• And in even earlier days, BOM was a stop for QF flights to and from Europe.

  • I really love Hong Kong and Cathay Pacific and particularly the HKG First lounges, but right now I'd be wary about your option of '8 hours to leave the airport and enjoy dinner in downtown Hong Kong'. Things have been a bit chaotic, demonstrators have trashed MTR stations, and friends have encoun...

  • Marriott comes to Canberra

    Sep 02, 2019, 09:15 AM

    Yes, the 'revamp' jarred with me as well! A revamp of the site perhaps, but I don't think you'd usually say that when starting again from scratch. Will be good when this project is finished and we might get a period without Mort and Lonsdale Streets being blocked by construction!

  • Staff travel: who 'owns' the points?

    Apr 02, 2019, 11:10 AM

    Yes. Many years ago points accruals from official travel were meant to be used only for official travel. Obviously difficult to police and very difficult to redeem for business travel which is often at short notice. A few years ago, negotiation of whole-of-government travel contracts involved agr...

  • Road test: Alfa Romeo Stelvio Ti

    Feb 28, 2019, 03:44 PM

    Drove the diesel version around Italy for a few days last northern summer. Very impressive handling for a SUV form-factor. Would never spend that much money on a car.

  • Originally Posted by jefflu88 Thanks guys for the responses.I gave Qantas a call who advised bags go straight through as it's on the same ticket (booked through Qantas) and they have interline as OW partners - spoke to 2 agents on 2 different phone calls. I'm still somewhat unsure on this...

  • Salt and pepper squid is also off the menu in the Canberra Chairman's Lounge at the moment. Apparently waiting for a new deep fryer.

  • Originally Posted by whoppersandwich The idea of northern JQ hubs has resurfaced recently. JQ could easily operate A321LR flights from DRW and CNS to all those destinations bar HNL. Some services, such as DPS and SIN wouldn’t require the stopover and thus could be offered as a non-stop op...

  • Booking with S7 Airlines website

    Mar 18, 2019, 11:50 AM

    Thanks to all for the responses.

  • Booking with S7 Airlines website

    Mar 17, 2019, 01:03 PM

    I'm planning to book a couple of business class tickets from Sydney to Vladivostok later this year. Searches have thrown up well-priced and well-timed options with CX and S7 via HKG. The cheapest advertised fare is available from the S7 Airlines website with payment in rubles. Has anyone had any ...