Change is in the air at Singapore Airlines

Exciting times are ahead, with SIA scheduled to reveal all new cabins at a media event in Singapore on November 2nd. The new cabins are intended to be delivered on 5 factory-fresh A380’s that will replace the first 5 A380’s the carrier received (these are leased capital). There have been rumours and speculation for months…

The Qantas 787 Arrival Event

Qantas has taken delivery of its very first Boeing 787-9 aircraft with a warm welcome event at Sydney Airport’s Hangar 96 on the 20th October. After performing a flyby across Sydney Harbour, the aircraft touched down just after 7:30am and taxied past the domestic terminal to be met by a water-cannon salute. It made its…

Review | The Ritz-Carlton Dubai (Marina)

Dubai has two Ritz-Carlton properties, with a hotel located in the central financial district and a resort situated on the beach along Dubai Marina. About a 30-minute drive from the airport and a short taxi ride/ tram ride from major attractions, the resort is will located for those wishing to relax in a beach environment,…

Review | Singapore Airlines Business Class (Singapore – Dubai)

Flight Details: Carrier: Singapore Airlines (SQ) Flight Number: SQ 494 Route: Singapore (SIN) – Dubai (DXB) Duration: 6h 45m Aircraft: Boeing 777-300ER Registration: 9V-SNC Cabin Class: Business Class Seat Number: 21A Following a quick transit after the inbound flight from Sydney, boarding commenced for the second leg of the journey onward to Dubai. Given the favourable flight durations for each sector, and the quick…

Review | Singapore Airlines Business Class (Sydney – Singapore)

Flight Details: Carrier: Singapore Airlines (SQ) Flight Number: SQ 212 Route: Sydney (SYD) – Singapore (SIN) Duration: 7h 35m Aircraft: Boeing 777-300ER Registration: 9V-SWG Cabin Class: Business Class Seat Number: 11K After a bit of a respite from SQ’s Business Class, it was once again time to take to the skies aboard one of the nicest Business products out there. This trip will take…

Dubai’s Trams Have A ‘3-Class’ Configuration!

Trams, trolleys, light rail, street cars – whatever you want to call them – have been up and down modes of transport for cities all over the world. Dubai has integrated them perfectly into an already superb public transport system, with modern and efficient trains, buses, trams and taxis helping the city move well. The…

The Airport Movie Stars

Airports are sources of countless adventures and instances of drama. Their filled with pivotal moments in peoples’ lives and emotional occurrences between loved ones. As such, it’s no surprise they’re often chosen as interesting and intense locations for movies, be them dramas, comedies or even thrillers. Air New Zealand recently compiled a list of the…

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…