Review | Qantas First Class Lounge

Before my Emirates First Class flight to Auckland, I visited the Qantas First Class lounge in Sydney. Being my first ever visit to a First Class lounge ever, I was very impressed. Keep reading to learn about my experience in the lounge. Access Passengers Flying in First Class on Qantas Affiliated Airlines Qantas Platinum, Platinum…

Complimentary Upgrades – Why, who and how?

The complimentary upgrade is perhaps the most highly sought after ‘perk’ when it comes to air travel. The thought crosses everyone’s mind when flying…How can I get more for free? The thought of sitting in a small seat next to 300 others for the next 15 hours can be a real mood-killer for anyone jetting off on…

‘Enhanced’ Economy – Are airlines losing out?

More and more airlines are beginning to introduce an “Enhanced Economy” product, situated somewhere between Economy and Premium Economy. It’s all in an effort to make consumers pay as close to their maximum willingness to pay so that the producers (the airlines) maximise their economic benefits. Economy Plus, Main Cabin Extra, Comfort+, or whatever other tag…

Review | Virgin Australia ‘The Lounge’, Melbourne

The relatively new Virgin Australia lounge in Melbourne’s T3 offers a stylish haven in the otherwise dull airport. With ample room, generous snacks and drinks, and a Premium Exit to security, it serves as a rewarding hub for premium travellers. Access Business Class guests Virgin Australia Lounge Members Velocity Gold and Platinum Members Partner airline…

Review | Virgin Australia ‘The Lounge’, Sydney

Virgin Australia’s Sydney lounge was significantly refurbished at the same time as the airline’s re-branding a number of years ago, and boasts a contemporary, chic space for living, dining and work. Split over two levels, the lounge caters for large numbers of guests and offers all that could be desired for domestic travel. Access Business Class…

Review | Singapore Airlines SilverKris Business Class Lounge, Sydney

Sydney was one of SIA’s earliest refurbished lounges, and carries the new “Home Away From Home” concept. It features a range of different zones for different moods, including productivity (provided by the solo productivity pods), social lounging, dining and resting. Access Singapore Airlines Business Class passengers departing the same day Star Alliance Business Class passengers…

Immigration forms: what’s the use?

When it comes to immigration formalities, every country is different. Singapore is an absolute breeze, with a line never extending more than a few people, whilst Denpasar is one of the most horrific and enduring experiences a traveller might have to go through. In the past, all nations made passengers complete declaration forms on arrival,…