Gas & Bloating on flights

"Originally Posted by Ross Take charcoal tablets. Note that charcoal can absorb other medications rendering them less effective. A safer option for those on medicines is simethicone - sold as 'De-gas'. "

1 week, 2 days ago

Gift ideas for international colleagues

"Originally Posted by VZ1_60 here's a thought - maybe some small electronic items - thumb drives, storage disc, mouse, earphones, Last edited by VZ1_60 at Mar 15, 2019, 02.47 PM.Thanks for the suggestion, but I find that Asian countries have a much greater range of these products."

1 week, 3 days ago

Gift ideas for international colleagues

"Originally Posted by CBRQF I have been doing a bit of work in SE Asia recently, facilitating workshops and the like. I used to take Tim Tams but found they weren't that popular. On a recent trip I took a few party packs of Fredo Fogs. They went down very well. But for gifts I usually take some l..."

1 week, 3 days ago

Gift ideas for international colleagues

"Originally Posted by mspcooper My usual gifts are Tim Tams, Hand crafted Boomerangs, Koala stuffed toys, Kangaroo stuffed toys. Boomerang was the most appreciated one followed by Tim Tams. I have given Tim Tams to Americans, and those new malt flavoured versions are to die for, but I do find tho..."

1 week, 3 days ago

Gift ideas for international colleagues

"Originally Posted by patrickk I give elegantly carved ‘buttons’ (about 150mm in diameter) of Australian fauna by a Victorian craft group called Buttonworks. They also do coasters in the same way. Well within your price range and they work in all cultures and are a lasting gift that..."

1 week, 4 days ago

Gift ideas for international colleagues

"Dear all, as many of you know, it is usual to give presents to colleagues, especially when traveling to Asia.In the past I have given wine, books, and Australian chocolates. The problem with wine is the weight and the limited amount that can be taken to some countries. I have also seen bags comin..."

1 week, 5 days ago

Virgin Australia A330 Business Class is getting even better...

"Have done the Perth route and the HK route many times on the 330s. The product is simply a delight. Six more of these trips this year and looking forward to each one."

2 weeks ago

Singapore Airlines first class menu - Sydney to Singapore

"There are a lot more options then this, did you ask to load more in the system? For my upcoming first class flight on the same leg, I went for the healthy option and selected the following: BREAKFAST : Book The Cook - Toasted multigrain bread LUNCH : Book The Cook - Wholesome vegetarian tagine..."

2 weeks, 2 days ago

Qantas Boeing 737 business class toilet 'invasion' by economy passengers

"Which is why I fly Virgin. No one crosses the white rope!"

3 weeks, 3 days ago

VA6 (Los Angeles to Brisbane), daytime flight: sleeps suits or not?

"Only in business, but yes they are always offered. The sizes are very big and so opt for a smaller size than you normally would have. I have to say that the latest batch are quite durable, not like so many other PJs from airlines that warp and shrink the first time they are used. "

1 month, 2 days ago

Left item on VA domestic flight

"Lucky you. I left a pair of noise cancelling head phones onboard once. Never seen again..."

1 month, 1 week, 2 days ago

Virgin Australia VA23 Melbourne-LA is 60% empty!

"VA1 is so full, it is often best going via Melbourne from Sydney to LAX in order to score an upgrade."

1 month, 2 weeks, 6 days ago

Difference between Hilton in Australia and USA

"In my opinion, this is normal for the US where the quality of the hotels are some of the lowest in the world. I recently stayed in a Sheraton in Denver and it was awful. The rooms were aged, dark brown and depressing, and the food awful. The two previous Sheratons (Singapore & the Maldives) t..."

1 month, 4 weeks, 2 days ago

Velocity Gold Status - 60,000 points?

"Would I spend 60K to maintain Gold? Depends on how much traveling I had over the next status year. If I had lots, then I would want access to the lounges and shorter queues. If I had little travel, then probably not."

2 months, 2 weeks, 3 days ago

Brisbane Transit Time

"I have had to do this in the past and had a 1:30 gap, but it was tight as security was so slow (in spite of the priority lane). Had no time in the lounge and had to board immediately. My least favourite airport in Australia... to change between Domestic and International. "

3 months, 1 week ago
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