• Here are some clarifications to a number of comments/questions.1) In NSW at least for the early part of hotel quarantine the food was supplied by the largest public hospital nearest that hotel - with that food supply (for the hospital et al) being outsourced some years ago to the private sector. ...

  • There is a need to clear up one important point.The bulk of international arrivals are FOREIGN nationals NOT Australian citizens nor Australian permanent residents (both groups with a large number of dual-Nationals within them btw).Under the so-called International border closure there are 3 grou...

  • It would help if the Federal Govt would actually tell the whole truth, and/or the media actually look into/vet what they pick-up & publish.There are three groups allowed into Australia by the Federal Govt however they are not talking about the largest of the three groups which make up to 70+%...

  • There are quite a few cargo only flights to/from Australia each day. On top of this Qatar saw the opportunity & took it to gain lucrative cargo business while the other airlines pulled out.To the US, there are daily flights SYD/HNL for a number of the global delivery services such as DHL.

  • You made a choice NOT to travel home via the US & to wait to use your business class credit (despite in May/June the Northwest US having amongst the lowest infection rates) - the Australian taxpayer should not need to support your personal choices.

  • After a bad experience in 2017 when the sim we purchased using Vodafone changed its Terms & Conditions mid-way through our month (not mentioned at Vodafone shop when we purchased it) so we had no access in Austria (not a typo - the place WITHOUT kangaroos).What do you recommend for 10-20GB da...

  • Advice on choosing luggage

    Mar 24, 2014, 06:08 PM

    One other thing, you can use your Coles/Myer card (effectively convert to cash) for buying petrol for car etc.In other words you're can substitute cash for it instead of forcing yourself to buy some travel luggage (nearly always over-priced) from a ColessMyer affiliate.  That said you may be...

  • Advice on choosing luggage

    Mar 24, 2014, 06:04 PM

      Yes spend on good quality small roller - many sites online (luggagedirect.com.au I've used with good results, especially clearance items).As only using once (or infrequently) then consider buying a collapsible large bag.  Occasionally Big W get them in (where I bought one about 7 year...