• What is it like to use it? It was under renovation when I went through. Do attendants keep it a constant temperature / humidity or is this negotiated among guests? Would you unilaterally pour water on the stones?

  • The Schengen lounge is a zoo at 6am. Clearly cannot handle all the international passengers recently arrived and transiting to Schengen countries. Somehow got lucky enough to get a shower and a seat, but it was like Flinders Street Station at rush hour.As DianeL has noted, passport control can al...

  • I save the arrivals express slips and then give them to family and friends, who are flying economy and without status, to use on departure from Sydney. I have not tried it that often, but it seems to work because the individuals checking the slips in the security line are not expecting it.

  • So what to do now? Transfer MR points into SPG ASAP?

  • Originally Posted by OOLflyer By the way, neither Qantas nor Virgin Australia nor Air New Zealand participate in TSA-Pre, so even American and British passengers with Global Entry have to queue for ordinary security at LAX and SFO and DFW and HNL like everybody else.Even if you have Global Entry...

  • Have to say, not a fan of the United pajamas. Not particularly attractive. Very baggy for a slim person. But more to the point, far too warm, when you already have a blanket over you. Have to bring my own, thinner garments in order to be able to sleep.

  • Originally Posted by jch Summary of options (some already mentioned) for FF programs:SQ - via amex Platinum Card ShortcutUA - status match (can be done from QF/VA)VA - still get priority and lounge benefits with SQI'm also considering starting to put my Star Alliance points to Asiana with the tw...

  • Thanks, these suggestions are helpful. Two follow-on questions:1) Does anyone have any experience transferring an Amex from one jurisdiction to another? Are there any advantages to doing so? Wouldn't I give up any initial MR bonus that I would otherwise get by opening a new Amex card in Singapore...

  • Hi all. I'm moving to Singapore soon. Any advice on the best cards for a Star Alliance flyer based there? I think I probably don't want to be locked into KrisFlyer, because redemption is so bad, but it would be good to have the option. Might transfer my Amex card, but don't want to miss out on an...