card opened the doors. Along with what everyone else has cleared up, flying Bus/First Dometicall...

  • So if I am flying AMS - FRA (2+ hours transit) - EWR I don't get to try the FCT?

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