• UK has the Registered Traveler program (https://www.gov.uk/registered-traveller) for frequent travelers.  I have been using this for almsot 2 years and you can use the autoamted gates where avaible.  Otherwise you can join the EU/UK queue. 

  • I think it was b/w $30-$40.  Nothing on my CC statement yet.

  • I flew the inagural flight LAX-MEL today.  There are quite a few good thigns about this flight. So far this seems to be the only flight accross the pacific with working internet connectivity from Melbourne or Sydney.  It worked when I needed it. On the bad side the new J seats are awf...

  • I must be a grasshopper.  Only manage around 800,000km a year in flights.  My most important habits are: 1.) Pack light then remove the non-essentials.  That extra few kilos will matter when hiking across airports like Heathrow and LAX.  2.) Why spend time in the lounge if y...

  • Remember this is he same man who went on Sky News during the QF shutdown weekend and said the most economically sensible option is for the government to buy QF for around $23B and run it as a public service.  No wonder he is a ex-economist now looking for a job. Seriously these are he two b...

  • Hi,   I find the Aus Amex Platinum very good value for my usage.  The biggest value for me is in hassle free  travel insurance.  I travel round the world at least once a month and at least once  a year my bags are delayed 1-2 days due to missed connections, flight lo...

  • Hi Ben,  I have been travelling with a TrendNet Travel Router for about 2-3 years now.  Works great.  I set up a local secured WI-FI network using this and all my devices are configured to access that network.  For work I normally travel with 2 laptops, 2 phones and a iPad so ...