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  • Flying in Australia is infinitely better than flying domestically in USA, although process does need changes. I do find the Airport Security staff in Australia much more professional than their counterparts in US. Body Scanner is not invasive, although, in US when they ask to many people to go th...

    May 09, 2018, 06.43 PM / Domestic airports to get tighter security, full-body scanners

  • No, not a fan of auto check in or auto baggage drop but then only time I have endured this process is in US, where Customer Service is wanting at best!! Qantas & any most airlines in Australia are more Customer oriented than in US so I don't see a problem. Comments about Passports, Visa etc a...

    Mar 14, 2018, 03.43 PM / Qantas adds self-service check-in kiosks at Sydney Airport T1

  • Qantas has best Breakfast but having said that, traveling Business Class in USA, US Lounges really does make both Qantas & Virgin Lounges in different league. "America First?", I don't think so!

    Mar 09, 2018, 05.57 PM / Qantas vs Virgin Australia: who has the best airport lounge breakfast?

  • Yes thought of that, I keep checking back but since I made booking with velocity points, there are no reward seats available for that date. Although I will keep going back, just in case. Need to be thankful of what I have I suspect.

    Feb 22, 2018, 01.12 PM / Velocity brings Hainan, Hong Kong Airlines reward bookings online

  • I used Velocity points to book flights for 2 people on Hong Kong Airlines for October but there wasn't any Business Class reward seats on the date we wanted to travel. I tried to get an upgrade by paying difference from Economy to Business Class but that is not possible despite contacting Velocit...

    Feb 22, 2018, 12.49 PM / Velocity brings Hainan, Hong Kong Airlines reward bookings online

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  • I some of the comments here quite childish. 6 months on a Passport is an International ruling & Airlines are responsible to ensure a valid passport that is 6 months or less or not to allow boarding unless one is going home. Being treated with respect on returning home after the process of lin...

    Mar 20, 2019, 02.23 PM / Australian passport fees increasing in 2019

  • Try QBE they are very helpful with existing Medical Conditions particularly if stable condition & will be cheaper than most. I have had QBE Travel Insurance several times over last few years, traveling to US twice, Hong Kong, China & will have another Travel Ins later this year. QBE lists...

    Mar 15, 2019, 02.42 PM / Travel Insurance for Pre-existing Medical Conditions

  • The idea of traveling in Business or First Class is so one is comfortable, has decent legroom, able to put one's feet up & be able to recline in comfort but please this is not your house or bedroom. One needs to have a safety approach to ones attire as well as having comfortable clothing &...

    Dec 14, 2018, 05.42 PM / Sleeping on flights: pyjamas vs underwear or shorts only

  • VA is excellent when flying J class over pacific to US although flying with partners in continental US is a nightmare. Having said that flying any airline in US is highly overrated. Asia direct with VA wasn't possible except flying from SYD to Melb then direct to Hong Kong & only recently fro...

    Aug 01, 2018, 08.35 PM / What is the future of Virgin Australia?

  • I think it only prudent not to use mobile phones whilst plane is at terminal or after take off, just in case it does interfere with electronics. Although the fact that WiFi is now being offered by some Airlines, soon by Qantas & Virgin Aust have intent to offer WiFi for use by passengers at a...

    Apr 27, 2018, 11.22 PM / Using (cellular) mobile phone during flight

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