• Neither of the two options LoveToFly describes seem likely. The lounge occupancy will be managed by suspending paid access before the lounge is full. In the rare event that many more OWs subsequently turn up than could reasonably be expected, it's possible that the lounge could become more crowde...

  • I am biased as my home airport is Vancouver, but I think that travelling SYD-SEA via YVR has to be one of the best options for a few reasons:- Due to the frequency and shortness of YVR-SEA flights, you are not going to be stuck with long waits or next-day connections at YVR, even if the long-haul...

  • Instead of the more limited US passport card, the NEXUS trusted traveller card, available to Canadian and US citizens, is valid for almost all air travel across the Canada/US border as well as land and sea crossings. With NEXUS a passport is not required by US or Canadian border officials but so...

  • Thank you for mentioning the excellent Canadian single malts. The oldest one is Glenora's Glen Breton whisky from a distillery in Nova Scotia built in 1990. They won the right to keep "Glen" in the name of their whisky after a 9 year lawsuit brought by the Scottish Whisky Association. Other newer...

  • The only electronics I am prepared to carry around on a non-business trip are a smartphone and maybe an e-reader, and in any case I wouldn't want to have to struggle with loading new apps on an iPad for each airline, so I find it really annoying when the airlines tout the removal of seat-back scr...

  • I had an Oyster card that was issued before credit cards were accepted and later turned it in as I thought using a credit card would be more convenient. Later I wished I had kept the Oyster card it because having it registered I let me look up details on trips and charges for them. It's harder to...

  • In the end, due to nervousness about new uncertainties in Hong Kong, we cancelled the Cathay Pacific flights, and rebooked on QF from SFO to MEL and on to CNS after a stopover. The trip dates had to be delayed by 2 weeks so that 2 business class awards seats could be found transpacific. As Alask...

  • Thanks Brandon. Alaska partner airlines award seat availability for a specific route and date can be checked online for specific routes and dates, but not for seats on Cathay Pacific, which can only be checked by calling Alaska's awards telephone number. So I could call Alaska every day during th...

  • The 1359 form to request international movement records asks for passport number and passport country. To get the records for a period of time during which one has held multiple passports covering different periods or from different countries, are we supposed to submit a separate 1359 for each pa...

  • Using Alaska miles for a Canada-Australia partner business award on Cathay Pacific, I have a business class seat next year YVR to HKG, and premium economy going on from HKG to MEL. If there are vacant business seats when checking in at HKG it would seem logical that Cathay would let them be occu...