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Review: Mantra South Bank Brisbane

Brisbane isn’t known for its exotic selection of accommodation… The past few times I’ve visited I’ve generally put myself up at the various Oaks properties that dot the city. Unfortunately I’ve had a couple of average Oaks experiences recently and the properties are starting to look a bit run down, so a change was in

Asiana Quadra Smartium 1

Review: Asiana Business Class OZ521 (Seoul – London)

After a couple of nights in Seoul it was time for us to make our way to the airport for the next leg of my 30th birthday adventure. A friend was travelling on a Korean air flight which was leaving before ours, so we made sure we were at the airport extra early. We decided

Top 10 crazy crosswind landing videos - FlymeFunky

This Week’s Plane Porn

Sometimes on a rainy Friday evening, I sit on the couch and scope Youtube’s finest aviation vid’s with a glass of wine in hand. Friday’s like today. Here I bring you ten of the best I’ve found and worthy of a view by certified #avgeeks – which is your favourite? The Belly of the Beast

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Hotel Review: ‘The Inn at the Roman Forum’, Rome

Travellers evaluating accommodation options in Rome are spoilt for choice. Dizzying options await with countless hours of internet research passing by in a blink of an eye. I found myself stalking Trip Advisor late at night (on many nights!) desperately trying to find something that was both good quality and in a great location and


Sunshine Coast Airport

Passing through this regional Queensland airport today, I thought it would be great to take a few snaps and do a write-up on this booming gateway to the Sunshine Coast. The airport sits just north of the Sunshine Coast city of Maroochydore where it straddles the striking golden coastline. Its aspect gives passengers stunning views

Seoul Grand Hyatt Building

Hotel Review: Grand Hyatt, Seoul

After arriving on a long flight from Sydney, we jumped into a taxi and headed for our hotel in Seoul – a solid 40 minutes from Incheon airport. The taxi ride was rather interesting at night as we passed towering buildings with glowing flashing neon lights – welcome to South Korea! Arriving at the Grand

Cosmo Mongkok

Review: Cosmo Hotel Mongkok

On a recent trip to London I had the opportunity to stopover in Hong Kong, and wanting to immerse myself into the unknown, I booked a hotel off the tourist track. Neither the hotel or the city let me down and I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the Cosmo Hotel Mongkok. 5 minutes walk from the

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Review: Asiana Business Class OZ602 Sydney-Seoul

To celebrate my 30th birthday we decided to fly to London for a couple of weeks of shopping and general debauchery. Thanks to some great tips on how to secure cheap business class tickets through US Airways, I was able to get these Asiana business fares for almost a steal (under $3000/ea return). Asiana hails

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Shhh… Star Alliance and ‘luggage tracking’ electronic bag tags?

Losing luggage is more common than you think… You arrive at your destination ready to hit the sights when you realise that one vital piece of your holiday hardware hasn’t arrived with you – your luggage. Lost in the abyss of an airport underbelly, your luggage may or may not be reunited with you. Panic

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Revealed: Air Pacific’s New A330’s

After months of nail-biting anticipation, Air Pacific (or should we say Fiji Airways) has finally released details of its new aircraft livery and revamped cabin product to be delivered on its new A330 aircraft. The new birds are expected to take to the skies next year. Dave Pflieger, Air Pacific’s MD and CEO, today said: