Is the Boeing 737 MAX safe?

"737 MAX: 370 aircraft in service; 2 crashes in 5 months, with loss of all aboard, in similar circumstance.737 NG: ~5,000 aircraft in service: hasn't had a crash resulting in loss of all aboard since 2016, and that was in poor weather.The numbers kind of speak for themselves to say this is absolut..."

6 days, 10 hours ago

Qantas Finally Cancels Remaining Airbus A380s

"Originally Posted by Zulu Airbus A380. Lovely aircraft for passengers for long haul. Boeing 787 the opposite. The Boeing 777x is interesting. Wider cabin that 787. But not currently in service. Airbus A350 would be best for long haul I doubt the 777x is anything to look forward to for people in ..."

1 month, 1 week, 5 days ago

Hawaiian Airlines - Velocity Platinum

"This question and the answer piqued my curiosity. It seems Hawaiian doesn't provide anything for Velocity members. The lounges you can access when flying on the VA codeshare are not Hawaiian's lounges, they are The House in Sydney (Virgin's lounge) and the Delta Skylounge in Honolulu ... which su..."

1 month, 3 weeks, 2 days ago

Difference between Hilton in Australia and USA

"Hilton has so many more properties in the US, and so many more brands to differentiate itself ... Waldorf Astoria, Conrad, Hilton, DoubleTree, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton Inn, Embassy Suites, Homewood Suites etc etc etc.But also, given the sheer number of hotels in the US, perhaps some of their ol..."

2 months, 1 day ago

No pancake machine at the Sydney international business lounge

"Originally Posted by btaus Must be Qantas is now seriously planning on renovating the lounge and adding live cooking station, completed with Neil Perry-designed breakfast menu (think fresh kitchen-made pancakes like in the first lounge), therefore, they are getting rid of those machines. I deman..."

3 months, 2 weeks, 6 days ago

Uber drivers cancelling shorter trips out of the airport

"Originally Posted by Fred888 Frankly I don't know why people are complaining about this. THAT is the risk you take if you want to take an unregulated service like Uber that pays its drivers peanuts.. There internal rules mean zero as you cannot enforce them. With taxi drivers, they are regulated..."

3 months, 2 weeks, 6 days ago

Qantas business class to San Francisco: not impressed

"Originally Posted by PCHammond I find it interesting how when someone complains about the lack of premium service in business class on a website that is orientated toward premium travel, some people feel the need to berate them for not getting what they paid for. Clearly the OP is emotional, as ..."

3 months, 2 weeks, 6 days ago

Reasons to not fly business?

"The only reason is $$$$!Otherwise going back to long haul economy is hell!"

3 months, 3 weeks, 5 days ago

TV shows to 'binge view' during flights

"Thankfully Netflix now allows downloading... I just binged the last season of House of Cards ... very confusing, disjointed and somewhat a let down compared to prior seasons ... but good to get it down!"

4 months, 3 days ago

The House (Melbourne) - an improvement

"I wonder if having VA jump in has meant a sharing of the costs and thus an increase in service? Hopefully a financially sensible arrangement for both airlines plus a win for customers.Visited the House in Sydney on Thursday evening, reasonably small compared to the Air NZ lounge, but much more qu..."

4 months, 3 days ago

Chance of a Virgin Australia international lounge

"Given their cash flow position, I doubt adding extra lounges is high on the list of priorities unless it is a real cost saver compared with using their partners lounges. Surely if they have capital to spend it would be on something more profit generating like aircraft - especially since their maj..."

5 months, 3 weeks, 3 days ago

San Francisco BART

"SF is a beautiful city ... however its homeless and drug addict problems are well beyond anything I've ever experienced in Australia or even elsewhere in the US."

6 months, 1 week, 1 day ago

Long haul J award booking on SIA with Velocity - use Velocity direct, or convert to KrisFlyer?

"Originally Posted by ChrisCh If booking SQ flights is the main ongoing 'goal' of how you spend your points, it might be worth looking into KrisFlyer a little more and trying to earn points there where it makes sense, rather than Velocity - particularly from your credit card.Sydney-London busines..."

7 months, 2 days ago

Long haul J award booking on SIA with Velocity - use Velocity direct, or convert to KrisFlyer?

"So does anyone have any advice on deciding how to get best value on an SIA J-class award booking using Velocity points. You can either book directly with Virgin, or, convert your Velocity points to SIA Miles with Kris Flyer and book directly with SIA. Which delivers more bang for your points on t..."

7 months, 3 days ago

AMEX credit limit increase offer: Credit check??

"I guess it depends on the bank. I used to work for a rather large multinational bank with retail presence in Australia, in their retail credit division. Policy was to do credit checks on limit increases; even if we made the offer - although, that offer was typically via mail, not online. Having s..."

9 months, 4 weeks ago

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