• Flying SQ through Changi first class we had a choice of Krug or Dom Perignon in the private lounge and in the suites on board. Tough choice! (We had both - couldn’t choose between those two)

  • Mar 14, 2018, 04:04 PM

    I have found that the main problem with bank issued cards (not the AMEX issued cards - I have a couple of those) is the restrictive and inflexible income proof requirements for a personal card. They will only accept payslips (useless for self employed) or ATO notices of assessment but as anyone k...

  • I have just come back from NZ where we bought an item for $1200 NZ (between 2 of us less than our $900 each so no need to declare and we didn't have anything else other than the obligatory L&P chocolate) - upon departing NZ asked how we can get the NZ GST back - ah nope! there is no GST refun...

  • The world's best airplane bars

    May 12, 2017, 02:35 PM

    I have enjoyed both the "old" VA one on the 777 and the EK one so cant comment on the others. Loved both of them, on a long haul flight it is a reason to get up and walk around and I actually prefer standing sometimes to break up the hours of sitting. Bit difficult to walk around the cabin drink ...

  • I would still go via DXB, love the Dubai connect service and usually make sure I have enough time between flights to get that ground experience, nice sleep in a real bed before the short hop to LHR or elsewhere in Europe the next morning. Also never go direct when I can connect in that endless ch...

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