Saturday, September 19, 2020

Darwin to Melbourne: Burn Those Avios!

How do you measure the value of Avios? Most will assign a dollar value of 1.5 cents. From Sydney to Darwin, I flew business for 20k Avios and took advantage of the never-ending shiraz.

Air New Zealand Lounge Auckland: Coffee On Demand

I don't see the need to review a lounge or hotel if I've been there before. The exception if something has radically changed and the old review is no longer relevant.

Hong Kong New Year’s Eve Fireworks: What a Dud!

Where to Watch Fireworks Hong Kong New Years Eve is part of the TPOL Down Under Trip Report. Did I miss the fireworks? ‎That's what I found myself asking after standing out in the cold for...

Qantas Melbourne Hobart Flight Review: Alcohol Included

On the flight from Darwin to Melbourne, alcohol was not included leading me to rethink my Avios valuation (see Burn Those Avios!).

The Road to Kakadu: Walking in Dundee’s Footsteps

The Road to Kakadu is part of the TPOL Down Under Trip Report. "Casa de Mick, that's what I call it." While in the Northern Territories, I couldn't help but quote Mick Dundee. A fan...

SQ Business Melbourne to Wellington: Worth It?

I booked this flight in the literal sense of the 11th hour. Was 33k Lifemiles‎ worth it? Let's find out.

Reminder: Download Qantas Entertainment App

You buy a jar of Folger's Crystals, you put it in the cupboard, you forget about it. Then later on when you need it, it's there. It lasts forever. It's freeze-dried. Freeze-dried Crystals.

Air New Zealand Auckland San Francisco: Business Back Up Over

Finding flights from Australia to the US in business is difficult. Finding availability from Auckland to the US was not.

Lan Kwai Fong New Years Eve: Beware of Blackout

Lan Kwai Fong New Years Eve Hong Kong is part of the TPOL Down Under Trip Report. I've already written about LKF as the prime time spot if you have a Layover in Hong Kong....

I’m in Tasmania. How Do I Get to My Hotel?

I'm in Tasmania. How Do I Get to My Hotel? is part of the TPOL Down Under Trip Report. If you end up in Hobart Airport, you may be wondering how to get to your hotel and...
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