• I was booked MEL/HKG/KHH mid April. Qantas changed me to MEL/SYD/HKG/KHH now MEL/BNE/TPE . I will have to catch a high speed train to Kaohsiung, and hope to get back home via HKG at the end of April.I rang as soon as I got an email with a change of flight notification and the process was relat...

  • “ Due to the novel coronavirus outbreak, foreigners without a valid Taiwan residence permit who have visited mainland China, Hong Kong, or Macau in the last 14 days will not be allowed to enter or transit Taiwan.”I can't see any exemption for transit passengers. My trip is still too far off at t...

  • I'm booked to travel to Kaohsiung, Taiwan in April. Qantas to Hong Kong then Cathay Dragon. Last night Smartraveller advised that the Taiwan border has been closed to all travellers from mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau excepted holders or Taiwan residency certificates. It is outside the wa...

  • I used to buy a local SIM in every country I visited, until I changed to an Optus plan that includes unlimited talk and text with 4Gb data in zone 1 countries. The plan cost at that time, was exactly the same per month as I was already paying. I have used it in two different countries and was ve...

  • I only ever travel with carry on, even when travelling to Europe for 4 weeks. I do usually have about 8kg, so I am very happy that I no longer have to worry. I have only had my bag weighed once and that was at the international connection checkin and they could not have cared less that my bag wa...

  • I flew Adelaide - Melbourne in seat 5A in economy on Saturday and was spoken to by name several times. The person seated In 5C was only greeted as “sir”. I wondered at the time if it was because I’m QFF Platinum.