• No, the status match is only for the airlines listed in this article and none of those are OneWorld airlines like QR is. But your QR Platinum is better than QF Gold in some ways because it will get you into Qantas business lounges, QF Gold only gets you into Qantas Club lounges.

  • I had those snack boxes on my Sydney-Melbourne trip this week and I'm in the middle on this. Is it suitable for 'business class'? No, it's really the sort of thing you might expect in economy, and I am surprised that after this long Virgin is still developing its 'new business class' offering. Bu...

  • Wow, very impressed with The Club! Flying with Virgin yesterday out of Melbourne, what a great surprise. This space is amazing, no wonder John Borghetti poured so much money and effort into The Club. It's got a lot of space, people not crammed in too tight, the design and materials and finishes o...

  • If Virgin goes down this path then I think it should also offer a complimentary selection for Velocity Platinum members. Maybe this could be done through some sort of vouchers stored on the Virgin app, Golds get two or three per year and Platinums get five or six per year, so when you use them on...

  • I've done some Delta One flights from the US, it definitely can feel a littler bit like an office cubicle with the door closed, so I leave it open most of the time and just close it when I want to sleep. All things being equal I would prefer a business class with a door so I have that option, ove...

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  • Adding to AsiaBizTraveller's suggestion of an eye mask, I use one of the CX ones from their first class amenity kit, it's very comfortable, and I have a calming sleep-inducing pillow spray which I use at the hotel to help me sleep, so I spritz just a little of this onto the bottom of the mask nea...

  • I've flown Cathay Pacific's A350 and B777 to HKG and I can tell you that the A350 is so much quieter! I also felt a lot better on arrival, as the A350 has a lower 'effective altitude' in the cabin that's more like 6,000ft above sea level compared to the B777's 8,000 feet, this is similar to the B...

  • I'm flying China Southern to London and wanted to take advantage of the 72 hour visa waiver to spend time with a supplier near there and another contact at Shenzhen but also wanted to take the new fast train to Hong Kong to visit our regional distributor. But, can I leave China to go to HK and th...

  • I 'm now flying CX a bit around Asia and I'd say at half my flights from HK are in regional business class, although this include Cathay Dragon which uses the same seat for its own business class. Nothing really to complain about, as Brandon says the seat is a bit dated in terms of storage, or la...

  • I will admit to being a fan of Pam, ie diazepam or temazepam, which is available under prescription for insomnia. Diazepam is also known as valium of course. Very effective within 30 minutes.

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