• I'm in the same boat but that $450 credit each year is the only reason I keep renewing the AMEX card. If they don't extend the time I can use the credit then it's bye bye AMEX.

  • So, so much of what this car offers just doesn't make sense in the real world of driving around town, shopping etc. It doesn't even fit a suitcase. Does look outstanding but at over $1M bucks it's just a toy for narcissists

  • Test drive: Aston Martin Vantage

    May 29, 2019, 03:33 PM

    Undoubtedly a great car but why don't AM put good diameter twin dual exhausts to beef up the back end - those skinny pipes look positively anaemic. And as for having Mercedes electrics, my wife and I have had 8 Mercs between us over the past 20 years and only one hasn't had problems with the ele...

  • Rolls-Royce Cullinan

    May 22, 2019, 04:41 PM

    Well, all SUVs are ugly (yes even the Lambo Urus) - it comes with the territory because to be offroad functional they virtually all need to be just slab-sided station wagons on steroids. All Rollers have "presence" and I reckon that in the flesh the Cullinan would be no different.

  • Virgin to buy back 100% of Velocity

    May 15, 2019, 04:49 PM

    If you want happy customers who have confidence in your airline, part of the equation is to have ownership of your own FFP. No one knows if this story is accurate or just another case of journalistic speculation. I would guess that at the very least Virgin will keep a majority ownership stake.

  • Quite a few of those prized bulkhead seats have bassinets too

  • Hoping I can hijack this thread for some related info. We will be transiting through LHR from JNB to LIN (arriving and departing T5) on separate PNRs, meaning we will need to get our boarding passes for our onward flight at Heathrow. We will also need to collect our checked baggage and re-check i...

  • The lounge passes have to be used within the calendar year though

  • Luggage - Hard vs Soft Case

    May 09, 2018, 05:14 PM

    I avoid zips if I can nowadays - even the best of them were prone to getting stuck - even the Delsey double security zips. For checking in we now have some Samsonite Tru-Frame spinners which have stood up very well to a lot of flights. They have a flexible hard shell and latch closures instead of...