• You mention the Emirates lounge in Auckland. Do Emirates now have a lounge in Christchurch, or are Emirates planning to restart flights from Auckland to Australia?

  • The world's best new ski hotels

    Oct 28, 2018, 09:05 PM

    The Josie looks great, and it's as close to the base station of Red Mountain as you can get, and much more impressive than existing accommodation. But if I was going there I'd just ski Red every day. Driving several hours and hundreds of kilometres to Revelstoke or Kicking Horse is not what I'd c...

  • Tips for staying trim on the road

    Sep 26, 2018, 08:31 AM

    Make sure you've got good shoes... If the shoes you wear while working leave your feet feeling tired, it's time for an upgrade. If I have sore feet at the end of the day then I just want to sit down. Getting shoes I can wear to work that are still comfortable after 10,000+ steps made a huge diffe...

  • Good point on the double dip of loyalty points Chris. I got lucky in a slightly different way. I'd booked a flight to Canada with Qantas during a double status credits promotion. The return was delayed and when I was finally re-booked they put me in the last available seats which ended up being t...

  • The world's ten best road trips

    May 30, 2018, 09:20 AM

    At only 20km I don't think it would matter what car I was in for the "road trip" from Nice to Monte Carlo. My commute is longer!

  • Some Bellroy wallets have a coin pouch.

  • Bellroy's excellent High Line wallet fits taller notes and RRP is $100.

  • Choice also did a comparison recently and recommended Australian Seniors and American Express Travel Ultimate. They also rated the insurance that comes with the Macquarie Bank credit cards very highly as well, and that even includes one of Macquarie's no annual fee credit cards. Compared to Finde...

  • When I was there on a Friday afternoon a few weeks ago, it was much more crowded than I'm used to. I couldn't find a seat without having to share a table, and I couldn't get one near a power point. The food service seemed to be much the same as usual though the bar/coffee was slow. However Melbou...

  • You can earn KrisFlyer points if you're flying J on Air New Zealand.If you want to credit the two sectors to different programs, you can leave the points details blank and then make separate retrospective points claims, or you could leave the booking with the Velocity number and then request that...