• Whilst Emirates doesn't come near $5k many other carriers across Asia do...EVA Air (from Brisbane) is a little under $5k even in peak. Hainan (again from Brisbane) does off peak $3.5k to Europe in Business. Never tried their long haul business, only short haul economy (but on the same A330's they...

  • Some initial searching from Dubai to Brisbane or Sydney (return business class in November) shows a ~$800 saving (off what is a $8000 roundtrip ticket).The same dates either Sydney or Brisbane-Dubai didn't show anything in the new special class.Closer to Dubai, the saving vary... flights to Musca...

  • Um... might want to get your facts right.TSA Precheck and Global Entry are two very different things. However Global Entry comes with Pre Check access.Global Entry is only for faster processing when arriving into the US on any airline (or at select land, rail and sea ports). Airlines have nothing...

  • This is all well and good having flat beds on the shortest flights however most of the "shortest flights" (less than 2 hours from Singapore) are slated to be moved to Scoot over the next 24 months. This is already making it harder to book flights and has resulted in a loss of status benefits on s...

  • Review: Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

    May 30, 2019, 11:10 AM

    Regarding the pool... James is probably confusing it with the observation deck which is free for hotel guests but around $20 for the public. The pool still remains for hotel guests only.   They keep getting stricter and stricter about it as well. Originally when it opened I think they so...

  • I've contacted Singapore Airlines via social media and they've confirmed that velocity gold/platinums will get access to the T3 temporary lounge.

  • There is a process you can go through to access your passenger movement history.You need to google "Movement Records Australian Border Force"Form 1359 is what you're looking for and can be submitted by email in exchange for an extract showing your exact movements in and out of Australia.

  • I believe that VA Gold/Platinum will get access but I guess we'll find out soon. Website indicates that those currently eligible will automatically get access to the temporary lounge.Previously when SQ temporarily shuts their lounges they've had an agreement and VA status holders have been includ...

  • Jetstar to fly to Sri Lanka?

    Jul 15, 2019, 06:55 PM

    So the source was the Daily News Sri Lanka who was apparently quoting the Australian High Commissioner.What isn't very clear is if it'll be 787 flights to SYD/MEL or 3K (Jetstar Asia) services from Singapore. The second is more likely but you never know.Regarding the direct Sydney flights with Sr...

  • Krisflyer on Virgin Australia

    Jun 17, 2019, 03:35 PM

    One big disadvantage - you can't earn status.Similar to Qantas, Krisflyer is made up on two components; Miles (similar to QF points) and Elite Miles (similar to QF Status credits).On Virgin Australia flights (with a VA flight number) you only earn miles so in the long run it's impossible to earn ...