Qantas announced today that they will be reintroducing the Kangaroo-route to London via Singapore instead of Dubai come March 2018 after "divorcing" British Airways after ditching Singapore 5 years ago. Just so happened that I was flying back to Melbourne from Singapore and chatted with the lady that checked me in regarding this new arrangement. She mentioned to me that...
Zhengzhou is the capital of the Henan province in China. Zhengzhou Xinzheng International Airport is the 17th busiest airport in the People's Republic of China. Zhengzhou is a major transport hub for central China, and is the economic and technological centre of Henan province. Come December this year, Jetstar will start flying to Zhengzhou city from Melbourne. At present, there are no direct...
Electronic Cigarettes are illegal in Thailand
Planning for a trip to Thailand soon? If you are a smoker or an e-smoker, read on.  Vaporisers (like e-cigarettes and e-baraku) and/or its refills are illegal in Thailand since 2014. You are not allowed to bring them into the country. According to the UK's foreign travel advice website, You could be fined or sent to prison for up to 10 years...
VisaDB
VisaDB lets you find all the countries you can visit without needing a visa based on your citizenship. Have money visa-free will travel? You want to travel and you don't want to spend unnecessary money on a visa or submit an application and wait a few days for a visa to approve BECAUSE you need a holiday RIGHT NOW?! Welcome to...
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If there was an Oscar Award for the most epic airlines safety video, these will easily be the nominees. And if I were to pick them in order of merit, I would give it to British Airways.  Enjoy! British Airways https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCoQwZ9BQ9Q   2. Qantas https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mg85u6ct_K0&t=2s   3. Qatar https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXalpVPjE8s   4. Air New Zealand https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOw44VFNk8Y&t=180s   5. Virgin Australia https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hG0x0BLA3uM   6. American Airlines https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXb28mVZiJo   7. Air New Zealand (2015) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ji65WI5QLZI&t=75s   8. Air New Zealand (2017) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oA33IAf23-8   9. Virgin America https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DtyfiPIHsIg   10. Air...
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Have you seen the latest Singapore Airlines’ safety video? I am all for airlines coming up with creative ways to capture their passengers attention for that crucial 5-minutes prior to take off. I still cannot stop laughing thinking of Mr Bean in the latest British Airways video but somehow, I cringe when I watch this SQ video.   Why?!   Firstly, there is absolutely...
fiumicino
Travelling to Italy? You might want to think twice about checking in your laptops and valuables. Baggage handlers at Rome’s Leonardo da Vinci - Fiumicino Airport were caught stealing from passenger's bags. The CCTVs were installed after several passengers reported their items were missing. The two suspects were working for a private luggage handling company. About 41.6 million passengers passed...
Changi Jewel Airport
Pseudo-passengers with a valid boarding pass enter the transit area in Changi Airport but not with the intention to fly. Singapore Changi Airport is one of the few mega airports in the world where departing and arriving passengers rub shoulders. Unlike the Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, or the Tullamarine international airport in Melbourne, incoming and outgoing passengers do not cross...
Air Vistara
Good news for ladies travelling alone on Air Vistara because you will not be assigned the middle seat. Air Vistara, based in New Delhi, promises women who are travelling alone a preferential choice of either the aisle or a window seat. In conjunction with the free Woman Flyer service the airline launched in March, ladies can also get assistance with...
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Malaysia Airlines aims to regain their 5-star SKYTRAX rating crown by 2018 says Malaysian PM Najib Razak.   Back in 2012 when Malaysia Airlines was awarded the 5-star status in the SKYTRAX World Airline Awards for delivering "consistent and high quality of product and service", they were also awarded the ‘World’s Best Airline Cabin Crew’ and ‘Best Airline Signature Dish’ for its Satay, a traditional...

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