• Love the pics of well heeled gents wearing ties and jackets on long haul flight ... today is more likely to be dressed in PJ's

  • Another viewpoint ... I used AA points to book Qantas BNE-SFO 7 April and now received notice to claim a "credit" from Qantas!!!

  • I was about to book a RTW trip thru April/May to take in some Asian touring on my way to a Mediterranean cruise and my annual Canada summer sojourn but holding off completely now awaiting developments.

  • Unfortunately the Optus on line information is hopelessly out of date and contains errors of fact.I took up a new $105/mth mobile plan about a year ago (to avoid the idiocy and inefficiency of NBN) for 100G at home, unlimited calls and txt across the world and 2G/mth in Zone 1 countries.

  • Qantas revamps priority boarding

    Nov 23, 2019, 04:11 PM

    I just flew VA BNE-NAN-BNE last week on chocka full flights and am still puzzled why all airlines load from the front to the back when all the holdups onboard are caused by people halfway looking for seats (obviously difficulty counting up to 10) and then standing in the aisle while beginning to ...

  • Slightly off-topic but I regularly summer in Canada and my friend spends summer here using eTA for visa - with her March 31 flight cancelled she wisely decided to stay and applied for a "Streaming" visa (cost $385) - good for 12 months and was automatically sent a bridging visa … Not expecting a ...

  • New normal?

    Apr 07, 2020, 03:07 PM

    I suspect recreational travel like mine (Canada for Summer/Australia for summer) will be in demand for a starved public and demand will result in high prices for a time until 'normality' returns - the airlines are not likely to offer any bargains while they attempt to reinflate their share dividends

  • I was unhappy with Telstra charges and particularly the fact that they do not employ Australians to provide assistance, so I switched to Optus on a $100/mth plan plus a 'family' SIM to put into a mobile broadband outer at home. It comes with a 2gb allowance in Zone 1 countries whuch I find is ...

  • Booking US domestic flights

    Sep 12, 2018, 06:36 PM

    On the ESTA note … Make sure you get your eTA for Canada as well.I was caught at LAX in July, having driven out of Canada in June following a cruise ship arrival to fly out to Australia.Arriving on a through ticket at LAX on my July return, Air Canada advised that to fly into Canada the eT...

  • I booked an LAX-BNE using AA points earlier this year and phoned the AA SYD office to pay the taxes, which were still quoted in $US - all properly explained by the agent who was very attentive and helpful.I have used online purchasing in the US on many occasions and found that if I adopt an accom...