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You mention the Emirates lounge in Auckland. Do Emirates now have a lounge in Christchurch, or are Emirates planning to restart flights from Auckland to Australia?
Nov 13, 2018, 09.15 AM / What could you do with 120,000 Qantas frequent flyer points?
The Josie looks great, and it's as close to the base station of Red Mountain as you can get, and much more impressive than existing accommodation. But if I was going there I'd just ski Red every day. Driving several hours and hundreds of kilometres to Revelstoke or Kicking Horse is not what I'd c...
Oct 28, 2018, 09.05 PM / From Canada to Switzerland, these are the best new ski hotels of 2018
Make sure you've got good shoes... If the shoes you wear while working leave your feet feeling tired, it's time for an upgrade. If I have sore feet at the end of the day then I just want to sit down. Getting shoes I can wear to work that are still comfortable after 10,000+ steps made a huge diffe...
Sep 26, 2018, 08.31 AM / Tips for staying trim when travelling on business
Good point on the double dip of loyalty points Chris. I got lucky in a slightly different way. I'd booked a flight to Canada with Qantas during a double status credits promotion. The return was delayed and when I was finally re-booked they put me in the last available seats which ended up being t...
Jul 12, 2018, 01.58 PM / What to do when an airline cancels your flight
At only 20km I don't think it would matter what car I was in for the "road trip" from Nice to Monte Carlo. My commute is longer!
May 30, 2018, 09.20 AM / The world's best road trips (and the car you'll want to be driving)
Some Bellroy wallets have a coin pouch.
Jul 20, 2018, 05.27 PM / Recommendations for a traveller (not travel) wallet
Bellroy's excellent High Line wallet fits taller notes and RRP is $100.
Jul 18, 2018, 05.08 PM / Recommendations for a traveller (not travel) wallet
Choice also did a comparison recently and recommended Australian Seniors and American Express Travel Ultimate. They also rated the insurance that comes with the Macquarie Bank credit cards very highly as well, and that even includes one of Macquarie's no annual fee credit cards. Compared to Finde...
May 30, 2018, 08.32 PM / Recommendations on annual travel insurance policy?
When I was there on a Friday afternoon a few weeks ago, it was much more crowded than I'm used to. I couldn't find a seat without having to share a table, and I couldn't get one near a power point. The food service seemed to be much the same as usual though the bar/coffee was slow. However Melbou...
Mar 13, 2018, 06.37 PM / Qantas Club Melbourne - Refurbishment
You can earn KrisFlyer points if you're flying J on Air New Zealand.If you want to credit the two sectors to different programs, you can leave the points details blank and then make separate retrospective points claims, or you could leave the booking with the Velocity number and then request that...
Feb 03, 2018, 12.17 PM / Using Velocity membership on Air New Zealand flights