• While this hotel isn't quite 5 stars, I agree that having a self serve laundry is a great feature that I wish many more hotels would offer. There are some places where laundromats are particularly thin on the ground (China comes to mind) where such a facility would be a lifesaver.

  • Qantas, China Eastern JV set to fly

    Oct 26, 2015, 01:07 PM

    Most lounges in China tend to be pretty ordinary. The only one I've been impressed by is the new(ish) Air China lounge in PVG T2 International. 

  • I regualrly fly from China to MEL return and I've flown every time on SQ. Their prices are competitive with the mainland carriers, but they have a better schedule and better product on board, so it becomes a bit of a no brainer, in the end. While I'm here, could Chris or anyone else confim the p...

  • Air China flies daily to Melbourne

    Jan 29, 2015, 12:35 AM

    Agreed that SQ will still be a major player on the PEK-MEL route. But at least now there's another realistic *A option that's worth looking at. The forced overnight in PEK just made the old CA schedule so unappealing. I really used to like the old SQ803 that departed at 1:15 am because you could ...

  • Air China flies daily to Melbourne

    Jan 28, 2015, 03:43 PM

    Big fan of this news. The CA166 flight is much better for connections to other cities in China than the old CA178. With CA178, one would be lucky to connect to the last train on the Beijing Airpoirt Express, let alone any domestic flight connection. For this reason, I've flown SQ (3-4 flights dai...