FREQUENT FLYER 101 | Everybody understands that airfares change from day to day, but many travellers are surprised to learn that passengers on any given flight will pay a range of different prices for exactly the same experience. Those different fares include special sales versus last-minute pri...
POSTED 26 Apr, 2017 3 Comments
On the go and need information fast? Google has some great travel-friendly tricks tucked away under its search sleeve. Here are five of the best. 1. Flight status Enter the flight number for any flight in the world and Google will fling back a report on its current status. Want a little more...
POSTED 25 Nov, 2016 9 Comments
There’s nothing worse for productive business travellers than boarding a 13-hour flight, only to discover that the inflight power supply refuses to charge your laptop or tablet. Sure, you might have charged your gadget before leaving home, but there’s a good chance your battery bank ...
POSTED 14 Nov, 2016 4 Comments
Switzerland is a major hub for bankers and other travellers in the financial sectors with Zurich and Geneva attracting scores of high-end high flyers each and every year. But in a country with four national languages and different cultural norms from one city to the next, visiting for the first-...
POSTED 31 Aug, 2016 4 Comments
It’s tax time again, and for many businesses that means one last chance to make any tax deductible purchases before the financial year comes to a close. Whether you head a large company or spend time on the road as a sole trader, here are 10 travel-related expenses that you may be able to ...
POSTED 24 Jun, 2016 1 Comment
Most travellers lug their own baggage to the airport and drag it to an airline’s check-in desk, but in Hong Kong, why not take advantage of the free in-town check-in counters for Airport Express passengers? Offered by most airlines including Qantas, Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines and m...
POSTED 10 Jun, 2016 14 Comments
Airline amenity kits are one of the many treats awaiting any flyer on admittance to the pointy end of the plane. But as you clock up those miles above the clouds, in business class and even in first class, your own bespoke amenity kit begins to take its own shape, and will over time become the p...
POSTED 12 May, 2016 9 Comments
Travel tip | We’re certainly fans of the substantial improvements in the departures area of Sydney Airport’s T1 international terminal. What used to be a cramped and cluttered duty-free chicane has made way for a spacious retail zone with a clear wide lane from security and immigrati...
POSTED 21 Mar, 2016 12 Comments
TRAVEL TIP | Ever tried to make your hotel room warmer or cooler, only to find that the air conditioner will scroll up or down by only a few degrees – or, worse, is locked in place? Blame the hotel, not the aircon. Many hotels, especially larger chains, deliberately restrict the ...
POSTED 7 Mar, 2016 10 Comments
It's easy to spot the most frequent of frequent flyers, even without glancing at the colour of their airline loyalty card. Their travel patterns are etched with the deeply-worn lines of habit. Those practices, honed by hundreds of business trips, ensure they arrive early at the airport to minimi...
POSTED 25 Feb, 2016 15 Comments
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