• Why don't you just say: “eat the rich. I'm a full-blown socialist?” Because that's what you sound like. My point is that mindless travel is a symptom of rampant consumerism. It's not good for people's keeping up with the Joneses mentality or good for the planet. I hope that more considered attitu...

  • I'm hoping, and praying, that the impending demise of many airlines helps bring about the end of the era of mindless travel - people using cheap fares pushed by airlines to travel for no good or very trivial reasons. It drives down standards right across the board and includes cynical Airline tac...

  • Call me old-fashioned - or just old - but I've seen three iterations of this hotel. When I first saw Raffles in the early 1990s it was just before a makeover and the place frankly needed it: the stuccoed exterior walls were streaked with the marks of damp and mould and humidity that afflict so ma...

  • Oh no, I don't like this at all. Looks pokey and cramped. And why should solo travellers be bunged in the middle seats where they don't have a window view? I also think the decor looks "Cheena" - a term that many Singaporeans will know...

  • Ain't that the truth, as AT observes above, of having to adjust? This is a cynical cost-cutting move that doesn't fool anyone. Mind you, the culinary offerings on Fiji Airways are decidedly below par anyway. On AKL-NAN-AKL Economy flights not so long ago I was offered a barely edible pasta and fr...

  • Off-topic sort of... I LOVE my Qatar Airways jammies gvien to me in two Business Class sectors form AKL-DOH-CDG. They are White Company brand and fit really well (XXL size) I don't wear jammies while on planes but they are great for loungewear at home. Lovely soft jersey cotton-type fabric, well...

  • Qatar QSuite - Seat Map Change

    Nov 27, 2017, 04:28 PM

    You should enjoy the "upgrade" to Qsuite 1K. I did 4J Doha-Paris on 16 Ocotber - very enjoyable experience. See my review-type comment re a 20 June post about Quites being introduced to the USA...

  • YES! re Auckland domestic being Third-World. God, what an old shocker it is with its creaky floors and painted ply walls. I remember it from when it started out as a former cargo shed in the late 1960s that was turned into the international terminal (that's how old that building is!). The cheapsk...