Oct 23, 2023, 04:31 PM
I'm actually surprised that they lasted this long.It didn't help that their CEO was arrested in March for 'market manipulation' offences - and HCM to London route was very quietly dropped in mid October. They have also allegedly been tardy on paying staff and some pilots have been waiting for mor...
Oct 14, 2023, 09:42 AM
Great article, ChrisLove it or hate it - one thing is assured - the building's exterior is iconic and in time, will garner international praise similar to that of the Sydney Opera House. I am somewhat critical of the manner in which Marriott has bastardized the ethos of W and the Sheraton b...
Oct 14, 2023, 09:25 AM
Yeah, no, nah - not doing it for me, design-wise. JMO (Just my opinion).The pics certainly don't look inspiring - or even remotely 'aspirational'. The lead photograph looks akin to a 1950's Greyhound waiting room print ad. Pic 2 has overtures of the 1970's Saarinen TWA terminal at JFK. Beautiful ...
Oct 03, 2023, 10:17 AM
Hardware - unquestionably a superior seat / bed combination and the little extras such as wireless charging and screens, speakers, wardrobe etc will position JAL as one of the - if not the best - First / Business classes in the market. But oooh - SOFT product seems to have been forgott...
Sep 12, 2023, 12:03 PM
Kudos to Matt for his lamb dish ... but 'grilled lettuce' ??? Seriously ? I couldn't - in my wildest dreams - consider that as anything tasteful, let alone visually attractive. Experimental it may be, but it would simply be something pushed to the side and left on the plate, IMO.
Oct 24, 2023, 12:26 PM
It has just been announced that Akbar Al Baker is leaving the CEO position (and the airline) effective 05 November, 2023. No comment from AAB included in the statement from Qatar Airways, which makes this even more interesting.AAB has certainly been a controversial leader but there is absolutely ...
Oct 02, 2023, 10:19 AM
Originally Posted by WSQplat I hope they don't, otherwise it's highly likely that we'll see a repeat of the current Qatar-Qantas-Virgin dispute.SriLankan airlines is a member of the oneworld airline alliance, and its de-facto assigned partner in Australia is Qantas. Should this rumoured Sri Lank...
Sep 27, 2023, 10:44 AM
Not much different to the advice given by the Australian Government regarding travel to the USA, actually. Mexico's second largest city by population is Guadalajara. Over the past 3 years, I have visited this city 5 times and spent an average of 2 weeks in this destination at a time (I'm directly...
Jun 17, 2023, 05:45 PM
Just spent 5 weeks in the USA and entered and left - internationally - via LAX, which I haven't been through in 4 years.My arrival time on Fiji Airways from SYD/NAN into LAX was at 2pm in the afternoon. Including luggage collection and CBP it took approximately 45-50 minutes to exit the terminal....
Feb 22, 2023, 10:17 AM
@XWu,I can agree with your (Point 3) comment on 'limited border control space' (it is, after all, on-call). However, I cannot accept your assertion of 'limited experience in Newcastle'. Yes, it is an outlier regional destination BUT from the point of a serious incident, you do realize that NTL is...