• West Kowloon was the worst experience I've had in 40 years travel. Hundreds of Chinese pushing and crowding through endless ticket, passport, luggage x-rays, HK immigration, Chinese immigration, final boarding checks --- all dragging trolley cases or strollers (there's no luggage check- in) th...

  • Review: Huawei MateBook 13

    May 08, 2019, 03:32 PM

    Having used the Huawei Pro 10 mobile for 18 months I'd be more than happy to try the Matebook 13 when my current Dell wears out....Huawei tech is impressive, reliability excellent and price attractive. I travel 4 months a year and my laptop is my life !!

  • How can QF's single daily 330 cope with SYD traffic being shed by Emirates, especially as TG is now down to 1 flight a day ? Surely either QF or TG will increase capacity??

  • The idea of 55 minutes from Kowloon West to GZ is pure fantasy. Sure that's the train time, but instead of arriving at GZ East in the centre of the city, the new GZ South station is about 40 minutes away, so there's little saving compared to the old "high speed" very comfortable 2 hour trip. Add...

  • On the recent trip on A350 row 1 was empty on the way out. While there I read about the upgrade for Emerald One World and went straight onto the web for the return, but all 4 already taken :(

  • If you are in economy and have an APEC card, or are over 70 years of age, you can access the inbound Fast Track Lane which is located between the 2 main immigration entry points.This is also available to all Bus and 1st class passengers of airlines other than Thai. For Thai you are directed to a ...

  • Thai requies 50,000 km on Star Alliance in a 12 month period, or 2 x 40K per year for 2 years. Gold status then valid for 2 years giving one free return upgrade award and one 50% award point purchase. I've been Gold for around 15 years and once even reached the elevated Platinum level but that is...

  • Transit Time at Helsinki - 55min??

    Jan 15, 2020, 03:32 PM

    Agree. I frequently have 45 mins transit in HEL for BKK to LHR . You are not entering EU and gates are very close. I also transit to Dusseldorf which requires longer time as you have to formally enter EU and its quite a long walk to the Schengen departure gates. While the transit lounges (non-Sch...

  • Best way from Pudong to Shanghai

    Apr 12, 2019, 05:32 PM

    Trying to get a taxi on arrival at the Maglev station in Shanghai is a nightmare. There is no real taxi rank, people scramble to grab them and there is a taxi mafia who rip off foreign visitors mercilessly. Especially if you have a baby, and don't speak Chinese it could be quite a traumatic exper...

  • The old train stations are in the middle of the cities - the new high speed stations are all as far away as the airports. Classic example is Guanzhou.. East GZ is city centre , the new GZ South is a 45 minute taxi ride away..