• The (737-900) flight itself was fine (we were in Y). It was up there with any western European carrier...except you get the very distinct impression that ELAl is an extremely safe and secure airline with both flight and cabin crew trained to their eyeballs and very proud to be presenting their co...

  • Flew El Al in January 2019. Yes. Security was strict going in but didn't take more than 10 mins and was largely done at the departure gate via interview (GVA). On arrival in TLV my wife' passport hadn't been exit stamped the last time we were in Israel. So there was an issue at immigration. As a ...

  • I flew the A220 earlier this year. The windows are the power play for me. Huuuuuge glass area per 787!. The light and airiness of the cabin are stunning. These are accentuated by the narrow body of course.

  • I'm thinking an A350-1000 choice for QF Project Sunrise. Seems as though QF can relatively seamlessly transfer A380 pilots onto the plane once the A380 is retired in 10 or so years. The plane also fits nicely as a general workhorse (in non-ULR form) between A380s and 789s once the 747s are gone. ...

  • So basically this is a bar area without alcohol. There will be a 'hydration station' (water cooler) instead....Just people standing around socialising drinking water.

  • 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...