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You still need to consider the exchange rate offered by the banks apart from the FX transaction fee. You might gain the 3% transaction fee but you might just be losing it on the currency conversion rate you receive. Its a double edged sword and not all that easy to determine which rate the banks ...
Jan 12, 2017, 12.56 PM / Aussie banks rethink credit card points, fees ahead of RBA reform
Thai are my prefered airline for locations served and convenience, however (other than the seat issues listed below) I still cant get a beam on why they insist on a really rushed meal out of Sydney on TG476 10am flight, completed within 60-70 mins after takeoff and then its lights out and the cab...
Dec 20, 2016, 01.12 PM / The best business class on Sydney-Bangkok flights
The biggest problem with using your Aust SIM overseas even if you do get a good plan like Vodafone is the reciprocal telco in the OS country mostly doesn't give you the best service they have available. eg Telstra sim in Thailand gets some 3G connection which is not the best available on True. Sa...
Dec 09, 2016, 08.56 PM / Global roaming: Telstra vs Optus vs Vodafone, which is best?
Qantas never stops bracket creeping. This time tucked in behind the new logo launch and its fanfare.
Oct 28, 2016, 08.50 PM / Qantas hikes excess baggage charges on domestic flights
On one hand I agree, it is disgraceful that they decide to bus you for what I reckon are econimical reasons (there are always airbridges avail), however the bus drops you at immigration and is quicker than the walk from C10 9 8 7 6 5 or whatever, even more so if you use the priority lane. No sweat
Sep 02, 2016, 12.02 AM / Thai delays Airbus A350 on Melbourne-Bangkok to "late October"
My decision would be based purely on the seat. Air NZ is out of contention with their coffin seats. Clearly the worst Business seat ever. You pay for space and privacy and Air NZ Business offer neither. So, Asiana it is.
Jan 17, 2017, 09.10 PM / Air New Zealand vs Asiana on Sydney-Los Angeles
CXouple of years ago they had their hand out for Govt finds. That's charity
Sep 08, 2016, 10.56 AM / Cost us 150 each to change a flight with Qantas
My point was that I actually value this website for the stories which I take as authorative and factual. Placing a 'sponsored story' no matter who it is from compromises the integrity of the stories you publish. I look to the site for tips and tricks and advise on frequenbt flying from seats to F...
May 04, 2016, 04.45 PM / Travelex sponsored article
Do us all a favour and leave out the Travelex sponsored stories. They're rates are laughable at airports around the world, a little bit better on-line but along with a fee they can always be beaten in value if you shop around a little and don't get sucked in by the convenience..
May 04, 2016, 01.02 PM / Travelex sponsored article
THe US Customs and Border Protection (CDP) reccomends having at least one (1) blank page in your passport for the entry stamp.
Apr 09, 2016, 04.06 AM / How many blank pages on your passport is required for US immigration?