• Etihad closes Style & Shave salons

    Feb 05, 2018, 06:11 PM

    I am flying through Abu Dhabi on Friday. As a time poor VA plat I was planning on getting a haircut and shave in the lounge during my layover. The decline of EY reminds me of what I saw when flying TG to Europe. 10+ years ago they had decent planes, good service and nice lounges in BKK. Over t...

  • Travel tip for Amazon deliveries

    Oct 16, 2017, 10:27 PM

    These days I always contact the hotel before ordering anything. Increasingly hotels in the US operate out sourced mail rooms which are courier shop fronts located in the hotel. They charge high handling fees. I've been finding they start at 5USD for a padded bag and go up from there. As they are ...

  • Today SQ announced that KrisFlyer members can now earn and burn miles on AS flights. This provides an indirect option for Velocity members on the former VX routes after April.

  • Virgin goes daily on MEL-HKG

    Sep 07, 2017, 10:45 PM

    Business Traveller is reporting that HX will launch new services from HKG to LHR, SFO and NYC using their new A350s. I'm sure HX would be happy to take the feeder traffic from VA for that route.

  • Never heard of circle mapper. I've been using webflyer's milage calculator for years. It doesn't have the maps, but it does one job and does it well.

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