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,…

Why does Singapore Airlines charge so much tax?

When it comes to redemption tickets, one of the biggest hurdles we encounter are the taxes. Sure you can consider it a “free flight” at first, but once you add on several hundreds (and possibly in the thousands) of dollars worth of taxes, you’re paying a hefty share for the otherwise ‘free’ fare. Singapore Airlines…

100000 Bonus points with the all new American Express Explorer Card

Amex today launched a brand new credit card in Australia, offering superior value and excellent earning rates. As with most introductory offers, any applicants who have not held an American Express issued card in the last 12 months, and who spends at least $1,500 within the first 2 months will receive a generous 100,000 bonus points,…

Emirates’ Interactive AR Economy Class Amenity Kit

Last month, Emirates released an innovative new type of amenity kit for Economy Class passengers, that uses Augmented Reality technology for an ‘immersive’ experience. After downloading the “Blippar” app to a smartphone/ tablet, passengers can point the camera at the amenity kit, and open up interactive experiences through their screen. The experience offers access to…

How to travel to North Korea

North Korea is possibly the strangest and most intriguing country on the Earth, because of its tight borders, oppressive regime and highly negative public image. There’ve been movies and countless documentaries, and the country has been the centre of an innumerable number of jokes and memes. What most people don’t realise is that entering the…

Review | Lufthansa Senator Lounge, Munich H

One of the many lounges in Munich, this swanky new space provides a soothing environment to unwind before a flight. Access Star Alliance Gold passengers Miles & More HON Circle members Miles & More Senator members Lufthansa First Class passengers Star Alliance/ Lufthansa Codeshare Partner First Class passengers Passengers must have a confirmed boarding pass for…

Review | Austrian Airlines Business Lounge, Moscow Domodedovo

Access Star Alliance Gold members travelling on Star Alliance flights Miles&More HON Circle members in Economy departing on Star Alliance Miles&More Senator members in Business departing on Austrian Airlines Austrian Airlines Business Class passengers Lufthansa Business Class passengers The Details Located in the international near gates 7-22, the Austrian lounge is the main Star Alliance lounge…