• Forget Emirates. Because of their alliance with Qantas, their frequent flyer program has gone from one of the world's best to one of the world's worst.

  • Watching the news a couple of days ago really gave me a laugh - a woman said "I've never been able to use my points when I want" - well hello! That was never the idea of frequent flyer programmes anyhow. It was supposed to be a way for airlines to get rid of unsold inventory. I've never had any p...

  • As a regular on the 63/64 it will be sad to see the 747 go. In fact the nice roomy 747 business class cabin was one of the only things stopping me from switching my loyalty to United.

  • That used to be one of the biggest annoyances with the Emirates car service. I always had to pay an extra $50 cash to the driver to do the extra 5km to palm beach.

  • It's good to hear, but the current seats J on the UA 789 are quite adequate, especially when you compare them to the QF offering from SYD-SFO. Overall UA are pretty good but where they could really lift their game are in areas that don't cost anything such as:- Regularly cleaning the toilets on t...

  • United 777-300 for SFO-SYD

    Sep 21, 2019, 12:38 PM

    Delighted that UA are upgrading their equipment to a 777-300 on the SFO to SYD sector with the new Polaris business seat and premium economy. Does anybody know if this is just seasonal over the northern winter or will it be permanent?

  • It is better than Qatar airways where I got a free in-flight internet voucher when there was no signal for the whole flight and an iPad full of Arabic movies.

  • It's not just Hiltons in the US which are run down and old. Marriott, Sheraton, Hyatt, Crowne Plaza etc are pretty ordinary also. I think it's because most of them were built in the 50s and 60s and there is only so much you can do to these types of properties to keep them up to date. In saying th...

  • I've seen people sleep in every imaginable attire over the years. Recently I even saw someone strip down to nothing but a pair of boxers in a Qsuite. There is only one thing I would politely suggest and that is for guys to wear briefs under what they are wearing whether it's pyjamas, footy shorts...

  • Amex Centurion invitation

    Nov 16, 2018, 05:35 AM

    I had an invitation a few years ago. I definitely don't have a net worth of $16m but do spend over $250k/year. I declined it because it was hard to see the value in the $10k sign up fee and $5k annual fee based on my travel and lifestyle habits at the time. It really only would be suitable for pe...