• Let's get away from the idea that any of this is 'free'. Access, food, drink and anything else has already been paid for by the traveller in one way or another.Having said that, I totally agree that it would be great to get rid of the 'trough' mentality and how that has driven lounges to be the w...

  • What lounge?

  • The potential returnees know what is being offered, both transport and quarantine accommodation. It's their decision.

  • The government's role is to foster competition in Australia's economy and prevent market failures. I don't see this as meaning provision of subsidies for a private or listed company, but rather to create an environment where competition occurs or better still, flourishes. There's all sorts of mec...

  • Alliance embraces the Embraer E190

    Aug 28, 2020, 03:07 PM

    Yes, Alliance is good at leveraging niches and resisting the temptation to go mainstream. As well as the niches mentioned by Dan22, many would know and have experienced that they operate under contract on VA flight numbers for many regional routes, particularly in Queensland. On that market, thei...

  • Originally Posted by bl812 stay away from the galleys as they make a lot of noises plus the crew marching up and down like elephants sometime-had this glorious experience on qantas first class-never again! One of the great things I find about SQ is that the cabin staff are very considerate towar...

  • Rental Car Toll Fees

    Dec 19, 2018, 04:16 PM

    Originally Posted by Rxm I recently rented a car from Melbourne Airport. I was charged $15 per day on top of the quoted price for Tolls. After airport location and other fees like registration recovery and admin fees are added the true amount becomes more like $24 dollars per day. I only used th...

  • ADL-BNE flights

    Sep 12, 2018, 03:50 PM

    Originally Posted by Ryan K Nothing wrong with the 717! The business class product is comparable to the 737. The main differences seem to be in the seat hardware - width of 20" vs 22" in the B737, and you get an iPad instead of having a built in seatback screen.

  • Originally Posted by Rita Cavanagh I've just returned from UK, flying Oman Air. I changed into PJs in the QANTAS lounge in MEL, with jeans and fleece on top till I got on the plane (MH), dep 2345. It isn't easy changing on the plane, so I got off in KL still in PJs, had a shower in the lounge an...

  • Originally Posted by longwayround I sent this feed to one of my friends today, she replied siding with the majority stating "comfort dressing is the downfall of society". I fly through Abu Dhabi 2 - 4 times per month. The lounge has a gym which I always use so I never really think twice about dr...