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Forum: Trip Reports
Jan 20, 20, 9:44 pm
Replies: 213
Views: 100,423
Posted By stmaus

Disappointing about the TPE T1 CI lounge. I think...

Disappointing about the TPE T1 CI lounge. I think you must have been directed to some secondary lounge instead of CI's flagship lounge in T1, which is excellent. Noodle bar, lots of food options,...
Jan 16, 20, 9:47 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,929
Posted By stmaus

8-10 hours in the Jewel sounds a bit boring. ...

8-10 hours in the Jewel sounds a bit boring.

Why don't you take a taxi to Changi Village, have a walk around the parklands and beach, maybe a ferry across to Pulau Ubin, eat a few lunch courses...
Oct 21, 19, 4:30 am
Replies: 171
Views: 95,943
Posted By stmaus

It's "quite good", let's say. A bit noisy as it...

It's "quite good", let's say. A bit noisy as it is just a partitioned space in the public part of the terminal. And gets busy at peak times (say 8 to 9 in the morning). But the food and beverages...
Sep 5, 19, 12:54 am
Replies: 291
Views: 60,911
Posted By stmaus

Wow, this thread is still going! Don't feed the...

Wow, this thread is still going! Don't feed the troll.
Aug 29, 19, 12:29 am
Replies: 291
Views: 60,911
Posted By stmaus

vsepr, mate, you are beginning to embarrass...

vsepr, mate, you are beginning to embarrass yourself here, with your obsessive, compulsive need to bag SQ. I'll continue to fly SQ notwithstanding your opinion.
Jul 17, 19, 6:56 pm
Replies: 291
Views: 60,911
Posted By stmaus

So you actually do agree with that statement! ...

So you actually do agree with that statement! Few airlines can match that class of service - you cite only one airline.
Jul 17, 19, 6:51 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 681
Posted By stmaus

Happened to me recently when using an Amex card -...

Happened to me recently when using an Amex card - it failed to process the safekey step and the payment never went through. SIA showed the seat selection for a day or so, then it dropped off. So I...
Forum: Trip Reports
Jul 8, 19, 6:26 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 2,260
Posted By stmaus

Great report so far, thanks. "Badly needed...

Great report so far, thanks.

"Badly needed some new reading material - currently re-reading "Atlas Shrugged" and there was no chance of me lugging that hardback around the planet." You need an...
May 15, 19, 1:45 am
Replies: 23
Views: 3,522
Posted By stmaus

I suppose it might get boring if you fly OZ...

I suppose it might get boring if you fly OZ frequently, but I recently flew OZ as a once-off (four sectors) in Y, and thought the food was the best Y food I have ever experienced. Ex-ICN on long haul...
May 15, 19, 1:24 am
Replies: 655
Views: 519,997
Posted By stmaus

Hilton Sydney Executive Lounge on level 36 -...

Hilton Sydney

Executive Lounge on level 36 - very large, plenty of seating, nice views, devonshire tea from 3-6pm, drinks and canapes from 6-8pm (very good selection of alco drinks [a bit of a...
May 15, 19, 1:12 am
Replies: 839
Views: 1,218,026
Posted By stmaus

Hotel's official name: Hilton Sydney ...

Hotel's official name: Hilton Sydney
State/province/country: NSW, Australia
Your status (Gold/Diamond) at time of stay: Diamond (May 2019)
Type of breakfast offered (full/intermediate/continental;...
Forum: Trip Reports
May 6, 19, 10:45 pm
Replies: 72
Views: 15,746
Posted By stmaus

The Uzbek vodka is actually pretty nice. We had a...

The Uzbek vodka is actually pretty nice. We had a few bottles around 24,000 to 30,000 som (3 to 4 USD).
Forum: Trip Reports
May 5, 19, 11:28 pm
Replies: 72
Views: 15,746
Posted By stmaus

That's pretty funny because it happened to me...

That's pretty funny because it happened to me also. You think there's going to be the usual arrivals hall through those doors just after the customs (non)check, but no, you just exit the building...
Apr 24, 19, 9:28 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 2,395
Posted By stmaus

But that's the same for all Star Alliance Gold...

But that's the same for all Star Alliance Gold members of other airlines within that alliance (eg UA Plat or 1K). So it's not a pitfall of Velocity per se. VA Plat does get access to the Etihad...
Forum: Trip Reports
Apr 24, 19, 9:22 pm
Replies: 123
Views: 44,568
Posted By stmaus

Touche.

Touche.
Forum: Trip Reports
Apr 23, 19, 7:16 pm
Replies: 123
Views: 44,568
Posted By stmaus

Enjoying the fruits of slave labour and...

Enjoying the fruits of slave labour and supporting/celebrating with a repressive government are not my idea of fun.
Forum: Trip Reports
Apr 17, 19, 5:15 am
Replies: 68
Views: 23,977
Posted By stmaus

If I have read your comment correctly, you can...

If I have read your comment correctly, you can just BYO your own Bose headphones (as I do) and buy a plug adaptor for a couple of bucks, eg:...
Forum: TravelBuzz
Mar 26, 19, 10:41 pm
Replies: 80
Views: 16,697
Posted By stmaus

No, never. Absolutely against deplaning etiquette...

No, never. Absolutely against deplaning etiquette in every civilised country. May apply to train disembarking but never planes.
Forum: Trip Reports
Mar 25, 19, 9:25 pm
Mar 21, 19, 7:10 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 2,395
Posted By stmaus

I'd be very happy for VA to not be overly...

I'd be very happy for VA to not be overly ambitious on more long haul int routes. Just keep doing what you have been doing extremely well - extensive domestic network, decent short haul int to NZ...
Forum: Trip Reports
Mar 21, 19, 6:35 pm
Replies: 95
Views: 21,582
Posted By stmaus

Hurry up, we are going there in a week and a...

Hurry up, we are going there in a week and a half, and drooling with anticipation over your next post!
Forum: Trip Reports
Mar 18, 19, 7:46 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Mar 18, 19, 7:32 pm
Replies: 95
Views: 21,582
Posted By stmaus

That is because, last year, the government...

That is because, last year, the government adjusted the official exchange rate to equal the market rate, thus wiping out the black market. Sounds like they have a sensible government there at the...
Forum: Trip Reports
Mar 14, 19, 3:48 am
Replies: 68
Views: 23,977
Posted By stmaus

The catering in SQ first looks sensational. An...

The catering in SQ first looks sensational. An order of magnitude better that poor old QF.
Mar 6, 19, 10:42 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,754
Posted By stmaus

In the VA SYD lounge there is an extra seating...

In the VA SYD lounge there is an extra seating area tucked away at the back, near the entrance from Premium Entry. During really busy periods, this might be worth checking out. There are also extra...
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