Oct 05, 2019, 10:05 PM
Hmmm, who knows how they spin it. I know from personal experience there's a fairly basic hotel inside Terminal 3 in Xi'an. It's 20 metres from the Cathay/Finnair checkin counters. However, this Aerotel in Daxing says it's the the first hotel “Co-located.” Maybe it means it's the first hotel near ...
Oct 03, 2019, 05:47 PM
It's definitely not China's first hotel in an airport terminal; Xi'an T3 has a Regal Hotel and another smaller local brand as well. Both near international check in.
Mar 22, 2019, 01:01 AM
I think it was on the A350 with Cathay where a fantastic burger and chips was offered as a snack. Not exactly dine on demand but perfect when waking up hungry mid-flight having already dined in the lounge. What they need are personal, adjustable air vents for each seat. Between the Bose and eye s...
Feb 26, 2019, 06:26 PM
There’s the Humidiflyer, made by an Aussie company. I never fly without it now.
Feb 11, 2019, 07:12 PM
Yes that’s precisely it. December 2017 when they had the A380s on the route without selling first.
Dec 29, 2019, 09:45 PM
Asiana is the easiest to maintain, I reckon. Lower threshold than most (40,000 miles) and you hold the status for two years after the end of the membership year. So if you earn it quickly you can have Star Alliance gold for almost three years.
Mar 13, 2019, 10:04 PM
Just flew Asiana LHR-ICN-SYD and was happy. Good seats (pretty standard for business class these days), direct aisle access and really impeccable service. Asiana lounges in ICN are nothing special but would happily fly them again (and indeed, will do, on the return leg.)
Feb 01, 2019, 09:16 AM
Originally Posted by jch Krisflyer you would have the advantage of being able to use the Virgin lounges if flying domestically within Australia.Asiana you have a longer qualification period (2y vs 1y) and miles (40k vs 50k) for Star Alliance Gold. Very true re Virgin but took advantage of the d...
Feb 01, 2019, 12:28 AM
Hi all,I’m diversifying a bit this year and did a big spreadsheet of my Star Alliance flights. I’ll earn Star Alliance Gold with both Krisflyer and Asiana by June and can’t decide where to credit. Any ideas? I’m based in London with quite a lot of travel to China and a dec...
Jan 19, 2019, 08:14 AM
Being London based and working quite a few weeks in Xi’an each year, the new LHR-XIY is super convenient. Both trips I’ve taken with them have been on the old A330 with 2-2-2 seating but the service is great, even over the top (stowing my hand luggage in the overhead lockers, trying t...