• The only thing stopping Australia from doing this is money.About 85% of the operational costs for these facilities are paid by the host airport, not the US government. In addition, US-bound passengers need to be segregated from other international flights as they have effectively "entered" the U...

  • From SYD, AC via YVR is actually about half an hour quicker than QF11 via LAX because of the faster transit. They're running a 789 on the transcontinental flight now too, so no downgrade on that leg. The only catch is they land at EWR instead of JFK.

  • Agreed. Accor Platinum was the one hotel status that actually made me shift business and book directly with the hotel. I used to really enjoy my Sofitel stays, but since I lost Platinum I've booked whatever 5* hotel was most convenient on Hotels.com instead.

  • Qantas revamps A380 lounge

    Nov 02, 2017, 02:50 PM

    Great idea. Swiss has a curtain that lets them partition off the space around door 1L so F passengers can change without the lav acrobatics. It’s such a simple solution that I’m surprised no one else has done it.

  • The most elaborate kit I ever got was (believe it or not) in Global First on United.  The bag itself was a blue United-branded trifold shaving kit with a hook and multiple zippered compartments.  In addition to the standard toothbrush, toothpaste, lip balm, earplugs, eyeshade, and socks...

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