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John Borghetti's prayers have just been answered!With the imminent breakup of the Virgin-NZ arrangement, Air New Zealand's configuration of this new A321 fleet has ensured that competing VA flights will be chokkers.No Business class, all 'Economy', seat pitch and space all over the shop. What was...
Sep 28, 2018, 10.36 AM / Five things you need to know about Air New Zealand's Airbus A321neo
It seems as though B&O's new product is making their mark in airline cabins lately.A PR piece from American (AA) this morning notes that AA will switch from Bose to B&O for their Premium Economy cabins (both international and domestic) shortly. I suspect that this may simply be a short-te...
Sep 27, 2018, 12.03 PM / Suite sounds for Singapore Airlines first class with Bang & Olufsen
"I’m still a bit confused about how a travel bank or credit works."This is a US-centric inspired idea that JetBlue and Southwest in particular, use extensively in the USA. Each passenger / FF member has a 'travel bank' associated with their FF account. Any refunds including cancelled fligh...
Sep 02, 2018, 02.08 PM / Qantas vs Virgin Australia: how their flexible economy fares compare
Should have addedics 1 (angled) and pic 3 (not angled) defy the layout graphic plan shown.
Sep 02, 2018, 01.52 PM / Here is Crowne Plaza's patented 'hotel room of the future'
Gotta ask: What happens with rooms with 2 double/queen sized beds?
Sep 02, 2018, 01.47 PM / Here is Crowne Plaza's patented 'hotel room of the future'
From direct personal experience, I found the Guangzhou Sofitel to be excellent. In the middle of the 'new' city with extremely well appointed rooms and affordably priced for a 4 - 4.5 star hotel. Don't be surprised when they take a photocopy of the front page of your passport. In-house Wi-Fi is a...
Sep 25, 2018, 12.04 PM / Hotels in Guangzhou
Some small parts of your last paragraph are a bit on the fallacious side, I'm afraid. If you and your partner do a 'no-show', sure - QF will benefit from the lack of passenger weight and passenger baggage weight.However, you forget that they have to provision (what will become) unconsumed food fo...
Aug 14, 2018, 12.14 PM / Points and SC's on a no show
With the recent accidental death of HNA Chairman Chen Fang in Paris, I would expect some considerable changes in management and strategy from within the group. And as @traveller14 succinctly notes, the Chinese Mainland Government may enforce some further unforeseen restrictions based on capital r...
Aug 01, 2018, 01.44 PM / HNA Group - Too many airlines?
@grannular and @bollen,The Freddy Awards have been in existence since 1988 .. ie: 30 years, so not exactly 'new'. From their 'About' page .. "Introduced in 1988 by InsideFlyer magazine’s Randy Petersen, the “Freddies” are named in honor of Sir Freddie Laker and have grown in ...
May 12, 2018, 12.04 PM / Do Airlines (specifically Qantas) care about awards like to Freddie Awards?
Staff Travel and a Queens Birthday long-weekend? Not a great mix, IMHO. My advice? Keep it short (flying time) and ensure there's plenty of flights daily (in case you get bumped). I would suggest New Zealand (anywhere), possibly Fiji, maybe Singapore or at a stretch, Hong Kong. The other option i...
May 08, 2018, 11.18 AM / Where to go?