• The screening isn't too bad. It's usually done in downtime while passengers are waiting at the gate. The prime motivation for an airline is to get the plane out on time. Otherwise, there are substantial cost and other consequences downstream. The intention is to get any security measures com...

  • There's always Korean via SEL too with a free night in a hotel paid for by the airline if you want to break up your trip with a mini-stopover. I just hope Aussies support the non-stop service though. El-Al is a new airline at our airports, the flights are a great way to get to Israel quickly...

  • It is still there physically but can only be used by groups when buses drop them off outside. I also hope it comes back. Not sure how it works if a bag needs to be checked in though coz you still have to go landside to do that. 

  • I'm guessing the *A currency will be a bit like Avios really...

  • This is all terrific news BUT which fare class is the discount based on. I’m a little skeptical that the % might be taken from a published fare (or a flexible, high priced fare) and there will be no difference between this initiative and the prevailing best fares in the market.

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  • Sydney Airport P7 Parking

    Dec 25, 2019, 08:13 AM

    Yep. I use P7 a lot. Big caveat though is the access roads into T1. They are often what cause people to miss their flights especially at peak times (mornings on weekends). Warning: Do not use the Marsh Street exit from the M5 or via the tunnel under the runway (General Holmes Drive). Rather, take...

  • As I was getting into my seat on an Air Canada flight SYD -YVR, my phone slipped out of my pocket and disappeared into a crevice between the seat cushion and the wall of the cabin. I hadn't had a chance to switch it to airplane mode and the flight was 14 hours long. Can you imagine my embarrassme...

  • International from Hobart?

    Mar 01, 2018, 08:49 AM

    I don't know if anyone here is too young to remember....TAA and Ansett's very first international flights in the 70s (I think) were operated from HBA to NZ (AKL?)...If they were sustainable then, why not now? Yep to the Chinese tourists, but what about the other most common visitor groups to Aust...

  • Citibank hey? I have a debit card on a transaction account. Same one you've all suggested. I agree that it is the best option. However, their security is way too OCD. On a trip to US and Canada (Citibank's bread and butter market) they suspended the card three times when they suspected that it wa...

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