• Yep agree, Q400's also have less fuel burn for when speed vs cost come into play on shorter routes where time isn't such an issue. Only problem I can see as a replacement to to the 717 or F100 jets is that airlines like the above the wing engines on these models as it reduces the chance of them s...

  • There is probably not enough demand from business travellers to justify a direct ULH flight to Miami with it being a predominantly leisure market and hence more price sensitive but according to Great Circle Mapper, the distance might not be a problem being around 240km further then the current Pe...

  • Looking at the visa requirements for Australian citizens wiki - Suriname is the only country remaining in South America which still requires a Visa before travel now that Brazil has changed their policy.

  • No problem. The Australian High Commission's announcement on their Facebook page actually had a link to the UK Govt official website. You can find the official announcement here on the Chancellor's Philip Hammond's Spring 2019 Statement: https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/spring-stateme...

  • Need to update the United Kingdom section. The Australian High Commission in the UK confirmed today that Australians will be able to use the e-gates at UK Airports and Eurostar Terminals from June 2019.

  • The AFR had a profile on Monday of the soon to retire CEO of Oil Search Ltd - Peter Botten and the article mentioned that he had 230,000 Lifetime Qantas Status Credits! Later in the article it also mentioned that he had taken 282 flights in 2018 alone. Both pretty amazing figures. To put it in pe...

  • Originally Posted by reeves35 Yes, you are charged at the point of entering the check-in area. I understand this is because the operator is transporting your luggage in the front carriage of the train, hence the charge. It's a great service. The Airlines actually pay for the privillage of in-tow...

  • Honestly it wouldn't be that hard to sneak into the Hong Kong station check-in area. Just follow someone else when they walk in. The closing barriers are quite wide for baggage and slow and security is minimal around that area.