• @OzGlobal Sure, but you're conveniently ignoring the fact that the Paris to Marseille TGV passes through Lyon.

  • @OzGlobal Yes and no.The problem with comparing Australia against France et al is that all these countries pack far more people into much less land, so their dense population centres are all relatively close to each other. We do not have anything approaching this level of density in Australia, so...

  • I make it a point to remove all stickers as soon as I arrive at my destination, as I used to travel around Asia a lot on AirAsia in the noughties growing up and they used to stick their tags directly on the handle (without the loose looping proper airlines' tags use), which got really sticky if n...

  • Standard in Singapore and Malaysia.

  • Review: The Sebel Melbourne Docklands

    Sep 14, 2018, 09:32 AM

    Great review, Chris! You're spot-on about the dire lack of supermarket availability nearby—however, there's a full Coles on the other side of Southern Cross station (Spencer St near Lonsdale St), which is stretching 'walking distance', but manageable if you're returning from work and/or me...

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  • Qantas contact centre hold times

    Jan 29, 2020, 12:07 PM

    Text them. It's so much better. I've literally had my flights reshuffled via SMS during weather-induced irrops over SYD, texted comfortably from my hotel room bed.

  • While I've never flown UL and therefore can't comment on their product, I'm of the view that you can do a lot worse than MH: that is, as long as you're not on one of their ghastly India to KUL red-eye flights on 73H equipment, which are for some of their routes their only service; the seat is ade...

  • Wait, people actually use the Q bag tags to check bags in and not just as status-flashing ornamentation on their backpacks and briefcases?

  • Barramundi, hands down.

  • Jetstar to fly to Sri Lanka?

    Jul 16, 2019, 10:51 AM

    Originally Posted by John Phelan Almost certainly would be ex-SIN on 3K, on A320 equipment. Can't see a sufficiently large market for a direct flight ex-Australia on a B787. Agreed, although the timing will be difficult, as it is impossible offer short connections through Singapore to and from A...

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