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I remember Raffles Class.
Nov 24, 2016, 04.21 PM / The best seats in business class: Singapore Airlines Airbus A350
Jul 22, 2016, 08.57 PM / Could fitness centres be the next 'big thing' in airport lounges?
Agreed. They were hot six years ago, but as David has already written, they are "both poster child and victim of the march of technology", and their time has come, with the three Q card beeps replaced by the one smartphone beep. I did love using them, even though I usually would then use the ki...
Jul 21, 2016, 07.50 PM / Qantas to retire Q Card readers
Personally, I prefer doing laps in the SIN T1 pool. It's invigorating yet also relaxing. The boardies get wrung as hard as possible and then get stored in plastic until I reach my destination and can dry them in a room or at home.
Jul 20, 2016, 08.23 PM / Could fitness centres be the next 'big thing' in airport lounges?
[level 2 train nut hat on] Seconding what tronixstuff has already said, but also: The Southern Aurora only commenced operations in 1962, using new rolling stock; in the 1950s, passengers still needed to change trains at the break of gauge at Albury (as Victoria uses Irish broad gauge and New ...
Jul 16, 2016, 05.54 PM / Sydney-Melbourne in three hours on 350km/h, $200bn bullet train
Originally Posted by ChrisCh : Utilities and rent aren't 'government spend', they're utilities and rent. Government spend is as indicated: rates, ATO, car rego... that sort of thing. Awesome—I was more worried about the 'including' bit, which I thought carried an implicit 'but not...
Apr 22, 2017, 04.44 PM / HSBC QFF Plat T&Cs — wording
For HSBC's Platinum Qantas Credit Card, the terms and conditions state that: ' "ineligible transaction" means a transaction which is debited to your account and takes the form of one or any of the following ... (e) a fee or charge, including government fees or charges such as registrations, rates...
Apr 21, 2017, 12.36 AM / HSBC QFF Plat T&Cs — wording
I'd get the polycarbonate over the aluminium for the lightness and reduced dinging ... but honestly, if you can get a decent Samsonite softside cheaply, I'd go with that and torture it for a year.
Mar 30, 2017, 06.53 PM / Aluminium or Polycarbonate Rimowa
Neither of them are anything to shout about: The Overland (twice weekly, day service only) is a pale shadow of its former self, and the Sydney/Melbourne XPT (twice daily, sleepers available overnight) has nothing on the Spirit of Progress, never mind the Southern Aurora.If you enjoy train travel,...
Jan 09, 2017, 12.37 PM / NSW Rail XPT Melbourne - Sydney versus Great Southern Rail The Overland Melbourne - Adelaide.
Originally Posted by Damien00 : For me I don't really understand what the JV's all about... how it it different from a normal code-share arrangement, what benefits it has for both the airlines and me the traveller and what is the sticking point for the the DOT in approving it. What changes ...
Nov 24, 2016, 10.53 AM / Elephant in the room [AusBT coverage of Qantas/AA Joint Venture]