Only 32 seats on the entire plane
US Preclearance means you arrive as a domestic passenger
Friendly, attentive crew
Very high seat selection fees for non-frequent flyers
2-2 seating configuration
Catering could be improved
Overall experience is closer to a private jet than a commercial flight
United Airlines' Polaris lounge at San Francisco (SFO) is large, well-appointed and sets a new benchmark for business class airport lounges, especially in the USA. The Polaris lounges are not just the ground component of United's Polaris business class, which is finally gathering speed for a qui...
Had a long flight and want to head straight to your hotel room, without stopping by reception to get your room key? At over 2,000 Hilton properties, you can now use your smartphone as your hotel key instead – skipping the lines at check-in to make a beeline for bed. But is Hilton's Digita...
Travelling aboard Malaysia Airlines' new Airbus A350s? Then take a look at the airline's new inflight Internet service, with plans starting at just US$1, available exclusively on Malaysia Airlines' A350 jets. While you won't be able to connect aboard MAS' other aircraft which fly between Austral...
Combining an American Express card and a Mastercard on the one account, Commonwealth Bank's Platinum Awards credit cards give you the option of earning points with Qantas Frequent Flyer and Virgin Australia Velocity, but how many points you'll earn can vary wildly depending on where you spend, wh...
Churning out up to two Qantas frequent flyer points per dollar spent is the Macquarie Black Visa Signature credit card: served in two flavours, either with Qantas Points on top or a helping of Macquarie Rewards points on the side. Sweetening the deal is a bonus of 40,000 Qantas Points or 60,000 ...
Whisking passengers between London and Kuala Lumpur aboard its new Airbus A350s, Malaysia Airlines' first class cabin is an exclusive experience available to just four passengers on every flight, but one we'd describe as being more 'premium' than 'luxury'. With double-daily service between KL an...
Melbourne is now home to another independent lounge, with the all-new Plaza Premium Lounge joining Melbourne Airport's Marhaba Lounge and American Express Lounge in the international terminal, to woo travellers away from the terminal concourse who may not otherwise be entitled to lounge access fr...
As one of the few 'non-AMEX' cards to award one Virgin Australia Velocity frequent flyer point per dollar spent, the Virgin Money Velocity High Flyer Card is now Australia's highest-earning Visa card for Velocity points, awarding full points on spends of up to $8,000 per month, and half points wi...×
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