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  • BA is probably going to be easiest if you are based in London. If you can somehow swing it, Finnair is the other European based OW airline worthy of consideration. Qatar may be a stretch if your trips don’t involve Asia/Africa/ME. Virgin is your other option. There are no UK-based SA airlin...

  • TechTip: eSim

    Dec 20, 2021, 09:32 PM

    The eSim is in parallel with your Australian physical sim and has no effect on it. So you can choose to turn off the Aussie sim, or keep it on for calls and SMS only. Most eSim only give you data, which is pretty much all I need on leisure trips. However, I noticed that my eSim in Thailand also g...

  • TechTip: eSim

    Dec 16, 2021, 10:36 PM

    Ever since I got my first eSim-capable smartphone (iPhone XR), it has been a game changer for travel without the dreaded sim card roulette. eSim is a digital sim that sits virtually alongside your physical/plastic sim card. iPhone have had the eSim functionality since the X series; Google Pixel 2...

  • Layover in Singapore (not transit)

    Dec 16, 2021, 10:14 PM

    The Singapore stopover is dead for the foreseeable future. It's not worth the hassle, uncertainty and cost. Even transit through SIN is tricky with multiple (often conflicting) rules on allowed origin/destination, approved airlines and itineraries, VTL status (whatever that means now with omicron...

  • There are so many conflicting reports online about the Changi transit maze. With SQ spinning the story to make you only fly with them, not sure who to believe. I would be interested to hear from anyone who has actually managed to transit to a non-VTL country via Changi.

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