• Gorgeous photos. But in the absence of a proper chef, pity the poor FA who must recreate these culinary masterpieces on board for their discriminating passengers.

  • The TV screen is at a weird angle at best. And the lounge configuration is just silly. Quite a lot of wasted space that is banking on the assumption that every flyer wants to automatically recline.Some of us want desktop space with large areas for multi-tasking (reading reports, using a laptop/ch...

  • Am I the only one who choked at the $200k income requirement?

  • I apply as soon as we book flights, sometimes 11 months out. Sometimes I have to relinquish an existing visa, but generally find the $14 is a nominal fee for the convenience of locking in another 2 years. I only ever use USA Homeland Security's website for this transaction. Approval has been as ...

  • First look: HP Envy x360 13

    Aug 05, 2018, 12:18 PM

    Sounds like a tempting upgrade from my current Envy - though I need more persuasion with the AMD. The i3 processor and B&O sound system have made this compact notebook the absolute best travelling office. It's been everywhere and still hits the mark.Hopefully it's offspring is just as impress...

  • I just checked VA2's history for the last week. There were serious delays out of LAX on many flights, but I do not blame VA for this. What I did notice, however - is the pretty impressive flight times for the LAX-SYD legs. You can clearly see they made every effort to make up lost time on many fl...

  • Awful Customer Service with Qantas

    Apr 20, 2018, 09:54 PM

    Chalk it up to experience and look forward to your flight. Stuff happens, not always in your favor, but at the end of the day, it's invaluable information to remember for next time. Don't abandon an airline unless you intend to skip from one to the other for the rest of your life. They all have t...

  • Someone just snapped up a couple that popped up on 29 April for VA1. I guess it's a game of BAZINGA!

  • Should airport lounges ban thongs?

    Jan 13, 2018, 03:45 PM

    From an OH&S point of view, I regard thongs as inappropriate footwear in any public places. I am a female tradie and I wear steel caps on construction sites, sandals or pumps in lounges and on aircraft and thongs around my pool. Everything has its place. If you want to wear them in your own h...

  • VA MEL-HKG inaugural mini-review

    Aug 27, 2017, 11:31 AM

    OT slightly, but can anyone explain why I can't do seat selection on my VA SYD-HKG booking? Trying to search paid business class seats on VA86/VA87 but keep getting a message saying "online seat selection is not available and seats will be assigned upon check in" Every month and date I've searche...