• I’d like bikkies and cheese, or a nice sparkling in the lounge, and not crowded please (I hate SYD and MEL in peak). Keep the baristas, thanks. And some more bikkies and cheese in the cabin. Yeah, the in flight espresso would win me; if TrenItalia can do an espresso machine on a cart, so ca...

  • Possibly this is an old list, I recall some requirement about Afghans and UAE from somd timd ago.Dubai's 'The National' has published a lengthy list which includes numerous Australian Labs. Very useful as other countries have similar requirements, including the one I am supposed to be travelling ...

  • Wait and see looks like the right advice. At this stage the travel ban runs out on 18 June, so there is nothing now banning you from travel on 6 July, which also means you can't be exempted- there is nothing ATM to exempt you from. Of course it's likely the emergency and the ban will be extended,...

  • Not sure you'd get a reply. The travel restrictions only apply (at this stage) until 18 June, so there is no restriction from 27 June travel, so at this stage nothing to exempt you from. IIRC When the emergency was declared for three months it was foreshadowed that it might need to be extended. N...

  • Coronavirus: how to self-isolate

    Mar 15, 2020, 08:46 PM

    I'll find out 6 am tomorrow when I land in SYD, connecting to BNE

  • Have been doing CX via HKG to DXB for years. The PE is cheap, but you get Y only on the 7.5 hour HKG-DXB sector. You might check pricing on J, they are consistently ~$2000 cheaper return than QF/EK. Also if doing it regularly, burn some points on the first outbound, then book DXB-AUS returns afte...