Category: airplanes

The madness of mile-high dialling 0

The madness of mile-high dialling

Many people worry about Personal Electronic Devices (PEDs) such as laptops and mobile phones interfering with aircraft navigation. However, the risk from PEDs might might not lie where you think.  It seems you are...

A rich jewel in an Ethiop’s ear 1

A rich jewel in an Ethiop’s ear

a rich jewel in an Ethiop’s ear; Beauty too rich for use, for Qantas too dear! It was recently reported in the SMH that Qantas cancelled its order for 35 Boeing 787 Dreamliners to...

…and the winner of the worst bed in business class goes to 1

…and the winner of the worst bed in business class goes to

South African Airways, narrowly defeating Qantas, who held the title unopposed until they introduced the “new” Skybed with the A380. This now means they are 5 years behind the curve instead of 10. I...

Travel is so much less worrying these days 0

Travel is so much less worrying these days

stuck in Chek Lap Kok Airport, Hong Kong waiting for a delayed flight to Toronto. Looks like I am going to miss my connection to Montreal. used to be this was a cause of...

The Grumpiness of the long-distance traveller 0

The Grumpiness of the long-distance traveller

Not one of my better travel days. Left the wonderful Best Western (USD77 a day wonderful) at 6am this morning after getting up at 4:30 (sleeping-in anxiety means I set three alarm clocks and...

What is wrong with the food on qantas? 0

What is wrong with the food on qantas?

Seriously, I think today’s business class menu was put together by a lazy, hungry drunk. Entree was conventional – Parma ham, parmagiano and rocket. Only the halal, kosher, vegan, vegetarian and readers of the...

Mmmm, first class… 0

Mmmm, first class…

I will openly confess to being a travel junkie. I looove getting that boarding pass and getting on a plane. As long, mind, as it doesn’t involve budget airlines or charter flights to remote...