• Is there any definition of "immediate family." I would need to bring my live-in fiancée who is a US citizen. It's very unclear.

  • 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 ...

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • There’s the Humidiflyer, made by an Aussie company. I never fly without it now.

  • Originally Posted by traveller99 I cancelled an international classic reward flight on 20 April. Am waiting for taxes/fees to be refunded and points re-deposited. What's the current timeframe people are experiencing for refunds / points re-deposits? They say the official time for cash AND points ...

  • 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.

  • 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.)

  • 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...

  • 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...