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Unfortunately I just cannot justify a $1500pa card as an emergency card
Nov 17, 2018, 11.04 AM / American Express overhauls credit card frequent flyer points
Extremely disappointing indeed! Most card holders would have transferred their MR points to their favourite airlines at some point during their membership and having them halved from April next year will really devalue the worth of the card, especially those who have to shell out $1000's for the...
Nov 16, 2018, 06.23 PM / American Express overhauls credit card frequent flyer points
We (×2 pp) flew with the religiously for about 8 years with more than half of those years as Gold members and paying biz class fares on flights. The last year we had to cancel a flight due to family illness. They gave us a credit on our fares but when we tried to use the credit, they wouldn't let...
Oct 17, 2018, 08.28 AM / Cathay Pacific business class upgrade guide
Indeed, the temptation is always there the higher up the FF rung you get. Coupled with the excellent lounges airlines have built at major airports around the world, it does make it difficult to stay on track...
Sep 26, 2018, 08.26 AM / Tips for staying trim when travelling on business
I've been VA PLAT for several years now and it happened once at checkin... in the purple queue on a biz class flight no less!! They insisted I remove items from the back pack until that was 7kg. I had to carry my laptop in my arms plus a couole of other items. Very embarassing. Meanwhile other pa...
Sep 01, 2018, 08.28 AM / Why Virgin's cabin baggage allowance is bad for business travel
Taipei has a paid gym at T1 with a shower
Jan 01, 2019, 12.23 AM / Why don't airports have fitness centres?
Ditto re above. Just a single dish main (chosen from 3) and desert. Quite basic in today's standards...
Jan 01, 2019, 12.21 AM / meals on late flights
Even Lufthansa is like this. We are indeed spoilt in AU
Dec 26, 2018, 11.37 PM / Why do European airlines love 'Euro-business' class?
Try Rimowa. The Original is built like a tank. Wheels extra stable and smooth. Handle works really well. Has not failed me yet since purchase early 2014. Used 6-8 times a year. A bit on the exy side though...
Dec 20, 2018, 07.55 AM / Recommendations for checked luggage?
Definitely comfy tops and bottoms, eg airline pj's or tracky or something equiv. Anything short of that is inconsiderate and frankly... rude.
Dec 11, 2018, 09.20 PM / Sleeping on flights: pyjamas vs underwear or shorts only