• It has not been canned. The trials have been placed on hold due to an adverse reaction in ONE person. They are following standard practice, and don’t even know yet if it’s the vaccine or something else unrelated. This happens frequently in vaccine and medication trials and does not me...

  • Oh definitely agree with you, but I think the reason the swine flu vaccine was quick was because it was virtually the same strain as Spanish flu, so wasn’t like starting the research all over again. Interestingly, when swine flu occurred in 2009, most people over the age of about 85-90 were...

  • Swine flu and the Spanish flu are the same thing - they are both the H1N1 strain of Influenza type A: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Influenza_A_virus_subtype_H1N1

  • Exactly! Pretty much Business Class is now the new First Class and Premium Economy is the new Business, especially with airlines removing First in many cases. Even Premium economy these days is more than the original Business class with larger seats and better food, for most international airline...

  • Yep as Chris said go online and select the "Use points for charges" option. It will say at the top of the screen "1000 points = $10" instead of the usualy $5. In fact, it actually gives you marginally more than that, as it rounds down the dollar value on each transaction to the nearest dollar, re...

  • They effectively are valued based on the price of a seat they can be used to redeem. Forgetting taxes for the example, if you use 8,000 points to redeem for a MEL-SYD flight costing $250 at the time of redemption, they're 'worth' 3.1c per point. If that flight post-COVID is suddenly only $150 bec...

  • AMEX Centurion Card invitation

    Jun 24, 2019, 02:54 PM

    Check the travel insurance terms carefully on Platinum. Last time I checked it covers the primary cardholder only and spouse/children only travelling with them. On Centurion though, my partner is covered when travelling alone on the supplementary Centurion card with Centurion insurance, and anoth...

  • +1 vote for the facial

  • The lockers are not ideal - it would mean either I have to store bags at domestic, then pick up in the morning and head to international, or alternatively take them over and store at international the night before. Either way that will add at least 30 minutes or more either side. Might have to b...

  • Damn, I was hoping they would be stored at the airport as one of them will be a large ski bag. I don't know why they consider it a stopover - I booked it as a connecting flight (ie. using the return flight option, not multi-city option) - it's not my fault it happens to be an 11 hour connection!...