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Nov 8, 17, 9:34 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,303
Posted By SingaporeJoe

Thank you everybody for replies. Will try to find...

Thank you everybody for replies. Will try to find a way to use the miles before they start expiring. Maybe I just have to book a holiday a year in advance. Who in their full mind can tell a year in...
Nov 6, 17, 7:41 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,303
Posted By SingaporeJoe

Angry Frustrated with FinnairPlus!

I'm Platinum, well over 400k miles but I don't live in Finland.

Over the last six months I have tried without any success to find award flights for MEL-HEL-MEL, MEL-LAX-MEL, MEL-ESB-MEL, and now...
Aug 5, 17, 8:59 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 3,119
Posted By SingaporeJoe

On the topic of Neymar. Isn't Qatar the majority...

On the topic of Neymar. Isn't Qatar the majority owner of Paris St-Germain where he is being transferred? Read an article about how this is all about Qatar PR to gain sympathy with the current...
Aug 5, 17, 8:53 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 3,119
Posted By SingaporeJoe

Talking of psychology and actually paying...

Talking of psychology and actually paying attention... With all these videos, I just mentally crawl into a ball and wait for it to be over. Same applies to the cheesy destination videos one is forced...
Aug 3, 17, 6:46 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 3,119
Posted By SingaporeJoe

Agree! The one by Air New Zealand with the LOTR...

Agree! The one by Air New Zealand with the LOTR theme was clever but the copycats that have been popping up ever since (incl. the Bear Gryllis NZ video) have been mostly annoying. The football themed...
Aug 1, 17, 8:59 pm
Replies: 1,184
Views: 310,108
Posted By SingaporeJoe

QR313 DOH-ESB reduced amenity kit, no...

QR313 DOH-ESB reduced amenity kit, no pyjama/slippers
QR258 ESB-DOH reduced amenity kit, no pyjama/slippers

QR904/905 MEL-DOH, DOH-MEL is with a three-class A380 (instead of two-class B777)...
Jan 24, 17, 4:15 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 3,948
Posted By SingaporeJoe

When I lived in the same town with my...

When I lived in the same town with my grandparents, I would visit them about once a week. Would sit down, chat with them and about 30min was the max my grandmother could resist before sitting me in a...
Jan 24, 17, 4:06 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 3,948
Posted By SingaporeJoe

Actually, I'm in MEL. Looks like great weather...

Actually, I'm in MEL. Looks like great weather here for a bit of Australia Day camping :) I lived in SIN when I created the account but have been all over the place since. Hoping to move back to SIN...
Jan 24, 17, 12:52 am
Replies: 23
Views: 3,948
Posted By SingaporeJoe

I also do this, tell them that I will ask if I...

I also do this, tell them that I will ask if I want anything but that doesn't seem to stop them.

Anyway, this is one of the least nuisances in travel so I can deal with it. Just got curious...
Jan 23, 17, 5:14 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 3,948
Posted By SingaporeJoe

Air crews getting pushy on food and drinks

It could be just a coincident but on a few flights recently the crews have been really pushy on food and drinks.

We are talking of 3-4h flights and the crews have just not believed that I don't...
Oct 10, 16, 5:00 pm
Replies: 51
Views: 12,029
Posted By SingaporeJoe

Tough call EK vs. QR! I used to be a serious EK...

Tough call EK vs. QR! I used to be a serious EK loyal, and used to be EK platinum. That was mostly for flying back and forth SIN and MEL, often in F.

I find that when you fly between outstations...
Oct 5, 16, 6:32 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,491
Posted By SingaporeJoe

I'm not 100% sure but I think EK and QR use...

I'm not 100% sure but I think EK and QR use someone else in MEL. That's good enough for my modest needs ;) Cursed be the day that banned liquids from hand luggage and made travelling without checked...
Oct 4, 16, 9:17 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,491
Posted By SingaporeJoe

Got my luggage today (Wednesday) morning. Got a...

Got my luggage today (Wednesday) morning. Got a call yesterday after 8pm that it will be delivered in 2-3 hours time, probably around midnight (ahhh... arithmetics, the ability to count up to twenty...
Oct 4, 16, 8:25 am
Replies: 33
Views: 4,850
Posted By SingaporeJoe

I was on that same flight (as is obvious from my...

I was on that same flight (as is obvious from my post about the luggage). It was not great, starting from the delays and ending in this luggage nonsense. Standard of service I can't comment - went to...
Oct 4, 16, 8:12 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,491
Posted By SingaporeJoe

Thank you for the replies. Got a call today at...

Thank you for the replies. Got a call today at ca. 8pm that the luggage shall be delivered in two to three hours time. It's now past midnight and no delivery yet.

Will start calling in the morning...
Oct 3, 16, 4:25 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,491
Posted By SingaporeJoe

Another call to Menzies Aviation (baggage...

Another call to Menzies Aviation (baggage handler) but no answer. They must be very operational indeed to not have anybody answering their phones.
Oct 3, 16, 4:23 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,491
Posted By SingaporeJoe

Thank yo for the replies. No survival kit of any...

Thank yo for the replies. No survival kit of any kind was given to anyone as far as I was able to see. They just quickly took the baggage tags and contact details. I was in J.

Don't think anyone...
Oct 3, 16, 4:15 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,491
Posted By SingaporeJoe

Unhappy TG465 MEL luggage incident Oct. 03

Long story short: they couldn't get the cargo doors open in MEL so the luggage was stuck in the plane. After about 1:15h of waiting they took the F and J passengers' details and said they will...
Apr 23, 16, 8:17 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 9,199
Posted By SingaporeJoe

Yes, was in J. Technically in I but that's close...

Yes, was in J. Technically in I but that's close enough. I guess it's back to EK for me the next time until the teething problems with A350 are sorted out.
Apr 21, 16, 8:41 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 9,199
Posted By SingaporeJoe

Talking of QR946... please, tell me that the...

Talking of QR946... please, tell me that the flying QR is not always like this. Been very loyal to EK over the years but need to change, not at the least to avoid transitting in the overgrown DXB.
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Mar 6, 16, 1:57 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,156
Posted By SingaporeJoe

Thanks everybody. Off to the DHL site I go. ...

Thanks everybody. Off to the DHL site I go.

I am moving out of DXB at least temporarily. I'm like a turtle - all I have for a home is what I carry on my back ;)
Mar 6, 16, 1:18 am
Replies: 2
Views: 760
Posted By SingaporeJoe

There is a separate line even if it tends to be...

There is a separate line even if it tends to be hidden behind the crowd. If there isn't, just show your boarding pass and cut the queue.
Mar 6, 16, 1:14 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,156
Posted By SingaporeJoe

DXB-MEL with 80kg of luggage

Ladies and gentlemen of the board,

I am wondering what to do with ca. 80kg of luggage. Being Gold, if I book F I get >60kg of allowance which makes the excess baggage fee sort of manageable....
Feb 6, 16, 10:46 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 862
Posted By SingaporeJoe

Used to fly in and out of MEL nearly weekly and...

Used to fly in and out of MEL nearly weekly and never had issues with the drives. Traffic can be awful in the mornings but only once or twice was the driver a couple of minutes late. Once they sent...
Feb 6, 16, 10:40 pm
Replies: 1,600
Views: 294,962
Posted By SingaporeJoe

You are not alone. Many of us make a conscious...

You are not alone. Many of us make a conscious effort to avoid British expat hangouts ;) I even avoid my own countrymen. And I'm not talking Minis. Sorry, all that sauna and salmiakkikossu just isn't...
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