• Be prepared to be questioned for an hour at check-in by staff, especially if your passport shows that you have been to Muslim countries in the past.If you often do international mile runs, expect questions like "why do you travel there alone?" "how much did it cost?" "why do you have so much mile...

  • Just by reading the comments you can tell "Aussies don't want to fly Chinese carriers, Chinese don't want to fly Aus carriers." Which side has more people? There is your answer.

  • Sad but good move, hopefully. 1, Unrest city. 2, Troubled HK Airlines, axing North America routes next year.3, Troubled Hainan Group. Lending out new A350s. Over capacity on wide bodies.4, More and more direct flights from Aus to smaller cities in China.Too many reasons to let go HK.

  • I give my PJs and amenity kits away to people who re-blog my social media posts about flight experiences. I guess that's why I'm not on SQ a lot.

  • HNA Group Hainan Airline's wide body jets are over its capacity. So many A330 and B787 only fly one return domestic trip in China each day, then parked to collect dust. Just 2 aircrafts from them would really lift VA in the game.

  • Sichuan Airlines

    May 14, 2019, 12:05 PM

    Originally Posted by lind26 Originally Posted by Jason526 As my hometown is in Chengdu, I've always taken Sichuan Airlines between Melbourne and Chengdu. The biggest advantage of course is the 10.5-hour direct flight comparing to a 14-hour stopover.I have seen the improvement on hardware from d...

  • Sichuan Airlines

    May 10, 2019, 02:58 PM

    As my hometown is in Chengdu, I've always taken Sichuan Airlines between Melbourne and Chengdu. The biggest advantage of course is the 10.5-hour direct flight comparing to a 14-hour stopover.I have seen the improvement on hardware from day 1 of operation. At beginning A330-200 was used. Business ...

  • Sichuan Airlines is my choice of going home to Chengdu. Business class on A330 is 2-2-2 layout. Not full flat bed! Only angle lie flat.They use QF business class lounge at MEL.With $2k ticket price, don't expect QR service or amenities. Get on, eat, sleep, wake up, eat, and land.