• The Mackay lounge closing due to "low visitation" is a nonsense. I visited the lounge a few times a month for years pre COVID-19, and you were often lucky to find a seat if you didn't arrive as soon as the doors opened. Many of the pax ex Mackay are FIFO and mine support folk, most of whom hold s...

  • XWu,Leaving most of your comments aside, I have to raise your comparison with fruit picker accommodation in Australia Vs the worker dormitory accommodation in Singapore, and how these workers, in general, are treated.It's traditional in rural communities in Australia for workers to be accommodate...

  • Very good article.At the risk of being flamed by fellow readers, Singapore has “reaped what it's sown”.I'm now in hotel quarantine having returned from Singapore on SQ211 on Tuesday last week. I usually split my time between SG and Australia on an equal basis. I can reside in Singapore on the bas...

  • PERflyer,See my post above. The overwhelming majority of cases here in Singapore are and always have been in the now quarantined migrant worker population, not the general population.I'm no Singapore Government fanboy (also see my post), but the perception that the disease is rife here within the...

  • Grannular,All but a small handful of these daily announced cases are within the migrant worker community here in Singapore, who are all quarantined in their dormitory facilities, or other locations, away from the general population. Last week saw one day of zero cases, and in most recent days the...

  • Manila, Philippines

    Sep 02, 2017, 12:23 PM

    I'm in MNL right now, having arrived yesterday (thankfully a holiday here and virtually no traffic). I always stay in Makati and concur with the earlier poster that travel times are variable depending on the traffic. I arrived into T1 yesterday and took a Grab car into Makati. P179 (AUD$4-50). It...

  • Unfortunately, no PJ's in business on SQ but, if there is a first cabin in the aircraft that you're on, it can't hurt to ask for a set. I've been lucky on this score once, but have been knocked back numerous times. I've kept the sets that I've received whilst travelling in first, as they are of q...

  • PAL Question Hi all.

    Sep 23, 2014, 05:32 PM

    PAL QuestionHi all. I'm flying SYD - MNL on PAL soon on one of their A340-300's, in J. Based on what I've noted on Flightaware, the aircraft are mostly ex Iberia that PAL have acquired in the past year or so. Is anyone able to shed any light on the J fit out / AVOD experience? I've checked, and t...

  • Should add - the minimum amount was $395, which makes the overall cost of the flight (including the VA flight from MKY - BNE) around $950

  • Just as an update - both my business partner & I bid the minimum amount (and didn't increase our offer), and both of us have been offered J seats - happy days !!!