• They're not redundant. I suspect the crooks are just getting smarter. A trained operator will be limited to the size of the 'device' (i.e. bomb) they're likely to be able to spot on a scanning machine. To many of us it seems to make no difference whether a laptop is scanned in your luggage o...

  • Yeah well we're all perfect little pumpkins aren't we. I'm sure you never missed a deadline before either. Not sure where you see any attributed blame actually - rather just detailing an example of their approach to customer service. Automated billing systems all behave the same way regardle...

  • The Coles MC is operated by Latitude Financial. Knock yourself out if you like being treated like chump change out of India. No local contacts whatsoever and the guys in India don't give a hoot when you eventually get to speak with someone. We spent big on the card every month (tens of thousands)...

  • SQ: lie-flat business for BNE

    May 03, 2017, 08:56 AM

    These seats are really showing their age now and are horrid for single business travellers. I had booked SQ as a gift for my parents, hoping they would get the newer business seats. Unfortunately they still got lumped with the A333, both in and out of Bris (APR 2017). At least they've redone the ...

  • Bose Headphones

    Jun 12, 2017, 08:35 AM

    I would take them for your flights on the 330 and 777. On the 350 you won't need them. I just flew the 350 last week with CX to HK and never took my own headphones out of the pack. The provided headset was comfortable, had good sound quality and totally adequate noise cancellation. The 350 is a r...

  • Cathay Pacific transit in Hong Kong

    Jun 01, 2017, 02:36 PM

    OK - final stop in our live lounge tour of today is the United Club. A short hop across from where the Thai lounge sits. First impression: I like it - a lot. Layout is by far the best so far. Decor is nice and the colour spectrum doesn't burn your retina like it does in Thai offering. A real...

  • Cathay Pacific transit in Hong Kong

    Jun 01, 2017, 02:11 PM

    Right, next in our live HK lounge tour is Thai Airways. Upper section at the end of Terminal 2, its at the opposite side of the terminal to the SIA option. Far less busy in here compared to the SilverKris lounge I just left. It's very open and airy but that goes against it in terms of climate com...

  • Cathay Pacific transit in Hong Kong

    Jun 01, 2017, 01:24 PM

    Well... here we are. Not sure it still fits under the banner of CX category, but here goes none the less. For anyone choosing a Cathay/LH Group (e.g. Austrian) mix to get to Vienna via Hong Kong here's my experience (sor far). Departed Brisbane on schedule but unfortunately they were not able to ...

  • Cathay Pacific transit in Hong Kong

    May 18, 2017, 12:39 PM

    Originally Posted by victort : Nice, then you can post a follow up review for all ;-) Ha, now there's a good idea on how to waste some transit time .. a live in situ report, lounge hopping in Hong Kong. Might just do that : )