• Learn a couple of polite Japanese words. Sumimasen is probably the most useful, it can mean everything from excuse me, to sorry, to thank you.If you ask for something, end it with o-ne-gai-shi-masu (silent u). It's a polite form of please.

  • Fantastic spot, but Niseko has become overly crowded in the past few years.

  • Tips for staying trim on the road

    Sep 26, 2018, 04:20 PM

    It's tough when you have back to back business dinners. Especially in Asia where you can expect the host to stuff you to the gills. But if there are free days in between I try and go light. I find most supermarkets or cafes around the world have some form of light nutritious take-away meals, e.g....

  • Definitely a major improvement. I always questioned the logic behind putting in only one conveyor belt in international arrivals when it was originally built. I've been there when 2 flights were coming in at the same time because one flight was delayed, and it was chaos.Fingers crossed for an Qan...

  • Great news! The international security check can be a choke point sometimes. On earlier flights to Asia, sometimes passport security screening is not opened till quite late and there can be quite a long line of people waiting. You get more leisure flyers, who aren't as efficient going through sec...

  • Also PPS points are only earned on SQ premium cabins. There was one year where I made PPS but didn't actually technically reach Gold, however if you get PPS status, you automatically get Gold anyway. There are additional perks to PPS: you get a higher check in luggage allowance, you are allowed i...

  • I generally wear neat comfortable casual on board and don't change into sleepwear. But I think PJs/or t shirt shorts (and no not boxers) are fine, so long as you keep certain parts out of sight, taking into account that things shift while you are asleep. I've encountered one shirtless underpants ...

  • I'm one of the rare people who is very meh about the Lobster Thermidor. It is alright, I just find it a bit bland for my tastebuds. Indian Style Lamb Shank curry is pretty good, actually any of the curries really because they reheat really well. Peranakan Hokkein Mee Soup on occasion. Always Dim ...

  • Filthy tray tables

    Oct 15, 2018, 04:04 PM

    I always travel with wipes. Lesson learned from too many sticky trays. And yes, they aren't cleaned between flights, especially domestic.

  • I think the fact that you are even asking the question shows that you are considerate and aware of other PAX comfort. That indicates to me that you and your partner will be doing your best. I think that's all anyone can ask for. Babies cry, fact of life, but they can't help it. I've noticed most ...