01 September 2017 - Japan Airlines landed in Melbourne from Tokyo after nearly a decade of hiatus and this is what you need to know. Carrier: Japan Airlines (JAL) a member of Oneworld alliance. Aircraft: B787 Dreamliner JL 773 Departs: Tokyo (NRT) 10.30am Arrives: Melbourne (MEL) 09.55pm JL 774 Departs: Melbourne (MEL) 12.05am Arrives: Tokyo (NRT) 09.05am According to my experience and seatguru.com, JAL has 44 Business Class...
Marhaba International Business Class lounge has just opened and their first client - Japan Airlines. As I am writing this, Marhaba lounge only caters to the elite and business class passengers on Japan Airlines. Melbourne Airport currently does not have a paid lounge, hopefully in the near future, Marhaba will allow Priority Pass holders to use this lounge. Business class...
If there is an award for the most devalued frequent flyer programme, I reckon Malaysia Airlines would win it in a heartbeat! Many airlines' have made it 'more expensive' to redeem award travel but I have not come across one that has almost doubled the points required for every award seat. Malaysia Airlines used to have a very generous programme...
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...
If there is one hotel that I would happily that I have gotten lost in - this would be it! Just take a look at the floor map and I think you will know why. The rooms were typical of a Renaissance so there is nothing much to write home about except for the views! Nothing beats waking up to...
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I did not think I would survive being stuck on a boat for a week but I absolutely loved this cruise and did not want to leave! There is just something about being pampered on a luxury boat in sheer opulence.   After a couple of days in London, we arrived on a nasty British Airways flight (not impressed with BA's...
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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...
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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...
Low-cost long-haul carrier Scoot and sister company Tigerair Singapore are merging and these are what you need to know right now.   1. Scoot and Tigerair have been working to integrate their reservation systems, flight schedules and connections, conditions of carriage, check-in counters and call centres since May last year. You can manage all your Tigerair and Scoots' reservations at Flyscoot.com. 2. The integration process...

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