• Even the Collins Aerospace article on their new seats doesn't disclose length, but I agree it's unthinkable Finnair would install less than 190cms.  The other area not mentioned is the significant weight saving by removing all the structure and mechanicals of electric recline and massage fea...

  • I've just been in protracted and unsatisfying discussions with QF about my P status lapsing as I was a little short on the anniversary (while overseas on a QF ticket).

  • Feb 20, 2019, 05:50 PM

    Interesting - this thread prompted me to check pricing for a SYD_SFO_SYD trip for 2 in J in April. I booked last August under a DSC promotion and glad I did. Current pricing is 50% higher than August last year and no SFO_SYD direct seats available. As always - there is a trade off between stat...

  • I paid on Mastercard Black for some accommodation in Portugal last month - the AUD offer on the terminal was $1,234 but I wisely opted for the EUR rate quoted, and the conversion on my statement this month came to AUD936. The difference is staggering and a real warning to everyone.

  • Review:

    Sep 07, 2018, 05:35 PM

    David - thanks for taking the time to respond to my question, it's both helpful and appreciated.

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  • Japan entry

    Jul 13, 2022, 03:19 PM

    Not sure what Japan is playing at but my trip next week sure looks like a cancel unless they suddenly admit individual tourists. Anybody have any good inside info?

  • As usual it pays to read the T&Cs:International (return flights only): 15% off First (F, A) 20% off Business (J, C, D) 10% off Business (I) 10% off Premium Economy (W,R,T) 10% off Economy (excluding E) Domestic: 20% off all fares (excluding E) Pricing is always hard to tra...

  • Luggage - Hard vs Soft Case

    May 09, 2018, 06:21 PM

    Samsonite seem to own just about everybody these days. I started using American Tourister when I lived in Japan and my favourite is a hard shell 4-wheeler which survives the baggage handlers well. The inside zipped compartment keeps all my clothes neatly folded and the other half takes shoes, t...

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