• As much as I will miss the 747s for nostalgia reasons this is a great decision and a pleasant hint of things to come

  • In the past on VA9 in PE to LAX then an onward connection to Denver I slept in that morning, ate a normal time dinner then after the first meal service I slept for about 6-7 hours then spent the remained of the flight watching IFE. By the time I arrived late evening in Denver it was perfect to ge...

  • Most recently I think about the near 6 hours I spent at LAX in the Emirates lounge prior to a VA2 flight home I headed to the airport earlier than I normally would to allow for Los Angeles’s traffic, TBIT security lines which were better than usual and because I had nothing else to do in L...

  • Issues with Travel insurance

    Jan 08, 2020, 12:15 PM

    I've had very good experiences with the AMEX insurance via my Velocity Platinum card on domestic flights with regards to accommodation for cancelled flights and damaged baggage (including surfboards) always paid within a few weeks of claim.Internationally I take out a separate annual policy so I'...

  • International transaction fees

    Jul 28, 2019, 08:56 PM

    Macquarie bank, I use the black Qantas card overseas and the platinum debit card to access ATMs overseas for cash. I also found Citibank useful when I was traveling to San Fran and NYC a lot because I was also able to use the Citibank ATMs to further reduce the fees.

  • Concerns over Rex safety

    Jul 07, 2019, 04:14 PM

    I have other reasons I try to avoid REX mostly to do with luggage limits and past experiences with luggage being damaged.This news however wouldn’t stop me from flying with them again if I needed to.

  • I would only choose J if I was limited by points (or money) and wanting to save some for another trip. However if you have a stack of points as you said you do or if you were limited by time and can’t do 2x J trips vs 1x F trips then yeah go F

  • I have gotten award seats on BNE-LAX return before but booked one direction about 10 months out and the other direction 4 months out. The 6 months in between I would check every few days but as this was a snow holiday I was flexible with dates as long as my holiday ended up being 4-5 weeks long. ...