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...
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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...
Having flown on several short-haul AirAsia flights, I finally decided it was time to try out their long-haul product (operated by AirAsiaX) especially when they have won Best LCC in the World, eight years in a row! Whilst I am used to breezing through the check-in desks and using the fast-track lane at airports, I had no access to any...
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I think Cathay Pacific is fabulous! In this day and age, I cannot think of any other reason that can compete with 'service' other than 'price'. Cathay Pacific's business class service was beautiful. I booked myself on a premium economy seat from Bangkok to Singapore but I got upgraded to Business Class at the airport. I have yet to try...
Sad day for Melbourne. Etihad has just announced that it will be suspending its A380 services between Melbourne and Abu Dhabi from 29th October 2017. This service will be replaced with a B777 hence marking a significant reduction in capacity on the route. It baffles me why the airline has chosen Melbourne when the route seems to be doing quite well...
I may have travelled on countless Business Class flights but never did I know that my favourite airline actually "invented" it. Yes, apparently Qantas was the first to coin the term Business Class in 1979 and has since been adopted by almost all airlines in the world today. Nevertheless, one must acknowledge that it was British Airways that created that space...

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