• Re: Emirates, I booked a reward flight from DXB-CPT last year and got chauffeur service at both ends. I just had to then go through the Emirates website to book the chauffeur service once I'd booked the actual reward flights through QANTAS. Very painless. Unless the rules have changed in the last...

  • Yeah I did this for an upcoming trip in July. FRA-LCY and LCY-ZRH. First time flying in and out of London City Airport. ~18000 each way. But yes, BA shorthaul is very disappointing, if my last flight from Cape Town- Johannesburg was anything to go by.

  • Disagree on all 3 counts. And the lounge situation isn't even within the same stratosphere. I'll still be booking EK metal out of Brisbane.

  • Just out of interest, why are the OP and a couple of others so against the Qantas Online Mall? It's often 2x, 3x or 4x your average earn on those particular store, plus you can double dip if you have a Qantas Premier card and it counts as Qantas spend. What's not to like?

  • On the subject of Havana, does anyone have any good hotel recommendations there? The Kempinski seems far and away the best, but with prices to match. Has anyone tried The Iberoparque or the Nacional?

  • Travel suggestions for Helsinki

    Aug 15, 2018, 09:48 PM

    Was there a few weeks ago. For getting to/from the airport, the new rail link to Helsinki Central is definitely the way to go. I stayed hotel Klaus K, which was very new and minimalist and Scandinavian, though the room was rather small. Breakfast was included and was all locally sourced. Location...

  • Shouldn't be a problem. If they do ask at the US border, just be honest and say you have been using 2 passports for the reasons you described. I use an Iranian passport to get in and out of Iran, and the Australian passport everywhere else. Never had any issues.

  • Lounge options South Africa

    Aug 13, 2018, 07:26 PM

    I visited the SLOW Lounge before a flight from CPT-JNB last September. I was flying Comair (i.e. BA) business and I think this lounge was the only option available to us in Cape Town. Fairly small lounge, spread across two levels. The breakfast selection was OK, wifi pretty slow. They had a coupl...