• Business on longer haul train journeys in China can feature a regular meal, not just a snack. However there may not be Business Class on every high speed train. Sometimes a Premium seat is also sold, higher in price than First Class, but they are just the same as the First Class seating. They are...

  • Xi'an has the Sleep Box Hotel with their cabins on the Departure Level of T3. Made use of it in July after a late night arrival. Was comfortable and surprisingly quiet, despite the location. Very comparable with my experience with Aerotel, just without an attached lounge.

  • It will be interesting how a FOURTH Taiwanese regional airline will go. The current third airline being the struggling Far Eastern Air Transport. So it might be a better comparison with FAT, rather than EVA or China Airlines.

  • I hate it when the airlines try to enforce that a bag is 7.5kg or such as being overweight. Nowhere in their information does it mention a decimal place or 7.0kg as being the limit. 7 kilograms is still 7kg up until you reach 8kg. They nit-pick too much on this. Especially on LCC who then try to ...

  • I'm writing this now on my phone with a 3 Sim card while waiting in Bangkok. I bought the £20 card from their Hounslow store, close to the airport. 12gb was more than I needed during the 3 weeks I've been away. I even went to the USA in that time and the card served me well there too, saving me h...

  • Communicating with Home from China

    Dec 04, 2017, 05:32 PM

    You can buy a China Unicom (Hong Kong) cross border SIM card. This connects via Hong Kong's phone network and allows your phone/tablet to be outside the Great Firewall (Golden Shield). There are voice/data or data only options available, although there may only be data only SIM cards next year du...

  • This week is the October National Day Golden Week for China, which allows many Chinese to travel. So it should be interesting to see how the successful the loads are. Foreign flights from Hong Kong are still seen as preferable for many Chinese, who want a stopover in Self Administered Region. A p...

  • Originally Posted by Doubleplatinum : Some people can't value their time too much to go spending so much extra of it to save a few bucks? Sometimes you can find yourself in the position of being time rich but cash poor. I had a wallet stolen the day before returning home to Australia, so no time...

  • Despite it not being official, I was still able to get into the Hainan lounge at Urumqi. There are actually two lounges in their domestic Terminal 2 location, either side of the security checkpoint. One lounge, to the right of Security at Gate 11, featured a large seating area for a few dozen peo...

  • That is great news, I'll check out the Urumqi lounge on Monday morning with this news.